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Jeff Garcia Put T.O. in the Hall of Fame Already!!

1/5/2018 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Terrell Owens' old quarterback says it's about damn time he gets his gold jacket ... saying the controversial receiver is more than deserving to get in the Hall of Fame this year.

TMZ Sports spoke with Jeff Garcia -- who played 5 seasons with T.O. on the 49ers -- and while it wasn't always smooth sailin' between the guys, Garcia says the off-field drama should NOT keep Owens out of Canton.

"With what he was able to accomplish statistically, being a top 5, top 2 guy in many categories. Stop beating around it, the guy deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Put him in the Hall of Fame."

Critics have labeled T.O. as a QB killer and bad teammate ... and that's been the knock against him making the Hall. So, Garcia having his back is a big deal.

Owens -- who didn't get enough votes the last 2 years -- finds out if 3rd time's a charm on February 3 ... the day before the Super Bowl.

E-40 I Love Jimmy Garoppolo ... Next Great 49ers QB!

12/23/2017 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Is Jimmy Garoppolo gonna be the next big thing for the 49ers?

YUP.

Like, as big as Joe Montana or Steve Young??

YUP. 

That's E-40 -- a HUGE 49ers fan -- weighing in on the hottest QB in football ... after Garoppolo crushed it in his first 3 starts for SF.

We got the Bay Area rap legend out at Kendrick Lamar's charity concert in L.A. ...  and while he didn't say too much, it was clear he was all about Jimmy G.

"That boy gonna be one of them ones," E-40 told TMZ Sports.

Believe it, people -- he's basically an expert on QBs ...

Antonio Brown Can Easily Break Jerry Rice's Record ... Says Chad Johnson

12/15/2017 2:29 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jerry Rice better watch his back ... 'cause there's one current NFL superstar who's on pace to take the crown from the 49ers legend ... this according to ex-Pro Bowler Chad Johnson.

TMZ Sports spoke with Ochocinco about Antonio Brown dominating today's game ... and asked straight-up whether it's possible AB84 can end up at the top of the all-time receiving yards list.

Johnson completely believes Brown can eventually pass Rice's record of 22,895 career yards ... and explains exactly what needs to happen in order to actually get those numbers.

FYI -- Brown is currently at 9,886 through almost 8 seasons in the league ... getting nervous yet, Jerry??

NFL Protests Proposed $100M 'Bribe' Fails ... Players Keep Kneeling

12/3/2017 4:39 PM PST

The NFL tried buying their players off with nearly $100 million so they'd stop kneeling and protesting at games ... but apparently it didn't work.

The NFL recently proposed a deal in which they'd contribute $89 million over seven years to 2 organizations focused on African-American causes, as well as to the Players Coalition so they could use the money for whatever causes they wanted.

In exchange, the NFL wanted the National Anthem protests to end -- but the deal seems to have failed. Many players continued to kneel and demonstrate during this week's games.

The L.A. Chargers' left tackle Russel Okung raised his fist during the National Anthem Sunday, and the Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch remained seated for the song. L.A. Rams player Robert Quinn raised his fist as well, and other players linked arms in solidarity.

At least 6 other players between Miami, New Orleans and San Francisco all took a knee after some of them publicly raised issues with the proposed deal from their bosses. 

Back to the drawing board.

Jimmy Garoppolo Likes Beer & Debauchery (Not That There's Anything Wrong with That)

11/12/2017 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Turns out ... Jimmy Garoppolo's a bro.

Now that Tom Brady's former backup is in the news for being traded to the 49ers ... someone sent us some footage of Jimmy partying during St. Patrick's Day -- and guess what? Bro's gonna bro.

Jimmy G. rolled into the Old Crow Smokehouse bar in Chicago back in March and turned up with his 10 to 15-person bro squad. We're told the QB was like a handsomer, tinier Gronk. 

Don't worry ... no Ezekiel Elliott scandal stuff -- just a bro doing bro stuff with his bros. 

Cheers to new beginnings? 

Wu-Tang's Raekwon Sign Kaepernick to Replace Rodgers

10/17/2017 7:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colin Kaepernick ain't exactly hurtin' for cash, but the Packers should absolutely show him the money -- so says Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon

We got the huge Packers fan at LAX ... and asked him about the prospect of Kaep replacing Rodgers while the star QB heals up.

"That'd be dope," Raekwon told TMZ Sports. "Kaepernick can hold the fort down ... as a starter."

The emcee gets why Kaep hasn't been picked up yet -- "it's a serious situation for the NFL" -- but at the same time, says he's got mad respect for his movement.

Whether he gets paid or not, Raekwon told us Kaep should be good -- 'cause he's made PLENTY of money playin' for the 49ers.

$43.4 MILLION, reportedly ... to be exact.

Steph Curry Free Kaepernick ... He 'Shook Up the World'

9/11/2017 8:20 AM PDT
Breaking News

Steph Curry is disgusted that Colin Kaepernick is still in the unemployment line ... and he's got a message for all the NFL teams refusing to sign him -- FREE KAEP.

Steph was in attendance for the 49ers vs. Panthers game at Levi's Stadium ... and shared a photo of the field with a #FreeKaep caption.

This statement comes a day after Curry spoke about Kaep deserving an NFL roster spot ... adding that his national anthem protests "shook up the world ... for the better."

