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Keshia Knight Pulliam Wins Custody in Adultery Divorce Trial

4/23/2018 4:00 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Keshia Knight Pulliam is now a single woman ... her divorce was just made final.

Under the terms of the divorce, she gets primary custody of their one-year-old daughter, Ella Grace. Ed Hartwell gets visitation rights. They had a fight over the child's last name -- each wanted theirs. In the end, they compromised on Ella Grace Pulliam-Hartwell.

He also has to pay $3,007 per month in child support.   

The divorce was granted on grounds of adultery and cruel treatment. Keshia was represented by Tanya Mitchell Graham.

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Hartwell admitted during the trial he lives with his lover, Tonya Carroll, who's pregnant with his child. 

Another issue came up during trial ... Hartwell -- a retired NFL linebacker -- takes meds that impair his ability to make decisions for their child.

NFL's Cameron Jordan On Kaepernick: 'There's Less Talented QBs Playing'

4/23/2018 2:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

When it comes to Colin Kaepernick, New Orleans Saints star Cameron Jordan says one thing's for sure -- "There's quarterbacks less talented playing [in the NFL]."

Jordan knows a little something on the topic ... he's made the Pro Bowl 3 times making life a living hell for QBs.

So, when we saw him out in Bev Hills (nice Manchester United jersey, BTW) we had to ask about Kaep's current employment status.

It's pretty clear Jordan supports Colin and thinks he belongs in the league.

Meantime, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll recently said the team is still considering signing Kaep -- despite 86ing a workout earlier this month because Colin wouldn't commit to ending his kneeling demonstration.

We'll see ...

Odell Beckham Pulls 5,600-Pound Denali ... Up a Hill

4/23/2018 9:54 AM PDT

Here's Odell Beckham Jr. proving he's stronger than you ... pulling a 5,600-pound SUV up an incline with a rope! 

The New York Giants wide out was doing some strength training drills with some pals in New Orleans -- which apparently included pulling a 2011 GMC Yukon Denali. The vehicle generally weighs between 5,600 and 5,800 pounds. 

We're guessing (hoping) there was also an adult in the driver's seat to hit the brakes when the car got close to Odell ... so tack on another 200 pounds. 

Odell's been working out like a maniac recently -- even hitting the gym with Dez Bryant in L.A. 

Giants fans ... excited yet?

Gronk Honors Avicii With 'Levels' Dance Battle

4/23/2018 5:57 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Everybody mourns in their own way ... for Rob Gronkowski, he paid his respects to Avicii by dancing his face off to the DJ's biggest hit -- and TMZ Sports has the video. 

The New England Patriots tight end was at the Summit Rooftop Lounge in Austin, Texas over the weekend when Avicii's "Levels" started booming out of the speakers.

So, what did Gronk do? Dance battle.

The NFL star cleared an area and went toe-to-toe with a female clubgoer ... and together, they put on a show!

R.I.P.

Marcedes Lewis On Pro MMA Fight: 'Never Say Never'

4/23/2018 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Did you know ... NFL tight end Marcedes Lewis is a BEAST when it comes to MMA?

It's true ... both UFC champ Tyron Woodley and Jay Glazer have said he's got what it takes to compete in a pro MMA fight. 

But will we ever see Marcedes in a cage? 

"Never say never," Lewis tells TMZ Sports. 

Look, Lewis kept it all the way real -- telling us as long as he's in the NFL, there's no chance he'll take a pro fight. But once he retires ... he'll definitely considering it. 

We asked if he would ever fight Greg Hardy -- a former NFL star who's undefeated as an MMA fighter ... and Lewis agreed it would be a helluva spectacle. 

"It would be something to see, right?!"

As for his NFL career, Lewis is currently a free agent -- but he definitely has a team in mind he wants to sign with. 

Ex-NFL Kicker Jay Feely Gun in Daughter's Prom Pic Was a Damn Joke!

