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Richard Sherman

Taunts NFL for Fining Marshawn $100K ...

You're Hypocrites

11/25/2014 2:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

112514_richard_sherman_launch_v2Richard Sherman slammed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over the massive fine he dropped on Marshawn Lynch for not talking to the media ... by accusing the league of being two-faced.

Seattle Seahawks Sherman and Doug Baldwin (hiding behind a cardboard cutout of himself) held a pretty shocking news conference today where they openly mocked the league policy forcing players to talk to reporters. The duo talked excessively, but only about things the league does NOT want them discussing.

They shouted out personal sponsors -- including Beats by Dre -- which the league banned players from wearing on gameday because of a deal with Bose. Then Sherman went nuclear, calling out the league for saying it's dedicated to "player safety" ... while making them play 2 games within 5 days.

A blatant shot at Thursday night games.

You gotta see this -- pretty sure Sherman's gonna be a few thousand bucks lighter in the pockets once the commish sees it.

Marshawn Lynch

Major Attitude Problems

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10/26/2014 3:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Marshawn Lynch's reported attitude problems haven't been confined to the Seattle Seahawks locker room this season -- he's also been a jerk to fans and media ... and once took a swing at a photog.

One particular incident went down in front of the team hotel in D.C. on October 7th -- the day after the Seahawks beat the Redskins.

After teammates and coaches like Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll had signed autographs and chatted it up with waiting fans on the way to the team bus -- Lynch shut everyone down. No waves, no autographs, nothing.

And it got worse ... when a TMZ Sports photog dared to ask a question about Lynch's Lamborghini ... he snapped on our guy and tried to smack him with his luggage bag.

Lynch eventually got on the bus ... and team officials immediately began apologizing for Marshawn's behavior ... explaining that it's just the way he is.

Two other notes -- the day of the Redskins game ... Marshawn got on the bus by himself 30 minutes before any other teammate boarded. The day after the game, he was the last one on the bus ... again, by himself.

Of course, there are multiple reports that the Seahawks are sick of Marshawn's negative attitude and are looking to get rid of him -- and it's clear, he's just not on the same page as Pete Carroll.

In fact, check out this footage of Pete on October 6th humoring the media ... without incident.

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NFL Star Russell Wilson

I Was a Violent Bully As Kid

... But I've Changed

10/2/2014 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says he was a violent bully as a child -- and often beat up other kids BADLY -- but says he learned to curb his violent tendencies and says it's time other NFL stars did too. 

Wilson just penned an article for ThePlayersTribune.com -- in an effort to address the domestic violence issues in the NFL.

In the article, Wilson writes:

"I used to beat people up. Truthfully, I used to beat people up a lot. Many of you readers probably think I have been Mr. Goody Two-Shoes my whole life, but honestly, I was a bully growing up. In elementary and middle school, I threw kids against the wall. I rubbed their heads in the dirt at recess. I bit them. I even knocked teeth out."

Long story short, Wilson says he found God and learned to confine his "aggressive behaviors" to the field. He's asking people to donate to the National Domestic Violence Hotline to support dom. violence victims across the country. 

He concludes ...

"I’m not a perfect person by any means. I’m just a recovering bully. But if we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it. For those of us in the NFL, there’s no excuse for violence off the field."

Ariana Grande

My Ass Is a Seahawks Fan

9/5/2014 7:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0904-ariana-grande-instagram-01She may be from Florida, but Ariana Grande put her butt on the line for the Seattle Seahawks last night.

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The 21-year-old was invited to the sing the National Anthem at  the NFL season opener in Seattle ... but before she hit the field, Grande made sure to snap a few sexy selfies to share with the world. 

We're guessing Russell Wilson approves. 

Seahawks Star Michael Bennett

ORDERED TO PAY UP

In Puppy Abandonment Case

3/24/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's a good thing Seattle Seakhawks superstar Michael Bennett just signed a brand new $28.5 million contract ... 'cause a judge just ordered him to PAY UP for abandoning a puppy last year, TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Bennett was sued by the Lucky Dog Boarding Facility ... after the 6'4" defensive lineman dropped off his boxer, Koa ... and never came back for the little guy. 

Lukcy Dog said they tried like hell to get ahold of Bennett, but he kept blowing them off ... and never even paid the bill. 

Now a Florida judge has ordered Bennett to pay up $8,268.80 asap ... or else. 

FYI -- the judge also said Bennett will have to pay interest for every day he continues to duck the bill at a rate of 4.75%  per year. 

If he doesn't pay up, a collections agency could try to seize his assets. 

We reached out to Bennett for comment. So far, no word back.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

I Would've DESTROYED Richard Sherman

3/17/2014 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

031714_tj_houshmandzadeh_launchRichard Sherman would've had "no chance" of stopping T.J. Houshmandzadeh when the receiver was in his prime ... so says T.J. himself.

The former Cincinnati Bengals receiver was outside Greystone this weekend when we asked if he thought Sherman could've shut him down ... like he shut down Michael Crabtree in the NFL playoffs.

