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Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy Dead At 48

5/23/2017 9:44 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy is dead at the age of 48 ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Kennedy played 11 seasons for the Seattle Seahawks ... and was an 8x Pro Bowler. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

We spoke to Orlando PD who confirmed Kennedy's passing ... but they added "there is nothing suspicious" about his death.

We've spoken to family members who say they're currently traveling to Orlando.

Cause of death is still unclear.

Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker said, "The entire Hall of Fame family is stunned and deeply saddened to learn the news of Cortez Kennedey's passing."

"Cortez will be remembered not only for all his great achievements on the football field but how he handled himself off the field. He epitomized the many great values this game teaches which serves as inspiration to millions of fans."

Story developing ...

Manchester Born Broncos Player Scumbag Terrorist Won't Break Us

5/23/2017 8:03 AM PDT
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Manchester born and raised Denver Broncos tackle Menelik Watson says the scumbag terrorists who attacked his home city are only gonna make Manchester stronger.

Watson -- who was drafted in the 2nd round of the '13 draft, and plays tackle for the Broncos  -- was visibly shaken when we spoke to him ... saying "this one hurts a lot."

Despite the pain Watson and others from the city are feeling, he says Manchester is a tough place that won't be broken ... and will instead "band together."

"Scumbags want to impose their will on people through terror, and it doesn't work. It never works. The city of Manchester will only get stronger from this."

As for the "scumbag" terrorists ... Watson says, "I have no sympathy for them, none whatsoever. I hope none of them rest easy."

NFL Player Matt Elam Arrested For Domestic Battery And Grand Theft

5/22/2017 1:24 PM PDT
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NFL free agent Matt Elam was arrested again Monday morning in Florida after allegedly fighting his girlfriend over a cell phone.

According to a police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, police were called to his girlfriend's Delray Beach home around 4 AM.

Cops say they spoke with his girlfriend and her mom, who told them Elam -- who last played for the Baltimore Ravens -- had just came by their house to pick up his car.

According to the report, his girlfriend told police Elam tried to grab her cell phone out of her hand because he had paid for it. She told cops they fell onto the ground while fighting over the phone.

Cops say he got ahold of the phone and took off on foot. They said his girlfriend had small cuts on her finger and left foot from the fight.

Police say they found Elam a couple hours later at a house in the area. He told cops he asked his girlfriend for money and when she refused, he took her phone. He said she took his phone in return.

Elam -- who was arrested on drug charges back in February -- was booked for domestic battery and grand theft. He's currently being held on $4,500 bond.

25-year-old Elam was a star player at the University of Florida. The Ravens picked him in the 1st round in the 2013 draft.

NFL's Travis Kelce New GF Is Super Smokin' Hot ... And Smart!!!

5/22/2017 12:17 PM PDT
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Here's pictures of Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce's GF to once again prove that being good looking, athletic and rich is the way to true American happiness.

TMZ Sports has learned Kelce's been dating model/TV personality Kayla Nicole for the last six months ... and guess what? She's amazingly beautiful.

Travis previously chronicled his quest for love on a reality show called "Catching Kelce," and even though he fumbled there, he clearly made up for it in the non-reality-show-actual-life way.

Peep this, not only is Kayla smokin' she's also a Pepperdine grad ... meaning the woman's got brains as well as ...

Yeah, just check out the gallery.

Darrelle Revis No NFL Punishment ... In Dropped Street Brawl Case

5/22/2017 9:15 AM PDT
Breaking News

NFL superstar Darrelle Revis WILL NOT be punished by the NFL for his February arrest -- a case that was later dropped -- a league spokesman told TMZ Sports.

The Pro Bowl corner was arrested following a street brawl that left 2 men unconscious outside a bar. Revis was charged with aggravated assault and robbery ... before his childhood friend copped to the fight and all charges against Darrelle were dropped.

Even though Revis was cleared legally ... until today, it was unclear if Revis would be punished by the NFL for any role he might've had in the incident.

It's good news for D.R., who is still looking for a new NFL team after being released by the NY Jets in February.

Jeremy Maclin I'm Married!! Star-Studded Wedding

5/22/2017 7:35 AM PDT

Kansas City Chiefs star Jeremy Maclin got hitched over the weekend ... and the new couple celebrated by jammin' out to some classic Ja Rule!!

Maclin and his longtime girlfriend, Adia Kuzma, tied the knot on Saturday ... and NFL stars like LeSean McCoy, Alex Smith and Ty Hill were there to help celebrate the marriage.

No word on whether Chiefs coach Andy Reid danced his face off ... but Maclin and his new bride stole the show with Rule's 2000 hit, "Put It On Me."

"Where would I be without youuu?"

Tom Brady Tops ATL Falcons Star's QB Hit List

5/22/2017 6:18 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bad news for Tom Brady ... 6'6", 318lb. Atlanta Falcons star Ra'Shede Hageman is out for Super Bowl 51 revenge!!

