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Tim Brown 'Concerned' About Vegas Temptations ... for Raiders Players

1/19/2017 3:40 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Raiders legend Tim Brown says he's pumped for the team to move to Las Vegas ... but admits he's concerned about some of the players getting too caught up in the Sin City lifestyle.

The Hall of Famer joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Thursday night on FS1) and said he voiced his concerns to Raiders management ... but ultimately realized there's temptation in EVERY city.

"When we were in L.A., we found ways to get into trouble, right? And when you're in Oakland, you find ways to get in trouble. So I think [the Raiders] whole thing is, 'Hey, look, if guys are looking for trouble, no matter what city they're in, they're gonna find the trouble.'"

Tim says the situation might require hiring people to "babysit" some of the players but "hopefully this team will be mature enough to handle the situation."

By the way, that IS Pierre Garcon in the shot -- he's co-hosting the show tonight and he's awesome!

Oakland Raiders 'Officially File Paperwork' to Move to Vegas

1/19/2017 9:24 AM PST
Breaking News

0119-oakland-raiders-vegas-getty-01The Raiders have officially filed their paperwork to move the team from Oakland to Las Vegas ... the NFL has confirmed. 

So, what does it mean? The move will go to a vote of NFL owners -- and the team needs at least 24 affirmative votes to make it happen. The vote is expected to go down in March. 

Don't expect a Chargers-style lightning move -- the Raiders would likely play the next two seasons in Oakland -- before relocating for the 2020 season. 

Owner Mark Davis has had his eye on Vegas for years -- and even snatched up LasVegasRaiders.com back in the '90s. 

Oakland Raiders 1st Round Pick Buys House for Mom

1/17/2017 10:46 AM PST
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0117_karl-joseph-new-house-for-mom_instagramMother's Day came in January for Karl Joseph's mom ... the Oakland Raiders rookie safety just bought her a brand new house in Florida ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. 

The 14th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft was laser-focused on hookin' up his mom with something nice after he signed a 4-year $12 million deal ... and pulled the trigger when he found her dream home.

We spoke with Karl's agent, Chafie Fields, who tells us the home is in central Florida where he grew up after the family moved to the U.S. from Haiti. 

"He comes from very humble beginnings," Fields says ... "Ultimately, his goal was being able to provide for his mom."

"He didn't want to buy himself a car. Didn't want to buy himself a house. He wanted to get his mom a house."

Fields says his team helped with the house hunt but ultimately Karl made the final call -- "He wanted to see the house for himself, so that's why we waited until after the season."

"He has brothers and sisters that still live at home. He wanted to do this for all of them."

Congrats!!! 

Joe Theismann I Feel Derek Carr's Pain ... Broken Leg Sympathy

1/3/2017 2:57 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Good news, Raider Nation -- broken leg expert Joe Theismann says he's 100% confident Derek Carr can rebound from his fractured fibula ... he knows from experience. 

We got the Super Bowl champ out in NYC earlier Tuesday where he told us he was brokenhearted for the Raiders QB ... and knows firsthand what it's like to recover from that same exact injury. 

Yeah, turns out Thiesmann broke his leg more than a decade BEFORE that infamous run in with Lawrence Taylor in 1985 (that gruesome compound fracture on MNF)  ... the one that ended his career. 

Theismann says he broke his fibula in 1972 while he was in the Canadian Football League -- but recovered and went on to have a pretty solid career with the Washington Redskins. 

As for the Raiders, Joe says he's a fan ... and explains why they might not be as dead in the playoffs as everyone thinks they are. 

Chiefs vs. Raiders Fans Brawl In 22 Degrees ... Falling Over Bleachers

12/9/2016 7:18 AM PST
Breaking News

Who has the energy to fight in freezing cold temperatures?

Raiders and Chiefs fans.

That's who. 

A bunch of rival fans started brawling in the stands at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Thursday night -- with people getting thrown down the bleachers ... it's gnarly. 

Eventually cops responded and broke the whole thing up ... but not before some of the pugilists took some heavy shots to the face.

No word if any arrests were made. We're working on it.

Anthony Munoz Welcomes Derek Carr to the Gnarly Pinky Club

11/28/2016 11:52 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Hey, Derek Carr ... 

Want some NFL advice on how to handle a nasty pinky injury straight from an NFL Hall of Famer? 

Good news ... Bengals legend Anthony Munoz has some first(disfigured)hand knowledge for ya!

Munoz has an AWESOMELY grotesque pinky from his playing days (it still points sideways) -- and says he appreciates Carr's toughness for playing through Sunday's injury. 

Munoz has nothing but respect for the QB -- and even dishes out some pointers (ha) on how to make sure the finger heals properly. 

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NFL's Donald Penn Wife Files For Divorce After He Allegedly Knocked Up Reality Star

11/1/2016 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1031-donald-dominique-penn-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Raiders star Donald Penn's wife is calling quits on their marriage ... TMZ Sports has learned.

As we previously reported ... Donald's wife, Dominique Penn, BLASTED the star lineman over social media earlier this month after he allegedly knocked up a reality TV star.

At the time, Dominique vowed to stick by Donald's side ... but something clearly changed ... 'cause only days after calling out her husband and his alleged baby mama, Dominique filed for divorce in L.A.

In court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Dominique -- married to Donald since June 2012 -- lists "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.

In the docs -- filed on October 20th -- she asks for spousal support and joint custody of their 3 kids.

We reached out to Donald's rep ... who had no comment.

Penn reportedly made over $47 million playing football ... in other words, this could be costly for D.P.

Nevada Brothel To Oakland Raiders Move To Vegas And Bang For 1/2 Price!!!

