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Chad Johnson Cops Gave Me a Lift But Dumped Me at a Gas Station!!!

4/30/2017 8:17 AM PDT
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Chad Johnson was lucky to run into a highway patrol officer who was kind enough to give him a lift when his car blew a tire ... but duty called, and Chad was unceremoniously kicked to the curb.

Chad tells TMZ Sports he was driving home from a football game in Miami when he blew a tire. The former Bengals star didn't have a spare, so the whip had to be towed.  An officer offered to take him home, and it actually looked pretty awesome for a while -- Chad in the back seat ... vibing out to Kanye.

But then ... a dispatcher sounded the alarm ... someone committed a 187 -- murder -- and the officer had to book it. So he dropped Chad off at a gas station.

He posted the video on Snapchat but didn't explain the circumstances. Mystery solved.

Mohamed Sanu 'Blown Away' By Touching Letter ... From Family on Plane

4/30/2017 12:40 AM PDT

ATL Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu says he was "blown away" by the handwritten letter he got from a family sitting behind him on a plane ... and now, he's delivering a message back to them!!

The story is incredible ... the family sitting behind Sanu slipped him a handwritten note praising him for being an incredible role model to their 10-year-old son who watched Mo studying his playbook and eating healthy the entire flight.

Mo tells TMZ Sports how the kid's mom tracked him down and gave him the note -- and the emotional impact it had on him.

The funny part, Sanu says he immediately tried to track the woman down after he read the note but she was gone in a flash!

It's a great story.

Tim Brown on Gareon Conley: Raiders Better Be Right!

4/30/2017 12:35 AM PDT

Tim Brown says he REALLY hopes his beloved Oakland Raiders chose wisely by taking a chance on Gareon Conley ... saying, "If it goes bad for him, it's gonna go bad for the Raiders also."

The Raiders raised some eyebrows Thursday night by selecting Conley in the 1st round -- despite the fact he's in the middle of a rape investigation

Conley insists he's innocent and the Raiders clearly believe him ... and Brown says he's "hoping and praying" the team made the right bet. 

Brown raised an interesting point ... saying former Raiders owner Al Davis was never afraid to take guys who were in trouble because he felt those guys would end up being the most loyal to him. 

Makes you wonder if Al's philosophy rubbed off on his son, Mark Davis, the new guy in command of the Silver and Black. 

Broncos' Garett Bolles Rockin' That Honda Minivan Swag ... No Fancy Cars For Me!!

4/30/2017 12:25 AM PDT

Garett Bolles is taking a page out of Kendrick Lamar's book and keepin' humble despite a huge NFL contract waiting for him ... saying he still plans to keep driving a Honda minivan to work every day.

TMZ Sports spoke with Bolles before the Denver Broncos took him with the 20th pick in the draft Thursday ... and he made it clear that he's not fazed by the extra 0s in his bank account.

Bolles says it's all about playing football ... music to John Elway's ears.

Cliff Avril Marshawn Helped Build Homes In Haiti ... Still Teammates In Giving

4/30/2017 12:15 AM PDT

Cliff Avril and Marshawn Lynch did one last thing as teammates before Beast Mode headed off to Oakland ... and for the people of Haiti, it's better than anything the men ever did on the field.

Cliff has been down in Haiti building schools with his Cliff Avril Family Foundation, and he talked to TMZ Sports ... telling us it wouldn't have been possible without an assist from Money Lynch.

"Marshawn put me in contact with the right people for building the school."

This is the 2nd year Avril has done it, and he had not only Marshawn, but Michael Bennett and Stephen Tulloch to help him do the heavy lifting.

The trip also gave Avril a chance to look in on the 12 houses he built in Haiti recently ... one for each NFL sack he got last year.

I know these guys are mostly Seahawks, but we gotta say, they seem like Saints.

NFL's Randy Gregory Fails 7th Drug Test ... Friends Concerned

4/29/2017 12:35 AM PDT

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has failed another NFL drug test -- his 7th that we know about -- and his friends are deeply concerned for his well-being.

TMZ Sports spoke with multiple people with direct knowledge of the situation who confirmed Randy was tested on Feb. 21 and was informed on March 2 that his specimen came up positive for weed.

We're told Gregory has since blown off the NFL officials who tried to discuss the situation with him and people connected to Gregory tell us it appears his NFL career might be over.

Gregory was drafted by the Cowboys in the 2nd round of the 2015 NFL Draft -- after emerging as one of the best college players in the country during his time at the University of Nebraska.

Gregory is currently serving a suspension for a prior failed drug test and will miss the entire 2017 season. It's unclear how this new failed test will affect his status.

