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Raiders Fan: Donald Penn Is Lying ... He Threatened Me First

10/9/2017 12:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Raiders fan who got into it with Donald Penn after Sunday's game claims the NFL star is lying through his teeth -- saying it was Penn who first threatened violence ... and he's got the proof. 

TMZ Sports spoke with 27-year-old Sal Chavarria ... who says he only waited for Penn after the game because Penn challenged him to a face-to-face confrontation after some Instagram smacktalk earlier in the season. 

Sal admits he was heavily critical of Penn's play on social media -- and was shocked when Penn hit him up in his DM to insult him and challenged him to "say it to my face."

Sal says he did NOT throw a water bottle at Penn during Sunday's encounter, as Penn has alleged -- and claims he has several witnesses to back him up ... including security personnel. 

As for Penn's claims that Sal was trying instigate a physical assault in order to shake Penn down for money, Sal says that's BS too ... he doesn't want a cent from the NFL star. 

The good news ... Sal says he's such a big Raiders fan, he's open to burying the hatchet with Penn -- if the Raiders ask him to. 

Marshawn Lynch Crushin' Cars in Army Tank ... for Reality Show

10/9/2017 9:58 AM PDT
Breaking News

Marshawn Lynch is going TANK MODE for his new reality show ... strappin' into an army-grade Abrams to crumple cars for fun.

And that's just a sample of the wildness Marshawn gets into for his new reality series "No Script," which debuts this week on Facebook. 

In a 1-minute trailer, Lynch also does donuts in a race car, tries indoor AND outdoor skydiving and even takes B.P. with a damn sledgehammer. 

But we think the best part was his Battlefield Vegas cameo ... where Beast Mode rides shotgun while a tank commander straight-up bulldozes a sedan. (Bonus: Marshawn is munching on a toothbrush for some reason.)

Dental hygiene is important. 

Raiders' Donald Penn Cusses Out Fan 'I Do Block, Bitch'

10/9/2017 5:46 AM PDT
Breaking News

Oakland Raiders lineman Donald Penn went off on a Raiders fan outside the stadium in Oakland on Sunday -- screaming at the guy, "I do block, bitch" ... and even dropping an n-bomb. 

It all went down after the Raiders lost to the Ravens -- Penn gets out of his car and says to a man wearing a Raiders shirt, "All that f**king talk, you ain't gonna do shit n***a."

He went on, "I do block, bitch. Be a f**king fan."

Penn then grabbed a security guard and told him to tend to the fans.

After the incident, Penn went to Twitter and wrote, "He threw a bottle at my car but I should of stayed in the car."

He added, "He was tryna get me to react so he could sue me glad I took a sec 2 think."

Sean Smith's Victim Needed Metal Plate In Face ... After Beatdown

10/2/2017 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The man who claims he was attacked by Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith suffered so much damage to his face, he required major reconstructive surgery, including a metal plate. 

Sources connected to the case tell TMZ Sports ... the victim was diagnosed with 5 facial fractures following the July 4 attack, in which officials say Smith punched and stomped on him in the streets of Pasadena. 

Smith has plead not guilty to felony assault charges -- but we're told the victim is adamant Smith was his attacker. 

We're told the victim had been dating Smith's sister for 2 years -- and have known each other for 6 years. 

As for rumors that Smith was retaliating against the victim for an alleged violent attack on his sister, one source tells us that's "absolutely not true" -- there have never been allegations of domestic violence involving the victim and his GF. 

We're told the victim is extremely traumatized by the attack -- and has withdrawn from school where he was working on his master's degree in social work. 

Smith appeared in court this week where he entered his not guilty plea and his lawyer has said the NFL player will fight the case. 

NFL's Sean Smith Hit with Restraining Order Stay Away from Beatdown Accuser

9/29/2017 12:33 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the man he allegedly beat up on July 4, this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports. 

Smith appeared in court today where he pled not guilty to felony assault charges. 

During the hearing, Smith's attorney agreed to the terms of the protective order -- requiring Smith to stay 100 yards away from the victim. He's also banned from contacting the victim in any way.

Smith is also not allowed to own or possess a gun. 

The terms of the protective order go into effect today. 

As we previously reported, the victim was dating Smith's sister at the time of the alleged assault. 

Story developing ... 

NFL's Sean Smith Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Assault

9/29/2017 9:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith just pled not guilty to felony assault over a July 4 incident in which he allegedly stomped out his sister's BF. 

Officials say Smith -- who signed a $40 mil contract with the Raiders in 2016 -- went ballistic on the victim in the early hours of July 4. Investigators say witnesses identified Smith as the attacker. 

Officials say the victim was beaten so badly, he was hospitalized in critical condition with multiple broken bones in his face. 

Smith -- who posted $80,000 bond -- faces up to 7 years in state prison if convicted.

Too Short Loved Marshawn's Dance Hell Yeah, It Demoralized Jets!

