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Cam Newton & Kaepernick


But It's All for the Kids!

2/18/2014 7:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Send out the coroner ... because Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick completely murdered the Katy Perry song "Roar" last night ... and it's absolutely HILARIOUS!!

The NFL superstars co-hosted the "Hall of Game Awards" on Cartoon Network ... and at the beginning of the show, they had some goofy banter about who should have been the MAIN host of the event.

That's when Cam grabs the mic and busts out his best tone-def version of the pop song ... and Colin followed suit.

The best part ... Colin screws up some of the lyrics and the kids actually BOO.

It's pretty damn funny -- props to both guys for having the stones to get up there in the first place.

Colin Kaepernick

Jumps on Designer Backpack Craze

Welcome to the Male Purse!

2/14/2014 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Just like women and their purses ... men are becoming addicted to expensive designer backpacks -- just ask Colin Kaepernick, who rocked a $200 bag through LAX yesterday.

Colin's bag was designed by Pink Dolphin ... but he's not the only top male athlete with a couture back bag.

Just the other day we saw DeMarcus Cousins flashing his MCM Six Stud Stark Backpack, which runs anywhere from $600 to $1,000.


There's more ... NBA superstar Anthony Davis has a $1,500 Gucci ... Floyd Mayweather has an MCM where he keeps his cash ... and there's many, many more.

Somewhere, Carrie Bradshaw is smiling.


Chiefs QB Alex Smith

Still Getting Screwed in SF

Takes Massive Real Estate Loss

2/7/2014 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Chiefs QB Alex Smith is so desperate to put his 8 years in San Fran behind him ... he just slashed a cool $300K off the asking price on his CA mansion, TMZ Sports has learned.

Smith originally listed the 5,650 sq ft, Los Gatos home for $3.25 mil -- after getting traded to the Chiefs last year ... but now he's settling on $2.95 mil in a last ditch effort to unload the place.

The 4 bedroom, 4 bath crib includes a massive 1,200 sq ft master bedroom ... and sits on a shaded hilltop an hour south of soon-to-be demolished Candlestick Park.

Here's what's inside -- high vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and huge windows with amazing views. What's NOT inside? A Lombardi Trophy, cause y'know ...

Fun Fact: Our friends at tell us there are now two CA homes on the market owned by former No. 1 picks. Ex-Texans star David Carr is also trying to unload his Bakersfield mansion for $2.8 mil.

Bill Romanowski

There Are 5 Plays I Regret

Like the Time I Snapped a Guy's Finger

1/28/2014 7:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ex-NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski tells TMZ Sports ... there are a handful of dirty plays from his NFL career he wishes he could take back -- like the time he SNAPPED A DUDE'S FINGER!!!

Bill -- one of the most ferocious defensive players of all time -- is out in NYC for the Super Bowl ... and says he still feels bad about the time he was in a pile with running back Dave Meggett, grabbed the guy's finger and "cracked it like a chicken bone."

"I heard it and felt it ... and then heard the scream at the bottom of the pile."

Still, Bill admits, "There are probably 5 plays I'd love to take back ... but I can't."

"I had fun hittin' em though."

Seattle Seahawks

Two Cities HAVE NOT Paid Up

After NFL Playoff Bets

1/28/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

There's a little Aaron Rodgers syndrome going around in the NFL ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned the mayors of S.F. and N.O. have still not paid off their bets after their teams LOST to the Seahawks in the playoffs.

Here's the deal ... the mayor of Seattle made "fun bets" with the guys in charge of San Francisco and New Orleans when the Seahawks faced the 49ers and the Saints in the playoffs, respectively.

Mitch Landrieu -- the Mayor of N.O. -- agreed to fork over a King Cake from Sucre (a famous bakery) and said he would tap celeb chef Greg Reggio to host a crawfish boil.

Edwin M. Lee -- the Mayor of S.F. -- agreed to send local ice cream and dessert treats that represent the city if the 9ers lost. He also agreed to help fundraise $10k for a Seattle food bank.


Of course, the Seahawks WON both games ... but our political sources tell us the Mayor of Seattle has not seen the spoils of the victory from either city.

One source tells us, "Admittedly, raising $10k could take some time ... but baking a King Cake doesn't take 3 weeks."

We reached out to both S.F. and N.O. -- no word back from either mayoral office.

NFL Superstar Aldon Smith


Stemming from Violent 2012 House Party

10/9/2013 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

San Francisco 49ers superstar Aldon Smith has reportedly been hit with 3 felony charges for possession of ASSAULT WEAPONS ... stemming from a shooting at his home back in 2012.

Smith -- who's currently in rehab following a DUI last month -- was stabbed at a party at the NFL star's 8,000 square foot home in San Jose, CA. Two other people were shot that night.

The identity of the shooter is unknown -- but officials do say there were several guns found in Smith's home, including 3 kinds of assault rifles (below) which are illegal in California ... and an unregistered .45 handgun. 

According to cops, Smith fired the handgun into the air several times during the party, but did not hit anyone. They say the unknown shooter later used the same handgun.

Authorities also say they found several magazines of ammunition in Smith's bedroom.

Just two weeks ago, the two alleged shooting victims filed lawsuits against Aldon -- but never accused the football player of firing the shots that struck them that night.


NFL Star Donte Whitner

'Hitner' Application

FILED with the Court

10/9/2013 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He talked the talk, but now 49ers safety Donte Whitner is walking the walk ... officially filing an application with the court to legally change his last name to "Hitner," TMZ has learned. 

Donte has been talking about making the move ever since the NFL fined him $21k for an illegal hit on a Rams wide receiver earlier this season.

But now, we've learned ... on Tuesday, Whitner sent his attorney Larry Zukerman to file the official request at Probate Court of Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

In the doc, Donte explains that he wants to make the change because it will be beneficial to his career as a pro football player and in other business ventures.

