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Joel McHale Richard Sherman Deserves a Statue ... in Seattle!!

5/16/2018 4:10 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joel McHale says Richard Sherman will always be loved in Seattle despite signing with their hated rivals ... telling TMZ Sports the dude deserves a STATUE for bringing a Super Bowl to the Seahawks!!

We spoke with the 'Hawks superfan about R.S. joining San Francisco after getting released this offseason ... and McHale makes it clear Sherman will NEVER be Public Enemy No. 1 in Seattle, even though he signed with the Niners.

FYI -- Sherman was considered the best defensive player on the Seahawks when they whooped the Denver Broncos 43-8 in S.B. XLVIII ... spending 7 seasons in total with the squad.

McHale says the 12s won't boo Sherman when he makes his return to Seattle on Dec. 2 ... and says his homecoming will be like a musical.

NFL Players Association Targeting Bengals For Rejecting Reid Over Kneeling

5/7/2018 10:32 AM PDT
Breaking News

The NFL Players Association believes the Cincinnati Bengals violated league policy by trying to get Eric Reid to agree to stop kneeling in exchange for a possible contract. 

It's all part of a new grievance the NFLPA filed on behalf of Reid -- who believes he's being blackballed for taking a knee during the national anthem in the 2017 season. 

Reid met with the Bengals on April 9 and was reportedly asked if he would kneel during the 2018 season. According to reports, Reid refused to answer the question. He ultimately did NOT get a contract offer. 

Enter the NFL Players Association which is saying Reid is getting screwed because the NFL has NO league rule prohibiting players from demonstrating during the national anthem and teams that try to stop them are in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

In fact, the NFLPA obviously references the Bengals in a news release ... though it doesn't call them out by name. 

"According to our information, a club appears to have based its decision not to sign a player based on the player’s statement that he would challenge the implementation of a club’s policy prohibiting demonstration, which is contrary to the League policy."

The situation sounds VERY similar to what Colin Kaepernick went through with the Seattle Seahawks -- which shut down a workout with the QB because he would not agree to stop kneeling. 

Kaep and Reid are repped by the same attorneys -- Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas -- who issued this statement: 

"Colin and Eric have taken courageous action at the expense of their professional careers and personal lives. They did these selfless acts because they wanted to shine light on inequity and oppression."

"Today they welcome all NFL Players who have joined in the prosecution of the NFL for their conspiracy and illegal acts. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the NFLPA in our fight for justice, equality and inalienable rights of all Americans."

NFL's Jeremy Lane Gets Manual Labor ... In DUI Case

5/4/2018 2:48 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

It's a good thing Jeremy Lane is in shape ... because he's been sentenced to 2 days of manual labor in his DUI case, TMZ Sports has learned. 

The former Seattle Seahawks cornerback was arrested for DUI back in January after cops say he was driving while high on marijuana. 

He eventually pled guilty to the lesser charge of reckless driving -- and now we've learned he's been sentenced to 2 years probation ... and 2 days on a "work crew." 

The "work crew" in King County, Washington is described as "supervised manual labor for various public service agencies."

In addition, Lane must also complete a drug/alcohol evaluation and attend a DUI victim impact panel. 

Lane has some free time these days -- he was cut by the Seahawks back in March and is currently a free agent. 

Seahawks' Pete Carroll 'Opportunity Still Open' for Kaepernick

4/20/2018 6:26 AM PDT
Breaking News

Pete Carroll is not slamming the door on the Seattle Seahawks signing Colin Kaepernick -- claiming "the discussion and the opportunity is still open."

Of course, there's definitely a backstory here ... Seattle pulled the plug on a workout with Colin earlier this month because he wouldn't agree to end his kneeling demonstration. 

But, Carroll appeared on Sports Radio KJR on Thursday and essentially said Colin was still in the mix. 

"We are trying to figure it out," Carroll said ... "The discussion and the opportunity is still open."

"We're just trying to figure out what's best for us."

Carroll said he hadn't spoken with Kaepernick yet and was "not going there" when asked specifically about Colin's protest. 

Carroll did make a point to say his organization has been supportive of players who are trying to put a spotlight on social issues. 

Seahawks 86'd Kaepernick Workout Over Kneeling Stipulation

4/12/2018 11:29 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

The Seattle Seahawks told Colin Kaepernick not to bother coming to a planned workout unless he promised he would NOT continue his kneeling protest ... sources with knowledge of the situation tell TMZ Sports.

