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NFL's Arik Armstead My GF Is The Hottest Dr. Ever ... Seriously

5/28/2017 12:15 AM PDT

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Arik Armstead is winning the off-season -- getting himself a brand new GF who might be the most smoking hot future M.D. ever.

Arik, who's going into his 3rd year in the NFL, is dating Mindy Harwood -- better known on Instagram as Mindy Sittinpretty -- an IG force whose insane curves have brought her over 350k followers.

Want more perfection? Mindy is a very recent grad of The University Of Buffalo medical school which means she's brains AND body. 

Check out the pics ... it's good for your health. 

Antonio Brown Ex-GF Forgives NFL Star After Crazy Baby Mama Drama

5/26/2017 11:59 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

She was caught in the middle of one of the craziest NFL love triangles ever -- but model Jena Frumes says she cool with Antonio Brown after he left her to get back with his pregnant girlfriend. 

The story made all sorts of headlines when Brown left his pregnant girlfriend, Chelsie, for an off-season romance with Jena Frumes ... only to leave Frumes to go back to Chelsie in April.

Frumes was PISSED at the time and tweeted that Brown used her to piss off Chelsie -- so, when we saw her out in L.A. this week ... we had to ask if she was still upset.

Good news for AB ... Frumes says they're cool again -- and she would even draft him on her fantasy football team.

Smoooooth.

Cris Carter Gay Slurs Pissed Off Odell Beckham

5/26/2017 9:03 AM PDT
Breaking News

Cris Carter says Odell Beckham Jr. admitted he was upset about homophobic slurs that were hurled at him before the infamous Giants vs. Panthers game in 2015 ... and insinuated the slurs came from Josh Norman

Carter appeared on "Undisputed" on FS1 and talked about the conversation he had with Odell on Thursday during a workout at an L.A. gym. 

Carter says they spoke about OBJ's rivalry with Josh Norman -- and Cris said it was very clear "homophobic" slurs (along with other disrespectful comments) set him off that day.

Nick Wright -- who's co-hosting 'First Things First' with Carter -- also spoke with Beckham and said Odell mocked the media for constantly speculating about his sexuality.  

Cris Carter Hand Advice to Odell Beckham ... Size Matters!

5/26/2017 7:47 AM PDT

Cris Carter had a private 1-on-1 training session with Odell Beckham Jr. -- and told the NY Giants superstar the 5-fingered secret to dominating in the NFL. 

The two WRs hooked up at Brick gym in L.A. -- where Carter dished out a few route-running tips before focusing on OBJ's mitts. 

It's hard to make out exactly what Cris said but the message seemed pretty clear -- work on stretching out the wingspan on your hands!! 

At one point, Carter tells Odell that he should hire someone to work on his hands the way they work on his body -- "These are your moneymakers right here!" 

Beckham has been MIA from Giants' OTAs all week -- but we're guessing the team will be happy to see he's still working out ... right? 

Odell Beckham Jr. Message From Michael Irvin Focus On Football

5/26/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Money, fame and girls will come ... but Odell Beckham Jr. has to make football and his teammates the top priority in his life ... Michael Irvin tells TMZ Sports.

We talked to Irvin -- who back in the day was one of the league's best young players -- about the embattled N.Y. Giants star.

We broke the story ... Beckham Jr. missed Giants' OTA (a voluntary practice) on Monday 'cause he was in L.A. ... running drills with Johnny Manziel. He also skipped Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday's practice.

It didn't stop there ... Odell bowled with Iggy Azalea (and a group of friends) Monday night in L.A. ... igniting a firestorm of speculation about a possible relationship.

Azalea, and sources close to Beckham both told us they are NOT dating ... but still, Irvin's been there, and his advice to OBJ makes a lot of sense.

Colin Kaepernick Supporters Gather At NFL HQ 'We Stand For Him'

5/25/2017 9:57 AM PDT
Breaking News

Colin Kaepernick's most passionate supporters gathered at the NFL Headquarters in NYC Wednesday ... expressing their solidarity with the free agent QB.

Kevin Livingston of "100 Suits For 100 Men" -- the group Kaep donated 50 custom suits to earlier this month -- organized the event featuring speakers expressing their support for Kaepernick and desire for equal treatment towards minorities.

Former NBA player Etan ThomasEmerald Snipes (daughter of Eric Garner), William Bell (father of Sean Bell) and NY state senator James Sanders Jr. each shared powerful messages during the hour-long meet.

