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LeSean McCoy

SHAKES MIKE VICK

... With Killer Crossover

6/23/2015 10:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now, Mike Vick knows how all those defenders felt ... 

The NFL quarterback got crossed over HARD at his celebrity basketball game in Virginia this week ... and was left swingin' at air ... and the culprit is one of his closest friends -- LeSean McCoy

The two former Philadelphia Eagles teammates hit the hardwood at Warwick High School in Newport News -- where Vick grew up -- to raise money for the Mike Vick Foundation, which works with underprivileged kids.  

We're told Vick beat McCoy in a 40-yard dash a few years ago ... and McCoy had vowed revenge ... which he finally got on the court.  

#Redemption.

 

NFL's DeMarco Murray

I Got Married

... And My Wife's Preggo!!!

6/22/2015 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0622-demarco-murray-instagram-01Big weekend for Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray ... who married his longtime girlfriend -- and then announced she's PREGNANT!! 

Marco tied the knot to Heidi Mueller -- his longtime girlfriend and mother of his 2-year-old daughter -- at the Four Seasons in Dallas. 

And during the festivities ... Heidi also announced she's pregnant with their 2nd child!  

As for the wedding ... the couple spared no expense -- guests were greeted with glasses of Cristal champagne!

Tim Tebow

God's An Eagles Fan

...Say Philly Pastors

4/21/2015 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0420-tim-tebow-cross-religion-GETTY-01Eagles fans, stock the bubbly ... 'cause a bunch of local Philadelphia pastors tell us with the signing of Tim Tebow ... the team gained a very powerful ally ... GOD!! 

TMZ Sports spoke with 5 church officials who rep 7 churches in Philly... and the sentiment was universal ... Tebow's faith -- and relationship with God -- will have a HUGE impact on the Eagles. 

Here are some of the highlights ... 

-- Rev. Bill Golderer (Broad Street Ministries) -- "Our legacy [as Eagles fans] has been over 50 years of futility. Tebow's close to God, so we wouldn't have to sell our soul to the devil to win a Super Bowl."

-- Rev. Safford (Christ Church) -- "Having a faith-based person with the Eagles can only help the team."

-- Pastor Kent Jacobs (Epic Church) -- "We love Tim. He's awesome! Everyone needs people to encourage them and he's that type of guy. So he'll help the locker room."

One church official says his congregation is PUMPED too -- "I got a call last night. I thought a parish member was in the hospital, but it was just someone telling me we signed Tebow."

Tim Tebow

Philly Cheesesteak Joints Confused

What the Hell Are Eagles Thinking?!

4/20/2015 7:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0420-tim-tebow-geno-steaks-patsking-of-steaks-GETTY-01Two major Philadelphia rivals -- Pat's and Geno's -- are finally uniting on something ... they both have no idea what the Eagles were thinking in signing Tim Tebow

We spoke with managers from both of the legendary Philly cheesesteak joints (Anthony from Geno's and Tommy from Pat's) ... who tell us they're just trying to make sense of the whole thing. 

Anthony from Geno's -- "We’re all very confused by this whole off-season. Last time I checked you have to be able to throw in order to be a successful QB."

Tommy from Pat's -- "We can only play one QB at a time, and now we have one that hasn't played since 2012!? Does he still know how to play? I don’t know where Chip Kelly is going with this one."

Despite the confusion, both guys say they wish Tebow nothing but the best -- and have each personally promised Tim a free sando if/when he drops by. 

Artie Lange

Hey Eagles Fans ...

Good Luck with Your New Virgin!

4/20/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Artie Lange says the best football players ... are the ones who get laid ... which is (partly) why he's TRASHING the Philadelphia Eagles for signing Tim Tebow

Lange -- HUUUUGE sports fan -- was out in NYC this morning ... when he crapped all over the Bird Gang ... "I don't think Tim Tebow can help you on any level."

Check out the clip ... Lange explains why he's convinced there's a direct correlation between constant bangin' ... and talent. 

Eagles Safety Nate Allen

Cleared in Public Masturbation Case

Saved by Red Lobster

2/23/2015 2:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0216_Nate-Allen_GETTYPhiladelphia Eagles player Nate Allen was wrongly accused of driving around while pleasuring himself, and FL prosecutors have cleared his name -- partly due to a well-timed Red Lobster dinner.

Allen was detained last week in Fort Myers after a 16-year-old girl called 911 to report seeing a man driving a black truck with the windows down and masturbating. An officer responded to the area, saw Allen in a black Ford pick-up, and arrested him.

But the State Attorney's Office announced today that further investigation revealed Allen's truck was NOT the one the girl reported seeing.

Also, Allen was having dinner at a Red Lobster at the time the girl called 911. Prosecutors confirmed this from the time stamp on his bill ... and a photo he took with an employee. Great time for some cheddar biscuits!

State Attorney's Office spokesperson Samantha Syoen tells TMZ ... prosecutors thanked Nate for his patience and for cooperating with investigators.

His attorney Sawyer Smith says Nate is just grateful the whole ordeal is behind him.

NFL's Riley Cooper

Black History Month Selection was 'Honest Mistake'

... Eagles Say

2/12/2015 11:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Philadelphia Eagles tell TMZ Sports the fact that Riley Cooper was selected as the photo for February in the official team calendar was an "honest mistake" ... and they're looking into it. 

Of course, Cooper made national headlines at a Kenny Chesney concert back in 2013 when he was caught on camera saying, "I will jump that fence and fight every n***** here."

The Eagles fined Cooper for his actions at the time. He later apologized and then-QB Mike Vick vouched for him and said he wasn't a racist. 

Which is why it was surprising that the wide receiver was picked to represent February -- Black History Month -- in the official team calendar. 

