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NFL's Louis Murphy Trapped in Museum 911 ... Nobody's Here & I'm Missing the Party!!

7/7/2016 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Louis Murphy was so drunk and confused about why he was locked in a museum, he called 911 and he's now made the Hall of Fame ... for 911 calls.

In the call obtained by TMZ Sports, the wide receiver tells the dispatcher he was a groomsman at his friend's wedding at the Flagler Museum -- but "got kinda drunk," and accidentally fell asleep in a garden and got locked inside.

29-year-old Murphy said he cut his hand while trying to break through a door to freedom. You'd think a guy who uses his hands for a living would be pissed about that, but no ... Murph was more upset his friends were somewhere partying without him.

He was clearly still wasted. Just listen. So good.


Museum security found him and cops showed up around 1:15 AM, but agreed no criminal charges would be pressed because Murphy agreed to pay for the door repair costs. 


NFL, Bucs, Jaguars & Dolphins Donate $400k To Orlando Shooting Victims

6/24/2016 9:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The NFL and its 3 Florida-based teams are opening their wallets to help those affected by the Orlando shooting -- donating $400k to help recovering survivors and families of victims.

The Dolphins, Jaguars, and Buccaneers -- along with NFL commish Roger Goodell -- announced they came together to contribute the money to the OneOrlando Fund, which was formed by Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer. 

The fund was specifically created to provide support to the victims of the Pulse tragedy and their families. 

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross issued a statement saying, "We are united with the NFL, the Jaguars, and the Buccaneers in making this commitment to the OneOrlando Fund."

"We give our heartfelt condolences to those impacted by this horrific act and are hopeful that these donations help in their time of need.”

Tampa Bay Bucs Shout-out from Beyonce For Letting Jay Z Train In Team Gym

4/26/2016 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0426_jay_z_tampa_bay_tmzThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a "special thanks" from Beyonce at the end of her "Lemonade" special this weekend ... and TMZ Sports has learned it all has to do with a favor the team did for Jay Z

We didn't notice any players in the special ... or stadium shots or any other obvious Bucs references -- so, we asked the team ... why did Bey shout-out TB?

0426-tampa-bay-buccaneers-tweet-TWITTER-01A rep for the team told us, "We actually were not involved with Lemonade, it was actually just a thank you for allowing Jay-Z to come and work out at our facilities during their time here in Tampa as they were preparing for the start of her tour."

Turns out, Jay got his pump on at the Bucs facility earlier this month ... and the team was so happy to have him, QB Jameis Winston presented Jay with his own custom Bucs jersey. 

"It's an honor to meet you," Winston told Jay at the time. He even offered to take Hov out to the field to throw the ball around ... though it's unclear if that ever happened. 

Still, pretty cool to get a shout-out from Bey. 

Nick Carter to Jameis Winston Take My Advice ... Stay Outta Tampa Strip Clubs!!

10/16/2015 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nick Carter says he wants to be Jameis Winston's booty mentor -- and rule #1 is STAY OUT OF THE STRIP CLUBS IF YOU DON'T WANNA SCREW UP YOUR LIFE! 

The Tampa native was on "The Miguel Show" on WPOI in T.B. when he said he knows firsthand about the dangers of being young, rich and famous in one of the best strip club cities in the world ... and doesn't want Winston to make the same mistakes he did.  

So, the Backstreet Boy decided to dish out some advice for the Bucs QB: 

--  Stay out of the strip clubs
--  Ditch all of your "dummy friends"
--  Get a girlfriend, get married, settle down
--  Keep your nose in the books

Carter then ate dinner at 5 PM, filled his candy bowl with butterscotch disks and fell asleep watching "Jeopardy." 

Jameis Winston's Dad My Son's the Face of the Bucs ... Here's Proof

9/21/2015 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0921_jamies_winston_shirt_twitterWhen it comes to the Tampa Bay Bucs logo ... Bucco Bruce is out. Jameis Winston is in ... at least according to JW's dad. 

Check out the shirt Jameis' dad, Antonor Winston, rocked to the game in New Orleans this weekend, spotted by NFL Network reporter Jeff Darlington (and brought to our attention by BSO). 

Coulda been you Mike Glennon ... 

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

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

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

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


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. 

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