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Aaron Hernandez Prison Phone Calls to NFL Star Could Impact Murder Case

2/22/2017 9:20 AM PST
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0222-hernandez-pouncey-getty-01Prosecutors believe Aaron Hernandez's 2015 prison phone conversations with NFL star Mike Pouncey could help prove Aaron murdered two people in 2012. 

TMZ Sports has obtained court docs in which prosecutors are asking the judge in the case to admit transcripts of the phone calls as evidence in Aaron's double murder trial. 

Essentially, prosecutors believe the calls show Hernandez uses the word "try" as a way to describe being disrespected ... and talks to Pouncey about how he responds when someone "tries" him. 

Officials say Hernandez felt the victims in the homicide case were "trying" him before he shot them to death later that night. 

The first phone call with Pouncey went down on April 3, 2015:

"During this call, the defendant talks about how he has changed and now he would not want to even go in a club if there were 'black people there' because if they (referring to he and the Pounceys) go in 'imagine if I go in the club with y’all n*ggas and n*ggas try you, you already know what time it is, feel me?'"

"This statement is relevant as an example of the defendant’s use of the word 'try,' referring to being disrespected. Bradley will testify (and likely be subject to vigorous cross-examination) that the defendant repeatedly told him that he felt that people -- and, ultimately the homicide victims in this case -- were 'trying' him."

The second Pouncey phone call took place on April 28, 2015: 

"During this call, [Hernandez] stated words to the effect of, 'I’m going to get another tattoo that looks like a stop sign that will say, ‘Beware, no hesitation.’ [Hernandez] said, 'You feel me? Like try me and there’s no hesitation.'"

"Again, as set forth above, this statement is relevant to the defendant’s use of the word 'try' and ongoing perception that others were 'trying him' -- and suggest how the defendant responds when tried."

Hernandez is accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as retaliation for someone in their group accidentally bumping into him at a nightclub. 

Hernandez and Pouncey played college football together at the University of Florida and stayed friends for years. 

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Tom Brady 'Suspect Board' In Missing Jersey Case ... Gaga, Edelman, Gollum?

2/22/2017 8:54 AM PST
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0222_suspect-board-launchTom Brady is going all Carrie Mathison in his search for his missing Super Bowl jersey -- issuing a "Suspect Board" with all the possible suspects ... including Lady Gaga, Julian Edelman and the kid from "Billy Madison."

It's pretty funny ... Tom even pokes fun at the $500,000 value he gave the Houston Police Dept. 

Also listed ... The "Crab People" from "South Park," Jaws (because of his violent history) ... and the creepy courtroom sketch of himself from the Deflategate hearings. 

Good luck ... 

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Ezekiel Elliott Police Incident Best Friend Arrested for Loaded Gun at Bar

2/22/2017 12:55 AM PST
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0221-ezekiel-elliott-alvarez-GETTY-01We now know why Ezekiel Elliott was in the middle of a police incident at an Ohio bar over the weekend ... his "best friend" was getting arrested for a bringing a loaded gun to the place.

TMZ Sports posted video of Ezekiel speaking with cops in front of the Park Street Patio Bar on Friday night ... and while he was NOT detained, arrested or accused of any wrongdoing -- it's clear he was very interested in the investigation. 

Now, we know the person who was arrested that night is Alvarez Jackson ... who's been described as Zeke's "best friend" in a 2015 Sports Illustrated article. He's also a regular on EE's Instagram feed. 

According to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports, Jackson was being patted down by security on his way into the bar when they found a loaded Glock 9mm handgun inside of a purse-like bag around his neck. 

Security took the gun -- but Alvarez allegedly ran upstairs into the bar. Officials say he was tracked down and arrested. 

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Law enforcement sources tell us Alvarez tried to name-drop Ezekiel during the incident -- claiming he's the NFL star's "brother."

We previously spoke with Ezekiel's rep who says the Cowboys RB did provide information to police but was NEVER accused of any wrongdoing. 

Jackson has been charged with felony illegal gun possession in a liquor establishment and faces up to 5 years in prison. He's due in court later Wednesday.

