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Ted Cruz Rips Obama ... Supporting Kaepernick Is Disrespectful

9/7/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ted Cruz railed on Colin Kaepernick and while he was at it BLASTED President Obama.

We caught up with the senator at Reagan National Airport and asked him about Kaepernick's stand to kneel.

Check out the vid ... Ted wasn't having it. He unloaded on the 49ers QB, calling him rich and spoiled. And in true Republican fashion ... he saved some smack for the prez.

#TedGonnaTed

Ex-49er Bruce Miller's H.S. Coach 'Guy I Know Wouldn't Beat Up An Old Man'

9/6/2016 12:58 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0906-bruce-miller-GETTY-01Ex-49er fullback Bruce Miller isn't the type of person who'd punch an elderly man ... at least according to Miller's H.S. coach ... who says his former star is "a great kid."

Miller allegedly beat up a 70-year-old man in a San Francisco hotel room this weekend ... before being arrested for aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats and battery. 

0906_bruce_miller_mug-wmTMZ Sports spoke to Coach Mike O'Brien -- Smith's coach at Woodstock High School from '04-'05 -- about the heinous allegations against Miller. 

O'Brien -- who keeps in touch with Miller and last talked to him a few weeks ago -- tells us, "He's a great kid. Comes from a good family. Cares about people. That's not the kid I know. It doesn't sound like something he'd do."

Coach O'Brien says his primary concern right now isn't Miller's football career (he was cut by the 49ers) ... it's his life. 

"He's facing some serious charges. I hope he gets this settled so he can move on with his life."

49ers Eric Reid Dad Wants Protest to Go All Season ... 'Start Something, Finish It'

9/2/2016 10:33 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0902-sub-eric-reid-getty-arrow-01The father of 49ers safety Eric Reid says he's proud of his son for protesting the National Anthem with Colin Kaepernick before Thursday night's game ... and hopes he keeps it up all season long. 

"I taught him, if you start something, you finish it," Eric Reid Sr. tells TMZ Sports.

Reid Sr. says he had no idea his son was planning to take a knee with Kaep before the 49ers took on the Chargers in San Diego on "Salute the Military Night" ... but he was pleasantly surprised. 

"I’m proud of my son for standing up for what he believes in. I didn’t know he planned to do this but he’s a strong man, and I’m proud of him."

"I stand with him. It’s not that he doesn’t love the country or respect the military, and police. He does. It’s about bringing awareness to the situation. He’s supporting what Kaep’s doing."

Curt Schilling Blasts Colin Kaepernick If He Were MY Teammate ...

8/29/2016 4:15 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-MLB star Curt Schilling says Colin Kaepernick is dead wrong for his National Anthem protest -- and says if they were teammates, they'd have A LOT MORE than a conversation about it.

Curt joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs tonight on FS1) -- and told us a stern conversation might not be enough to get his point across to the 49ers QB. 

You gotta watch the whole interview Monday night  -- especially when it comes to Schilling's thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Check out "TMZ Sports" weeknights on FS1. 

Donald Trump If Kaepernick Doesn't Like America ... GIT OUT!!

8/29/2016 3:20 PM PDT
Breaking News

0829-colin-kaepernick-donald-trump-TMZ-01Donald Trump is channeling his inner-Richard Nixon when it comes to Colin Kaepernick -- when it comes to America, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT! 

Trump called in KIRO in Seattle and was asked how he felt about the 49ers QB's National Anthem protest -- and in classic Trump fashion, he didn't hold back. 

"I think it’s personally not a good thing," Trump said ... "I think it’s a terrible thing."

"Maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won’t happen."

Maurice Jones-Drew Blasts Chip Kelly Gimmick Coach, Destroyed the Eagles

5/23/2016 6:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shots. Fired. 

Here's ex-NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew ripping into 49ers coach Chip Kelly -- explaining why he SUCKS as a coach in roughly 60 seconds. 

MJD definitely has a strong point of view ... blaming Kelly's "gimmick offense" for destroying the Philadelphia Eagles. 

He also has a strong message for 49ers fans -- as long as Chip's in charge, you're completely screwed. 

#RealTalk

San Francisco 49ers Ex-Announcer Sues You Fired Me 'Cause I'm Old!!

5/18/2016 6:15 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

0517-Bob-Sarlatte_twitter"HELLO AND WELCOME TO LEVI'S STADIUM ... WHERE YOUR SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS .... are being sued by the former stadium announcer guy!" 

Yeah, this is happening. 

The guy who was the 49ers stadium announcer for 30 YEARS is suing the team -- claiming they fired his ass because he was too old ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The man behind the lawsuit is Bob Sarlatte -- who was hired for the gig back in 1984. 

