Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson ain't just takin' on the Bengals this weekend -- he's also going after two guys allegedly trying to profit off the NFL star's dreadlocks without his permission.
Johnson is furious ... after learning about a product called, "Dreads on a Stick" -- which were being marketed as fun wig-type thing fans can wear to support CJ.
The guys behind the product launched a website to sell the "Dreads"-- which featured Chris' name and image.
But CJ tells TMZ ... he NEVER approved the product and doesn't want his fans to be duped into thinking he had anything to do with it ... so he's unleashed his lawyers to make things right.
Johnson tells us, "My lawyers on are on it ... the site has already been shut down ... and I'm investigating to see if these guys made any money off of this deceptive scheme."
TMZ spoke to one of the guys behind "Dreads," who tell us, "This is bulls**t ... we're going to put this site back up and still promote dreads on a stick."
He adds, "We've been involved with Chris Johnson and his business team for the last 6 months."
NFL Star Chris Johnson -- Why Are The Cops Here?
5/4/2011 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson got a knock on his door from the cops yesterday ... and according to the NFL star, it all went down because he's, "Young, black and rich."
TMZ has confirmed ... the Orlando Police Department got an anonymous "non-specific" tip about high-end cars entering and exiting Johnson's condo complex yesterday afternoon.
We're told cops performed a "knock and talk" at Johnson's Florida residence to follow up on the tip. When cops arrived to Johnson's home, he was "cooperative" and "cordial" -- and in the middle of a shoot for a TV project.
Law enforcement tells us they checked out the scene -- and determined there was absolutely nothing illegal about the situation ... and left without incident.
Moments after cops walked out the door, Johnson tweeted, "Y did the police just walk in my condo saying they think it's drug activity because it's alot of traffic but it was the MTV camera crew."
He added, "Hard being young, black and rich."
Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver -- The Mug Shot
4/13/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained the mug shot of Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt -- taken moments after he was arrested yesterday for allegedly trying to run from police.
As we first reported, cops in Bayonne, NJ attempted to pull Britt over for speeding -- when the NFLer allegedly put the pedal to the metal in an effort to outrun them.
Cops say Kenny eventually stopped after a few miles -- and was arrested and booked on three charges: eluding, obstructing, and hindering apprehension.
Kenny's passenger -- who allegedly took off on foot during questioning -- was arrested for pot possession, resisting arrest, and obstruction.
Titans Wide Receiver
CHASED Down by Cops
4/12/2011 8:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt's off-season workout includes trying to outrun the law -- at least according to officers who busted him in New Jersey after a "COPS" style chase.
Police in Bayonne, NJ tell TMZ they attempted to pull over Kenny -- a former 1st round pick and Rutgers star -- for speeding around 4:30PM on Tuesday, but he allegedly hit the gas and kicked off the chase.
Bayonne PD says after a few miles, Kenny just stopped and he and his passenger attempted to walk away from the car. During questioning, officers say the passenger tried to bolt on foot -- FAIL. Officers arrested him for alleged possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.
Kenny was arrested and booked for 2nd degree eluding and obstruction -- cops say he lied about owning and driving the car ... a 2010 navy blue Porsche Panamera S which was impounded.
Britt was also arrested in January 2010 -- again in NJ -- for outstanding traffic warrants.
Time for a driver?
Randy Moss -- $200K Surprise from Tennessee
11/4/2010 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Randy Moss just got a $200,000 bonus for being picked up by the Tennessee Titans ... courtesy of his new state government.
It all comes down to state tax -- back in Minnesota, the former Viking had to set aside 7.85% of his multi-million dollar salary to pay the state income tax.
But now that he's employed in the state of Tennessee -- where they don't have a state income tax -- multiple financial experts tell us that extra $200,000 Moss was planning to kick over to MN, could now remain in his own pocket.
Straight cash homie.
Randy Moss -- 'Arrested' Welcome to Tennessee
11/4/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Randy Moss is getting one awesome welcome to the Tennessee Titans -- a lyrical tribute from the ambassadors of Tennessee hip-hop and 90s hitmakers ... Arrested Development.
Just a few hours after the Titans plucked Moss off waivers ... Arrested Development (they're still together and recording) and their leader Speech celebrated with a ditty set to their hit, "Tennessee."
What's up Randy Moss? Arrested Development welcomes you to Tennessee where "we are still thirsty" for a Super Bowl win. No Brady, no Favre, no problem ... if there are any we know you Vince Young & CJ can solve them. Take Tennessee to the Super Bowl Land! Go Titans!