We're told the Seahawks had invited Kaep to a workout roughly 2 weeks ago to potentially take a job as Russell Wilson's backup QB ... but the plans hit a snag on Thursday.

Our sources say the team reached out to Kaepernick with specific questions about his kneeling protest -- and essentially wanted him to stipulate that if signed, he would NOT kneel during the 2018 season. 

In other words, the team wanted a guarantee Colin would stand during the anthem.

We're told Kaepernick would not agree to that stipulation -- so the Seahawks called off the workout, despite the fact travel plans had already been arranged.

There are reports the workout has been "postponed" -- but we're being told it's off the table.

Shaquem Griffin Getting Looks from My Seahawks ... Says Twin Bro Shaquill

4/12/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Shaquem Griffin -- the 1-handed LB who crushed the Combine -- might already have an NFL suitor ... 'cause Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin says his squad's eyeing his twin bro!

We caught up with the Griffin bros a few weeks before the NFL Draft ... and had to ask about the possibility of them playing together like they did at the University of Central Florida.

Shaquill told us Pete Carroll saw Shaquem tear it up in Indy ... and hopes team honchos are all-in on forming "The Legion of Griffins."

"Everybody in the Seattle organization loves him. So, we're gonna see how it goes ... do whatever it takes to get him," Shaquill told TMZ Sports.

If not the 'Hawks, Shaquill says Shaquem will "definitely" get a shot somewhere ... and Shaquem says he'll be ready to show out (again)

FYI, the bros are already getting the celeb treatment. When we spoke, they were hangin' with Hulk Hogan's sports agent Darren Prince ... and on their way to meet the wrestling legend! 

Jeremy Lane DUI Video Shows NFL Player Yelling In Pain

4/5/2018 5:18 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained the police cam video of Jeremy Lane's DUI arrest -- which shows the ex-Seattle Seahawks star questioning why he was busted and then yelling in pain in the cop car. 

Lane was initially stopped by the Washington State Patrol for doing 80 in a 60 mph zone on January 14. When cops pulled him over, Lane admitted to smoking weed several hours earlier.

In the video, Lane doesn't understand why he's being arrested since the breathalyzer shows his blood alcohol content was significantly under the legal limit. 

The cop tells the 27-year-old he believes Lane is still under the influence of marijuana and the combination of weed and booze was causing him to drive in a dangerous manner. 

During the arrest, Lane is placed in cuffs -- but complains that the cuffs are too tight and cutting off circulation to his fingers. At one point he wails in pain and appears to crying. 

Lane was initially charged with driving under the influence but ultimately pled guilty to a lesser charge -- reckless driving. A sentencing hearing is set for next month. He's facing up to a year in jail. 

The Seahawks cut lane after the arrest. He's currently a free agent. 

Richard Sherman Legion of Boom Reunion At His Badass Beach Wedding!!

3/29/2018 7:47 AM PDT
Breaking News

Richard Sherman tied the knot with his longtime GF Tuesday in the Dominican Republic ... and the entire Legion of Boom was there to see him off!!

Sherman might be a member of the hated 49ers now, but the O.G. L.O.B. gang wasn't gonna miss their boy's big day -- Earl Thomas (sweet shirt, bro), Brandon Browner, Byron Maxwell and Kam Chancellor all made the trip ... plus other 'Hawks like Cliff Avril, Ricardo Lockette and Bobby Wagner.

Of course, the spotlight was on Richard and Ashley Moss, who finally took the plunge at an oceanside ceremony ... after years of dating and having 2 kids together.  

The reception went down at Punta Cana's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino -- where Sherman couldn't help but sing along to Ed Sheeran during his 1st dance with Ashley.

Congrats!!

Trevone Boykin Arrested For Aggravated Assault Allegedly Broke GF's Jaw

3/28/2018 3:06 PM PDT
Breaking News

3:31 PM PT -- Mansield PD just released a statement saying the alleged assault was captured on video cameras inside the residence.

Detectives got a search warrant last week, and seized the footage. MPD says they reviewed the footage today ... before an arrest warrant was issued for Boykin.

Cops say Boykin was arrested at his home -- without incident -- and transported to jail.

Bond has not yet been set.

NFL QB Trevone Boykin is in custody after being arrested Wednesday for allegedly punching his girlfriend and cracking her jaw ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Boykin was being investigated by cops in Mansfield, Texas after he was allegedly involved in an altercation with his longtime GF, Shabrika Bailey, last Wednesday.

He has been arrested for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.