Joey Porter Bar Arrest Security Footage Released ... Scary but NOT Violent

2/21/2017 2:43 PM PST
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Joey Porter DEFINITELY got up close and angry with a bouncer before his Pittsburgh arrest -- but he did NOT rough the guy up ... and new security footage proves it. 

Officials have finally released the video evidence in the case against the Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach ... and while he certainly gets mad at the bouncer for not letting him in, we sure as hell don't see an assault. 

Porter was initially charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication ... but eventually pled guilty to JUST disorderly conduct. 

He paid a fine ... and that's it. 

Joey Porter Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct ... In Bar Incident

2/21/2017 10:37 AM PST
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0221-joey-porter-GETTY-01Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter just pled guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a January altercation with security at a Pittsburgh bar. 

Porter was initially charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication over the January 8 incident ... in which cops say Porter got physical with a bouncer after he was denied entry into the bar. 

TMZ Sports obtained video of Porter jawing at cops during the arrest.

Prosecutors had previously announced they would reduce charges based on video evidence -- but clearly believed Porter wasn't exactly a perfect angel that night. 

As for his sentence, Porter must now pay a $454 fine. That's it. 

Michael Floyd 'Model Inmate' During Jail Stay

2/21/2017 9:45 AM PST
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Michael Floyd's first week as a prisoner is going GREAT -- with officials saying the NFL star's been a model inmate since he was locked up at Lower Buckeye Jail in Arizona jail 5 days ago. 

As we previously reported, Floyd was sentenced to 120 days in jail (he'll reportedly only serve 24) after striking a plea deal from his December extreme DUI arrest.

The New England Patriots WR turned himself in on February 16 and so far ... no issues!

As a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesperson put it, "Michael Floyd has not been in any altercation or had any disciplinary issues so far."

Hooray!

Tuesday is Day 6 ... only 18 more to go!  

Tom Brady QB's Camp Made the Call On $500k Jersey Value ... Cops Say

2/21/2017 8:33 AM PST
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Tom Brady -- or someone in his camp -- came up with the $500,000 value for the QB's missing Super Bowl jersey ... this according to the Houston PD. 

TMZ Sports spoke with an HPD rep who tells us the $500k value listed on the police report was NOT determined by some fancy police property assessor ... it's the complainant who offers up the number.

In this case, the complainant on the report is Tom Brady ... and a Houston PD spokesperson tells us it was either Tom "or one of his people" who gave the $500k figure.

We're told if/when someone is arrested, the PD will kick the case over to the DA’s office which will work on determining its real worth.

Cops also note that if Brady filed an insurance claim, the insurance company would also tap their own people to assess the value.

For the record, the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show on FS1 spoke with Rick Harrison from "Pawn Stars" who said the value is closer to $200k.

Inflategate, anyone?

Darrelle Revis' Ex-Teammate 'That's Definitely Not Revis' Voice'

2/20/2017 4:32 PM PST
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At least TWO of Darrelle Revis' teammates are adamant the voice bragging about knocking out two people in Pittsburgh is NOT the NFL star.

TMZ Sports spoke with Brandon Browner -- who won a Super Bowl with Revis with the Patriots in 2014. 

Browner says he watched the video from the aftermath of the Revis incident and says, "I know for a fact that voice that I heard is not Darrelle Revis."

He also points out that Revis' current NY Jets teammate Brandon Marshall feels the same way. 

For his part, Revis has denied K.O.'ing the two men and his lawyers say they look forward to proving his innocence in court.

Steve Sarkisian On Leaving 'Bama For NFL: 'Crazy How the World Works'

2/20/2017 1:43 PM PST
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Steve Sarkisian says his new offensive coordinator job with the Atlanta Falcons was too good to pass up ... explaining, "You get great opportunities, you just try to take advantage of them."

Of course, Sark left his offensive coordinator job at the University of Alabama after just 1 game -- the National Championship game -- when the Falcons offered him the NFL gig.

"Crazy how the world works," Sark tells TMZ Sports.

He's clearly excited for the job -- and says he's ready to dive right in.

We also asked how he felt about his Falcons predecessor's controversial playcalling in the Super Bowl -- you know, when they took themselves out of field goal range in the 4th quarter. Sark is careful not to talk trash.

Darrelle Revis: The Voice On that Video Ain't Mine ... I'll Prove It!