"We are going to continue to keep pressure to make sure Colin Kaepernick's not only finished getting blackballed, but he's signed to an NFL team," Livingston told a crowd of over 70 people.

Kaep worked out for the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday.

Odell Beckham Jr. Not Dating Iggy Azalea ... Sources Say

5/25/2017 7:30 AM PDT
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Odell Beckham Jr. ain't dating Iggy Azalea, despite reports the 2 had a romantic date night this week ... sources close to Odell tell TMZ Sports.

Multiple outlets reported the stars hit up Bowlero bowling alley in Woodland Hills, CA on Monday night ... and were "cozying up" with each other, "being romantic."

But we talked to sources close to Odell who vehemently denied they were in a relationship ... or dating at all ... saying "people will create anything."

As for Odell, he did make 1 hookup when he was out in L.A. ... running routes and catching passes with Johnny Manziel.

Peyton Manning Downs 'Tennessee Whiskey' Belts Out Country Hit With Chris Stapleton

5/24/2017 11:26 AM PDT

Turns out Peyton Manning's voice is good for more than just yelling "Omaha," and we have video proof ... with the future Hall of Famer hitting the stage and going country with Chris Stapleton.

This all went down at the Red Rocks Amphitheater just outside Denver, where Manning got up onstage during Chris' show and joined him for Stapleton's song, "Tennessee Whiskey," and we gotta say, Manning wasn't half bad.

Peyton's showed off his pipes before, he duetted with Lee Brice last year for a rendition of "Rocky Top," but let's face it, that song is kinda like a lay up for Manning.

That's two times now, so, new career maybe.

Ezekiel Elliott Rear-Ended In Car Crash Hits Head, Misses Practice

5/24/2017 9:48 AM PDT
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Ezekiel Elliott was in a car accident early Monday morning ... and sustained a minor head injury after the vehicle he was riding in was rear-ended in the Dallas area ... TMZ Sports has learned.

After hitting up a charity event thrown by Tony Romo and Clutch bar Sunday night, sources tell us Zeke was the passenger in a car that was rear-ended by another vehicle ... 'causing the Cowboys star to hit his head.

We're told the car was "rear-ended pretty bad."

The Cowboys confirmed the accident ... and said Elliott -- who missed OTAs all week -- was being held from practice strictly as a precaution.

This isn't the first time Zeke's been in a car accident ... back in January, Zeke was involved in a minor car crash near the Cowboys facility.

Johnny Manziel Throwin' The Pigskin With OBJ

5/24/2017 6:29 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

Johnny Manziel recruited one of the best receivers in the league this week to help with his NFL comeback -- Odell Beckham!!

We're told Manziel and OBJ hit the gridiron for some passing drills while hanging with Odell's custom cleat artist, Kickasso ... and we're told the ex-Browns QB was firing the ball around -- lookin' like Johnny Football again.

Odell -- and few other receivers -- ran routes while Manziel threw them passes. Word is his arm looked strong, and his feet looked fast.

It's been a busy week for Odell, too ... the Giants superstar just reportedly signed the biggest Nike shoe deal EVER for a football player ... with a 5 year, $25 MILLION contract.

Shaun Alexander Cortez Kennedy Mentored Me

5/23/2017 4:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cortez Kennedy took a young Shaun Alexander under his wing ... schooling him on life skills that he used during his All-Pro career ... the star running back tells TMZ Sports.

We talked to Alexander about the passing of his former teammate and friend ... a guy Alexander says was instrumental in his career.

Shaun reminisces about a day back in 1990 when Kennedy and Ricky Watters invited S.A. to chill and watch the Miami vs. Notre Dame football game.

There were nachos ... and a lot of life advice ... from how to spend money, to getting married.

Dennis Erickson -- who coached Tez at the U and in the pros at Seattle -- echoed Shaun's praise of the HOF'er ... saying Kennedy was just as great off the field as on it.

Cortez Kennedy 911 Dispatch Audio 'Patient Is Cold'

5/23/2017 1:16 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Cortez Kennedy was unconscious and "cold" when EMTs responded to his house Tuesday morning. 

In the emergency dispatch audio, obtained by TMZ Sports, you hear the dispatcher say they were responding to an "unconscious patient" with "no vitals." They said the patient was a 49-year-old male, although Kennedy was 48.

Cops say the call came in around 10:20 AM to his house in Orlando. It's unclear who called 911.

No cause of death has been released.

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 ...

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