TB -- who was cut by the Seahawks on Tuesday -- vehemently denied any involvement in a physical fight with Bailey.

However, Bailey -- in an interview -- told a different story, claiming Boykin choked her and broke her jaw before finally taking her to the hospital for treatment.

Story developing ...

NFL's Trevone Boykin Investigated For Domestic Violence ... Allegedly Broke GF's Jaw

3/27/2018 9:34 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

12:15 PM PT -- Boykin released the following statement:

"I understand the Seahawks decision to release me. The story that was reported casts a bad light on the organization and on me.

I want to be clear that the story is false. The police have taken statements from the accuser, another witness and me. All of these statements confirm that I was not involved in the physical altercation.

This woman has lied about me and it has cost me my job. I know guilt by association is real. This person has fabricated a story and I am suffering the consequences.

I will let the legal system run its course and I know I will be vindicated."

10:23 AM PT -- The Seahawks just announced they've cut Trevone Boykin.

Trevone Boykin is being investigated by police for allegedly breaking his girlfriend's jaw ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Cops in Mansfield, Texas tell us they are investigating Boykin, 24, for allegedly severely injuring his longtime girlfriend, Shabrika Bailey, during a physical altercation last week.

The Seahawks QB and Bailey have dated for years.

Bailey talked to WFAA in Texas ... telling them her and Boykin were arguing over a text message when he started to choke her. She says she lost consciousness ... before waking up in a pool of her blood.

She says Boykin eventually took her to a hospital ... but fled the scene when the hospital staff questioned her about the injuries.

Law enforcement sources tell us they expect Boykin to be charged with aggravated assault -- a felony. however, there is not currently a warrant out for his arrest.

This isn't Boykin's first time in trouble with the law ... he was charged with assault after getting in a bar fight in 2015 -- 2 days before he was supposed to play in the Alamo Bowl. 

He ended up getting a year probation in that case.

We've reached out to Boykin's rep ... so far, no word back.

Colin Kaepernick All Smiles After Legal Showdown with Texans Owner

3/16/2018 10:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Colin Kaepernick sure seemed to be in a good mood in Houston on Friday -- after personally attending the deposition of Texans owner Bob McNair in his collusion case against the NFL. 

TMZ Sports obtained a photo of Kaep after the depo with his attorney, Ben Meiselas -- with some extra pep in their step. 

As we previously reported, Kaepernick had filed a grievance against the league claiming owners and other high-ranking NFL officials were in cahoots to blackball Colin after his national anthem demonstration. 

Kaepernick had arrived in Houston earlier this week -- and even knocked out a QB workout with his trainer. 

As far as the case goes ... McNair isn't the only big name on the witness list -- Kaep's legal team from Geragos & Geragos also subpoenaed Seahawks owner Paul Allen and coach Pete Carroll along with Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft

Stay tuned ... 

Seahawks Players Harassed Over Anthem Protest 'Get Off Your F**king Knees'

3/12/2018 11:57 AM PDT

Two Seattle Seahawks players were verbally accosted at the team practice facility -- when a pissed off woman in a truck started yelling at them to "get off your f**king knees" and stop protesting the flag.

Neiko Thorpe and Mike Tyson say the woman "followed us to work" at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Washington and unloaded. Thorpe started recording. 

"Stand up and be a man," the woman says ... "I don't care who you are. All I care about is the fact that my tax dollars pay for you to play and go f**king play. Get off your f**king knees."

BTW -- NEITHER ONE OF THE PLAYERS IN THE VIDEO EVER TOOK A KNEE DURING NFL GAMES!!!!

The players asked the woman for her name -- she refused to identify herself -- instead, babbling and cussing away. 

After the incident, Thorpe posted ... "Wowwwww please pray for da world."

Tyrann Mathieu Praises Richard Sherman ... He Changed the Game!

3/9/2018 3:12 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Tyrann Mathieu says it "sucks" that Richard Sherman has to go through a public breakup with Seattle -- considering the legendary run he had with the Seahawks. 

"All those guys in Seattle really set a new standard of how guys wanna play DB," Mathieu said on the "TMZ Sports" TV show. 

Mathieu says Sherman is still a BEAST and there are plenty of teams "that deserve a guy like him" -- so don't worry about Richard's NFL future. 

You can tell Tyrann has serious respect for Sherman and the entire L.O.B. 

We talked with Mathieu about A LOT more -- from LSU to Johnny Manziel ... so make sure to catch the entire interview when it airs Monday night on FS1. 

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