TMZ Sports spoke with the former 2nd round pick about NFL quarterbacks he'd love to meet in the backfield ... and Hageman says TB12 will always be at the top of his hit list.

Of course, Hageman was on the other end of Brady's 25-point comeback in SB51 this past February ... so it's no surprise he's gonna want to put that behind him.

Hageman also gives us the rest of his top 3 ... which includes Cam Newton and "any rookie who think they the s**t."

Al Michaels Tony & Jay Will Be Great On TV ... If They Do This

5/21/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tony Romo & Jay Cutler better LISTEN UP ... one of the greatest voices in the history of sportscasting is about to give you a foolproof tip on how to kill it behind the mic.

We got Al Michaels out at the Palm in Beverly Hills and asked him if there's one piece of advice he could give to Tony and Jay since both guys are now off the field and in the broadcast booth.

Al -- who's been doing it for NEARLY 50 YEARS -- gives up the secret, and then gives the guys someone to shoot for, telling us who he thinks the greatest analyst of all time is.

Here's a hint ... it's not O.J.

Nico Marley What Do I Listen To Before Games? ... Duh, My Grandpa Bob!

5/20/2017 12:25 AM PDT
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Redskins rookie Nico Marley is telling TMZ Sports how he stirs it up before games ... and of course it has to do with jamming to the iconic music of his legendary grandpa, Bob Marley.

Now that his dad, Rohan, told us about one thing Nico 100% WON'T be doing before games, we wanted to talk to the younger Marley about the type of things he DOES do.

Apparently that includes listening to the music of Bob, which Nico says gives him a positive vibration before he's gotta go on the field and put in work.

Bonus awesomeness? Nico tells about the all-world former NFL beast who's been an angel on his shoulder since the beginning of his football career.

A 250 pound angel.

Tom Brady Designing His Own $300K Aston Martin ... Only 12 Being Made

5/19/2017 8:46 AM PDT
Breaking News

Tom Brady’s getting to create his own BIG MONEY Aston Martin ... and you can be one of 12 proud owners if you’re willing to shell out around $300k.

Brady just announced his partnership with AM – a luxury car brand the superstar QB has been rocking with for a minute.

"As a long-time fan and driver, I am honored to join the Aston Martin team at this special moment in the company's history,” Brady said.

#12's making his own version of the 2018 Vanquish S ... and it's expected to be branded as the DB12 to match his jersey number. Keeping with the theme, only 12 will be released, per ESPN's Darren Rovell.

For now, the New England Patriots stud is doing his best James Bond impression to hawk the DB11 – a relative bargain that starts at $212k.

Tom Brady Wouldn't Jeopardize His Health ... Says Rodney Harrison

5/19/2017 7:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

"At the end of the day, I know [Tom Brady's] gonna do what's best for his health" ... so says Rodney Harrison.

Rodney didn't just play with Tom, they're friends -- and the ex-Patriots star says he knows Tom is always keeping his health as the top priority when he's playing.

Of course, Brady made headlines this week when his wife, Gisele, said Tom has concussions all the time ... but "we don't talk about [them]."

The concern is that Tom is hiding serious brain injuries to avoid missing playing time. 

But Rodney doesn't believe Tom would do that -- saying, "I've known Brady for a long time. He's a great guy."

There is this ... Rodney seems to be suggesting many players could potentially suffer concussions during games and they're not properly diagnosed."

"I think the majority of the time when you hit someone and you get your bell rung ... that can be labelled a concussion. It just depends on the scenario."

Adrian Peterson Puts Minnesota House On The Market ... Peace Out Vikings!!!

5/19/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

How do you know when the breakup is real? When someone finally moves out.

This time it's Adrian Peterson, whose Minnesota house is officially up for sale, TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 5-bed, 4-bath home -- which Peterson bought for $665k in 2007 -- is located in Eden Prairie, just minutes from the Vikings headquarters and practice facility.

AP listed the house at $695k earlier this week (hey, $30k goes a long way) ... and being that it comes with a team themed room (purple walls, team logo), another Viking might wanna grab it.

Of course Adrian is a Saint now ... and while it remains to be scene whether he'll cop a spot in the Crescent City, one thing's for sure ...

... the break up with Minnesota is real.

Vernon Davis Kaepernick Can Still Play 'Great Teammate'

5/18/2017 3:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colin Kaepernick's old 49ers teammate, Vernon Davis, is going to bat for the QB -- saying the guy isn't just a great player, but he's "one of those guys that you want on your team."

Vernon told TMZ Sports ... one of the things that impressed him on the 49ers was Kaep's work ethic -- saying the QB is an "extremely hard worker" who's a true pro.

Long story short ... Davis is vouching for Kaep in the strongest way possible and it's clear he thinks the guy belongs in the NFL this season.

As for Davis, the Washington Redskins tight end is entering his 12th season in the league -- so, he has a pretty damn good perspective on what it takes to make it in the NFL.

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