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Le'Veon Bell Teammates Raid Locker ... Take Jordan Cleats!!

11/14/2018 1:30 PM PST
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Le'Veon Bell's locker turned into a garage sale on Wednesday ... with his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates savagely raiding his things after he bailed on the season.

Bell no-showed for the league-imposed deadline on Tuesday ... which ended his 2018 season before it even started.

Players quickly found the silver lining of the situation after practice ... taking all his Jordan brand cleats and team gear.

Oh ... and a mixtape labeled "Le'Veon Bell #1," according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

"Appreciate the cleats, my guy," Bud Dupree said while takin' his new Js.

It's probably all in good fun ... the Stillers are 6-2-1 and James Conner is straight-up COOKIN' on the gridiron. So, it doesn't seem like there's any bad blood over there.

No word on how Le'Veon's gonna take it. But hey, he had his chance.

David Spade Hates Le'Veon Bell ... Ruined My Fantasy Team!

11/14/2018 8:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Steelers fans ain't the only people pissed off at Le'Veon Bell today ... here's David Spade giving up on the Pittsburgh superstar completely after he destroyed his fantasy season!!!

ICYMI ... Le'Veon's held out all year looking for a new mega-deal from the Steelers -- but decided to officially quit on the season Tuesday when he failed to report at the league-imposed deadline.

This, of course, crushed fantasy owners who not only picked Le'Veon in the first round in summer drafts -- but kept him on the bench all year waiting for his return!!

Spade happened to be one of those unlucky people ... and unleashed his hatred for the running back outside of Craig's on Tuesday night.

"I gave up on him today when the rest of the world did too," David says. "He's got to win me back!"

Sounds like somebody didn't make sure to pick up James Conner before the season ... so, really, whose fault is this, David???

Le'Veon Bell Doesn't Report, Out For Season ... Forfeits $14.5 Million

11/13/2018 1:00 PM PST
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Le'Veon Bell ain't playing for the Steelers this year ... and maybe never again -- 'cause the All-Pro RB just missed the deadline to report to the team.

Bell -- who's been holding out since the offseason in search of a new mega-deal with Pittsburgh -- had until 1 PM PT to sign his franchise tag.

But ... the deadline came and went with no Bell to be found.

As we previously reported ... Bell's been tearin' it up on jet skis and in nightclubs during his time away from the squad -- but most, including the team's owner, expected him to be back with the team today.

Bell, though, decided against it ... and will now forfeit ALL of the $14.5 MILLION the Steelers were set to pay him this season.

It's not like Pitt's exactly crying over the move ... James Conner's been killin' it in Bell's stead -- and teammates have ripped the RB for his holdout throughout the past few months.

In fact, even coach Mike Tomlin threw some shade Bell's way Tuesday ... saying if this so happens to be the last time he ever coaches Bell, "So be it."

Cam Newton Honoring Pitt. Synagogue Victims 'Stronger than Hate' Cleats

11/8/2018 4:06 PM PST
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Cam Newton's going against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the field ... but he's standing united with the city Thursday night ... honoring the synagogue shooting victims with "Stronger than Hate" cleats.

The Panthers superstar revealed the kicks just minutes ago during pregame warm-ups ... showing a mock-up of the Steelers logo with a Star of David and the phrase "Hatred Can't Weaken a City of Steel."

Ben Roethlisberger wore similar custom cleats over the weekend against the Ravens ... and Julian Edelman showed support with a Team Israel hat from the World Baseball Classic after the Patriots game on Sunday.

As we previously reported ... an active shooter opened fire at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh during a prayer service on October 27, leaving 11 people dead in the anti-Semitic attack.

The Penguins honored the victims as well last month ... with a special patch on their uniforms and donated $50,000 to help victims and their families.

Le'Veon Bell Expected To End Holdout Next Week ... Says Steelers Owner

11/8/2018 3:42 PM PST
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The Steelers are expecting Le'Veon Bell to be back with the team next week ... so says owner Art Rooney II.

The Pittsburgh honcho said on SiriusXM NFL Radio Thursday that it's his understanding the superstar tailback will re-join his teammates in just a couple days.

"I have to start by saying, I don't know what his plans are, but I would say that at this point, we expect him to come back next week."

Of course ... Le'Veon has sat out all Steelers practices and games the last few months as he continues to look for a new mega-deal from the team.

Le'Veon's been down in Miami in the meantime -- ridin' jetskis and hittin' nightclubs -- but he tweeted farewell to the city earlier this week and was then spotted at local Pittsburgh gym Tuesday.

