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Russell Wilson

Brings Ciara to White House Dinner

... You're Welcome, Barack

4/28/2015 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0428_Russell-Wilson-and-Ciara_at_White-House-state-dinnerRussell Wilson is having one hell of an off-season ... he just walked in to the White House State dinner with Ciara on his arm .... and she's looking DAMN FINE!!!!! 

Rumors had been swirling about the Seattle Seahawks QB secretly dating the R&B singer ... but now, it appears to be official -- with Wilson bringing her as his date for dinner with President Obama and the Prime Minister of Japan. 

Before Ciara came into the picture, Wilson -- who divorced his wife last year -- was spotted out with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition model Samantha Hoopes ... but clearly, she's out -- Ciara's in. 

Mazel! 

Russell Wilson

Hardcore Beach Training

... With Richard Sherman

4/17/2015 7:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0417_seattle_seahawks_beach_photos_launchThe Seattle Seahawks stormed the beach in Hawaii this week ... for a full, hardcore workout session on the sand ... in front of a bunch of normies trying to relax on the sand. 

It's pretty cool -- imagine you're on a lounge chair with your pina colada ... when all of the sudden Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the rest of the squad roll up and start wind-sprinting!

BTW -- Richard was wearing those 5-toed shoe thingies ... and the whole gang brought it together for a group huddle at the end of the training sesh. 

Check out the pics. 

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Richard Sherman

Don't You Ever Try Me ...

With a Dirty Diaper!

4/7/2015 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Richard Sherman never backs down from a challenge ... and never hesitates to tell you about it (see Erin Andrews) -- and dirty diapers are no different for the Seahawks superstar.

Sherman was flying into LAX last night when he did something he never does -- help out an opposing QB ... in this case, the Redskins' RG III. Sherman had a baby boy back in February, and Griffin's got one on the way. 

Griffin told TMZ Sports yesterday everyone says his sleeping days are over -- and Sherm co-signed on that, and added another tip ... saying, "Get ready for a wild ride."

And it sounds like the wildest part for Richard has been dealing with soiled diapers. Check out the clip, especially if you're RG III.

Even a #1 CB has to tackle #2 when it comes to being a good daddy.

Richard Sherman

DJ's Vegas Bikini Rager

... With Brody Jenner

4/6/2015 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0406-brody-jenner-sherman-twitter-02Seems Richard Sherman's elbow's all better -- 'cause the guy was healthy enough to get on the 1s and 2s at a crazy pool party in Vegas this weekend ... with his pal Brody Jenner

The two -- along with Richard's teammate Kam Chancellor -- took over the DJ booth at Tao Beach at the Venetian ... providing the beats as a bunch of young, hot, barely-dressed (mostly drunk) people partied their faces off. 

Later that night, the gang took the party to Tao Nightclub ... where Jenner has a DJ residency. 

We're told the guys were cool, took pics with tons of fans -- and gambled a little bit later that night. 

Thanks to our friends at SpyOnVegas.com for the pics.  

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Marshawn Lynch

Hits Nightclub, Smokes

... But That's No Blunt

4/2/2015 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Beast Mode went into Nightclub Mode in Hollywood Thursday night ... with Marshawn Lynch hitting up 1Oak on the Sunset Strip with a ton of huge stars ... and then lighting up a cigarillo right on the street. 

Lynch partied until the club shut down ... after spending some time in the same building where Amber Rose, Kenyon Martin and Baron Davis were also partying that night. 

Afterward, Lynch got into a sick black Ferrari ... but then moved into a Range Rover, where he started smoking while parked on Sunset.  

We know what you're thinking ... but our in-house weed experts (lots of glaucoma over here) examined the video and say the item in Lynch's hand does not have the properties of a traditional blunt. 

One expert says, "It's not burning the way a blunt would burn."

Plus, Snoop Dogg told us the other day that Marshawn doesn't smoke weed. 

Snoop Dogg

Marshawn Lynch Doesn't Smoke Weed

3/26/2015 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

He might have a strain of weed named after him ... and he's always craving Skittles ... but Marshawn Lynch is no stoner ... so says Snoop Dogg

In fact, when our guy brought up the Beastmode strain that started hitting pot shops around Super Bowl time, Snoop made it clear that Marshawn had NOTHING to do with it. 

"My homeboy got a career to play," Snoop says ... "He's still in the NFL. He's got a commissioner to deal with."

