Seattle Seahawks superstar Richard Sherman was stopped dead in his tracks in Vegas this week ... all thanks to a crazy talented street violinist in Vegas.
Sherman and ex-teammate Brandon Browner were strollin' down the Vegas strip when they came across Tony B ... a 23-year-old pro violinist who was jammin' out in the middle of the day to make some extra cash.
The NFL stars were so impressed, they stopped and hung out for a while ... with Sherman even recording some of the sidewalk show to share on Instagram.
Marshawn Lynchthinks the biopic about his life growing up in Oakland is TERRIBLE and is demanding wholesale changes to the project before it can be released ... TMZ Sports has learned.
A four-minute-plus "promo" for "Family First the Marshawn Lynch Story" -- which stars Lynch as himself -- was released Tuesday and we're told Marshawn went Beast Mode when he saw it ... in a bad way.
"It was the quality, It doesn't look like some sh*t nobody would want their name attached to" ... one source close to Marshawn tells us.
We're told Marshawn thought the film (which was his idea) was going to look like a big budget Hollywood affair ... but, in his cinematic opinion, ultimately felt the sound, editing, and lighting were "not good at all."
The news came as a shock to the film's director Mario Bobino -- who says he was blindsided by Marshawn's less-than-encouraging take on the project.
"I've known Marshawn his whole life. All of the sudden he's mad at me and now doesn't want the film to see the light of day. I'm upset by this because he fully committed to see the project through and now he wants out," Bobino tells us.
Mario says he met with some of Lynch's reps Wednesday and temporarily agreed to remove the clip from the Internet while he makes some changes ... but insists the movie is coming out "no matter what."
He also claims the mega rich NFL superstar's actions are hurting the other actors who appear in the movie ... including family members.
"I'm just upset and disappointed in Marshawn. Why are you afraid for the world to know who you really are? By blocking the film, it screws his mom and brother. Get out of that shell dude!"
Beast Mode went Surprise Mode on a bunch of middle school kids ... when he quietly rolled up to campus to kick it with the football team -- and the students went crazy!
It all went down at Brentwood School in L.A. -- where Marshawn Lynch's former Seattle Seahawks teammate Mike Williams is the coach for the middle school football squad.
Mike tells us he's still tight with Lynch -- and since Marshawn happened to be in L.A., he invited the RB to come hang with the kids ... and Lynch obliged.
"He came to campus for an hour and took pics with kids and staff and signed autographs," Williams tells us ... "That's who he is though, a guy who enjoys bringing joy to kids, and he's not fake with it."
Marshawn Lynch may not like the cameras ... but his pal Pimpin' Silky can't get enough of 'em.
Beast Mode and his posse were out in Hollywood Wednesday night -- where they took in a movie at the famous TCL Chinese Theater ... and though he didn't say a word, Silky couldn't wait to talk.
So, who's Pimpin' Silky? He's all over Snoop's Instagram ... where he's always talkin' about pimpin' hoes and things of that sort.
But Thursday, he broke character when we asked if Marshawn thought there was any credibility to Mike Epps' theory that Pete Carrolland the Seahawks didn't hand the ball off at the end of the Super Bowl because they didn't want Marshawn to be the MVP.
Check out the clip -- and remember ... always keep it silky.
The comic is dead serious ... telling "Larry King Now" he believes the Seattle Seahawks organization wanted to take the ball away from Lynch at the end of the game because they didn't want him to get the glory.
"They didn't want Lynch to get the MVP. They wanted Russell Wilson to get it."
Epps also says the team didn't want to glorify Marshawn's behavior and what he represents -- "the hood."
King pushed back and questioned Mike's logic -- but Epps stood firm ... and ultimately put the blame on Pete Carroll.
Russell Wilson is on the defense -- claiming he's NOT a godless infidel ... just because he saw "Fifty Shades of Grey."
The outspokenly religious Seattle Seahawks QB has been under attack on social media Friday morning ... ever since he revealed that he went to a screening of the sexually charged S&M flick on Thursday.
Some of the comments directed at Wilson were harsh:
-- "I'm more than a little confused, Russell. I thought you professed to be a Christian. -- "Really? I'm honestly not sure how you can quote bible verses all the time and then say this is a good movie..." -- "Don't say you represent Christ, and the publicly endorse a moved filled with immorality and sexual violence." -- "COME ON MAN!!! THAT MOVIE IS MORAL FILTH!!!"
Well, Russell heard the critics loud and clear ... and decided to respond with the following statement:
"Saw a movie filmed in the town I call home. Provocative/disturbing no doubt but that does not make me less Faithful. Have a blessed day!"
Then, Wilson doubled down ... saying his favorite movie of all time is "Scarface" ... the cocaine-centric gangster classic.
Chris Pratt is like a Lannister ... he always pays his debts -- and today, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star dressed up as Star-Lord to make good on his Super Bowl wager with Chris Evans.
You already know the bet ... Star-Lord (Seahawks fan) and Captain America (Pats fan) agreed to visit the other actor's charity in costume if their team lost the big game.
Well, today it happened ... with Pratt -- in character -- hangin' with kids from Christopher's Haven in Boston ... an organization that helps provide housing for families with children fighting pediatric cancer.
Don't worry, Evans was there the whole time to follow Pratt around with a Tom Brady jersey.
And the story gets better ... because Evans says he'll be visiting Pratt's charity too -- a Seattle Children's Hospital.