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Snoop Dogg Visits Cleveland Browns Practice ... Joining Dawg Pound?!

10/10/2018 12:48 PM PDT
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The Dawg Pound turned into the D.O. DOUBLE G. Pound on Wednesday ... 'cause Snoop Dogg was in attendance to watch Baker Mayfield and Co. at Cleveland Browns practice!!

Just one tiny issue here -- Snoop is a MASSIVE Pittsburgh Steelers fan ... and the Steelers have a rivalry with the Browns that goes back decades. 

But, It didn't seem awkward when the rap legend hit up Browns practice in Berea ... dappin' up all the players and coaches as the team preps for the L.A. Chargers this weekend.

So ... is Snoop trading in his Black & Gold for the Orange & Brown?? Head coach Hue Jackson says he's been friends with the Doggfather for a while ... and took a friendly jab at him for being MIA for the past 2 years.

Hey, it's been a while since the Browns have had even a sliver of success. Let them have their clout.

Antonio Brown Sued Allegedly Nearly Killed Toddler In Furniture Smashing Rage

10/9/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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Antonio Brown went into a violent rage back in April and threw a bunch of furniture off the balcony of his 14th story apartment nearly killing a 22-month-old toddler ... so says a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers star WR has been sued by Ophir Sternberg -- who claims his 22-month-old son was walking around the pool at a high-end apartment complex with his grandfather when suddenly "large objects started to fall from the building many floors above them."

Sternberg claims the items included 2 very large vases, a heavy ottoman and other pieces of furniture -- which landed within a mere foot or 2 from the toddler and his grandfather. 

One of the vases shattered when it hit the ground, the lawsuit says. 

Security and police were called to the scene and determined the items came from Brown's place -- and the whole thing was captured on surveillance video. 

Sternberg claims "Mr. Brown was extremely agitated, acting aggressively, and yelling at security personnel when [police] arrived to the scene."

Brown also caused extensive damage to his own unit "in a fit of rage," the lawsuit says. 

Sternberg claims his child was terrified and traumatized by the incident -- he has night terrors -- and he's lucky he wasn't killed or severely injured. 

He's suing for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress -- claiming Brown acted "without regard for human life."

We've reached out to Brown's rep for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Terry Bradshaw Steelers Screwed Up ... They Shoulda Offered Le'Veon More Money!!

10/6/2018 12:40 AM PDT
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Terry Bradshaw says Pittsburgh REALLY crapped the bed when it came to Le'Veon Bell ... telling TMZ Sports the Steelers shoulda offered him WAY MORE MONEY!!!

The Steelers reportedly gave their All-Pro running back a three-year, $47 million deal -- and Bradshaw says it's no wonder why Bell spit on that offer.

"He's worth a lot. He's worth a lot more," Bradshaw tells us. "There's nobody like him in the NFL."

Don't worry too much, Steelers fans ... Terry says Pitt should still make the playoffs without the RB. But, even if they don't ... Terry tells us don't blame it on Le'Veon!!!

We also asked if Ben Roethlisberger should get involved to help both sides hammer out a deal -- Terry told us, when it comes to the QB, "You stay out of contracts! Stay out of it."

Terrell Davis On Le'Veon Bell 'I Woulda Signed Franchise Tag'

10/3/2018 6:02 AM PDT
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Terrell Davis respectfully disagrees with the way Le'Veon Bell's dealing with the Steelers -- telling TMZ Sports, "If it were me, I woulda signed the franchise tag."

The Hall of Fame running back isn't trying to diss Bell ... and he understands why Le'Veon is holding out -- he just doesn't see eye to eye on the business side of it. 

"I never thought he should've held out," Davis said at LAX ... "That's just me though. But, he's gotta do what he's gotta do."

"I can't fault anybody for trying to get more money and doing what they feel is right."

Bell is holding out for a longterm deal with guaranteed money -- despite the fact Pittsburgh hit him with the franchise tag which would have paid him roughly $15 mil this season. 

There are reports Bell could end the holdout and report to camp by Week 7 -- and Davis says if that happens, all he needs to do is BALL OUT to win his teammates back over. 

Steelers Don't Need Le'Veon To Win Super Bowl ... Says Pittsburgh Mayor

9/26/2018 12:29 PM PDT
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Here's a sign Le'Veon Bell's holdout has probably gone on too long ...

Bill Peduto -- the mayor of Pittsburgh and a longtime Le'Veon supporter -- tells TMZ Sports he's beginning to think the Steelers don't need the RB to make a Super Bowl run.