The Steelers have hardly missed Bell ... rollin' to a 5-2-1 record, thanks mostly to the play of Le'Veon's backup James Conner.

Pittsburgh plays the Carolina Panthers Thursday night ... perhaps for the last time this season without the Le'Veon?

Antonio Brown Busted Going 100 MPH ... Near Bank Robbery

11/8/2018 8:32 AM PST
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Cops responding to a bank robbery in Pittsburgh jumped into action when they saw a car speeding down the road at 100 MPH -- but it turns out the driver wasn't the robber, it was Antonio Brown

The 30-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver was cited for driving in excess of 100 miles per hour on Thursday in his black Porsche.

Cops determined Brown was NOT the bank robber -- so they cited him for reckless driving and sent him on his way. 

FYI, Brown and the Steelers have a game Thursday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh against the Carolina Panthers. 

Guessing Brown didn't wanna be late to the field. 

The Steelers issued a statement saying, "We are aware of the situation, but we are still gathering information. We won’t have any further comment at this time."

It's the latest in a string of off-the-field issues for Brown -- who's being sued for allegedly throwing furniture off his apartment balcony back in April. 

Brown also claims someone stole a bunch of money and a gun from his apartment earlier this year. 

Julian Edelman Honors Synagogue Victims With Hat ... 'I'm Behind You'

11/5/2018 6:50 AM PST
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Julian Edelman doesn't play for Pittsburgh ... but he's got the city's back regardless -- wearing a Jewish star hat Sunday, and saying last month's synagogue shootings were "uncalled for."

After the Patriots beat the Packers last night, the WR -- who is of Jewish heritage -- wore a Team Israel hat from the World Baseball Classic. 

He told reporters he wanted to show the people affected by the anti-Semitic shootings inside the Tree of Life synagogue that they're in his thoughts. 

"Just letting the people out in Pittsburgh know I'm thinking about them," Edelman said ... "I'm sending vibes and they're in our prayers. It was a big hit to the community, and it's uncalled for."

"So, I just let them know, 'Hey, I'm behind you and I'm supporting.'"

The Pittsburgh Steelers -- who played in Baltimore on Sunday -- held a moment of a silence for the victims before their win over the Ravens ... while star QB Ben Roethlisberger wore "Stronger Than Hate" cleats.

Members of the team also attended funeral services last week for two brothers, Cecil and David Rosenthal, killed in the tragedy.

Meanwhile ... the Penguins honored the victims with a special patch on their uniforms last week and donated $50,000 to help victims and their families.

Ben Roethlisberger Attends Funeral for Synagogue Victims ... With Steelers Teammates

10/30/2018 1:13 PM PDT
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Ben Roethlisberger and his wife -- along with several Steelers players -- attended funeral services for two brothers killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on Tuesday ... in support of a close friend and former team staffer.

Cecil and David Rosenthal -- brothers to ex-Steelers community relations manager Michele Rosenthal -- were murdered when an anti-Semitic shooter opened fire inside the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday.

Among the guests who attended the services at Rodef Shalom Congregation -- head coach Mike Tomlin, linebacker Ryan Shazier and Steelers legend Troy Polamalu attended the funeral. 

The entire city seems to be rallying around the victims and their families. As we previously reported, the Pittsburgh Penguins will honor the victims with a special patch on their uniforms tonight. 

The NHL team is also donating $50,000 to help the victims and their families -- and will be hosting various fundraising initiatives including raffles and game-used jersey auctions. 

Terry Bradshaw Tom Brady Ain't the G.O.A.T. ... These Guys Are Better

10/28/2018 12:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't give Tom Brady the brown just yet -- Terry Bradshaw LAUGHED when we suggested the Patriots QB is the greatest football player of all time ... and then named 3 guys he thinks are better. 

It's becoming a big debate -- where does Tom fall on the NFL's G.O.A.T. list? Tim Tebow previously told us he thinks TB12 is "probably" #1

He's got the resume -- 5 Super Bowl rings. 8 AFC championships. 3 NFL MVPs. 4 Super Bowl MVP. 13 Pro Bowls.

But, Bradshaw says it ain't enough to jump 3 offensive legends -- and he didn't mention Lawrence Taylor, who a lot of people argue could easily be the best ever. 

"You guys are too quick to anoint someone 'The Greatest,'" Bradshaw told us. 

Watch the clip and decide for yourself -- is Terry right? 

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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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
EXCLUSIVE

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. 

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