Sarlatte claims he was axed in 2014 -- 2 years after 49ers CEO Jed York began a "campaign to terminate the older senior employees within the 49ers organization."

In his suit, Sarlatte says York had admitted that he wanted to swap out the old fogies with cool young people because "they made a lot of money, they did a lot of cool things before they turned 40 years old, and they don't want to play golf six days a week."

He also claims management openly made disparaging remarks about old people in the office in an attempt to drive them out. 

Sarlatte says he was 66 years old at the time he was fired -- and says to make matters worse, he was terminated over the phone. 

Sarlatte is suing for age discrimination -- he's seeking unspecified damages. 

Boyz II Men Singer I HATE Chip Kelly ... Lemme Tell You Why

4/10/2016 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

You're about to hear Boyz II Men singer Shawn Stockman absolutely UNLOAD on Chip Kelly ... saying the new head man in San Fran basically sucks as an NFL coach and has to change if he wants to win.

Stockman was hanging out in Beverly Hills (they sold A LOT of records, people) when we asked the native Philadelphian -- who was wearing his Eagles hat -- his thoughts on coach Chip Kelly.

That's when Shawn informed us of 2 things ... he's actually a 49ers fan ... and he actually feels like his favorite team has inherited a curse ... and that curse is Chip Kelly. 

Check out the clip ... we thought those Boyz II Men guys were supposed to be sweet lovers.

Michael Sam Blaine Gabbert Should Start In SF ... Over Kaepernick

3/17/2016 8:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Sam's already made up his mind ... he wants to see Blaine Gabbert start for the 49ers next season -- over Colin Kaepernick

Of course, there's no guarantee CK will still be on the team next season -- but if the QB competition comes down to Colin vs. Blaine ... Sam says he's riding with his fellow Mizzou guy all the way. 

Darren Sproles I Liked Playing For Chip Kelly

2/2/2016 6:11 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Don't count Darren Sproles among the Chip Kelly haters -- the Eagles running back tells TMZ Sports he enjoyed his time with the coach ... and says the 49ers will too! 

Kelly obviously has a lot of critics -- including former Eagles LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson ... who ripped Chip after they were shipped out of Philly. 

But Sproles -- who just returned from the Pro Bowl -- vouched for the guy. 

We also asked Darren who he's rooting for in the Super Bowl. Check out the clip ... gotta give the credit for being honest! 

SF 49ers IT'S CHIP KELLY TIME!!!

1/14/2016 10:36 AM PST
Breaking News

0114-chip-getty-02Chip Kelly's unemployment didn't last long ... the ex-Eagles coach just got hired by the San Francisco 49ers! 

Kelly got the ax from Philly in week 16 ... after missing the playoffs and jettisoning several marquee players including LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson.  

But now, the 49ers have officially announced Chip is coming to San Fran ... with CEO Jed York tweeting, "After a thorough search, Trent & I are thrilled to announce Chip Kelly as the new #HeadCoach of the @49ers."

Congrats?

Jim Harbaugh Obama CRUSHED State of the Union

1/13/2016 6:20 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Barack Obama just got a big Maize and Blue stamp of approval for his State of the Union speech -- with Jim Harbaugh telling TMZ Sports, "The President hit it out of the park!"

Harbaugh and his wife were sitting inside the House of Representatives chamber when Obama gave his speech Tuesday night -- as special guests of Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mich). 

After the speech, we asked Coach H for his take -- it's clear, he's a HUGE fan! 

There's more ... we asked Jim if he had any advice for whoever takes his old job as the 49ers head coach -- his response is very interesting. 

SF 49ers Sued for Booting Service Dog and Owner

1/9/2016 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The San Francisco 49ers booted a fan and his service dog from Levi's Stadium which made the fan have a seizure ... according to the lawsuit he's now filed against the team.

James Hilburn says he and his Alaskan malamute, Bear, had no problems entering the Niners-Cardinals game on November 29 -- the ticket taker let them in, no questions asked. In his suit, Hilburn says he suffers myoclonic dystonia ... which causes seizures. Bear is trained to alert him and people nearby when one is about to hit.

In the lawsuit, James says once he entered the staidum, police and security guards surrounded him and said Bear was not allowed to be there -- and the stressful situation triggered a seizure.

TMZ Sports obtained video Hilburn's friend shot, and you can hear Bear yelping a warning. Police and stadium staff attempted to get a shuttle to pick them up, but Hilburn declined. He did end up suffering, and had to be hospitalized, according to his lawyer Mark Thomas.

Hilburn wants the team to pay for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

We reached out to the 49ers who told us they do not comment on pending litigation.

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