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Steelers' William Gay

1-Man Shirtless Dance Party

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3/4/2015 1:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Steelers cornerback William Gay is taking that whole "dance like no one is watching" thing to new levels ... doing a shirtless dance revue on Instagram ... and we got to say ... dude's got the moves.

Gay -- for reasons we're not sure of -- posted five different videos to the 'gram of him (quite expertly) executing every hot dance move out there including The Whip, The Jook, and the death-defying Bobble Walk.

He even got in a couple of real life inspired joints, including Rich Homie Quan's signature onstage waddle, and his teammate Antonio Brown's touchdown dance The Beanie Wiggle.

Watch, enjoy, but please ... don't try this at home.

Herschel Walker

My Son's a Cheerleading Champ

... And I'm Damn Proud!

3/4/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Herschel Walker's son is following in his father's supremely athletic footsteps ... only he's not on the football field ... he's a state champion male cheerleader ... and his dad couldn't be prouder! 

The former NFL star was out in D.C. where he was bragging about his son's Texas cheerleading squad winning the NCA National Championship in Dallas last month. 

"I never knew how athletic those people were," Walker says ... "Now, I've been spending a lot of time with it. And I've gotten involved with it."

Walker is a full-on "Cheer Dad" -- and spends a lot of time mentoring the cheerleaders. 

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His son Christian is a star on the team ... and after watching the kid twist and tumble in his gymnastics workouts, it's obvious he's got his dad's athletic genes. 

So, we had to ask Herschel ... do you think Christian is good enough to make the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad one day? 

You gotta hear his answer -- it's pretty great. 

Giants' Steve Weatherford

NFL Rookies Are Powerless

In Locker Room Music War

3/3/2015 4:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Looks like Jamies Winston and Marcus Mariota, better invest in a good pair of headphones ...

That's 'cause Giants punter Steve Weatherford tells TMZ Sports they'll need them in the locker room, where NFL rookies have absolutely NO SAY in what music bumps.

Weatherford was out in NYC (looking impeccable as always) when we asked him about the sonic dynamic of an NFL locker room ... basically what gets played and by who.

Check out the clip -- Steve says NOTHING gets played by the young guys. He goes on to say that if you want some jam time in the locker room you better have major time logged in the league.

He also let it slip that he loves to listen to Taylor Swift ... we heard that Steve.

NFL's Chris Johnson

WORKOUT 'TIL YOU PUKE!

(Or At Least Dry Heave!)

3/3/2015 6:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Here's NFL running back Chris Johnson working out SO DAMN HARD at an L.A. gym Monday, he went and dry-heaved in the parking lot ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

Johnson was haulin' kettlebells outside of the Unbreakable Performance Gym in West Hollywood -- where trainers pushed him to the brink of hurl city. 

Now, we never saw Johnson actually blow chunks ... but he was close ... and eventually got back to the weights to finish his workout like the monster that he is.  

Fun Fact -- Unbreakable is same place where Diddy raced (and BEAT) NFL star Dashon Goldson in an uphill sprint last month! 

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NFL's Eric Decker

I Knocked Up My Famous Wife

... Again!

3/2/2015 10:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302-jesse-james-decker-instagramFinally, some good news for Eric Decker ... the NY Jets wide receiver just announced his famous country singer wife is pregnant with kid #2! 

Jessie James Decker posted the obligatory celeb "I'm Preggo" announcement pic on Instagram with a little help from her hubby and their 11-month-old daughter Vivianne ... writing: 

"Vivianne is so excited because she is going to be a big sister! We are over the moon about having another baby!!!" 

Eric just appeared in Jessie's new music video for her single "Clint Eastwood" ... where he featured in a scene where the two were ALL OVER EACH OTHER in a mobile home trailer. 

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GB Packers' Jarrett Bush

Drunken Arrest

After Italian Restaurant Brawl

3/2/2015 8:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302-jarrett-bush-getty-01Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush was arrested in Northern California for public intoxication following an alleged brawl outside of an Italian restaurant ... officials say. 

According to the Vacaville Police Dept., cops responded to Evelyn's Big Italian Restaurant early Sunday morning after getting a call about a "large fight."

When officers arrived to the scene, most of the crowd dispersed ... but Bush remained ... and refused to leave. Cops say Bush "continued to create a disturbance" and was eventually arrested. 

He was transported to a nearby jail ... and officers say that's when he began to chill out and became cooperative with police. 

Bush was eventually released without charges. 

By the way, we did some digging ... apparently, there's a nightclub located underneath Evelyn's Big Italian Restaurant. 

Ex-NFL Player

I'd Crush Ronda Rousey In MMA

'She Wouldn't Stand a Chance'

3/2/2015 8:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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030215_jesse_holley_launchA former NFL player says he's found the ONE person who could beat Ronda Rousey in an MMA fight -- himself -- saying if the two got in the octagon, Rousey wouldn't stand a chance!!!

The man talking the smack is Jesse Holley -- who played WR for the Dallas Cowboys after winning a tryout with the team on Michael Irvin's 2009 reality show "4th and Long."

Holley -- who's 6'3", 215 pounds -- was on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas this morning ... when the gang began questioning if ANYONE will ever defeat the greatest female fighter in UFC history.

