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Houston Mayor's Office

Kaepernick Should Put Money

Where His Mouth Is

5/27/2015 8:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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If Colin Kaepernick is "truly remorseful" about the stupid, insensitive comments he made about Houston floods -- he should let his wallet do the talking and DONATE ... so say reps for the Mayor of Houston. 

After the 49ers quarterback apologized for mocking the deadly floods on social media yesterday, we reached out to the office of Mayor Annise Parker for comment. 

Her press secretary was straight and to the point:

"Anything Colin Kaepernick said isn't really of concern to us. We're focusing on what's going on here. We still have rain coming. We're focused on getting our residents what they need."

"He apologized. I'm sure he is sorry for what he did, so he is forgiven. This is too serious a situation to hold a grudge."

"If he is truly remorseful, he can donate to our food bank, to the Red Cross. Any of those avenues."

Your move, Kap. 

Colin Kaepernick

Sorry for My Stupid Houston Flood Post

5/26/2015 4:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0526-colin-kaepernick-GETTY-01Colin Kaepernick is begging for forgiveness after putting up an incredibly stupid Instagram post that poked fun at the devastation caused by the floods that have been ravaging the city of Houston. 

The 49ers QB -- who wears #7 -- has a catchphrase he's been using on social media for months ... "7tormsComing."

And earlier today, he posted a pic showing Houston under water with the caption, "I warned you the 7tormsComing! #Houston #PrayersUp."

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By the way, at least 13 people have reportedly died in the storm. 

After a fierce backlash on social media, Colin took the post down ... and posted a new note on Twitter:

"I'm so sorry about my insensitive post earlier today. I didn't fully understand how many people are struggling in Houston right now and I feel horrible. My prayers are with everyone there."

Gloria Govan

I Never Banged Colin Kaepernick

No Clue On Barnes Feud

5/22/2015 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Ex "Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan is so over the rumors about her and Colin Kaepernick ... she's now addressing them -- and wants everyone to know the 49ers QB never crossed her end zone.

Gloria was at the "So Sexy L.A." party at SKYBAR in West Hollywood Thursday night ... when our photog asked about her estranged hubby, Clippers star Matt Barnes, and his very public hatred of Kaepernick.

Just a few weeks ago, Barnes called Kaep "a hoe" on Instagram -- which is why our guy asked Gloria if she knew what was behind the beef.

Watch ... Gloria took the ball and ran, first telling us -- "There's been a bunch of different rumors" about her and Colin hooking up. But she says, "I've never had a thing with Colin Kaepernick."

Double G seems to think fans blame her for their feud, but she tells us it's something else altogether.

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Terry Crews

Vernon Davis Is No Joke

... Acting Chops Are Legit

5/12/2015 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews knows what it takes to make the jump from the NFL to Hollywood ... and he STRONGLY believes 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is primed to follow in his famous footsteps. 

For the record, Davis has been making a serious push into acting -- recently starring as "Captain Torpedo" in a short film that made it to the final 10 in HBO's "Project Greenlight" competition.

Well, clearly Crews was impressed ... telling TMZ Sports he doesn't only think the guy has serious "flavor" on screen -- but he's spoken with Davis and gave the guy some real advice about making the Hollywood transition.

So ... buddy comedy in the future?!?!?

49ers Star Ahmad Brooks

Accused In Sexual Assault Lawsuit

5/6/2015 11:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0506_Ahmad-Brooks_gettySan Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been accused of sexually assaulting a passed out woman at a then-teammate's home ... according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports.

The woman making the allegations is the same woman who previously claimed she was raped by Ray McDonald ... a former 49ers defensive end who now plays for the Chicago Bears. 

McDonald had sued the woman for defamation ... after the San Jose PD investigated the allegations but dropped the case due to insufficient evidence.  

Now, the woman is firing back in the defamation lawsuit -- claiming she believes there is SURVEILLANCE VIDEO from the night in question ... which shows part of the alleged sexual assault. 

According to the docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the woman says on December 14th, 2014 she was at McDonald's home and slipped and fell on the deck around his swimming pool, knocking herself unconscious for more than 8 minutes.  

While she was blacked out, the woman claims the video will show McDonald's friend Brooks "groped her person in a sexual manner."

She claims McDonald then carried her up to his bedroom where he had sex with her ... without her consent. 

The woman -- who hired Gloria Allred as her attorney in the matter -- is going after McDonald for assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress. Ditto for Brooks. She and Allred just held a news conference to talk about the case. 

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

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Matt Barnes

Beefin' With Colin Kaepernick

Calls QB a 'Hoe'

5/1/2015 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501_colin-kaepernick_matt_barnes_tmz_gettyColin Kaepernick has a new enemy -- L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes ... who just fired a shot at the QB on social media ... and sources tell us the animosity is very real. 

Barnes went on Instagram to congratulate Arik Armstead on being drafted by the SF 49ers last night ... and wrote, "Congrats to my young boy #ErikArmstead [sic] proud of you fam. Ur QB a hoe tho!!"

Clearly, the message was directed at Colin. 

Multiple sources close to Matt tell us the beef with Kaepernick goes back several years -- and stems from a situation where Matt felt "disrespected" by Colin. 

As one source extremely close to Barnes puts it -- "Matt hates his guts."

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Reggie Bush

JACKED

[Crazy Muscular Video]

3/20/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Soooo ... Reggie Bush is in pretty good shape. 

