49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is totally jacked up for next season -- after losing the Super Bowl this year -- showing off his beefy man arms in a black tank top today during a sunny stroll in L.A.
Good thing the shirt's got plenty of neck room. Wouldn't wanna choke ...
49ers Star Chris Culliver
Over NEW Offensive Comments
4/19/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cue up another round of apologies for Chris Culliver ... 'cause the SF 49ers player is in trouble again over a new set of offensive comments ... but this time, he went after women ... not gays.
Culliver -- the guy who went to sensitivity training after bashing gays right before the Super Bowl -- posted a screen grab of an iPhone conversation to Instagram last night ... in which he and some friends refer to women as "bitches" and "hoes."
Here's the convo:
Culliver's friend: This bitch talkin bout how I can take her on a nice dat ... yeah my car ... bitch you got a whole dude ... live in work you trippin.
Culliver: Lol yeah hoes be thinking more then they are. Boy I tell you
Culliver's friend: Right these hoes be trippin
The 49ers have released a statement saying "We are aware of the matter, and it is being handled internally."
Culliver's Instagram post has since been pulled down.
I'm the 'Future of the NFL'
3/27/2013 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Crabtree's ego has fully recovered from that huge blown call that cost him the Super Bowl -- because he now boldly predicts ... he is the FUTURE OF THE NFL!
The funniest part is ... we weren't even talking about him when he said it.
Here's the scene: the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver was leaving BOA Steakhouse with Dallas Cowboys stud receiver Dez Bryant last night -- and we asked the young stars about NFL rule changes intended to protect players from head injuries.
Neither guy replied ... so we moved on to another topic.
Now, let's play this like "Jeopardy."
Crabtree's answer is ... "You ever seen the future of the NFL? The 2 hottest receivers in the game?"
So, what is the question?
Hint: it has NOTHING to do with Crabtree's or Bryant's talents ... but it IS a hot topic in the NFL.
The Perks of Losing
the Super Bowl ...
3/11/2013 7:50 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick may not have a Super Bowl ring, but he still managed to get one perk ... courtside seats at the Clippers game on Sunday.
The 25-year-old brought along a few of his burly pals to watch the Clippers destroy the Detroit Pistons, 129 -97.
It's also fun watching other people lose.
SF 49ers Player Chris Culliver
at Gay Support Org. [Photo]
3/5/2013 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained a photo of San Francisco 49ers player Chris Culliver during his visit to The Trevor Project yesterday -- where he underwent sensitivity training after making homophobic comments before the Super Bowl.
Culliver vowed to educate himself about the challenges faced by the LGBT community after he said he would never welcome a gay football player in his team locker room.
A rep for The Trevor Project tells TMZ Culliver visited the L.A. center on Sunday and Monday ... explaining, "He learned about LGBT, gender identity and how that affects a young person."
The rep adds, "Chris is learning about LGBTQ youth [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning] suicide prevention, and his role as a gatekeeper in helping to reduce risk and prevent suicide."
After his training, Chris told staff he had a "great experience" with the group and "learned a lot."
We're told the people Chris worked with also had "positive feedback" about the NFL player.
The rep says TTP is proud of Chris ... saying, "The first step is to reach out for help and Chris did that.”
With Hot Bikini Chicks
2/19/2013 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Know why it doesn't suck to be the quarterback who lost the Super Bowl? Because hot girls will drink alcohol out of your belly button no matter what.
The photos just surfaced ... showing 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick partying on board a cruise ship in Mexico last year ... letting girls do body shots off his six pack ... and they're so awesome, we couldn't resist posting them.
More impressive ... the pics were shot BEFORE Colin replaced starting QB Alex Smith.
One less teammate for Chris Culliver to worry about ...
The NFL Needs a
Gay Jackie Robinson
2/5/2013 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Artie Lange says he WASN'T shocked by Chris Culliver's homophobic remarks during his explosive pre-Super Bowl interview with the 49ers player ... 'cause Chris' anti-gay feelings are probably shared by 99% of the NFL.
FYI -- Lange was the man who interviewed Culliver during Super Bowl week ... and is responsible for releasing the footage of Chris saying gay players are NOT welcome in the team's locker room.
"I hope he learns from it," Lange said after he arrived at JFK ... "and I hope I'm responsible for breaking the gay barrier in the NFL."
Lange says he hopes NFL players will become more tolerant of gay players ... but he doesn't think that will happen until an active gay player comes out of the closet.
"I think unfortunately what Culliver said reflects what 99 % of the league thinks," Lange says.
"What's gonna have to happen is a real star player ... a Jackie Robinson type ... a real star player is gonna have to come out WHILE HE'S PLAYING ... and other people will follow."
As for Culliver, the 49ers have announced he'll undergo sensitivity training with an LGBT organization.
Super Bowl XLVII
2/3/2013 5:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
9:10 PM ET -- The Super Bowl is back, baby!!!
A power outage at the Superdome in New Orleans left half the stadium in darkness less than two minutes into the third quarter of the game ... delaying Super Bowl XLVII indefinitely.
Insert Bane joke here.
CBS has announced that stadium officials hope to have full power restored by 9:20 PM ET.
The outage took place just minutes after Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones returned the second half kickoff a record-tying 108 yards for a touchdown.
The Baltimore Ravens currently lead the San Francisco 49ers 28-6.
Story developing ...
49ers Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson
2/3/2013 8:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Five-time Pro Bowler Jimmy Johnson played his entire NFL career for the San Francisco 49ers from 1961-1976 and was inducted to the hall of fame in 1994. Guess what he looks like now!
49ers Babes vs. Ravens Babes
WHO'D YOU RATHER?
2/3/2013 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
John Harbaugh vs. Jim Harbaugh
Which Super Bowl Coach
Would You Rather?
2/2/2013 11:00 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
It's a Super Bowl showdown as Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh goes up against his younger brother, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.
Question is ...
Super Bowl Prop Bets
You Be the Field Judge
2/2/2013 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Who cares about the score? The Super Bowl is all about prop bets! So we gotta ask ...
49ers Wide Receiver Dwight Clark
2/2/2013 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Two-time Super Bowl champ Dwight Clark played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1979-1987 and even had his jersey number (87) retired. Guess what he looks like now!