“He definitely should be in the NFL," Steph told The Charlotte Observer.

"If you’ve been around the NFL, the top 64 quarterbacks, and he’s not one of them? Then I don’t know what game I’m watching."

As for Kaep ... the former Niners QB was social media silent on Sunday -- but his Know Your Rights Camp account posted messages urging fans to boycott the NFL. 

Congressman Richmond I Stand with Colin Kaepernick .... NFL Blackball Is Unfair

7/29/2017 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

A powerful U.S. congressmen is calling out NFL owners on behalf of Colin Kaepernick -- he clearly feels the QB is being punished for speaking his conscience ... and "it's unfair."

TMZ Sports spoke with Cedric Richmond -- a democrat from Louisiana who's also the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. He's also a big football fan. 

So, when we asked how he felt about Kaepernick still being unemployed -- the congressman didn't hold back. 

"I think it's unfair. I think that he has a lot of talent. He was the starting QB in the Super Bowl and he's a great athlete. And the fact that he spoke up means he's a great person and he spoke his conscience."

"I don't think we should penalize people in this country for doing that."

He continued, "As I look around the NFL at some backup quarterbacks, it's clear that his talent is superior to a lot of people who are on teams already."

"I would hope that people would give him a chance and sign him and see what he has to offer."

Richmond concludes, "We should not penalize somebody for exercising their 1st amendment right."

There's talk the Baltimore Ravens could bring Colin on board in the very near future -- but until the phone rings it's just that ... talk. 

Vernon Davis Kaepernick Can Still Play 'Great Teammate'

5/18/2017 3:26 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colin Kaepernick's old 49ers teammate, Vernon Davis, is going to bat for the QB -- saying the guy isn't just a great player, but he's "one of those guys that you want on your team."

Vernon told TMZ Sports ... one of the things that impressed him on the 49ers was Kaep's work ethic -- saying the QB is an "extremely hard worker" who's a true pro.

Long story short ... Davis is vouching for Kaep in the strongest way possible and it's clear he thinks the guy belongs in the NFL this season.

As for Davis, the Washington Redskins tight end is entering his 12th season in the league -- so, he has a pretty damn good perspective on what it takes to make it in the NFL.

FS1's Joy Taylor Seems 49ers Sandbagging Colin Kaepernick

5/12/2017 11:36 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Are the 49ers trying to sabotage Colin Kaepernick

It's possible ... according to FS1 star Joy Taylor who says it seems like much of the bad info hitting the media about CK is coming from his old employer. 

Taylor went viral on social media this week for taking a strong stand for Colin on "Undisputed" with Skip and Shannon ... saying the QB is being blackballed by NFL owners for being a social justice crusader. 

In fact, Taylor says it's not just that Colin's getting the cold shoulder ... but it seems someone is trying to spread false info about him to scare potential suitors. Joy says it seems that info is coming from Santa Clara.

Taylor says there is one way Colin can fight back and it's the only way to truly set the record straight.

Ex-NFL Star Ray McDonald Off the Hook in Rape Case

4/17/2017 12:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

Prosecutors have dropped the rape charges against former SF 49ers lineman Ray McDonald -- after the accuser stopped cooperating, officials say. 

McDonald had been charged with 1 count of rape on an intoxicated person stemming from a 2014 incident at his San Jose area home. He faced up to 8 years in prison if convicted. 

The alleged victim initially claimed she met McDonald at a local bar on December 14 and went back to his home -- where she allegedly fell and hit her head near Ray's hot tub. She claims she later woke up in his bed. 

The woman also claimed McDonald's teammate, Ahmad Brooks, groped her in a sexual manner while she was unconscious ... and said surveillance video would prove her story. 

Ray admitted he had sex with the woman but insisted it was consensual. 

Prosecutors planned on going all the way with the case -- until the accuser went off the grid and refused to testify. She reportedly received a settlement of at least $100k stemming from a civil suit related to the incident. 

49ers' Tramaine Brock Arrested For Domestic Violence

4/7/2017 11:56 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

2:57PM PT -- The 49ers just announced they've cut Tramaine Brock.

49ers CB Tramaine Brock was arrested for felony domestic violence near San Francisco ... after he allegedly got physical with a girl he was dating.

Santa Clara police say they responded to a report of domestic violence on Thursday night at 9:35 PM. When they arrived, cops say they made contact with a woman who had visible injuries.

Officials tell TMZ Sports that Brock was NOT on the scene when they arrived ... but later went to the station to talk to cops. He was then booked for felony domestic violence.

Cops say the woman's injuries were minor, and she did not require medical attention.

Brock, 28 -- one of the best players on the 49ers defense -- was taken to Santa Clara County Jail. A judge has not yet set bail.

Story developing ...

NFL's Eric Davis Trump's Wrong NFL Owners NOT Afraid You

3/22/2017 6:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Trump is WAYYYYYY off if he thinks NFL owners are blacklisting Colin Kaepernick out of fear of a presidential Twitter backlash ... so says ex-NFL star Eric Davis

The former 49ers cornerback says NFL owners are too rich and too powerful to be swayed  by a TWEET from the president ... despite claims Trump made in Kentucky earlier this week. 

As for whether Kaepernick deserves a shot in the NFL this season, Eric has pretty strong opinion on that. 

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