10/31/2016 1:43 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1031-raiders-love-ranch_GETTY-01We're sure the NFL will love this ... a notorious Nevada brothel is making an indecent proposal to the Oakland Raiders ... promising half off all horizontal activities FOREVER ... if the team moves to Vegas.

The offer comes from Dennis Hof ... owner of Nevada's infamous Love Ranch ... who says he's so stoked about the potential Raiders move to Vegas he wants to seal the deal ... by throwing in some ass.

"All Raiders players and staff will receive 50% sex parties at the Love Ranch Vegas."

It's called the "Home Team Advantage Sex Package" and you read right, video coordinators and equipment dudes ... it's for ALL STAFF, so you're good to go too!!!

If you think it's all about debauchery Hof says it isn't ... saying that having a place the players can go and get their swerve on discretely might avoid some Warren Sapp/Greg Anthony situations.

"Our player relations group will help keep their trysts legal and secret."

BTW -- the Love Ranch boasts over 30 working girls, so there's a large field to play ... whether there's grass or not.

Rich Gannon Raiders Should Stay In Oakland ... Vegas Move Is Whack

10/25/2016 7:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's proof not everyone is down for the Raiders move to Sin City ... Rich Gannon --the last guy to quarterback the Silver & Black to the Super Bowl -- says the team needs to STAY PUT.

We got Gannon out in NYC and asked the former NFL MVP his thoughts about his old squad potentially moving out of Oakland and into the deserts of Nevada.

Gannon ain't a fan ... saying the team is just starting to come into its own, and the fans up in NorCal deserve the chance to watch a winner for a change.

He's not the only Ex-Raider balking at the move .... Ronnie Lott is putting together a group to try to keep the team in Oakland as well ... but owner Mark Davis seems super determined to relocate.

Check out the clip ... and maybe don't buy those David Copperfield tickets just yet.

Ice Cube RAIDER NATION FOR LIFE ... Even In Vegas??

10/23/2016 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

He's one of the biggest Raider fans on the planet -- but if the Silver & Black move straight outta Cali and into Las Vegas, is that a deal breaker for Ice Cube???

That's what we asked the rapper at LAX -- you know, since Raiders owner Mark Davis announced he's dead set on taking his team to Sin City in the next few years. 

Check out the clip ... seems there's only one way the Raiders could melt Cube's fandom.

NFL's Donald Penn Allegedly Knocked Up 'Bad Girls Club' Star ... Wife Pissed

10/17/2016 10:39 AM PDT
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1017-donald-penn-camilla-poindexter-domonique-wife-TMZ-INSTAGRAM-01Oakland Raiders star lineman Donald Penn is in a BAD situation -- his wife says he knocked up a reality TV star ... and she's PISSED. 

Dominique Penn laid it all out on her Instagram -- saying Donald (who's reportedly made $47 million during his NFL career) secretly hooked up with and impregnated Camilla Poindexter ... who appeared on multiple seasons of "Bad Girls Club."

"My husband cheated on me with this hood rat," Dominique posted.

"She knew he was married from jump!! He knew that he was married! They did this to my family! You don't get brownie points for f***ing a married man for a check thinking he was gonna leave his wife!"

Camilla had a daughter back March -- and Dominique is pretty convinced Donald is the father. Donald already has 3 kids with his wife. 

"He has 4 kids now (paternity test pending) to worry about," Dominique wrote. 

Despite all of that, Dominique says she's standing by her husband -- explaining, "my husband married a strong woman, and even at his weakest points today, I encouraged him to go play [on Sunday]!"

"I uplifted him and I told him as his friend were gonna get through this!!! As a result to all you hoes out there, never think for one second a man will never come crawling back to his wife. In most cases like mine, THE WIFE ALWAYS WINS."

Sources close to Camilla tell us she is adamant she NEVER tried to shake anyone down for money. She simply wants Donald to continue to support their daughter ... and that's it. 

[h/t BSO

Wayne Newton I Wanna Buy Piece of the Raiders ... If They Move to Vegas!

9/14/2016 6:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mr. Las Vegas LOVES the idea of the Raiders moving to Sin City -- with Wayne Newton telling TMZ Sports if it actually does happen, he wants to buy a piece of the team! 

Of course, there's been A LOT of talk about the Silver and Black heading to Vegas in the near future -- with owner Mark Davis even snatching up the domain LasVegasRaiders.com

Well, Newton says it would be awesome if it happened -- explaining how he LOVES the city and if investing in the NFL team would help, he's all about it. 

Ex-Raider Barret Robbins Arrested for Battery ... At Boca Raton Bar

8/11/2016 4:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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More problems for ex-Oakland Raiders center Barret Robbins -- the troubled 42-year-old was arrested outside of a bar in Boca Raton, Florida after allegedly getting violent with several people.

TMZ Sports has learned ... Robbins was taken into custody around 12:30 AM on Tuesday -- after witnesses say he attacked a person inside of a bar, struck another person outside the bar ... and then roughed up a mother and her daughter after that. 

One witness says after the incident, Robbins sat down at the scene and waited for cops to arrive. 

He was eventually arrested on 2 counts of felony battery. But instead of locking him up in jail, Barret was transported to a nearby mental health facility.

According to court documents, Barret is unable to pay for his own lawyer -- so he was appointed a public defender. 

Barret famously disappeared before the Raiders took on the Bucs in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003 -- and it was later determined that he was bipolar and had gone into a manic episode. 

After his football career ended, Robbins was arrested several times for violent crimes -- including attacking a security guard and brawling with police in Miami Beach. 

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