Sources close to Gregory tell us he's drifted from football. We reached out to Gregory's listed agent, Deryk Gilmore, who says he no longer represents Randy. Attempts to reach Gregory himself were unsuccessful.

We reached out to the NFL but haven't heard back.

Redskins 1st Round Pick Proposed to GF ... Days Before NFL Draft

4/29/2017 12:25 AM PDT
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Jonathan Allen's having a helluva month!!!

Not only was he the 1st round pick for the Washington Redskins on Thursday ... but now we've learned he got engaged just 11 days before the draft!

We saw Allen rockin' some expensive Louboutin shoes out in Philly after his name was called and asked him about the best purchase he made since leaving Alabama for the pros.

Without hesitation he told us, "My fiancee's engagement ring!"

Turns out, he popped the question to Hannah Franklin on April 16 by whipping out a big, fat diamond in the middle of a restaurant -- she said, "Yes!"

The two have been dating for years.

Roll, bride?!

Adoree' Jackson Sam Darnold will be #1 In '18 Draft ... He's the Truth!

4/29/2017 12:15 AM PDT

Adoree' Jackson's only been in the league a few minutes and he's already making predictions ... telling TMZ Sports his old QB, Sam Darnold, will definitely be the #1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Jackson was selected 18th overall by the Tennessee Titans -- and when we saw him out in Philly right after his name was called, he was praising the man leading his old squad back in L.A.

Jackson also says USC has a real shot at a national championship and Darnold could win the Heisman.

He's not the only one who feels this way -- in fact, there's a campaign among NY Jets fans to "tank" the season to get Darnold in '18.

Not the worst idea we've heard ...

Philip Rivers Called Mike Williams After the Draft And Said ...

4/28/2017 2:01 PM PDT

Moments after the L.A. Chargers picked Mike Williams in the 1st round of the NFL Draft, he got a phone call from Philip Rivers ... and it's clear both of these guys mean business. 

Williams is pretty excited about his new gig -- and when the former Clemson WR touched down in L.A. on Friday, he told us he vows to be a dominant pro who gives everything to the game. 

In fact, he's so serious about it he won't let himself have an In-N-Out burger because it's not on his diet ... THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW HE MEANS BUSINESS!!

Aaron Rodgers Golf Date with 'Baywatch' Actress

4/28/2017 10:33 AM PDT
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Aaron Rodgers was spotted at an L.A. golf course Thursday with a very attractive blonde -- and we're told it's "Baywatch" actress Kelly Rohrbach.

Just a few weeks after reports surfaced he split with longtime girlfriend Olivia Munn -- the Green Bay Packers quarterback hit up the Westchester Golf Course. 

Witnesses tell us Rodgers and Rohrbach appeared to be holding hands and looked flirty -- until they noticed people watching them.

Both Rodgers and Rohrbach are avid golfers -- so maybe it was just a platonic trip to the links.

Then again, maybe not.

Eagles Draft Pick Thanks Philly For Not Booing Him!

4/28/2017 9:17 AM PDT

Ex-Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett tells TMZ Sports he was nervous when his name was called to be drafted by the Eagles Thursday night ... because he was afraid of being booed!!!

Fortunately, that didn't happen -- most Eagles fans realized quickly this dude is a beast!!!

Barnett says he's stoked to begin his NFL career in Philly -- especially since he's a huge Meek Mill fan ... and Philly is Meek's turf.

One more thing ... yeah, his brother totally looks like Pitbull.

Jabrill Peppers 'Party Hops' His Face Off!! ... After Getting Drafted

4/28/2017 8:01 AM PDT
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Has anyone EVER been this excited to be drafted by Cleveland?!

Here's ex-Michigan star Jabrill Peppers celebrating his name being called with the 25th overall pick in the NFL Draft ... busting out his fraternity's signature 'party hop.'

Peppers was a Heisman trophy finalist last season with the Wolverines, but many predicted his draft stock would fall after he reportedly failed his drug test at the combine.

That wasn't the case, and Breezy is clearly happy about it ... smiling from ear to ear as his family and friends bark and cheer like they're in the middle of the Dawg Pound.

Congrats on becoming a millionaire!!

John Ross Emotional Shout-Out from Snoop ... After NFL Draft

4/28/2017 7:59 AM PDT
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Cool moment from Snoop ... when he sent a personal, emotional video message to his former youth football player, John Ross -- praising him on getting drafted in the NFL.

Ross famously played in the Snoop Youth Football League as a kid -- and his family has been tight with Snoop ever since.

So, when Ross got drafted in the 1st round by the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, Snoop dug deep into his memory bank to deliver a pretty sweet message to the WR.

By the way, we got Ross right after the draft -- and he told us Coach Snoop can definitely expect some Bengals gear in the mail!

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