As we previously reported, the process usually takes about 6 weeks before the name change is granted by a judge ... so, Whitner probably won't become Hitner until the end of November ... right around the time the 49ers play Washington, another team that should consider a name change.

Ex-NFL Star Braylon Edwards

Named in Battery Report

For Alleged Photog Attack

10/5/2013 7:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NFL free agent Braylon Edwards has been named in a battery report -- after a photog told cops the ex-49er grabbed him by the ankles outside a Detroit nightclub ... and shook him upside down, TMZ has learned.

A rep for the Detroit PD tells us ... the guy who filed the report claims he shot video of Braylon pushing someone outside a club in Downtown Detroit -- and that's when things turned ugly.

Edwards allegedly told the photog he needed to look at the video -- but when he refused ... Braylon flipped him upside down Suge Knight style to the concrete.

The victim refused medical attention because he only had minor injuries ... and luckily, he held onto the phone containing the video.

A rep for Braylon tells TMZ ... the football player was NEVER physical with the photog -- and the guy only filed a report to "take Braylon's money."

NFL Star Donte Whitner

Gotta Pay NIKE

Before He Can Change Jersey to 'Hitner'

10/4/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Before 49ers safety Donte Whitner can officially sport a "Hitner" jersey on the field, he's REQUIRED to get Nike's blessing ... and it could cost the player a ton of money.

By now you know, Whitner's vowed to legally change his name to Hitner after the NFL fined him $21k for an illegal hit on a St. Louis Rams player earlier this season.

But it's not gonna happen for AT LEAST another month, because the NFL requires players to legally change their name before they can change their jersey. And in Donte's home state of Ohio ... an applicant has to publish a notice of the name change in a widely circulated publication at least 30 days before a judge will even consider signing off on the move.

Court officials in Ohio tell us the process usually takes AT LEAST six weeks from start to finish.

Then, there's the Nike factor -- an NFL rep tells TMZ before the league will allow a player to change the name on his jersey, he has to purchase any remaining Nike inventory featuring his old name.

But whatever the cost, Donte can probably afford it -- he's reportedly raking in $3.8 million this season.

So, if all goes according to plan, you could see a Hitner jersey on Nov. 17 ... when the 49ers play the Saints.

Stay tuned ...

SF 49ers Aldon Smith

Another DUI Bust

Sunday Game In Doubt

9/20/2013 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news


 6:03 PM PDT: 
Smith has been released from jail. The 49ers expect Smith to play on Sunday.


San Francisco 49ers
linebacker Aldon Smith is on the defensive again -- legally ... he's been busted  for DUI and pot possession.

Smith was popped after he crashed his pickup truck around 7 AM.  He wasn't hurt ... but the breathalyzer almost was.

The 49ers say they're on top of it.  San Francisco plays the Colts on Sunday ... Smith's status for the game is in doubt.

The All Pro linebacker works as a receiver off the field -- receiver of  legal charges.

- Arrested in Miami last year for DUI -- later reduced to reckless driving. 
- Stabbed during a party at his house in June 2012.
- Named in a lawsuit by a man who claims he was shot at Smith's house during a party.

Smith is currently being held on $5,250 bail.

Harvey Levin Picks NFL Winner

Kaepernick Will Look Good

With One Eyebrow

9/15/2013 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


No rest for the San Francisco 49ers this week who take on the rival Seattle Seahawks ... in what we're calling Eyebrow Bowl I.

Harvey "Hervis" Levin fell to 0-1 after picking the Giants last week. Can he recover? Let's find out ...
Charles: Big NFC West showdown between the Niners and Seahawks ... who ya got?
Harvey:  Remind me what city the Seahawks play in? [pause] Seattle! Let the record reflect I guessed it on my own

Charles: So, your pick? Remember, this is the Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson eyebrow bet game.
Harvey: Right. Well, I'd like to think of this in terms of who would be more awesome with one eyebrow, and ironically the more awesome should be the loser.

Charles: [look of confusion]
Harvey: So, I gotta go with Kaepernick. Which team does he play for?

Charles: You know they're gonna chicken out on the bet, right?
Harvey: I believe the bet should be true, and they should not go the way of Erin Andrews, or rather ... Aaron Rodgers.

Charles: So, let's be clear ... who are you picking to win?
Harvey: The Seahawks. Anyway, I'll be playing tennis.

Colin Kaepernick


QB Makes Bet, Promises to Keep It

9/10/2013 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

SF 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick just made a BET with Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson -- whoever loses when they face off this weekend has to shave an eyebrow.

The wager was captured on video in a commercial for EA Sports -- they even shook hands -- and Colin warned Wilson, "Hope you don't like your eyebrow."

It'll be interesting to see if the losing QB actually lives up to the bet ... unlike Green Bay Packers QB/chicken enthusiast Aaron Rodgers ... who still hasn't paid up after losing a bet to Boyz II Men last season.

Just a warning to Colin and Russell -- don't let your mouths write checks your eyebrows can't cash ... you'll never live it down.

Right Aaron?

Aaron Rodgers


... Still a Sore Loser

7/10/2013 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

071013_aaron_rogers_launchGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit up the Hollywood club scene last night ... rollin' into Bootsy Bellows on the Sunset Strip ... but it's clear, he's still bitter over the infamous 2012 jersey bet.

Let us refresh your memory -- right at the beginning of the '12 season, Rodgers made a friendly wager with one of the guys from Boyz II Men ... that if the Packers lost to the 49ers, he'd have to wear a SF jersey.


Anyway, we called him out on the b*tch move for months ... and when we ran into him in L.A. last night, it was clear ... dude still holds a grudge.

Whatever, we're still taking him #1 in our fantasy draft.

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