Got a Tip? Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here
READ NOW

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST
clock-iconREMIND ME TO WATCH

NFL Warns Players BEWARE MEXICAN MEAT ... Eating May Be Cheating

5/3/2016 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0503-cow-getty-02Looking to pack on some BIG MUSCLE while cutting a few corners at the same time? 

Screw needles and deer antler spray ... it's all about MEXICAN STEAK ... so says the NFL. 

Seriously, the NFL just sent a letter out to the players warning them about eating large quantities of meat products in Mexico and China because they may contain banned substances. 

"There is evidence that some meat produced in China and Mexico may be contaminated with clenbuterol, an anabolic agent which is banned by the NFL Policy on Performance Enhancing Substances. "

0503-nfl-contaminated-meat-INSTAGRAM-01"Consuming large quantities of meat while visiting those particular countries may result in a positive test for clenbuterol in violation of the Policy."

If players DO eat the meat and test positive, the NFL says ... tough luck, you're still screwed. 

So, how are the players reacting? AZ Cardinals D-lineman Frostee Rucker says, "So let me get this straight. We have to go #vegan if we travel out of the country because there's #PEDS in #CarneAsada?"

He added a few hastags ... "#MissMeWithThat #TacoTuesday #Loyal #cabowabo #NFL #11thYear #DontEatLeague #testforGMO."

Patrick Peterson is also clowning the situation ... writing, "This can't be real life! #SMH #GottaGoVeganOnVacation."

Hey, there's always fish. 

Sam Hunt I Miss Football But NFL Career 'Wasn't In the Cards'

5/3/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Before Sam Hunt became a country music mega-star, he was thiiiis close to being an NFL quarterback. So we had to ask -- would you trade your singing career to be Tom Brady???

If you didn't know ... Hunt was a real deal college football player at UAB -- good enough to get a tryout with the Kansas City Chiefs (see the highlights below).

Hunt says the NFL just wasn't in the cards, but told us he still misses the game a whole helluva lot. 

So, we had to ask ... if some crazy Zoltar-style machine ("Big" reference) could change things and give you the exact same success in football as you're having in music -- would you do it???

Watch the clip ... think he's telling the truth? 

Real Mike Ditka Meets Drunk Mike Ditka At Bachelor Party Turn Up

5/3/2016 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0502_mike_ditka_sports-wmA bunch of drunk guys on a bachelor party weekend thought it would be funny to dress the groom up like Mike Ditka on Friday and go to Ditka's steakhouse in Chicago.

Turns out ... BEST. IDEA. EVER!!! 

The bachelor, David Barnett, lives in Florida -- but his buddies threw the party in Chicago so they could party during NFL Draft weekend. Barnett's also a huge Bears fan. 

And because every bachelor party needs drunken buffoonery ... the guys made Barnett dress up like Da Coach for their dinner at Ditka's.

As fate would have it, Mike was actually in the restaurant that night ... heard about his boozy doppelganger ... and came over for a face-to-legendary-face meeting. 

Good luck topping that, bachelorette party. 

NFL's Dana Stubblefield Charged with Raping Mentally Disabled Woman

5/2/2016 4:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0502_Dana-Stubblefield_mug-sports-wmEx-49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield has just been charged with raping a mentally disabled woman in 2015 ... and now faces serious prison time. 

Officials say 45-year-old Stubblefield -- a 3-time Pro Bowler -- contacted the woman through a babysitter service and had her over to his Santa Clara home for an interview in 2015.

But instead of an interview, officials say Stubblefield had sex with the woman -- despite the fact she was "incapable" of giving consent because of a mental disorder and developmental and physical disabilities. 

The 31-year-old woman immediately went to police after the alleged incident -- and officials felt there was enough evidence to charge Stubblefield with 5 felony charges. 

According to official documents, Stubblefield has been charged with rape by force, rape of a victim incapable of giving consent, oral copulation by force, oral copulation with a person incapable of giving consent and false imprisonment. 

Officials also want Stubblefield to submit to an AIDS test. 

Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny issued a statement saying, "This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim. She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."

Bail has been set at $250k. 

If convicted, officials say he faces a "substantial prison sentence."

Michael Chiklis Beefs with Roger Goodell ... You're NO 'Commish'

5/2/2016 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

COMMISH WAR!!! 

The "Commish" is pissed at the "Commish" -- with Michael Chiklis claiming Roger Goodell is making an absolute mockery of the esteemed title. 

Of course, Chiklis famously starred as Police Commissioner Tony Scali on "The Commish" back in the day ... and says he learned the term "Commish" must be EARNED.

"The term 'Commish' is a term of endearment bestowed upon a commissioner by his subordinates out of feelings of affection ... it's not one that you endow yourself with as a moniker or a Twitter handle."

He then pointed out that Goodell's Twitter handle is "@nflcommish."

BTW, Chiklis also happens to be a HUUUGE Patriots fan. 

COMMISH WAR!!! 