4/22/2018 11:52 AM PDT

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely is clearing up the controversy around a photo he posted with a gun at his daughter's prom date's side ... saying it was all a joke.

Feely tweeted a clarification Sunday about a pic he posted Saturday as he sent his daughter to her prom with a guy ... with Jay in between them and a pistol in his hand.

He says the pics was clearly meant as a joke, and that his kid had been dating the dude for at least a year. Feely also pointed out that the gun wasn't loaded and didn't have a clip inside, adding he didn't mean to be insensitive about the subject, which is a hot topic these days.

In his original post, Feely referenced a scene from "Bad Boys 2," in which Martin Lawrence's character intimidates a guy who comes over to take his daughter out on a date. Will Smith gets in on the interrogation, too, for a hilarious moment ... but a lot of folks didn't find Feely's take quite as funny. He was getting dragged on social media left and right.

Who knew joking around with guns would be such a lightning rod issue? 

Odell Beckham Trades Shots with Shawn Mendes ... In Rap Battle

4/20/2018 10:03 AM PDT
Breaking News

Before Odell Beckham hit the gym with Dez Bryant -- he hit the stage with Shawn Mendes for a rap duel on "Drop the Mic" ... and it's pretty great. 

The NY Giants star went after Shawn's whiteness ... a lot ... with some lines that included: 

"Your skin is so pale, let's call it a hunch ... you're so white, the only meal you eat is brunch."

Also ... "No matter what you say my ego won't burst because whatever you've done, John Mayer did it first."

Mendes came through with some strong shots of his own during the ep which airs Sunday on TBS. 

"A dancing athlete that's a little unusual ... its the first time I've seen that since 'High School Musical.'"

And then a short joke ... 

"You said that I'm fake, I think millions disagree. How do they ever call you a Giant when you're shorter than me!"

Saquon Barkley My Lil Bro's a Freak Athlete, Too!

4/20/2018 8:00 AM PDT
Breaking News

Saquon Barkley has a little bro ... and it's clear freak athletic talent runs in the family! 

The top RB in the draft was working out with his high school sophomore brother, Ali Barkley -- and showing off their insane bounce. 

Ali crushed a box jump that looked like it was over 4 feet tall -- and then Saquon 1-upped him ... by doing a freakin' ninja jump OVER the boxes! 

In case you're wondering, Ali is 5'11", 190 lbs and will be a junior RB at Whitehall HS in PA this fall (class of 2020). 

Ali attends the same high school where Saquon dominated back in the day -- rushing for 1,851 yards and 24 TDs in his senior year ('14-'15). 

Ali's reportedly already getting interest from schools like Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers and Temple despite only playing in 5 games as a sophomore.

Guess they see the potential ... 

Seahawks' Pete Carroll 'Opportunity Still Open' for Kaepernick

4/20/2018 6:26 AM PDT
Breaking News

Pete Carroll is not slamming the door on the Seattle Seahawks signing Colin Kaepernick -- claiming "the discussion and the opportunity is still open."

Of course, there's definitely a backstory here ... Seattle pulled the plug on a workout with Colin earlier this month because he wouldn't agree to end his kneeling demonstration. 

But, Carroll appeared on Sports Radio KJR on Thursday and essentially said Colin was still in the mix. 

"We are trying to figure it out," Carroll said ... "The discussion and the opportunity is still open."

"We're just trying to figure out what's best for us."

Carroll said he hadn't spoken with Kaepernick yet and was "not going there" when asked specifically about Colin's protest. 

Carroll did make a point to say his organization has been supportive of players who are trying to put a spotlight on social issues. 

Tom Brady Told Me He's Playing In 2018 ... Says Jim Gray

4/19/2018 4:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Brady shot down retirement rumors and insisted he would play football in 2018 when talking with his buddy Jim Gray ... but there's a catch. 

Tom and Jim have been friends for years -- Tom does his radio show every week during the NFL season ... so when we spotted Jim at LAX, we had to ask about the great "Will Tom retire?" debate. 