That's when Holley suggested ... himself. 

Holley says if he had 8 weeks to train ... he's 100% confident he'd squish her like a bug.

FYI -- Cat Zingano was also 100% confident ... and we all know how that went. 

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J.J. Watt

Mystery Cabin Revealed

AND IT'S FREAKIN' SICK!

3/2/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Just because J.J. Watt bought a cabin in the middle of nowhere, doesn't mean he's gotta rough it -- 'cause TMZ Sports has the first pic of J.J.'s new Wisconsin pad ... and it's AWESOME!

Watt bought the digs last month as a private getaway for secluded off-season training purposes, describing the home as "really minimalistic" and a way to totally commit to his regimen. 

Well, when you have a $100 million contract "minimalistic" runs around  $800,000 and features 4,500 square feet of living space ... with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and oh yeah ... an elevator.

The property is just outside Milwaukee -- and sits on 35 acres of midwestern wilderness, perfect for "Rocky IV" style Arctic level training.

Word is he plans to transform the barn on the property into a home gym ... just in case chopping down trees gets too easy.

NFL Superstar Vernon Davis

Training Attack Dogs!

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3/2/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022715_vernon_davis_launch_v3If you thought Vernon Davis was a beast ... WAIT'LL YOU SEE WHAT HIS NEW DOG CAN DO!!!!

The SF 49ers tight end just bought an adorable Belgian Malinois for his family -- and is in the process of training it to serve as a home protection dog. 

It's cute. It's friendly. It will rip your arm out of the socket if you screw with it. 

Vernon's training the dog with his pal Jas Leverette at Cali K-9 Solutions -- who's been training police dogs, protection dogs and your friendly neighborhood pets for years. 

Leverette tells us Vernon's been working with the dogs at the facility for a while (including the one in the video above) -- and has a natural talent for it. 

"Vernon just has a way with the animals. He could be a trainer if he wanted to."

Leverette says Vernon had been looking for a new dog for a while ... and fell in love with the Belgian Malinois because of its temperament and "disposition to be a great protector."

"In this area, there's a lot of home invasions. It's an epidemic," Leverette says ... "This dog offers protection for his family."

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Rob Gronkowski

Smashes Football Cake On Bro's Head

...at Epic Vegas Party!!

3/1/2015 5:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

030115_gronk_launch_v2The Rob Gronkowski party trains rolls on ... there were hot chicks (a lot of them), bottles of champagne, a Lombardi Trophy shaped cake ... and TMZ Sports has the EPIC party video.

The Patriots superstar hit up Surrender Nightclub at the Encore hotel in Vegas last night ... and did what Gronk does -- got super turnt up and smashed stuff!!! 

Sources at the club tell us Gronk arrived around 1AM ... pounded champagne straight from the bottle, danced on stage, and showered the crowded with bubbly.

Best part ... Gronk SPIKING the football cake ... on his brothers head!

Check out the video.

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Dez Bryant

NFL Coach Calls BS on Tape

'It Doesn't Exist'

3/1/2015 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dez Bryant is getting some major support from one of his former Dallas Cowboys coaches ... who tells TMZ Sports the rumors of an alleged Ray Rice-style tape are complete B.S.

We spoke with Rob Ryan -- the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys in 2011 and 2012 -- who's adamant there's NO tape. Period.

"That's a bunch of bull," Ryan told us ... "Dez is an awesome guy. He's a great competitor and probably the best receiver in football."

Ryan is currently working for the New Orleans Saints -- but he's still very plugged in with the Cowboys.

As for Dez, his family believes someone is trying to sabotage his NFL future by going pubic with rumors of an alleged tape.

So far, no one has publicly acknowledged they've actually seen the supposed tape.

Ray Rice

'I Understand Why People Commit Suicide'

2/28/2015 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray Rice says he felt so terrible after the public backlash following last year's elevator attack  ... that "I almost felt like at one point that it wasn't worth living."

Rice sat down with the Baltimore Sun ... and says he was emotionally devastated after the video went public.

"The big picture of it all, being the person that I am, I really felt horrible. You almost want to punish yourself. I know I'm never going to win the battle of public opinion. Honestly, I almost felt like at one point that it wasn't worth living. I see why people commit suicide."

Rice continued, "It hurt that bad. I was low, real low. It hurt that bad because you worked your whole life to do all the right things and then you're the world's most hated person. It was really tough. My daughter, oh Lord, I grew up without a father, there's no way I could check out on my own family."

"Time does heal everything, but I don't think people are going to forget this. I want people to not forget about the incident, but I want people to see there's a human being on the other side. This is not a monster, a guy who's a repeat offender. I'm not the guy they stereotype me to be. I'm not excusing what I did."

Michael Sam

TRAINING BEGINS

(No Cleats, Just Capezios)

2/28/2015 11:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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With just a couple of weeks until the NFL's veteran's combine, Michael Sam spent his Friday focusing on his footwork ... for "Dancing with the Stars!"

Sam left the DWTS rehearsal studios clutching a pair of ballroom dancing shoes ... and got into a waiting car with his boyfriend Vito.

"Dancing" premieres on March 16. The NFL veteran's combine is March 22.

Question is ... can Sam have his cake and eat it too?

We'll see ..

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