9/19/2017 2:57 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pissed off at Marshawn Lynch dancing on the Jets' grave?

DON'T BE, says legendary Oakland rapper Too Short -- cause Beast Mode was just gettin' down the only way he knows how.

"It's pretty normal where we're from," Short told us outside Catch in WeHo. "That's how we all dance."

Of course, Marshawn's from Oakland ... so when Vell and DJ Mustard's "Oakland" track hit during a timeout in the Raiders' blowout, he had to let it flow. 

Some Jets players reportedly said Lynch's beast moves were demoralizing -- and Short definitely agrees.

Marshawn Lynch Pre-Game Mama Hug! ... Awwwwww

8/28/2017 3:21 PM PDT
Breaking News

Forget Skittles, the one thing Marshawn Lynch needs before a game is big 'ol squeeze from his mom ... and he got it in Dallas!

Mama Lynch was on the field while the Raiders were warming up to play the Cowboys on Saturday ... and decided to show a little love to his biggest fan in the world. 

It's a sweet moment -- and the least scary we've ever seen him on the football field! 

BTW, good form from Mama Lynch ... gotta wrap up! 

Raiders' Sean Smith Charged with Felony Assault ... Over July 4th Beatdown

8/17/2017 5:27 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith -- who signed a $40 million contract last year -- was arrested Thursday and charged with felony assault, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Officials say Smith attacked his sister's boyfriend on July 4 -- beat and stomped on his head in Pasadena in the early hours. 

He's been charged with felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury. 

If convicted, Smith faces up to 7 years in state prison. 

It's not Smith's first brush with the law -- he was convicted of DUI stemming from a 2014 car crash in which he smashed into a light pole. 

We've reached out to the Raiders for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Smith's attorney, Daniel Rosenberg, says Smith maintains his innocence and vows to fight the charges.

Oakland Raiders Gareon Conley Rape Case Goes to Grand Jury

7/31/2017 9:23 AM PDT
Breaking News

Prosecutors are moving forward with the rape case against Oakland Raiders 1st round draft pick, Gareon Conley, this according to the Cleveland Police Dept. 

Officials say the District Attorney's office believes it has enough evidence to prosecute and they kicked the case over to a grand jury -- which will ultimately decide whether to indict the 22-year-old. 

As we previously reported, a woman claims the former Ohio State cornerback raped her at a hotel room in Cleveland on April 9 -- just days before the NFL Draft. 

Conley says the two did have "brief oral sex" -- but insists it was consensual and says there was no vaginal intercourse. 

The accuser had told police they met in the elevator at the hotel. But video shows the two partying at the same bar and leaving at the same time earlier that night. 

Meantime, the Raiders officially signed Conley to his rookie contract a few days ago -- reportedly worth more than $10 million over 4 years. 

We're guessing the team is monitoring this case very closely. 

Marshawn Lynch Beast Mode's Footwork Is #1 ... Says Ronaldo Trainer

7/4/2017 12:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

No athlete can match the fast feet of Marshawn Lynch -- not even Cristiano Ronaldo ... says the footwork specialist whose trained both. 

Beast Mode just got in some drills with Luis Badillo Jr. (AKA the dude with the world's fastest feet) up in the Bay ... and Marshawn straight-up wrecked his course IN THE SAND.

Badillo couldn't believe what he was seeing -- telling TMZ Sports the Raiders RB had the best footwork of any sports star he's ever worked with ... including Ronaldo and Olympic sprinter Asafa Powell. 

Feet Mode -- activated.

NFL defenses -- screwed. 

Marshawn Lynch Poundin' Sand With Fast Feet Dude ... Intense Beach Training

6/29/2017 8:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Beast Mode ain't playing around about this NFL comeback -- running crazy footwork drills IN THE SAND with a legendary footspeed specialist ... and it's scary good. 

Marshawn Lynch hit the beach with Luis Badillo Jr. -- who's said to have the fastest feet in the world. He's trained world class athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Asafa Powell and tons of NFL players. 

This time, he flew up to the Bay Area to put in some work with the Oakland Raiders star -- and it's clear these dudes ain't messin' around.

NFL watch out ... Feet Mode is coming.

Metallica's James Hetfield On Raiders Move to Vegas: 'I'm a Little Pissed'

5/16/2017 8:51 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Metallica frontman James Hetfield is a huge Raiders fan -- and says he's "a little pissed" that his team is ditching Oakland for Sin City.

FYI, Hetfield actively campaigned for the Raiders to stay in the Bay Area -- and publicly supported Ronnie Lott in his efforts to build a new stadium for the team in Oakland.  

But those plans didn't work out and Raiders owner, Mark Davis, ultimately got league approval to move the team to Las Vegas. The team is expected to relocate in 2019.

Hetfield says he'll continue to support the Silver and Black (he stuck by them during the L.A. years) ... but it's clear he's still bummed. 

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