That's when Jim reminded us what Brady told him right before the Super Bowl in February.

"I asked him a question on the air ... I said, 'Regardless of the outcome are you going to return and play football next year?' And he said, 'You WILL see me playing football in 2018.'"

"So those are the words out of his mouth."

Of course, Brady can change his mind if he wants to ... but we're betting he suits up this season. 

Ahman Green Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct In Child Abuse Case

4/19/2018 2:52 PM PDT
Breaking News

Ex-NFL running back Ahman Green has plead guilty to disorderly conduct in his child abuse case ... stemming from a June 2017 incident in which he allegedly punched his 15-year-old daughter in the face. 

As we previously reported, the 41-year-old former Green Bay Packers star was arrested in Wisconsin and initially charged with felony child abuse and disorderly conduct. 

Green had acknowledged getting physical with his child (admitting he pushed her) but said he was only disciplining her for refusing to do the dishes -- and did not cross the line into child abuse. 

Still, prosecutors pushed forward with the case ... and ultimately struck a plea deal with Green in which he agreed to enter an Alford Plea to two lesser misdemeanor charges (disorderly conduct and criminal damages). 

FYI, an Alford Plea is a form of a guilty plea in which the accused denies wrongdoing but admits there is enough evidence to get a conviction. 

In exchange prosecutors recommended NO jail time. Instead, he'll likely get 18 months probation, fines, anger management and will have to write a letter of apology to his daughter. 

Green appeared in court Thursday for the hearing. 

Green has issued a statement insisting his "name has been cleared of the terrible crime of child abuse."

"I have never and would never abuse anyone, including my daughter whom I love, dearly."

"While I have no doubt in my mind that I would have been successful in front of a jury of my peers in defending myself against all charges, even the two minor charges to which I have entered a no-contest plea, I decided as a father that I did not want to put my daughter, and the rest of my family, through the emotional trauma of a trial."

Skip Bayless Belichick 'Sold Out' Tom Brady ... Then Sabotaged Pats

4/19/2018 2:04 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Skip Bayless says reports of Patriots infighting are VERY real -- claiming Bill Belichick "sold out" Tom Brady and then sabotaged the organization ... and it's all over Jimmy Garoppolo

“I think Belichick sold him out and wanted to give Garoppolo the job next year and I think Brady knew it," the star of FS1's "Undisputed" tells us. 

"[Robert Kraft] had to step in and intervene and say ‘Nope, I’m going forward with Brady. You have to trade Garoppolo.’ And then it felt to me like Belichick sabotaged the organization."

Skip says the Garoppolo drama could be the reason for all of the recent Brady retirement talk -- which Bayless added was weak -- since the 40-year-old still has AT LEAST 3 more years left in him.

We also asked about Johnny Manziel possibly joining the Pats … and you gotta hear Skip's take on why he wouldn’t work in New England.

Sean Taylor Rare Autographed Card Sells for $13,000

4/19/2018 10:58 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

A Sean Taylor autographed football card -- the only certified signed card ever released -- just fetched a whopping $13,000 at auction ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Here's the deal ... the card was released as part of Panini's 2017 Flawless collection ... but the actual autograph was signed on a 2004 Topps rookie card. 

We'll explain ...

A rep for Panini tells us Panini obtained the 2004 card (which was signed AFTER it was released through Topps) and independently authenticated the autograph. Then, Panini cut the card down to fit in the Flawless card frame. It was then inserted into a random card pack and pulled by a lucky collector. 

Once pulled, the card made its way to eBay where the starting bid was $900. It received 51 total bids and finally sold for $13,000! The identity of the buyer has not yet been revealed. 

Of course, Taylor passed away in 2007 -- but had never signed a card that was officially distributed through a major trading card company. 

Obviously, he's still extremely popular with football fans and collectors.

By the way ... if you're wondering what happened to the top half of the original 2004 Topps card -- we're told it hit the cutting room floor. 

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