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Jameis Winston

86'd from Bar Over Wardrobe

'Welcome to Return with Pants'

6/15/2015 11:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0615-jameis-winston-twitter-01Jameis Winston learned the hard way ... star power stops at the shorts -- especially when trying to get into a bar with a strict PANTS ONLY dress code. 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB was rejected from the Blue Martini bar in Tampa when he tried to get in Friday night while wearing a pair of shorts ... in front of a sign that said, "Dress code strictly enforced."

We spoke with one of the managers ... who tells us, "It was nothing personal. He was not allowed inside because he did not meet the standards of the dress code."

We're told the bar would ABSOLUTELY welcome Jameis back if he comes around again ... as long as he's got pants. 

Jameis Winston

Sponsored By Publix

'We Don't Hold a Grudge'

5/1/2015 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0501-jameis-winston-publix-gettyHe stole their shellfish ... but Jameis Winston is now officially sponsored by Publix (by way of the Tampa Bay Bucs) ... and the market says they're all about BURYING THE HATCHET. 

In fact, it was 1 year ago this week that Winston was busted stealing crab legs ... and as fate would have it, Publix happens to be the official supermarket sponsor of the Bucs. 

So, how do store officials feel about teaming up with a guy who jacked their seafood?

"We support our hometown team. We welcome Jameis Winston to the Bucs. We don't hold any grudge against him."

A rep for Publix adds, "We've moved forward, we're past this. We hope Jameis has done the same, and is moving forward."

"Part of our affiliation with the team is to do the right thing for the community. If Jameis has an idea that would make the community better, [we'd] gladly hear out his proposal."

"This is a great opportunity for him to learn from his mistakes. He's going to have a chance to do a lot of good now."

Jameis Winston

Backtracks After Crab Leg Pic

... 1st NFL Blunder?!

5/1/2015 6:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0501-jameis-winston-instagramDidn't take long for Jameis Winston to make his first NFL mistake -- deleting his crab leg celebration pic from Instagram hours after he posted it .... and we're guessing he was INSTRUCTED to get rid of it. 

In case you didn't see it, Jameis posted a pic showing him eating a big ol' plate of crab legs -- clearly mocking his whole shoplifting arrest thing from last year. 

But just like that, it was gone. 

BTW -- the timing of the pic is interesting since the NCAA has relaunched an investigation into the incident ... since Winston claims he had a "hook up" at Publix that gave him free food. 

No word if it was the Bucs or Jameis' agent or lawyer who told Winston to pull the pic down -- or maybe he had second thoughts on his own ... but clearly, he realized it was a bad idea ... or else the pic would still be up. 

Jameis Winston

Tampa Bay Shellfishly Takes QB

... With #1 Pick

4/30/2015 5:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0430-jameis-getty-02It's crab leg time in Tampa Bay ... the Bucs have just selected Jameis Winston with the #1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft

The Bucs reportedly launched a serious recon mission into Jameis' personal life to find out if Winston was worth the risk. Clearly, they weren't concerned with what they found. 

Good luck ... 

Jameis Winston

SHOWERED IN CRAB LEGS

... If Drafted By Bucs

4/26/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0424-jameis-winston-getty-01Jameis Winston will NEVER have to steal shellfish ever again ... 'cause a Tampa restaurant is promising to hook up Winston with more crabs than a Tijuana hooker -- as long as the Bucs draft him #1.

Here's the deal ... there's this place in Tampa called Skipper's Smokehouse that's FAMOUS for it's crab legs -- and the owner of the joint happens to be an FSU alum who graduated in '68.

The people at Skipper's told us they're well aware of Jameis' penchant for crab -- and want the QB to know, if he signs with the Bucs ... they're gonna "hook him up" with all the legs he can eat. 

Of course, he'll be a multi-millionaire who can afford whatever he wants ... but hey, free stuff is how the rich stay rich. 

NFL's Mike Evans

Off-Season Dunk Session

... I Got Hops

3/24/2015 10:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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If you needed more proof that the Tampa Bay Bucs stud Mike Evans is an athletic freak, TMZ Sports has video of the 6'5" wideout dunking in a pick-up game and we gotta say ... the dude has bounce.

Evans, who tore up the NFL in his rookie season, was visiting his high school down in Galveston, TX when he decided to take time out to show the local kids what a world class athlete looks like.

Watch, admire, be afraid NFL cornerbacks.

#Ballislife #Bunnies #CouldaBeenNBA

Tampa Bay Bucs

Ex-Cheerleaders Win Big

Team Pays $825k In Wage War

3/6/2015 3:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ready? Ok!  

We've got spirit, yes we do!
We've got spirit ... plus an additional $825,000!!!  

A former Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleader has reached a settlement with the NFL team in her class action war over unpaid wages ... striking a deal that will get her and 93 other women PAID!!! 

As we previously reported, Manouchcar Pierre-Val sued the team claiming the girls were only paid $100 per game ... and zero for practice time and other team events ... which added up to less than $2-per-hour.