"If anything, it was an honest mistake," Eagles PR rep Brett Strohsacker tells TMZ Sports.

Strohsacker says an independent company was used to put the calender together -- and says the Eagles are investigating to find out why Cooper was selected to be February. 

He adds, "I will look into this issue and see what the thought process was."

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Charlie Sheen

Giving $1,000 to Waiter

Who Got Stiffed By NFL Star

9/10/2014 11:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Charlie Sheen is taking sides in the "Tip War" involving NFL star LeSean McCoy -- claiming he's giving $1,000 to the waiter McCoy stiffed after a controversial lunch earlier this week. 

Actually, it wasn't a technical "stiffing" -- the Philadelphia Eagles running back tipped a waiter named Rob 20 cents on a $61.56 meal at PYT restaurant in Philly. McCoy reportedly felt he was mistreated inside the restaurant. 

The receipt -- with the 20 cent tip -- was later posted on social media by the owner of the restaurant, Tommy Up. 

Now, Charlie Sheen is getting involved ... issuing a statement saying, "dear Tommy Up at PYT in Philly. Please tell Rob K I'm pledging 1000 dollars to him for the tip debacle just wanna help. c #NoJudgement"

So far, McCoy has been mum on the tip situation.

Mike Vick

I'M CHANGIN MY NUMBER

Out Of Respect for Geno Smith

3/26/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mike Vick
tells TMZ Sports ... he will not fight to wear #7 on his jersey during his stint with the NY Jets -- and says it's all out of respect for Geno Smith

We broke the story ... Vick is very passionate about wearing #7 -- the same number he's worn from high school to Virginia Tech and on both NFL teams he's played for. 

But Mike says, "I want to pick a new number for the Jets, Number 7 is Geno's number."

Sources close to Vick tell us ... he has a lot of respect for the younger QB and doesn't want any drama that could possibly divide the team and believes giving up #7 shows that he's a mature and capable leader. 

Vick says he hasn't decided which number he'll rock for Gang Green -- but tells us, "I am open to suggestions."

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Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins

Yo Philly, Please Buy My Bow Ties ...

I Owe My Wife a Car!

3/18/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Philadelphia Eagles made a huge upgrade this off-season in the fashion department -- their new safety Malcolm Jenkins has plans to dominate the rough and tumble world of bow ties.

The ex-Saints star tells TMZ Sports he's not abandoning the Rock Avenue Bow Ties biz he started last year in New Orleans -- and instead plans to expand in his new hometown.

Jenkins says, "I'm gonna go around the city and see about getting the bow ties into retail stores."

Jenkins started rocking the Pee Wee Herman look back in 2010 -- his 2nd NFL season -- and says he decided to launch his own company when he couldn't find enough variety in stores.

Malcolm joked he really needs a sales spike in Philly to pay off a lost bet with his wife -- ""I owe her a G Wagon." 

Something tells us his 3-year, $16.5 million Eagles contract will take care of that.

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Still, MJ's company got a nice boost last week when his ex-teammate Roman Harper wore a Rock Avenue t-shirt ... while getting baptized!

C'mon, Philly -- if it's good enough for Jesus ... 

Mike Vick

Huge Props from Philly Politician

... He's No T.O.

3/11/2014 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Don't count out Michael Vick just yet -- the guy could still be a STARTER in the NFL, so says the former Governor of Pennsylvania ... who says he wishes Vick well after his stint in Philly. 

FYI -- Vick is a free agent and there's rumors that he's accepted the fact he might have to resign himself to being a backup if he wants to keep playing in the league. 

But ex-Gov. Ed Rendell is taking issue with that ... telling us the guy could still be the #1 for a handful of teams including the Jets, Raiders and Vikings. 

His sports knowledge is actually pretty damn impressive for a politician (especially when he starts talking about the 76ers). 

Terrell Owens should take note -- not every ex-Eagle gets run out of town.

DeSean Jackson

Throwin' Gang Signs

with Rapper Nipsey Hussle

3/10/2014 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0310-niphussle-instagramPhiladelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is a Crip ... and he ain't afraid to show it -- flashing gang signs with rapper (and fellow Crip) Nipsey Hussle.  

Jackson and Nipsey were hanging out after a show in Philadelphia this weekend ... when they posed for a photo -- and DeSean threw a hand signal for Rollin' 40s Crips. 

FYI -- Nipsey is a member of the Rollin' 60s Crips.

It ain't the first time Jackson has thrown the sign in public -- in fact, this past football season, he threw up the sign during a game against the Washington Redskins. 

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1:44 PM PT -- Our bad ... initially, we reported DeSean was at the YG party in L.A.  In fact, the YG party was the following night in L.A. 

Nipsey was at the YG party. DeSean was not. 

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DeSean Jackson

Clowney Needs to Prove Himself

ON THE FIELD!

2/26/2014 6:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022614_desean_jackson_launchHe's big, he's strong and he's fast as hell ... but it doesn't mean JACK SQUAT until Jadeveon Clowney proves himself on Sundays ... so says DeSean Jackson.

The Philadelphia Eagles speedster was leaving Supperclub in L.A. last night -- when we asked if he was impressed with Clowney's blazing fast 40-yard dash time at the NFL combine.

"Faster than me? I don't think so," Jackson said.

"I can just congratulate him for being 260 and doing his thing ... but this Jackson speed right here is rollin' on anything in the NFL ... put it that way, you feel me?"

We feel you.

There's more ... "I just need to see him get to the NFL and do his thing ... the NFL is a big man sport."

"I know he's 260 ... that fast sh*t cool ... but I got homies right here that's bigger than that, that poundin' sh*t in the streets. So, if he gonna get on that field and pound sh*t, I can't do nothing but respect him."

*Note -- we know our guy totally botched Jadeveon's name ... sorry.

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