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NY Giants' Victor Cruz Odell's My Brother ... 'He'll Be Okay'

1/12/2017 3:01 PM PST

NY Giants WR Victor Cruz says he's not worried about Odell Beckham after his post-game hole-punching meltdown ... telling TMZ Sports, "He'll be back better than ever next year."

Cruz also says any insinuation that the famous boat party before the Packers game contributed to the loss is absolute crap.

He is, however, rooting for the Packers moving forward ... explaining, "You always wanna root for the team that beat you."

As for whether Cruz will return to the G-Men next year ... "We'll see."

Stay tuned ...

NFL's Josh Brown Officially Divorced From Wife He Abused

1/11/2017 12:45 AM PST

Josh Brown's marriage to the woman he admittedly abused is finally over -- and he's going to be paying her A LOT of money ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports.

The docs show Molly Brown separated from the ex-New York Giants kicker on May 22, 2015 ... the same day he was arrested for domestic violence.

That charge was eventually dropped. Brown admitted to "abusing" his wife but later insisted the abuse was NOT physical.

The divorce was finally granted on Dec. 28 ... ending their 8 year marriage.

The docs show Brown has been ordered to pay $15,000 per month in spousal support to Molly for 24 months (totaling $360k). He can afford it, Brown reportedly made more than $20 million in the NFL.

As for their 6-year-old daughter, Molly gets primary custody and Josh gets visitation. He's also been ordered to pay $4,000 per month in child support.

The docs also note that Josh will continue to seek therapy for the domestic abuse issues.

As for Josh, he's vowed to change his ways and leave a "positive legacy."

Artie Lange Roasts Odell Beckham Victoria Beckham Woulda Played Better

1/9/2017 3:58 PM PST

"I figured out that Odell Beckham and Victoria Beckham literally could have switched lives yesterday and nobody woulda noticed." -- Artie Lange

Artie is a HUUUGE Giants fan -- in fact, he bet (and lost) $30,000 on the game Sunday -- and feels he earned the right to go off on Odell after he came up butterfingers against the Packers. 

Lange -- who's on the new HBO show, "Crashing" --  also feels Victoria Beckham coulda made at least ONE of those passes.

Just sayin' ...

Steve Tisch I'M Pissed About Giants Boat Party ... WHERE WAS MY INVITE!!!

1/4/2017 8:21 AM PST

The New York Giants are in hot water now ... Steve Tisch, the co-owner of the team, is seriously PISSED OFF about the WR boat party in Miami ... because he wasn't invited.

You've heard by now ... the Giants wideouts -- including Odell Beckham Jr. -- chose not to fly back to NYC with the team after the Washington game ... instead opting to hit a boat party in Miami with Trey Songz.

The guys have been raked over the coals for the move -- they have a playoff game on Sunday -- but when we got Tisch out at Craig's in L.A., he wasn't mad. He was jealous. 

Joe Buck Eli Manning's a Hall of Famer ... No Question

1/3/2017 12:45 AM PST

Peyton won't be the only Manning in Canton ... so says Joe Buck who strongly believes Eli Manning has also earned his bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

The NFL on FOX announcer has covered a TON of Eli's games over the years and says it's crystal clear to him that the NY Giants QB gets in the Hall. 

It's definitely not a lock ... but Eli has a pretty strong resume -- 2 Super Bowl wins (he was the MVP of both games) and he's in the Top 10 all-time in TD passes and passing yards. 

On second thought ... maybe it is a lock.

Jay Z Pregame Pep Talk To Dez Bryant ... Clearly Didn't Work

12/12/2016 7:37 AM PST

Jay Z might wanna stick to pumping up athletes through his music, 'cause his in-person pep talks don't seem to be as effective ... just ask Dez Bryant.

Prior to Bryant's game against the Giants, Hov took a second to hype his Roc Nation athlete for Sunday Night Football ... which sounds like a great idea, right?

Only problem is, Bryant was held to just 1 catch for 10 yards the whole night ... AND he fumbled the only catch he had. 

But hey, Dez is a stud and these games happen. Next time just stick to "The Black Album."

NY Giants' Nikita Whitlock Cops Hunting for Racist Burglars 'Isolated Incident'

12/8/2016 7:53 AM PST
Breaking News

Cops in Moonachie, NJ have launched an investigation into a racist burglary at the home of NY Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock -- in which the bad guys scrawled racist epithets all over the walls. 

Whitlock says he had gone out with his wife and two children on Tuesday night -- and when they returned the place had been ransacked and the words "N****" and "KKK" had been written on the walls. 

Cops say the suspects took jewelry and home electronics -- and stole stuff from several bedrooms. 

The Moonachie PD is asking anyone with knowledge of the incident to come forward. 