She demanded $661k ... but in new docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, the team agreed to fork over $825k. However, after the lawyers take their cut ($264k) the ladies will split the rest of the $561k pot. 

Final tally ... each woman will get just under $6k for their troubles. 

Goooooooooo class action!!

Jameis Winston

'It Would Be Great to Play In Florida'

3/5/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jameis Winston tells TMZ Sports -- yes, TMZ Sports -- that it would be "great" to play for an NFL team in Florida ... this just days after he wrapped up a meeting with the Tampa Bay Bucs. 

The Heisman Trophy winner landed in New York Wednesday ... and with the NFL Draft just 2 months away, we had to ask the possible #1 pick if he had a preference on which team calls his name. 

Winston didn't exactly give anything away ... but he did tell us his favorite movie of all time -- shout-out to Tom Hanks

One last thing ... Jameis was rockin' Nike sweatpants and a Nike sweatshirt ... but an Under Armour backpack. So, we're guessing he hasn't decided on a sponsorship yet. 

But at this point, it's probably just a matter of time. 

NFL's Dashon Goldson

Diddy's a Beast

He's One Hell of an Athlete

2/12/2015 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021115_dashon_goldson_launch_v2He may have cheated to beat NFL star Dashon Goldson in a footrace, but Diddy is no joke when it comes to speed ... so says Goldson who tells us the 45-year-old mogul's a beast in the gym. 

As we previously reported, Diddy challenged the Tampa Bay Bucs safety to a 100 yard dash outside of Jay Glazer's Unbreakable Performance Center in L.A. this week ... and won! 

Goldson came on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" to defend himself -- and though his explanation is pretty sound, he was clearly impressed by the hip hop star. 

Catch TMZ Hollywood Sports on Reelz weekdays at 6PM ET, 3PM PT. 

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Diddy

Beats NFL Speedster In Foot Race

... Only Cheats a Little

2/11/2015 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

021115_diddy_instagram_launchTampa Bay Bucs safety Dashon Goldson runs the 40 in 4.65 seconds ... and he just got SMOKED in a foot race by Diddy

For the record, Diddy cheated ... but still, pretty impressive!!! The race went down outside Unbreakable Performance on the Sunset Strip ... where both guys workout on the reg.

After the victory, Diddy was super humble and played the whole thing down ... KIDDING, HE WENT CRAZY AND SHAMED DASHON ON CAMERA!!! 

Take that. Take that. Take that. 

NBA Star

OUT-THUNDERSTORMS NFL STAR

... At L.A. Strip Club

1/21/2015 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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One made it THUNDERSTORM ... the other made it drizzle. 

TMZ Sports has learned ... L.A. Clippers star Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Tampa Bay Bucs star Dashon Goldson were two of the stars that hit up the grand opening of Ace of Diamonds in L.A. on Monday. 

For the record, Goldson signed a $41.2 million contract in 2013. Davis has made about $26 million in his NBA career. 

Which is why it was a bit shocking when Big Baby created his own indoor monsoon that dwarfed Goldson's mini-downpour.

Our strip club sources tell us Davis was throwin' so much cash around, 4 dancers left with $3k each ... and that doesn't include the $5k he dropped around the stage.  

Check out the pic below which shows one dancer's take from Davis. 

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As for Goldson, as one strip club source put it -- "He made it sprinkle." 

No one said being fiscally responsible was fun.

NFL Star Mike Evans

I'M ENGAGED

Check Out the Massive Rock!

1/8/2015 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Sorry ladies, Tampa Bay Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans is officially off the market ... 'cause he just got engaged -- and proposed with a pretty solid diamond ring! 

Evans -- who just finished up one helluva rookie season -- popped the question to Ashli Dotson in late December ... right around Xmas and Ashli's 21st birthday.

The two met back in 2013 while Mike was playing ball at Texas A&M ... and things got serious between the two in February 2014 ... when she announced the relationship on social media. 

No word on when the two plan on tying the knot.

FYI -- We did some digging ... looks like the ring came in a blue box.

According to our jeweler sources, it's a Tiffany "Soleste" ring -- "a cushion modified brilliant diamond encircled by a double row of bead-set diamonds."

Ex-NFL Star Simeon Rice

I've Never Worn Super Bowl Ring

... It's Not for Flossin'

11/4/2014 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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It's got more than 50 diamonds ... yellow AND white gold ... and was designed by Tiffany -- but ex-NFL star Simeon Rice says he's NEVER worn his Super Bowl ring out in public. 

Rice was a part of the Tampa Bay Bucs team that smashed the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII back in 2003 -- and got the bling that goes along with the trophy. 

But when he was out in NYC yesterday, Rice told us the ring does NOT belong in his wardrobe ... it belongs on his mantle -- and he refuses to wear it out. 

Clearly, Simeon doesn't see eye-to-eye on the issue with another famous Rice ... Jerry ...who is often seen rocking his Super Bowl rings out to the nightclubs juts for the hell of it. 

Then again, when Jerry rocks his ring out ... he's still got TWO MORE for the mantle. 

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