0502_roger_goodell_twitter_handle

Daunte Culpepper I Don't Really Talk to Randy Moss Anymore ... We're Cool Though

5/2/2016 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

They were the most dynamic duo in Minnesota Vikings history ... but Daunte Culpepper tells TMZ Sports he really doesn't talk with Randy Moss anymore. 

There doesn't seem to be animosity -- judging from the way Culpepper explains their relationship, seems they've just grown apart since they last played together back in 2004. 

Check out the clip, Daunte couldn't be a nicer guy ... and explains why he's a big fan of Cam Newton

NFL's Shaun Alexander The Secret to NFL Domination ... Marriage!!!

5/2/2016 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

You can't spell dominate with 3 important letters -- I DO -- and it's no coincidence according to NFL legend Shaun Alexander ... who says his stats EXPLODED right after he got married. 

The Seattle Seahawks great was out in Chi-Town for the Draft -- when we asked if marriage actually has an impact on NFL performance (you know, with Russell Wilson about to tie the knot). 

The good news for Seattle ... Alexander says holy matrimony turned him into a virtual SUPER SAIYAN -- 'cause right after he got married in 2002, he became one of the BEST players in pro football. 

Numbers don't lie. 

0311-ciara-russell-wilson-engaged-TWITTER-01

Brandon Marshall Wake Up Raiders Vegas Is Dangerous for NFL Players

4/30/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Brandon Marshall thinks moving the Raiders to Sin City is a commitment to disaster ... saying Vegas will DESTROY young players who won't be able to resist unhealthy temptations. 

We got the NY Jets WR on Capitol Hill -- dude was doing more great work on mental health -- and asked what he thought of the Raiders possibly bolting NorCal for the desert of desire in Las Vegas.

Raiders owner Mark Davis has been vocal about his plans -- and some think it's just a matter of time before it really goes down.

Check out the clip -- Marshall says he doesn't think Vegas is a bad place ... but it's just too much for young people "fresh out of school with a lot of money."

Think about it ... how long would YOU last as a 21-year-old in Vegas with $20 mil in your bank account? 

Yeah, thought so. 

NFL's Takeo Spikes Sexist Advice For NFL Rookies

4/30/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports brings you another edition of "He said it ... WE DIDN'T," this time starring ex-NFL star Takeo Spikes and his sage advice to incoming rookies.

Spikes played in the league for 13 seasons ... so when we saw him out in Chicago we asked how the new kids on the NFL block should act to impress (and survive) their veteran teammates.

Check out the clip ... and remember he said it ... not us. 

Shout out to Susan B. Anthony.

Cam Newton Grants Make-A-Wish ... Let's Dab It Out!

4/29/2016 2:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He asked for Cam Newton, he GOT Cam Newton!! 

10-year-old Noah had the best weekend EVER -- when his favorite NFL player took him and 3 other kids on a dream come true weekend in Charlotte earlier this month ... complete with bowling, basketball and of course, DABBING! 

Noah, who's currently battling a life-threatening pulmonary condition, had reached out to Make-A-Wish earlier in the year in the hopes Newton would help raise his spirits. 

Well, on April 1st ... Newton delivered ... with a little help from the Lokai bracelet company

You gotta watch the video ... Newton was everything Noah had hoped for and more -- and he says he'll remember the weekend for the rest of his life. 

#KeepPounding

NFL's Peanut Tillman I Wanna Be an Uber Driver ... After NFL Career

4/29/2016 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

The end is near for Charles "Peanut" Tillman and he knows it -- but the longtime NFL star says he's already got plans after his football career is over ... UBER DRIVER!! 

The former Panthers and Bears cornerback is currently a free agent ... though he's said he wants to come back and play another year. 

So, when we saw him out in Chicago Thursday, we had to ask what his 2nd life plans were -- and that's when he started raving about Uber! 

"You can work your own hours!" 

Hey, it's not a bad career choice ... just ask Richard Sherman

1st Round Pick Jack Conklin Here's How I Plan to Stay Rich ...

4/29/2016 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Sometimes, 21-year-olds aren't as stupid when it comes to money as you'd think ...

Here's the newest Tennessee Titan, Jack Conklin -- the 8th overall pick in the draft -- telling us how he plans to STAY wealthy now that he got wealthy. 

Check out the clip ... dude seems like he's got a good head on his shoulders. 

Ex-NFL Star Fred Taylor I Wanna Mentor Laremy Tunsil

4/29/2016 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Fred Taylor says he can save Laremy Tunsil ... with the ex-Jacksonville Jaguars running back telling TMZ Sports he wants to mentor the embattled NFL rookie so he doesn't become the next Manziel. 

Taylor spent 10 years with the Jags -- and was inducted into the team's ring of honor ... and after the Tunsil drama at the draft Thursday night, he told us he wants to help the kid. 

"I just reached out to some of my people to see if they knew him," Taylor told us ... "I'd like to mentor him. I'm 10 minutes from the Dolphins facility."

Taylor said playing South Beach can be tough for young players -- but he thinks with the right guidance, Tunsil can be an All-Pro in 2 years. 

"I wouldn't mind trying to keep him on the right path."

Around The Web