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PETA Rips Horse-Punching Fan ... Ban Him From Eagles Games!!

1/16/2018 1:24 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The drunk Philadelphia Eagles fan who allegedly attacked a police officer AND his horse should be BANNED from owning pets AND attending Eagles games ever again ... this according to a huge animal rights org.

Cops reported the fan, Taylor Hendricks, repeatedly attacked an officer and his horse as he was being escorted out of Saturday's game against the Falcons. Hendricks was arrested for aggravated assault, illegally taunting a police horse, simple assault and defiant trespass.

But Stephanie Bell, senior director for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, tells TMZ Sports Hendricks should get more than that.

"PETA is asking the prosecutor to charge the suspect with cruelty to animals, and if he's convicted, we hope sentencing will include a psychiatric evaluation and a ban on owning or harboring any animals, from horses to dogs and cats."

"Anyone who would violently attack an animal likely has rage issues and could be a danger to the community at large."

And they didn't stop there ... Bell calls for Hendricks to be forever banned from Eagles games to "send a strong message that such abuse will not be tolerated."

Eagles Fan Arrested for Punching Police Horse

1/16/2018 7:12 AM PST
Breaking News

A 22-year-old Philadelphia Eagles fan was arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking a police officer -- and his HORSE -- after being thrown out of the Eagles game. 

Cops say Taylor Hendricks got the boot from the Eagles vs. Falcons game for being drunk and not having a ticket -- and on his way out of the stadium, he went berserk on a mounted police officer. 

Hendricks allegedly punched the police horse in the face REPEATEDLY -- and then attacked the human officer. 

He was eventually arrested for aggravated assault, illegally taunting a police horse, simple assault and defiant trespass. He was booked at a nearby station and bailed out the next morning. 

Hendricks is due back in court on Jan. 30 -- and according to FOX 29, prosecutors could add animal cruelty charges to his list of problems. 

The good news -- cops tell TMZ Sports neither the human officer nor the police horse suffered any injuries. 

Philly Costume Shops Scrambling For Dog Masks ... For NFC Title Game

1/15/2018 10:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The hottest item in Philly is a DOG MASK ... with costume shops throughout the city scrambling to stock up so fans can wear K9 heads to the NFC title game this weekend. 

TMZ Sports spoke with the 5 top costume shops in the Philly area ... and they've all said their phones are ringing off the hook asking about the masks Chris Long and Lane Johnson wore to celebrate their "underdog" victory over the Falcons. 

One shop in particular -- Masquerade -- says they've already gotten 20 calls about the masks before the store even opened this morning (plus 10 fans who came to the store in person), and now they're working to get a shipment before Saturday. 

Derek Lee of D&J Costumes and Entertainment says the makers of the exact German Shepherd mask Long and Johnson wore are all sold out ... so the store has ordered masks from other breeds in case fans wanted to branch out. 

Some of the stores are worried about the timing -- because if the dog-mask shipments come in after Sunday (and if the Eagles lose) ... they'll be screwed!

As we previously reported, the Eagles are encouraging fans to wear dog masks to the stadium on Sunday -- as long as they remove them when going through stadium security. 

Eagles to Fans: Bring Your Dog Masks!!

1/15/2018 8:39 AM PST
Barking News

Going to the Eagles playoff game this weekend? Better hit the costume shop first ... 

The team is encouraging fans to bring dog masks to Lincoln Financial Field in Philly on Sunday -- to keep the whole "underdog" theme going as they face the Vikings. 

Of course, Chris Long essentially started the dog mask thing by rocking a German Shepherd head after they beat the Falcons this weekend. 

Now, the team has sent a message to fans -- "Doggone it, you better believe dog masks will be allowed at @LFFStadium this weekend. Just make sure to take them off when you go through security."

Woof. 

Joel Embiid Shoves Eagles Fan After Tailgate Interception

1/14/2018 12:53 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Everyone in Philly was feeling competitive AF this weekend during the Eagles' playoff game against the Falcons ... including 76ers star Joel Embiid.

Embiid got a little rough with an Eagles fan Saturday during a tailgate at the game, when the guy pushed the NBA star and intercepted an incoming pass to him in the lot. 

Safe to say, Embiid wasn't having it ... he shoved the dude right back.

Embiid -- who's 7 feet tall -- doesn't usually back down against fans who challenge him in sports. He definitely didn't hold back while playing one-on-one with folks 2 summers ago.

Looks like that fire's alive and well off the court, too. 

Quavo Eagles Are Toast ... Without Carson Wentz

1/13/2018 12:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Can the Eagles survive without Carson Wentz??

Quavo doesn't think so -- 'cause when we asked him about their playoff matchup with the Falcons, he told us having Nick Foles sub in for the MVP candidate will crush their chances.

"They lost they main guy," Quavo told TMZ Sports. "Foles ... we ready to take him out."

For his own sake, we hope he's right. Quavo's a huge Georgia sports guy -- and we're not sure if he can handle 2 soul-crushing L's in 1 week.

