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Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster I Finally Got My Driver's License! ... At 20 Years Old

11/7/2017 8:27 AM PST
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Big day for Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster ... the 20-year-old is FINALLY licensed to drive a car.

For some reason, the NFL rookie never got around to getting his license when he was 16 ... and had been using a bike (which was recently stolen) to get back and forth to the Steelers training facility. 

UNTIL NOW!!

JuJu hooked up with the Rogers School of Driving in Pittsburgh -- and trained up to get behind the wheel. He tweeted, "Your boy finally did it ... just got my license!"

Just make sure you get a car with an alarm system ... okay JuJu??

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Disses Teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster

10/23/2017 6:01 AM PDT
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Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant let his Instagram fingers go wild Sunday night -- dissing' his teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster while complaining about the team. 

FYI, the Steelers WON on Sunday -- beating the Bengals 29-14 ... but Bryant only caught 1 pass for 3 yards and is clearly pissed he's not getting the ball more. He reportedly requested a trade last week. 

When someone on Instagram told him his WR teammate "[JuJu Smith-Schuster is] better" -- Bryant fired back, "Juju is no where near better than me fool all they need to do is give me what I want and y’all can have juju and who ever else."

JuJu caught 2 passes for 39 yards and a TD in Sunday's victory. 

Moments later, the damage control had already begun ... 

"@juju is the future and got great talent and is going to be one of the best to play the game I want him to get his I just want mines period point blank."

Bryant -- who missed the entire 2016 season due to drug violations -- added, "Ain’t nobody did nothing to get me back I worked my ass off to get myself back with no help and little support period in due time the process will show."

Hines Ward Roethlisberger's Not Retiring Soon ... 'Plenty Left in the Tank'

10/22/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Hines Ward is calling BS on all that Ben Roethlisberger retirement talk ... saying his old QB still has "plenty left in the tank" -- enough to win a Super Bowl. 

Big Ben admitted he contemplated hangin' 'em up after the 2016 season -- but decided to come back. Then there was the "maybe I don't have it anymore" comment earlier this month. 

But Ward ain't buyin' any of that retirement garbage -- telling TMZ Sports #7 is still a championship-caliber player, period. 

Speaking of QB's ... we also asked Ward about Colin Kaepernick ... and he names a list of teams that could use his skills right now.

Le'Veon Bell Locker Room Freestyle 'Trying To Get That Money'

10/6/2017 11:15 AM PDT

Fresh out the shower ... here's Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell spittin' bars in the team locker room -- in a towel. 

With Antonio Brown as hype man, Bell and a few other players fired off some lyrics in a team cypher -- with Le'Veon rapping about everything from money, to girls to his hairdo. 

Bell is experienced when it comes to rap -- he's released several tracks under the name "Juice" ... and it's good stuff. 

Safety Robert Golden went next. He's not bad either. 

Ben Roethlisberger I Regret Staying In Tunnel for Nat'l Anthem

9/25/2017 1:12 PM PDT
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Ben Roethlisberger says he actually LOST SLEEP over the way the Pittsburgh Steelers handled the national anthem situation on Sunday ... and wishes he wouldn't have stayed in the tunnel. 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had said before the game that the team would "not participate" in the anthem to protect the players from having to take a public stance on the issue. 

All but one of the players stayed out of sight -- the exception being offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva (a retired Army Ranger) ... who stood on the field. 

Now, Big Ben -- who stayed in the tunnel during the "Star Spangled Banner" -- says he regrets not joining Villanueva. 

"The idea was to be unified as a team when so much attention is paid to things dividing our country, but I wish we approached it differently," Roethlisberger said.

"We did not want to appear divided on the sideline with some standing and some kneeling or sitting."

"As a team, it was not a protest of the flag or the Anthem. I personally don’t believe the Anthem is ever the time to make any type of protest."

"I appreciate the unique diversity in my team and throughout the league and completely support the call for social change and the pursuit of true equality."

"Moving forward, I hope standing for the Anthem shows solidarity as a nation, that we stand united in respect for the people on the front lines protecting our freedom and keeping us safe."

Pittsburgh Steelers Skip National Anthem ... Before Bears Game

9/24/2017 9:47 AM PDT
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1:00 PM PT -- The Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans have followed the Steelers' lead ... and have both announced they will not be on the sidelines for the National Anthem prior to their game.Steelers coach Mike Tomlin just announced his team won't be on the field for the National Anthem before their game against the Bears ... saying "we're not gonna be divided by anything said by anyone."

While he doesn't mention Donald Trump specifically, it's clear Tomlin is firing back at the president's call to fire the "sons of bitches" who kneel during the anthem.

The decision to stay in the locker rooms is "not to be disrespectful to the anthem, but to remove ourselves from this circumstance," Tomlin says.