The SF 49ers running back showed off his physique on the way out of Heart & Hustle gym in West Hollywood ... an insane high performance celebrity training center.

On the way out, Bush showed off his $400k Lamborghini ... told us if he's going to Matt Stafford's wedding ... and talked about whether he could beat Colin Kaepernick in a footrace. 

But the bottom line here ... dude's jacked. 

Enjoy. 

NFL's Chris Borland

Parents 'Extremely Proud'

Of Decision to Quit NFL

3/17/2015 3:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0317_Chris-Borland_gettyFormer SF 49ers star Chris Borland is getting MAJOR support from his family for his decision to walk away from the NFL over head injury concerns -- with his mom telling TMZ Sports, "I'm extremely proud of him."

Borland's decision made headlines all over the country -- especially since he was a rising star in the league, only 24 years old, and left nearly $2 million on the table by not finishing out his contract. 

But his mother Zebbie says Chris didn't take his decision lightly -- noting that he consulted with his parents and other family members before deciding to walk away from the league. 

"He made the decision the other day. He's been here [Dayton, Ohio] a ton and on the road visiting his friends and siblings and the decision was made amongst the family."

"Right now he and his dad are handling the situation going forward and deciding on what his next steps will be."

As for how Chris' decision will affect other family members who want to play football, Zebbie says ... "I know Chris' 4-year-old nephews will end up playing sports soon, I'm sure he won't discourage them from playing football, I think he will work with them and provide knowledge."

She adds, "Chris is a good boy."

NFL Superstar Vernon Davis

Training Attack Dogs!

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3/2/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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022715_vernon_davis_launch_v3If you thought Vernon Davis was a beast ... WAIT'LL YOU SEE WHAT HIS NEW DOG CAN DO!!!!

The SF 49ers tight end just bought an adorable Belgian Malinois for his family -- and is in the process of training it to serve as a home protection dog. 

It's cute. It's friendly. It will rip your arm out of the socket if you screw with it. 

Vernon's training the dog with his pal Jas Leverette at Cali K-9 Solutions -- who's been training police dogs, protection dogs and your friendly neighborhood pets for years. 

Leverette tells us Vernon's been working with the dogs at the facility for a while (including the one in the video above) -- and has a natural talent for it. 

"Vernon just has a way with the animals. He could be a trainer if he wanted to."

Leverette says Vernon had been looking for a new dog for a while ... and fell in love with the Belgian Malinois because of its temperament and "disposition to be a great protector."

"In this area, there's a lot of home invasions. It's an epidemic," Leverette says ... "This dog offers protection for his family."

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49ers Star Antoine Bethea

Valentine's Day Do's And Don'ts

... From A Super Bowl Champ

2/14/2015 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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021315_antoine_bethea_launchAll the fellas looking to get their ladies in the mood this Valentine's day, we at TMZ Sports got you covered ... 'cause 3-time NFL Pro Bowler Antoine Bethea is here to play "Love Doctor" to all of your questions.

You gotta hear Antoine break the game down ... he talks champagne, rose petals, hand made cards and even let's us in on what the ladies should be doing for the guys on V-Day.

FYI -- Seeing "Fifty Shades Of Grey" is not mentioned anywhere ... there's a reason for that.

Colin Kaepernick & Vernon Davis

49ers Team Bonding

... With Bikini Model

2/9/2015 11:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

With their team in peril, nothing brings a quarterback and a tight end together like a photo shoot with a hot Sports Illustrated bikini model. 

SF 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and Vernon Davis hooked up with Samantha Hoopes for a photo shoot for Levi's jeans ... and despite the crappy weather, Hoopes looked like she was ready for the beach.   

As for Colin and Vernon, it looked like there was some friendly competition for Sam's attention -- and they even threw some friendly zingers at each other.

It doesn't appear Samantha has a BF ... but it seems she has a thing for football players ... and Colin happens to be single. 

... just sayin'. 

49ers Players

We'll Miss Coach Harbaugh

He'll Crush It At Michigan!

1/2/2015 9:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jim Harbaugh had a strong fan base in own locker room ... with a bunch of S.F. 49ers players telling TMZ Sports they loved their former coach ... and explaining why he'll be sorely missed.

Carlos Hyde (RB), Marcus Cromartie (DB), Marcus Martin (C) and Kenneth Acker (CB) were all out at The Grove in L.A for lunch ... when we asked if there were any hard feeling toward Harbaugh, who just left S.F. for the top job at the University of Michigan.

"Harbaugh was a good coach," Cromartie said. 

Martin agreed ... saying, "We was thankful for Coach Harbaugh. He did a lot of good things for us."

But the best part of the video ... check out their reaction when we ask how they feel about Johnny Manziel.

Sometimes, the best answers don't require words.

Tom Brady

Harbaugh to Michigan

'Would Be Awesome'

12/29/2014 12:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tom Brady is fired up for his alma mater to hire Jim Harbaugh -- claiming the move would be nothing short of "awesome."

Brady called in to WEEI in Boston today -- and when asked about the possibility that Harbaugh takes the head coaching job at the University of Michigan, Brady was all about it.

"If Michigan could get that type of coach, it would be incredible," the Patriots QB said. 

"To have a great coach like that lead a program is awesome."

Of course, Harbaugh hasn't signed on the dotted line yet ... but it seems like it's only a matter of time at this point.

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