But T.J. says his route-running abilities were just too strong for Sherman -- who T.J. also PRAISES as a helluva football player.

Watch the clip -- you can tell T.J. respects Sherman ... but still dishes out some quality smacktalk.

Russell Wilson

'Entourage' Cameo?

QB Pictured On Movie Set

3/14/2014 3:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0314-entourage-kid-cudi-instagram-01Rob Gronkowski might not be the only athlete with a role in the "Entourage" movie ... 'cause Russell Wilson was spotted on set today and all clues point to cameo. 

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback posed for photos with members of the cast -- including Jeremy Piven and Kid Cudi, who's reportedly playing Ari Gold's new assistant.  

Piers Morgan was also spotted on set -- no word if he's in the flick or just hangin' out.  We already told you Gronk's confirmed to be in the flick. 

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As for Wilson -- it pays to win the Super Bowl ... first Letterman, then kickin' it with Jay Z, now a possible movie role?!

Helluva ride ... right Peyton Manning?

Super Bowl MVP

That Truck I Won??

I'm Giving It to Mom!

2/10/2014 5:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

021014_malcolm_smith_launchSeattle Seahawks stud Malcolm Smith tells TMZ Sports he won't be taking home the brand new Chevy truck he won for being MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII ... nah, he's giving it to his MOM instead!!

How cool is that?

And it gets better -- mom wants to PIMP OUT her her ride!!!

Smith was leaving P.F. Chang's in L.A. on Sunday along with his MVP celebrity stylist Vick Michel when he told us all about his plans for the $50k vehicle ... "[Mom] says she wants to put black rims on it."

As for Malcolm, don't feel too bad about his driving situation -- he already has a Chevy Tahoe in his garage.

Congrats, mom!!!

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman

Raging In Vegas

Ankle Injury Can't Stop Me!

2/9/2014 10:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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DON'T YOU EVER TALK ABOUT RICHARD SHERMAN'S ANKLE ... 'cause less than one week after injuring it in the Super Bowl, the Seahawks star was partying hard on it during a rager in Vegas!!!

Sherman -- along with fellow Legion of Boomer Kam Chancellor -- hit up the Chateau nightclub in Sin City Saturday night ... and cut loose, despite suffering a high ankle sprain during the Feb. 2nd victory.

Seemed like Sherman was feeling "no pain" that night -- we're guessing the gang of hot chicks following him around that night makes a man forget about a freak joint injury.

Meanwhile, Peyton Manning is still sad somewhere ..

Katy Perry

Blows THOUSANDS On Strippers

After Super Bowl

2/4/2014 1:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Katy Perry tipped a girl and she liked it -- then she tipped more -- dropping STACKS on hot strippers after the Super Bowl Sunday night ... and to make it even more awesome, her BF John Mayer was there too.

We're told Katy and John stopped by Spearmint Rhino in Santa Barbara around 11pm Sunday night after the Seahawks devastated the Broncos.

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We're told Katy and John spent in the thousands, tipping the girls BIG and getting multiple private dances. Katy even took photos with the girls.

Beats masturbating at home.

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Russell Wilson

Winners Hang Out with Jay Z and Beyonce

2/3/2014 5:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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To the victor go the spoils ... just ask Russell Wilson, who's sitting courtside at the Brooklyn Nets game with Beyonce and Jay Z.

Peyton Manning's whereabouts are currently unknown.

Texas Rangers

Russell Wilson Will Mentor Our Minor Leaguers

2/3/2014 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Russell Wilson will serve as a mentor to minor league players in the Texas Rangers organization when he appears in the team's spring training camp in AZ ... a rep for the Rangers tells TMZ Sports.

With Wilson's baseball agent already confirming that the Seattle Seahawks quarterback will be on hand when the team gets together in Surprise, AZ in a few weeks ... many were wondering if the former baseball star would actually suit up and get on the field.

FYI -- Wilson was a bigtime baseball prospect ... and his MLB rights currently belong to the Rangers after they acquired him in a deal with the Rockies back in December.

But the Rangers tells us ... Wilson won't need his cleats when he shows up to camp -- because he'll be "in a role of talking to our minor league players as opposed to a player."

The team says, "His leadership skills are off the charts and we feel it could be very beneficial for our young guys to be around him."

True.

Broncos Fans

Statewide Porn Binge

After Super Bowl Defeat

2/3/2014 1:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Nothing cures the agony of defeat like furious masturbation -- at least that's how Broncos Nation decided to deal with its grief last night ... after losing the Super Bowl 43-8.

XXX giant PornHub.com just released some fascinating stats from last night's porn viewership on its website -- showing overall viewership was down 32% during the big game ... down even more in Denver (51%) and Seattle (61%). Makes sense.

The tide turns around the halftime mark (EST) ... when most of the audience bailed on the game ... but things got even more interesting after the final score.

While porn viewing numbers in Seattle and Washington dropped below average in the wake of their massive victory -- presumably because everyone was out partying -- the numbers in Denver and Colorado surged to 10.8% and 7.6% above average, respectively.

So far, no word from Kleenex or Vaseline.

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