There's more -- we also talked to Snoop about UCLA ... and if he's excited to go to the football games with Puff, since their sons will both be on the squad next season. 

He's fired up ... and not just because he pulled out a blunt and smoked it on camera. 

Russell Wilson

Cruisin' With Samantha Hoopes

Is He Dating Bikini Model?!

3/20/2015 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Here's video of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson out in Hollywood ... with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes riding shotgun -- so, is this a date?!??  

The two were leaving Katsuya in Hollywood in what appears to be a pimped out vintage Rolls-Royce convertible ... with some dude sitting in the backseat. 

0320-subasset-russell-wilson-hd-launchWilson is very single after pulling the plug on his two year marriage to his college sweetheart Ashton Wilson last year. 

As for Hoopes ... she's 24-years-old and smokin' hot ... and also loves football

We're trying to find out more ... in the meantime, enjoy these photos ... 

update_graphic_red_bar9:40 AM PT -- Well placed sources tell us ... the two are definitely NOT in a relationship ... but really enjoy hanging out with each other.  update-grey-gray-bar

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Russell Wilson

I'm Ready Two Wheelie Shape Up

3/18/2015 1:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is truly ingrained in his city ... because now, like most Seattleites, he's taken up cycling.

The shoulda-been two-time Super Bowl winner stopped into a Trek store in San Diego this week and picked up a couple of high-end road bikes. We're told he also grabbed a Garmin computer, helmet, pedals and gloves ... all the bells and whistles.

Wilson picked up the bike on Tuesday and when he did ... he just happened to spot former Miami Hurricanes star Kellen Winslow Jr. (a big-time cyclist in his own right) who posed for a pic with Russell.

Russell tweeted about his new ride, writing, "New hobbie & new training method after workouts! #Cycling There goes Kellen Winslow in @treksuperstore too!"

Now he can get in top shape ... to turn and hand the ball off from the one yard line.

Marshawn Lynch

Caught in Crazy Brawl

I Ain't No Seahawk Chicken!

3/14/2015 8:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Marshawn Lynch went beast mode Friday night trying to break up a fight incited by a Seattle Seahawks hater.

Marshawn and his crew were leaving a San Francisco bar when a drunk guy taunted the running back, repeatedly calling him a "Seattle Sea Chicken."

Someone in Marshawn's crew snapped and a melee erupted. You see Marshawn in a white cap trying to pull one of his friends away from the guy. An eyewitness tells us Marshawn got in a few punches before walking away. 

The fight adds to the lore that there really is such a thing as Chicken of the Sea. 

Chris Evans

Captain America And Star-Lord Assemble

For Super Bowl Promise

3/8/2015 10:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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When Captain America makes a promise ... he always follows through -- especially when it involves a deal he made with Chris Pratt over the Super Bowl.

As you may recall ... Pratt, a Seahawks fan, lost a bet to Chris Evans over the big game last month and visited a children's hospital dressed as Star-Lord from "Guardians of the Galaxy." Afterward, Evans agreed to the do the same, as Cap.

The 33 year-old hunk visited Seattle Children's Hospital Saturday in his Captain America costume ... and it's clear by the looks on these kids faces that their day was made.

The only thing Captain America couldn't do ... was explain why Marshawn Lynch didn't get the ball on the last play.

Richard Sherman

Violinist's Business Explodes

... After Online Shout-Out

3/7/2015 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Richard Sherman is great for business ... 'cause the Vegas street violinist who put on an impromptu show for the Seahawks cornerback tells us he's been getting huge business offers thanks to the NFL star.

As we previously reported ... Sherman was so impressed with the violinist's skills ... he posted a video on Instagram ... where his 1.1 million followers could check it out.  

Tony B. -- the 23-year-old street musician -- tells TMZ Sports he didn't get rich from Sherman's tip (though R.S. and Pats CB Brandon Browner gave him $25-a-piece) ... but says the encounter was worth much more.

"I've already got a few bookings," Tony tells us, "I got people inviting me to come play for them at weddings, tropical islands ... it's been crazy."

The best offer so far?

"To go play at an island on Turks and Caicos."

Richard Sherman

Plays Second Fiddle ...

To Insane Street Violinist

3/6/2015 7:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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.

Vegas baby.  

Marshawn Lynch --

My Movie Sucks

... I Want It Changed

2/25/2015 3:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Marshawn Lynch thinks 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!"

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