"James Conner's proving to be a worthy back and it's a team sport," Bill says. "It's beyond one player."

It's a bit of a surprising claim ... considering Bell has nearly 8,000 yards from scrimmage in 62 career games ... but Bill -- like some of Bell's own teammates -- seems to be fed up with the holdout.

"He's, I think, getting very bad advice from his manager," Peduto tells us.

"It's getting to the point of a certain tipping point when you can still come back and your teammates and the fans will want to have you back."

As for Bell ... probably doesn't care what Peduto has to say -- he still wants to get paid. Plus, it's hard to hear the critics above the roars of a jet ski!!!!!!

Stormy Daniels Ben Roethlisberger 'Terrified' Me ... Tried to Kiss Me

9/20/2018 1:18 PM PDT

Stormy Daniels claims she was "terrified" when Ben Roethlisberger tried to kiss her during an incident in Lake Tahoe back in 2006 ... insisting she shot the QB down cold. 

It's all in her book, "Full Disclosure" -- where she primarily talks about her sexual encounter with Donald Trump

The day after she allegedly banged "The Apprentice" star, she met the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback at a VIP section of a golf course ... where Ben had been talking with Trump. 

At the end of the night, Stormy claims Trump asked Ben to walk the porn star back to her hotel room -- and when they got there, he allegedly asked for a "good night kiss."

Stormy claims she turned him down -- but he pushed lightly on the door while they both stood outside and said, "Come on."

Stormy says she eventually went inside her room alone -- while Ben continued to knock on the door for several minutes before giving up and walking away. 

"I was terrified," Stormy says in the book (via CNN) ... "I am rarely terrified."

We reached out to Ben's camp for comment -- so far, no word back. 

It's not the first time Big Ben allegedly acted inappropriately with women in Lake Tahoe -- in 2008, a woman claimed the NFL player raped her at the Harrah's Hotel during a celebrity golf tournament. 

Roethlisberger was never prosecuted criminally -- but the accuser sued Ben ... and he eventually struck a settlement with her in 2012. 

Antonio Brown I Don't Wanna Be Traded

9/20/2018 10:22 AM PDT
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Antonio Brown says he does NOT want to be traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers ... just days after saying the opposite on Twitter.

Brown spoke with reporters on Thursday about his now-infamous tweet ... saying he "obviously" doesn't actually want to leave the Steelers after clapping back at a tweet suggesting Ben Roethlisberger is responsible for his success.

AB84 explained he fired back at the guy who sent the tweet -- a former Steelers PR guy -- because he thought it was a personal shot.

"I'm still grateful to put on my uniform, grateful to be a part of this organization," Brown said. "I don't take that for granted. Obviously it was a stupid remark."

Brown also said he's pissed the Steelers haven't won a game yet ... but wouldn't reveal why he missed practice on Monday.

Snoop Dogg Message To Steelers ... Quit Playin' And Pay Le'Veon Bell!!

9/19/2018 8:43 AM PDT
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Snoop Dogg ain't panicking about the Steelers' rough start ... but he does have a message for his favorite winless squad -- STOP PLAYIN' AND PAY LE'VEON!!

Of course ... James Conner -- Bell's backup -- was hardly the reason the Steelers couldn't beat the Browns and were mopped by the Chiefs on Sunday.

But, clearly -- Snoop thinks Bell being on jet skis in Miami rather than being on the roster ain't helping matters.

"They need to pay Le'Veon and quit playin', man," Snoop says.

Still ... Snoop ain't ready to hit the eject button on the season yet -- telling TMZ Sports you'll know when that time comes 'cause there will be some classic rants up on his social media.

As for Antonio Brown -- who took to Twitter on Monday and said the team should trade him if they want to find out if he's a product of Ben Roethlisberger's success -- Snoop says A.B. ain't going anywhere.

"We just lost, so we're frustrated," Snoop tells us. "We'll be alright."

By the way ... Snoop also revealed to us which squad he rolls with in Madden -- and let's just say Pittsburgh fans ain't gonna like it.

Chiefs Legend Tamba Hali Patrick Mahomes Is Killin' It ... But He Can't Get A Song

9/18/2018 1:50 PM PDT
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Sorry, Patrick Mahomes ... you might be the NFL's top QB at the moment -- but Chiefs legend Tamba Hali tells TMZ Sports it ain't enough for him to write a song about you!!

ICYMI ... Tamba's working on going from NFL superstar to music icon -- having just released a legit album.

