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NFL Cheerleaders

Bust Out the Bikinis

... For America

7/6/2015 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0706_nfl_cheerleaders_bikini_day_launchJuly 5th was National Bikini Day ... and to honor this wonderful holiday, the hottest cheerleaders around the NFL busted out their best 2-pieces and stormed the sand. 

God Bless America. 

Eddie George

Stop Nipple Discrimination

I Got Chrissy Teigen's Back (And Front)

7/2/2015 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

NFL legend Eddie George is all about nipple equality ... telling TMZ Sports he completely supports Chrissy Teigen's war on boob censorship ... because, well, "She's on the right track."

Teigen's tatas have been all over the news ever since she posted topless pics on Instagram -- pics that Instagram took down due to its no female nipple policy. 

But George says he agrees with Teigen that women aren't getting treated fairly when it comes to what they can show off in public. 

"Hell, if she wants to show her nipples to the world, show the beauty behind it, I'm all for it. Save the nipple."

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Emmitt Smith

Bails On Miss USA

In Wake of Trump Backlash

7/1/2015 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NFL legend Emmitt Smith is now distancing himself from Donald Trump ... backing out as a judge in the upcoming Miss USA pageant after Trump trashed Mexicans. 

Smith was one of 5 celebrity judges that was scheduled to participate on the show. 

Several high profile people have dropped out from the production including co-host Cheryl Burke, Flo Rida (who was supposed to perform) and Roselyn Sanchez. 

Don't forget Univision and NBC have also cut ties with Trump ... after he referred to Mexican immigrants as mostly drug dealers and rapists.  

NFL's Brandon Spikes

Guilty In Maybach Hit & Run

... Avoids Jail

7/1/2015 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0701-brandon-spikes-getty-03Ex-New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pled GUILTY in his hit and run case stemming from a June crash in his Maybach ... but he won't do one single minute behind bars. 

Instead, Spikes has been ordered to pay more than $2k in fines and his driver's license has been suspended for one year. 

As we previously reported, cops found Brandon's expensive Maybach on the side of the interstate in Foxboro, Mass. on June 7. At first, Spikes said he hit a deer, but was lying. Instead, he smashed into the back of an SUV -- leaving 3 people with minor injuries, including a 12-year-old girl.

Spikes was initially charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, negligent driving, speeding and failure to stay in his lane.

But he struck a plea deal, and got probation for one year. His driver's license was suspended and he's been ordered to complete a safe driving course. 

Spikes was released by the Pats following the crash. So far, no other team has picked him up. 

Robert Griffin III

#IBelieve In Women's Team

We're Good Friends Now

7/1/2015 7:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

A super embarrassing moment on social media paid dividends for Robert Griffin III -- 'cause the NFL star says he's "good friends" with the U.S. women's soccer team now, after a mix-up back in 2012. 

RG3 was out at Mastro's Steakhouse last night when he told us he's thrilled for Team USA -- especially since he's become tight with stars like Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Sydney Leroux

So, what's the embarrassing part? Back in '12, he THOUGHT he met Alex Morgan at an event ... and even went to Twitter to thank her for being so nice. 

Problem is ... it wasn't Alex Morgan -- who responded on Twitter, "I think u met @TobinHeath today but hopefully I'll see u around. Good luck in the draft!"

Oops. 

The good news ... RG, Alex and Tobin all joked about it on social media -- and RG3 says they're all friends now. So, the public humiliation paid off! 

Anyway, go USA ... beat Japan/England!

Warren Sapp

What, Me Worry?

Hits Fishing Tourney After Dom. Violence Charges

6/29/2015 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0629_warren_sapp_fishing_faccebookWarren Sapp won't let a little thing like allegedly beating, stomping and biting his GF keep him from having a good time ... 'cause days after he was hit with criminal charges, Warren went fishing. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... Sapp participated in the 5th Annual University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament over the weekend, laughing and smiling with U of M cheerleaders. 

The tourney raises money for various charity organizations ... and Warren actually hosted the tournament in 2012. 

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Still, considering Sapp was charged with 3 counts of domestic violence on Thursday ... it was interesting that he showed up ready to fish just 24 hours later. 

Warren hasn't issued an official statement about the charges ... but he definitely sent a message this weekend -- he's not letting it bother him.  