The MPD is telling residents of the neighborhood -- "This appears to be an isolated incident" ... but says neighbors should make sure their doors and windows are locked and that if they see anything suspicious they should call police immediately.

Victor Cruz to NFL: LET THE PLAYERS CELEBRATE ... It's What the Fans Want!

12/6/2016 6:39 AM PST

Enough with the flags ... if NFL players wanna celebrate with props, LET 'EM CELEBRATE ... so says NY Giants wide out Victor Cruz

With the NFL is cracking down on celebrations this year, Cruz says fans just want to see more FUN on the field (he's right) ... and letting players go all Ochocinco would be a huge step in the right direction! 

By the way, Cruz also told us how he's preparing for the big matchup with the Cowboys this weekend ... plus, his thoughts on the whole Thursday Night Football debate. 

Victor Cruz Happy BDay to Me! ... Celeb Party After Giants Victory

11/7/2016 8:06 AM PST

Injured ankle be damned ... nothing was going to stop NY Giants star Victor Cruz from celebrating his birthday after beating the Eagles on Sunday. 

The 29-year-old wide receiver hit up the Hunt & Fish Club in NYC last night following the 28-23 victory ... in which Cruz left the game with an ankle injury. 

The injury didn't seem to bother him as he partied with the likes of rapper Fabolous, model Chanel Iman and teammates like Sterling Shepard. 

Cruz turns 30 on Friday -- but clearly, he wanted to get a head start on the celebration. 

Antonio Gates on Josh Brown: Distraction's Gotta Go ... Best for the Team

10/26/2016 12:45 AM PDT

It's obvious Antonio Gates supports the NY Giants decision to fire Josh Brown -- telling TMZ Sports any player who becomes a distraction has gotta go ... period.

The Chargers superstar's real message here is that players are ALWAYS replaceable and on thin ice -- and if you blow your shot (whether it's domestic violence or anything else) ... too bad, so sad ... see ya.

Good news for Brown ... Gates doesn't think the kicker's career is necessarily over.

But let's get serious -- who's really gonna sign him now? (spoiler: nobody)

Josh Brown Apologizes, Denies Hitting Wife

10/25/2016 9:41 AM PDT
Breaking News

Josh Brown is sorry revelations of past domestic abuse have hurt the NY Giants ... but also wants to clarify he NEVER struck his wife.  

Brown -- who currently is NOT on the NYG active roster -- released a statement through ESPN's Adam Schefter.

"I am sorry that my past has called into question the character or integrity of The New York Giants, Mr. Mara or any of those who have supported me along the way. I have taken measures to get help so that I may be the voice of change, not a statistic."

"It is important to share that I never struck my wife, and never would. Abuse takes many forms, and is not a gray area. Through the past several years I have worked to identify and rectify my own behaviors. The road to rehabilitation is a journey and a constant modification of a way of life."

"My journey will continue forever as a person determined to leave a positive legacy and I embrace the opportunities to show and speak about what has helped me to be that man."

"In the interim, I am cooperating with the Giants and the NFL. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, I will not let you down."

Josh Brown Done with the Giants ... Report Says

10/21/2016 11:27 AM PDT
Breaking News

The NY Giants will move Josh Brown off the team roster and onto the Commissioner's exempt list by Friday afternoon ... this according to ESPN

It's not the same as firing Brown -- he'll basically be in NFL purgatory -- but the network is reporting that "he has kicked his last kick for the Giants."

The move will come in the wake of new documents that have surfaced in Brown's 2015 domestic violence case -- in which the kicker admitted to abusing his ex-wife. 

FYI, the list is only available to use by teams dealing with "unusual circumstances" with a player. Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy have previously been on the list. 

While on the list, Brown will still be eligible to receive his NFL salary -- which is just over $1 million. 

NY Giants Coach 'We're Not Gonna Turn Our Backs On Josh Brown'

10/21/2016 9:06 AM PDT
Breaking News

NY Giants head coach Ben McAdoo says the organization will NOT cut ties with Josh Brown -- despite disturbing new details in his domestic violence case.

"We’re not going to turn our back on Josh," McAdoo said ... "He’s a teammate and a guy we’re hoping makes strides."

McAdoo says he's had a "tough conversation" with Brown -- but wouldn't reveal the details. 

When asked if he felt Brown misled him about incidents in the past, McAdoo said, "My conversations one-on-one with Josh, I want to leave those personal. He’s working towards improving himself."

McAdoo says the Giants front office is still reviewing all of the new information -- which includes Brown admitting he abused his ex-wife.

He was also asked about an alleged domestic incident involving his ex-wife at the 2016 Pro Bowl -- and if it concerned him.

"Everything is concerning. We’re working to piece together all the pieces that we can to make a well informed decision."

Brown was pulled off the team trip to London for the game this weekend -- but he's currently still a member of the team.

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