Eagles' Nigel Bradham Battery Case Closed In The Clear For Allegedly Punching Man

1/11/2018 11:41 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Eagles star Nigel Bradham already picked up a W, and he hasn't even played the Falcons yet ... 'cause the Philly LB is in the clear in his aggravated assault case ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Bradham was charged in Florida with aggravated battery after allegedly punching a Hilton hotel worker in the face 'cause he took too long to set up a beach umbrella.

The charge was serious -- a felony -- which carried up to 15 years in prison, if convicted.

Bradham caught a break in June ... the prosecution was deferred -- meaning if he kept his nose clean for 6 months, the charge would be dropped.

NB took care of business, according to court docs ... and the case was closed last week.

Bradham and the Eagles take on the ATL Falcons in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs this weekend.

Terrell Owens I Believe In Nick Foles ... Kinda

12/12/2017 6:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Eagles fans rejoice!!!! Your favorite ex-Eagle, Terrell Owens, is super stoked about Nick Foles taking over, saying that the Eagles are gonna march to the Super Bowl under the backup signal caller.

Okay, so T.O. didn't really go that far ... but he didn't NOT say that either, telling us that he was kinda sorta into the whole Nick Foles thing when we got him out in L.A.

"He gives them a great chance," later adding, "It'll be a good story."

So, he didn't go full Ron Jaworski -- who said the team should still make the Super Bowl with Foles -- but he didn't shut the whole season down either ... that's gotta make the Iggles faithful happy, right?

Hope.

Ron Jaworski Eagles Are Super Bowl Team ... Even Without Wentz

12/11/2017 4:15 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Don't stick a fork in the Eagles just yet ... Philadelphia still has a REAL shot to make the Super Bowl, even without Carson Wentz ... so says Ron Jaworski

The Philly legend is still incredibly optimistic -- telling TMZ Sports the Eagles will certainly miss Wentz, but the surrounding cast is so solid, they'll continue to dominate well into the playoffs. 

In fact, Jaws even delivered a pep talk to depressed Eagles fans -- "Get off the cliff! Everything is okay! This is still a good football team!" 

No pressure, Foles ...

Freddie Mitchell I Agree With T.O. Wentz > McNabb

11/29/2017 1:02 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Terrell Owens is absolutely right when he says Carson Wentz is better than Donovan McNabb ... and that's not us saying it, it's another one of McNabb's former targets, ex-Eagles wideout Freddie Mitchell

You might remember, we got T.O. out earlier this month and asked him who he'd take between the two guys and he didn't hesitate to say Wentz.

Mitchell was on that 2004 Eagles Super Bowl team with Owens, and when we asked who he'd pick to win one game with everything on the line ... McNabb got the short end again.

"I gotta have Carson."

Remember, Mitchell didn't have the personal issues with McNabb that Owens did, so his choice -- taking the 2nd year Wentz over McNabb -- he says is all about football.

Still though, cold world.

Terrell Owens Wentz Is a Better QB Than McNabb Sorry Not Sorry, Donovan!!

11/16/2017 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Terrell Owens says he'd take Carson Wentz over Donovan McNabb -- and he doesn't give a damn what his former quarterback thinks about it. 

We got T.O. out in Beverly Grove ... and asked the former Eagles wideout to pick between the Eagles superstar QBs.

It was a tough call for Terrell, but ultimately -- "I'd probably go with Carson Wentz."

But T.O. says he ain't dissin' Donovan ... Wentz is just that good.

"Look at what he's done, and what is this -- year two? The upside for him is through the roof. He's definitely making his case for (MVP)," Owens told TMZ Sports.

And if the truth hurts -- that's McNabb's problem.

"So what? If he is, it is what it is."

T.O. told us him and Donovan squashed their beef several years back ... but maybe time doesn't heal all wounds??

Eagles' Carson Wentz He Has My MVP Vote!! ... Says Pete Wentz

11/5/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tom Brady? Russell Wilson?

Nah ... the NFL's 2017 MVP trophy belongs to Eagles QB Carson Wentz -- so says last-name bro Pete Wentz.

We got the other celeb Wentz fresh off a trip to Philly -- and the Fall Out Boy bassist told TMZ Sports his honorary cousin is a cut above all the league's superstar signal-callers.

Is Pete a little biased? Probably ... but with the Eagles at 7-1 after trashin' the 49ers, ain't a better place to be than the Wentz Wagon!!

NFL's Nigel Bradham Dodges Bullet In Loaded Gun Case

10/23/2017 11:18 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham just a caught a huge break -- prosecutors have officially let him off the hook for bringing a loaded gun into an airport.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Bradham was arrested at Miami International Airport back in 2016 after he put a loaded gun through the X-ray machine. 

Bradham had claimed he simply forgot the gun was in a zippered part of his backpack that he rarely used. 

Initially, Bradham was charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor -- but we've learned that charge was dropped. 

We spoke with Bradham's attorney, Adam Swickle, who tells us, "The state had no case against him and they found that it wasn’t something he should be criminally sanctioned for."

Swickle pointed out Bradham had a valid concealed weapons permit and didn't intend to break the law. Simple accident. 

He adds, "Nigel is a fantastic football player and a very high character guy."

One less thing for Bradham and the Eagles to worry about as they gear up to play the Redskins on Monday night. 

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