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Troy Aikman

Charters $10 MILLION Yacht

To Branson's Private Isle

6/29/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0626-troy-aikman-yacht-getty-yacht-charter-fleet-01Troy Aikman just took a baller vacation straight out of a Jay Z video ... chartering a $10 MILLION super yacht destined for Richard Branson's insane private island ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Sources tell us ... Aikman and his GF, Tracy Ripsin, boarded a PIMPED OUT yacht earlier this month called the Sea Legend ... an ultra-luxury ship with a gym, hot tub, pool, kitchen and all sorts of baller stuff. 

We're told the couple set sail for Necker Island ... owned by Branson ... though it's unclear if Troy actually hung out with the billionaire or just kicked it his private paradise in the Virgin Islands. 

It's good to be rich. 

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NY Giants Linebacker

TREAT. YO. SELF.

$55k Jewelry Run

6/27/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0626-joe-avianne-royal-collection-charm-INSTAGRAM-01New York Giants linebacker J.T. Thomas believes in the "Treat Yo Self" mentality ... because after he inked his new $12 MILLION contract ... he picked up $55k in brand new bling ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Thomas hit up Avianne and Co. in NYC -- and scored himself an 18 karat gold Cuban link chain for $35k. 

And because he didn't want that chain to get lonely, he got a 2nd piece ... a 25 karat ruby, surrounded by diamonds ... which ran him another $20k. 

Tom Haverford would be proud ... 

Michael Irvin

I'm Worried About Warren Sapp

6/26/2015 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin says he's very concerned about his friend Warren Sapp ... saying he's reached out to Sapp several times ... but Sapp doesn't seem to understand the gravity of his situation. 

Irvin appeared on The Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz on 104.3 FM in Miami yesterday moments after we broke the story that Sapp had been charged with domestic violence for allegedly attacking his longtime GF. 

"I worry about him man, there's no doubt," Irvin said ... adding that he texts Sapp all the time. 

But the problem, Irvin says ... is that Sapp seems to be convinced that everything's fine -- even though he's clearly in a very bad place.

Irvin even brings up Sapp's prostitution arrest during Super Bowl weekend -- and says he tried to talk to the guy about it ... but couldn't seem to get through to him.

On a completely unrelated note ... Irvin also talks about his Hall of Fame jacket -- and how he accidentally got some "Lewinsky" on it while breaking it in with his wife on the night he was inducted.

Good times. 

LeSean McCoy

SHAKES MIKE VICK

... With Killer Crossover

6/23/2015 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now, Mike Vick knows how all those defenders felt ... 

The NFL quarterback got crossed over HARD at his celebrity basketball game in Virginia this week ... and was left swingin' at air ... and the culprit is one of his closest friends -- LeSean McCoy

The two former Philadelphia Eagles teammates hit the hardwood at Warwick High School in Newport News -- where Vick grew up -- to raise money for the Mike Vick Foundation, which works with underprivileged kids.  

We're told Vick beat McCoy in a 40-yard dash a few years ago ... and McCoy had vowed revenge ... which he finally got on the court.  

#Redemption.

 

NFL's DeMarco Murray

I Got Married

... And My Wife's Preggo!!!

6/22/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0622-demarco-murray-instagram-01Big weekend for Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray ... who married his longtime girlfriend -- and then announced she's PREGNANT!! 

Marco tied the knot to Heidi Mueller -- his longtime girlfriend and mother of his 2-year-old daughter -- at the Four Seasons in Dallas. 

And during the festivities ... Heidi also announced she's pregnant with their 2nd child!  

As for the wedding ... the couple spared no expense -- guests were greeted with glasses of Cristal champagne!

Orlando Scandrick & Draya

Flossin' $400k Engagement Ring

6/22/2015 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Here it is ... the $400,000 engagement ring Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick gave to Draya Michele ... 7-carats strong! 

Boom!  

As we previously reported, Scandrick popped the question to the "Basketball Wives L.A." star ... roughly one month after they broke up -- using one hell of an olive branch. 

Draya said "Yes" ... we're guessing the insane piece of jewelry designed by Jason of Beverly Hills helped do the trick ... and now the couple is on track to tie the knot after 2 years of dating. 

No word on when or where the wedding will be ... but we're guessing Orlando can probably get a discount if he wants to use Jerry's World in Dallas right now. He knows people. 

Rob Gronkowski

All He Wants to Do is Dance

6/21/2015 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Rob Gronkowski is a championship football player ... sometimes we forget, because it seems all he does is dance.

Gronk let loose at The Underground in Chi Town Friday night, sharing DJ honors with DJ Dante as he sang and danced with family and friends.

Gronk's in the Windy City for the Nascar Xfinity Series Race at the Chicagoland Speedway.  He's the Grand Marshall.

How do you sign up for his life?

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