Around 20 Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars players took a knee prior to their game in London earlier today ... with many other teams sharing plans to show signs of solidarity.

Antonio Brown I'm a Daddy Again! ... For the 5th Time!

8/1/2017 2:58 PM PDT
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The baby business is BOOMIN' for Antonio Brown -- his girlfriend just gave birth to their brand new son! 

The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was able to get away from football Tuesday for the birth of Apollo Brown

(It helps that today was a scheduled off day for Steelers players!) 

Both baby and daddy looked great (Antonio had a big smile on his face) -- hopefully mom, Chelsie Kyriss, is doing well too. 

It's AB's 5th kid -- 3 with Chelsie and 2 from a previous relationship. 

Congrats! 

James Harrison vs. Duke Riley Savage Strength Showdown Movin' 7,300 lbs.

7/20/2017 12:51 PM PDT
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James Harrison is the KING of crazy strength training videos ... but an NFL rookie might be comin' for the throne.

In the blue corner ... 39-year-old Steelers LB pushing a sled weighing OVER 1,800 POUNDS -- that's one plate for each year of his life.

In the red corner ... 22-year-old Falcons LB Duke Riley pulling an SUV weighing AT LEAST 5,500 POUNDS -- a 2017 Yukon Denali plus his buddy in the driver's seat.

James takes a few tries. Duke did his easy.

Keep in mind, though ... pushing is harder than pulling -- and Duke has wheels workin' for him too.

So, what's more impressive?

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Brings Gun to Airport ... Not Arrested

4/12/2017 2:56 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Senquez Golson was stopped by TSA agents at an airport in Alabama after they found a handgun and bullets in his carry-on bag ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Maybe he was flying United???

Here's what we know ... the 2015 2nd round draft pick was going through security at Mobile Regional Airport around noon Wednesday when they found a Glock .45 caliber pistol along with 23 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. 

There's a discrepancy over whether the gun can be considered "loaded" or "unloaded" since there was technically not a round in the chamber. 

TSA alerted police and officers took the bag and escorted Golson out of the area. 

Golson was NOT arrested. Instead, cops offered to hold the gun for him until he returned from his travels ... at which time he could pick it up.

How's that for southern hospitality?

Le'Veon Bell I'm Optimistic About Long-Term Deal with Steelers

3/3/2017 6:34 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Le'Veon Bell says he is working with the Steelers on a long-term deal ... and tells TMZ Sports he's confident something the two sides can work something out before the deadline. 

Bell appeared on the "TMZ Sports" TV show  on FS1 this week and admitted he has mixed feelings about being hit with the franchise tag ... but says he's hopeful he can strike a deal with his longtime team.

"We still going to work towards it," Bell said ... "Me and the Steelers want to work together. We're going to work towards a long-term deal leading up to the deadline (July 15th)." 

"If it doesn't get done, it doesn't get done ... but I definitely think something will work and we'll see what happens."

Bell is set to make $12 mil this season with the franchise tag. 

Le'Veon Bell Diss Track Advice to Nicki Minaj

3/2/2017 7:31 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Le'Veon Bell knows all about the diss track game (he recently went after Skip Bayless) ... and now the running back/rapper is offering up some hip-hop wisdom for Nicki Minaj

The NFL superstar joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Thursday night on FS1) -- where he also talked about how he feels about getting hit with the Steelers franchise tag. 

The good news -- lots of money. Bad news -- he wants more long-term security.

There's a LOT MORE when the full interview airs tonight on FS1 -- and things get SUPER HEATED when someone tries to compare Remy Ma's "ShETHER" to Tupac's epic diss track, "Hit 'Em Up."

Joey Porter Bar Arrest Security Footage Released ... Scary but NOT Violent

2/21/2017 2:43 PM PST
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Joey Porter DEFINITELY got up close and angry with a bouncer before his Pittsburgh arrest -- but he did NOT rough the guy up ... and new security footage proves it. 

Officials have finally released the video evidence in the case against the Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach ... and while he certainly gets mad at the bouncer for not letting him in, we sure as hell don't see an assault. 

Porter was initially charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication ... but eventually pled guilty to JUST disorderly conduct. 

He paid a fine ... and that's it. 

Joey Porter Pleads Guilty to Disorderly Conduct ... In Bar Incident

2/21/2017 10:37 AM PST
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter just pled guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a January altercation with security at a Pittsburgh bar. 

Porter was initially charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication over the January 8 incident ... in which cops say Porter got physical with a bouncer after he was denied entry into the bar. 

TMZ Sports obtained video of Porter jawing at cops during the arrest.

Prosecutors had previously announced they would reduce charges based on video evidence -- but clearly believed Porter wasn't exactly a perfect angel that night. 

As for his sentence, Porter must now pay a $454 fine. That's it. 

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