A former NFL cheerleader has been charged with aggravated sexual battery after allegedly grabbing a 12-year-old boy's penis outside his pants ... and attempting to perform oral sex on him.
42-year-old Elizabeth Garner -- who cheered for the Tennessee Titans until 2009 -- was also charged with solicitation of a minor for rape of a child.
According to law enforcement, Garner -- who is married -- is accused of following the 12-year-old to the bathroom during a party last month hosted by the boy's mother, grabbing his penis over his shorts ... and attempting to remove them in order to perform oral sex on him.
The boy escaped, told his mother what happened ... and the mother then informed authorities. According to police, the boy said Garner asked if he'd ever been with a woman.
During a police interview, cops claim Garner willingly admitted she approached the boy ... but said she was drunk and had confused him with an (adult) man at the party. (We'll see how that defense pans out.)
Garner -- who was booked on $30,000 bond -- faces more than 8 years in prison if convicted.
NFL Superstar Chris Johnson
Hot Club, Hot Chicks
... Hot Dogs
2/27/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is so damn fast ... he went to a nightclub, pulled a bunch of chicks AND scarfed a hot dog ... all in the blink of an eye.
Johnson hit up Supperclub in Hollywood last night ... sporting a pair of pants that sagged down below his ass cheeks. Hey, it's the style ...
But the chicks didn't seem to mind ... 'cause after Johnson was finished inside the club, he ordered some street meat (one of those sidewalk hot dogs) ... and proceeded to chat up a couple of ladies.
Eventually, the chicks climbed into a waiting SUV ... and a few minutes later, Chris joined the group.
Somewhere, General Larry Platt is FUMING!!!
Chargers Retire No. 55
During Emotional Tribute
9/16/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The San Diego Chargers honored the memory of Junior Seau today before their home opener against the Tennessee Titans and officially retired the NFL superstar's jersey -- No. 55.
Seau's parents and children were down on the field during the emotional tribute -- which was officiated by legendary Chargers QB Dan Fouts.
Fouts said, "There is only one Junior Seau and only one 55 ... and they belong together forever.”
Seau played 13 seasons with the Chargers and was selected for 12 Pro-bowl appearances.
Seau was found dead in his home on May 2 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 43.
$1.69 Mil Mistake -- Failed
to Repay 'Lockout Loan'
8/10/2012 8:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Vince Young is in trouble ... the struggling NFL star is on the hook for $1.69 million ... after failing to pay back a high risk, high interest "lockout loan" that he took out back when he was a member of the Tennessee Titans ... this according to court docs.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ, Vince went to Pro Player Funding in May 2011 -- during the middle of the NFL lockout -- and took out a loan for $1.876,876.88. PPF is a company which specialized in "lockout loans" for NFL guys looking to cover their bills during the pay freeze.
Young's loan was VERY high risk ... with high interest rates and a clause that allowed PPF to call in the entire amount due, plus interest, if Vince missed ONE payment.
And according to court docs, that's exactly what happened in May 2012 ... right after Young left the Philadelphia Eagles and signed a new deal with the Buffalo Bills, he missed his payment.
PPF instantly went to the court and obtained a judgment against Young ... ordering the NFL star to pay back the remaining balance on his loan ... plus interest ... totaling $1.69 million.
The number is close to the salary Vince will be making with the Bills this season -- he signed a 1-year deal worth $1.9 mil.
Young's situation is virtually identical to Baltimore Ravens lineman Bryant McKinnie ... who took out a $4 million loan with PPF on the eve of the 2011 NFL lockout ... and also didn't pay it back.
Bryant reportedly struck a settlement deal with PPF earlier this week ... agreeing to pay half of the $3.2 he's scheduled to make with the Ravens in 2012.
During the lockout, several NFL players spoke out against loans of this sort claiming they weren't in the best interest of the players ... and now Young and McKinnie seem to be living proof.
The loan drama is just the latest legal nightmare for Young ... the QB recently sued his former agent and financial advisor for allegedly cheating him out of $5.5 million Vince was supposed to have earned in his rookie contract and through endorsement deals.
10:02 AM PT -- Vince's rep tells TMZ ... Young blames his former financial advisor, Ronnie T. Peoples, for pushing him to take out the loan.
The rep adds, "Vince is currently involved in litigation after he filed suit against Mr. Peoples for misappropriating millions. Vince has brought in a new team that are in the process of correcting the prior mismanagement.”
NFL Star Arrested for DUI
at U.S. Army Base
7/20/2012 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt has been arrested ... again ... this time for driving under the influence in Kentucky ... TMZ has learned.
The NFL star was taken into custody by the Fort Campbell Police Department at 3:30 AM Tuesday while attempting to drive on to Fort Campbell -- a U.S. Army base located on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee.
We're told Britt was with a soldier at the time of the arrest.
Britt's cherry red 2008 Dodge Challenger was taken to a nearby impound lot (pictured below).
It DEFINITELY ain't Kenny's first brush with the law ... the 23-year-old was busted back in April 2011 for careless driving ... and in June 2011, he was popped in New Jersey for resisting arrest.
A rep for Fort Campbell tells TMZ the incident is "under investigation."
11:45AM PT -- MPs tell us Britt refused a breathalyzer test, and has been charged with DUI. He was released, and escorted off the base.
NFL Star Chris Johnson
Threatens Lawsuit Over
'Dreads on a Stick'
11/5/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.