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Jon Gruden Should Fire Marshawn Lynch ... Says Cris Carter

1/10/2018 6:19 AM PST
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Jon Gruden's first order of business in Oakland should be to cut Marshawn Lynch and upgrade the running back position ... so says Cris Carter

"Marshawn is not the Marshawn Lynch he was 3 or 4 years ago," Cris said on FS1's "First Things First." 

Beast Mode is a huge fan favorite in Oakland -- in fact, Marshawn came out of retirement last year specifically to play for his hometown team. 

But Carter says the lovefest is over ... and Gruden needs to give the man his "walking papers" if he REALLY wants to improve the Silver and Black. 

Rams' Sean McVay: Jon Gruden's My Mentor Sucks We'll Have to Play Him!

1/10/2018 6:12 AM PST

L.A. Rams head coach Sean McVay says he's flattered by comparisons to Jon Gruden -- saying Chucky is a "mentor of mine" ... but he ain't lookin' forward to playing against him next season! 

McVay was at Poppy in West Hollywood on Tuesday -- hours after Gruden was officially announced as the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders. So, we had to ask about Jared Goff previously referring to McVay as "Mini-Gruden."

"That's a compliment, man," McVay said ... "I respect him. He's a mentor of mine, so I'll take that as a compliment."

Fun Fact: McVay started his NFL coaching career as a staffer under Gruden on the Tampa Bay Bucs back in 2008. 

All we know about a Rams vs. Raiders matchup is it's on the 2018 schedule ... but no date has been announced. 

Should be a good one though! 

Jaleel White Snatch My Chain?! 'I'd F**k You Up Terribly!'

11/27/2017 8:18 AM PST

Jaleel White's take on the Michael Crabtree vs. Aqib Talib chain-snatching fight might be the best take: 

"If I had a chain on and you snatched it, I would f*ck you up terribly."

White continued, "I would have to do that on GP (general principle). I wouldn't even want to but because I knew my daughter would see the footage, I would have to do it."

Of course, Crabtree subscribes to the same set of principles ... he got violent with Talib during the Raiders vs. Broncos game on Sunday after getting his chain snatched IN JANUARY, too. 

Still, worst chain snatching ever might still be that Steve Francis incident. Brutal. 

Marcus Allen Here's Why I Admire Marshawn Lynch ...

11/20/2017 10:01 AM PST

Marcus Allen says he usually avoids politics ... but when it comes to Marshawn Lynch -- the NFL Hall of Famer says he has respect and admiration for the Raiders running back. 

"I respect people that do what they believe with conviction," Allen said when asked about Lynch's national anthem demonstration in Mexico. 

"You may not necessarily agree with it, but you gotta admire a person that stands up for what he believes in."

Allen also weighed in on the disappointing state of the Oakland Raiders' season -- saying, "They're not playing well and it's sad to see. Hopefully they'll turn things around."

Raiders Lineman We Didn't Plot to Hurt Derek Carr ... Miko Grimes Is Lying

11/7/2017 7:57 AM PST
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Oakland Raiders stud lineman Donald Penn says allegations that the offensive line plotted to injure QB Derek Carr over his stance on taking a knee are total and utter bullcrap. 

Penn is firing back at Miko Grimes -- wife of Bucs star Brent Grimes -- who went on "The Breakfast Club" and claimed there was an internal dispute during Week 3 ... and the line let Carr have it in Week 4. 

"The reason Derek Carr got injured is because the Raiders offensive line allowed him to get injured because he was against them protesting. They had a fight in the locker room before that Monday night game with the Redskins," Miko said.

She continued -- "That's the only all-black offensive line in the NFL is the Raiders. ... When the whole offensive line said they were going to kneel, he was like, 'No, you're not kneeling. This is America, you're going to stand for the flag' ... so when they came out to play, they basically had a plan." 

Enter Penn -- the leader of Oakland's O-line -- who shot Grimes down hard. 

"It’s crazy how people will make up lies and tell a story so false and untrue 2 get them some attention," Penn tweeted. "I hope it was worth it. All lies."

Marshawn Lynch Goes Beast Mode On Train 'F**K Tha Chiefs'

10/20/2017 7:16 AM PDT

Here's Marshawn Lynch proving an ejection on national TV can't take the Beast out of his soul, leading an Oakland train on an explicit (yet awesome) chant dissing the rival Chiefs, moments after the game.

BTW, the guy who started the fight that led to Lynch's ejection, Chiefs player Marcus Peters -- a close friend of Lynch -- was ON THE TRAIN with Marshawn getting the business.

Marshawn got booted from the Thursday night's contest for making contact with an official during the fight, then snuck into the stands to watch the game with the people (not joking).

At some point in the night Lynch & Peters took the BART public transit system, and led all the Oakland faithful in a "F**k The Chiefs" chant to celebrate the team's much needed last second win.

Not sure what Marshawn's penalty from the league will be just yet, but we are sure about one thing...

He doesn't care.

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

10/9/2017 12:11 PM PDT

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
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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
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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

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

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

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

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.

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