Hey, it's the thought that counts. Plus, did Prince write anything for Randy when he got to Minnesota?
NFL Star Chris Johnson
'I'm 100% Unstoppable'
8/11/2010 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Johnson -- the superstar running back on the Tennessee Titans -- got a 99/100 skill rating in the new Madden NFL 11 ... but according to Chris, having the highest rating in the game just ain't enough.
Johnson tells TMZ, he's honored his character got such a high rating in the game ... but according to him, anything less than 100/100 isn't accurate -- "In real life, I'm 100% unstoppable. I got no home. I run for days."
Johnson's in good company though -- other players in the game with 99 ratings include Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
Vince Young -- No Suspension? Let's Go Clubbin'!
6/30/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One day after NFL commish Roger Goodell hinted that he won't suspend Vince Young for his strip club fist fight ... the Tennessee Titans QB did what anyone in his shoes would do ... he went clubbin'!
Young -- and a posse -- hit up MyStudio nightclub in Hollywood last night ... without incident.
As we previously reported, Vince was issued a citation for punching some dude in the face at a Dallas strip club last month ... after the other guy talked smack about Young's college team.
Good thing no one in L.A. holds any grudges with Texas ... except for that thing that happened at the Rose Bowl back in 2006.
Vince Young to God: Don't Let Them Bench Me!
6/14/2010 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young has officially apologized to his teammates for that whole strip club fight, noting that he's praying to God ... not for forgiveness ... but in the hopes that the NFL Commish won't "come down hard" on him.
After practice today, Young said, "I just made a mistake, I made a mistake even being there and I let that guy provoke me into doing what I did ... I pray to God that Roger Goodell doesn't come down hard on me, because I definitely want to be here for my teammates."
As we previously reported, Young was cited for misdemeanor assault after punching some dude at a Dallas strip club early Sunday morning.
Vince Young Fight over Longhorn Smack Talk
6/13/2010 9:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The strip club brawl involving Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young was all over two things -- the University of Texas and cash money, according to sources in the club.
Multiple sources who were inside Club Onyx tell TMZ the fight started when Vince went to take money out at the "cash cage." We're told Vince was complaining about a surcharge to withdraw money -- and that's when the manager got involved.
We're told the manager is from Oklahoma and flashed an upside down "hook 'em horns" hand signal and said "F**k the Longhorns" to Vince -- who, if you don't know, was a National Championship quarterback for the University of Texas Longhorns.
That's when Vince allegedly socked the manager in the face and had to be dragged out of the club, according to sources. Vince's reps haven't gotten back to us yet.
According to KDFW, Vince was issued a Class C assault citation today, which carries up to a $500 fine. The station aired this surveillance video of the incident.
Report: Vince Young Suspect in Strip Club Assault
6/13/2010 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young is a suspect in an alleged assault that went down this morning at a strip club in Dallas ... this according to police.
The Dallas Police Department told KTVT the altercation occurred at Club Onyx at around 3:30 AM -- and that one person was injured.
KTVT is reporting that Vince is the prime suspect -- but a warrant has not yet been issued for his arrest.
A Titans rep says the team has been in touch with Vince -- and they "continue to gather additional information."
UPDATE 3:18 PM PT: Cops tell KTVT Vince was issued a Class C assault citation. Cops say they reviewed surveillance footage and interviewed witnesses before issuing the citation, which carries a maximum penalty of up to $500.
Vince Young -- Pole Dancer
2/15/2010 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Vince Young is in Dallas for NBA All-Star Weekend where he spent some quality time with his teammate Chris Johnson ... and a street sign.
VY was spotted leaving a nightclub early Sunday morning when he stumbled upon a pole and decided to use it for support -- before swinging around it while Johnson and another friend passed him back and forth.
The Tennessee Titans teammates were hosts at the same club Kobe Bryant didn't show up to. Looks as if they had a good enough time for all.
LenDale White -- Tennessee Ya Later!
1/11/2010 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tennessee Titans running back LenDale White wants out of the blue and white -- that is, if his former college coach takes a pro job with the Seattle Seahawks.
White, a former superstar at USC, was leaving MyHouse nightclub in Hollywood this weekend, when he told us he thinks the rumors are true -- that Pete Carroll is bolting from Troy. White also added, "Tell Pete to hire me."
It also appears that White has lost some more weight -- because the dude's pants were so big on him, they were hanging down below his boxer briefs.