And, with Mahomes tearing up the league -- he had more TDs (6) than incompletions (5) against the Steelers -- we figured it'd be a match made in Chiefs heaven to hear a Hali-Mahomes song.

BUT ... Tamba tells us that just ain't happening -- at least not yet.

"That's too political!" Tamba says with a laugh.

"I love Patrick, but I can't write him into my music life! I might hurt myself or I might do something that wouldn't make sense in the long run."

Tamba still thinks Mahomes' start has been "ridiculous" -- but it seems it'll take a little more than two games for Patrick to get some Tamba Juice.

But, don't feel too bad for Mahomes ... Hali's already got a Chiefs tune Patrick can rock out to in the meantime.

Le'Veon Bell Hosts Rap EP Release Party 'Make Some Noise If You're Drunk as F*ck!!'

9/18/2018 9:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Le'Veon Bell can still put on a show during his holdout ... taking the stage for his rap project release party ... and TMZ Sports has the video!!

The NFL superstar is staying busy during his time away from the Steelers ... hitting up Rockwell Nightclub in South Beach to celebrate his "My Side of Things" EP, right after getting in some jet ski cruising earlier in the day.

Not only does the whole club vibe out to his songs, Juice gave a live performance for the crowd (something NFL fans might not see for a while).

Bell -- who seems to be a frequent visitor at Rockwell -- even took a shot at his haters, dedicating his song, "Sayonara," to the people who have been talking about his contract situation.

Safe to assume Bell put on a hell of a show ... the dude even got props from singer/rapper Tory Lanez, who showed Bell some love.

Still can't be fun for Steelers fans to see.

Le'Veon Bell Hits the Jet Skis In Miami ... Pay Me Already!

9/17/2018 4:14 PM PDT

Le'Veon Bell is stayin' afloat during his holdout -- zippin' around Miami on a jet ski ... and TMZ Sports has the video. 

Bell was chillin' on a yacht on Monday -- living it up -- when he decided to take one of the jet skis out for a spin. 

Another rider in the area started chattin' Bell up -- and the running back agreed to make a short video with the guy. 

"You already know what it is man, we out here coolin' on the jet skis," Bell said. 

At one point, the other jet skier says, "Give my man his f**kin money" -- to which Bell smiles and replies, "You already know! You already know!"

Interesting to see Bell so happy considering his Steelers lost on Sunday, leaving them winless with an 0-1-1 record after 2 games. 

Of course, Bell is pissed the Steelers won't pony up and give him a fat longterm contract -- and refuses to show up to practice until they do. 

In meantime, at least he's wearing his life jacket!  

Le'Veon Bell Hits Miami Club ... During Steelers Holdout

9/11/2018 10:46 AM PDT
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Probably safe to assume Le'Veon Bell ain't coming back to the Steelers this week ... 'cause dude seems pretty busy livin' it up in Miami -- HITTING THE CLUB UNTIL EARLY TUESDAY MORNING!!

TMZ Sports has learned the star running back partied it up at Rockwell in South Beach ... and wasn't shy about it -- kickin' back at the DJ booth and taking pics with clubgoers.

We're told the Pittsburgh RB got there around midnight Monday and didn't leave until the wee hours of the morning Tuesday. He also partied at Gold Rush Cabaret Saturday night with friends.

Sources say he did look to be in great shape ... so at least there's that, Pittsburgh fans.

ICYMI ... Bell's been a no-show at Steelers practices AND at Sunday's game against the Browns as he continues to look for a mega deal from the team.

The Steelers are hosting the Kansas City Chiefs in Pittsburgh on Sunday. No word if Bell plans to be there. Hell, he might still be in Florida for all we know. 

By the way ... this ain't the first time Bell's partied the night away instead of practicing with his teammates -- remember when he slapped all that butt at the booty club during training camp!?

Wiz Khalifa Steelers Need To Pay Le'Veon Bell!!

9/10/2018 9:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wiz Khalifa seems to have the solution for the Pittsburgh Steelers' early season woes ... PAY LE'VEON BELL!!

We got the rapper -- who's a huge Pittsburgh sports fan (remember "Black and Yellow"!?) -- leaving Penthouse when we asked him what's up with the Steelers TYING the sorry Browns??

That's when Wiz told us he ain't worried about that game ... but his squad DOES need to give Le'Veon what he deserves so he can get back on the field.

"We gotta pay him that cash, man," Wiz tells TMZ Sports. "We need to pay the man!"

FYI ... James Conner was a beast in Bell's stead -- scoring two TDs Sunday -- but Wiz is still riding with Lev, telling us the former All-Pro should still be the starter when he gets back.

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