2/20/2017 5:58 AM PST
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0216_Darrell-Revis_getty-3Darrelle Revis is adamant the voice captured on video bragging about knocking out 2 guys in Pittsburgh over the weekend is NOT him ... and his lawyers say they can prove it.

TMZ Sports posted video from the aftermath of the incident ... showing 2 men knocked out cold while an unidentified man admits, "I knocked both these motherf**kers out."

Now, Revis' attorneys -- Robert Del Greco Jr. and Mark Fiorilli -- issued a statement saying the NFL star "absolutely, categorically and positively did not knock out anyone."

The lawyers claim Revis did not commit ANY crime and add, "We have no doubt but that further investigation relative to the clothing and voice verification will corroborate the above assertions."

So far, Revis is the only person involved in the incident charged with a crime.

NFL's Emmanuel Sanders Blew A FORTUNE On Sidechicks ... Furious Wife Claims

2/20/2017 12:45 AM PST
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0215_emmanuel_sanders_gabriella-sanders_tmz_instagramThe estranged wife of Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders has declared WAR on the NFL star -- claiming he lied, cheated and spent THOUSANDS on chicks he was banging on the side. 

It's all in ANGRY court docs filed by Gabriella Sanders -- who blasts the father of her 2 children with a metaphorical bazooka right from the get go. 

"When he's not playing football on the field, he 'plays the field' with numerous women whom he is or has committed adultery."

Gabby lays out multiple marital "atrocities" allegedly committed by her husband -- and claims he spent "thousands upon thousands of dollars on girlfriends and wasting the community estate, even purchasing a vehicle for one of his illicit affairs."

The allegations are strikingly similar to those of Shelly Sterling -- who claimed her husband Donald Sterling had no right to give $2.6 mil in gifts to V. Stiviano. She sued V and won. V was ordered to reimburse the Sterling estate.

Gabby filed for divorce from Sanders back in October and in the new court docs filed in Texas she says there is ZERO chance of a reconciliation. 

Emmanuel signed a $33 mil extension with the Broncos back in Sept. -- with $27 mil fully guaranteed.

But there's more ...

Gabby also claims Emmanuel lied to the Broncos -- claiming he told the team he needed to miss a practice in Nov. so he could be in Houston for the birth of their child ... which was a a lie so he could go out partying. 

We reached out to Emmanuel's camp for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Darrelle Revis Turns Himself In (Update: He's Out)

2/17/2017 4:32 PM PST
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0217-darrelle-revis-charged-wpxi-2update_graphic_red_bar7:37 PM PT -- Revis is out. 

A rep for the NFL star says Revis is out on a non-monetary bond.

update-grey-gray-barNY Jets star Darrelle Revis just surrendered to Pittsburgh police ... and is under arrest following a violent altercation early Sunday morning.

Revis -- with his mother and another family member -- arrived at the municipal courthouse moments ago. He did not speak to reporters.

D.R. faces two counts of aggravated assault, one count of robbery, and one count of conspiracy ... all felonies.

Cops say Revis physically assaulted two men on the street ... while Revis' attorney claims the star player felt threatened and simply defended himself.

As of now, bond has not been set.

Story developing ...

Michael Floyd Sentenced To Jail ... For Extreme DUI (UPDATE)

2/17/2017 11:00 AM PST
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update_graphic_red_bar2:15 PM PST -- Floyd turned himself in to Maricopa County Jail on Thursday around 3 PM and posed for a new mug shot.

Jail records show he's scheduled to be released on March 11.update_grey_gray_barNFL's Michael Floyd has struck a plea deal in his extreme DUI case and will have to serve some time behind bars.

As we previously reported, the 27-year-old receiver was arrested on December 12 after cops saw his car was stopped at a green traffic light and found him asleep at the wheel.

Now, according to court records ... Floyd pled guilty to extreme DUI and in exchange, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail. According to Jonathan Roy of Fox 10, he will only serve 24 days behind bars and the rest on house arrest.

Floyd also has to complete 30 hours of community service and pay a $5,115 fine.

All the other charges against him were dismissed.

Because of the arrest, the Arizona Cardinals cut Floyd from the team. He was later picked up by the Patriots ... and we all know how that ended.

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