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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

"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

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. 


Matt Barnes Beefin' With Colin Kaepernick Calls QB a 'Hoe'

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

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."


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. 


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! [Video]

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."


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

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
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
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.

Ex-49er Ray McDonald Out of Work & Under Investigation ... No Problem

12/19/2014 3:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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If Ray McDonald is pissed off about getting cut from the San Francisco 49ers -- he did a bang up job of hiding it outside his attorney's office.

The defensive lineman let out a massive yawn as he strolled to his car after meeting his lawyer in San Jose Friday -- 2 days after he was named a suspect in an alleged rape investigation ... and subsequently 86'd by the Niners.

Ray's pretty chill -- especially for a guy facing his second criminal investigation in 6 months, and suddenly out of work.

Watch ... Ray's got a friend with him who says new information will be "coming out soon." Unclear if he's talking about Ray's future in the NFL ... or the alleged rape case.

Ray McDonald Cut By 49ers 'He's Made Poor Decisions'

12/17/2014 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The San Francisco 49ers are done dealing with Ray McDonald and police reports -- they've cut him from the team on the heels of him being named a suspect in a rape investigation.

General Manger Trent Baalke just held a news conference, saying the decision to drop McDonald was not solely based on the latest investigation, but instead it was due to a "pattern of poor decision making."

Baalke said a "plan was put in place" with Ray and the alleged rape case went "against that plan."
He didn't elaborate but it sounded like the team had warned McDonald -- after the alleged domestic violence incident with his fiancee in August -- to keep his nose clean, or else.

He added this was a team decision, and had nothing to do with the league.

Baalke said he was "extremely disappointed" ... but stressed it wasn't about guilt or innocence, and McDonald deserved to have his day in court.


49ers Ray McDonald Cops Search Home in Rape Investigation

12/17/2014 10:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar12:10 PM PT -- San Jose PD says Ray is officially a suspect in the rape investigation -- and the alleged victim said she was "possibly sexually assaulted" on Monday.
star Ray McDonald was served with a search warrant by police officers investigating a rape allegation.

San Jose PD went to McDonald's home Tuesday after talking to a woman who was getting treatment at a hospital for a possible sexual assault. Whatever the woman told police ... their investigation led them to McDonald's home.

Police have not named the Niners defensive lineman a suspect in the alleged rape ... and it's unclear what, if any evidence they found in his house.

McDonald's name was just cleared last month ... in the August domestic violence case involving his pregnant fiancee ... when the D.A. decided there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute him.

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