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NFL's Derrick Henry Pumped to Work with DeMarco Murray ... 'He's Hungry'

5/19/2016 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry tells TMZ Sports he's fired up about sharing the backfield with DeMarco Murray ... saying he's a "good guy" and a "great leader." 

The '15 Heisman Trophy winner -- and 2nd round pick of the Titans -- touched down at LAX for an NFL rookie event ... so, we had to ask if he was concerned about competing with DM for the starting job. 

But Henry says there's no hostility -- and he's excited to work with a guy who's already "done such a great job in the NFL."

We also asked if he was excited about all the country music in Nashville ... it's clear, that part might take some adjusting. 

1st Round Pick Jack Conklin Here's How I Plan to Stay Rich ...

4/29/2016 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sometimes, 21-year-olds aren't as stupid when it comes to money as you'd think ...

Here's the newest Tennessee Titan, Jack Conklin -- the 8th overall pick in the draft -- telling us how he plans to STAY wealthy now that he got wealthy. 

Check out the clip ... dude seems like he's got a good head on his shoulders. 

Titans' Kendall Wright Baby Mama's Car Repo'd ... After Child Support Demand

1/11/2016 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0108_Kendall-Wright_komccoyTennessee Titans star Kendall Wright has serious off-season headaches ... his baby mama is taking him to court for child support, and thinks he's getting revenge by repossessing her car.

In court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Kortney Michelle Owens-Rader says she has a 5-month-old baby boy with Wright named Kendall Jr. -- and the Titans leading receiver agreed in December to pay her $2,100/month in child support, starting in 2016. 

The docs make it seem like everything's cool between Kortney and Kendall, but sources close to her say that's not the case. We're told Wright had been "taking care" of Kortney -- a singer signed to Floyd Mayweather's record label -- but nothing was on paper.


Cut to last week when, according to our sources, Kortney's 2014 Cadillac XTS -- a gift from Wright in happier times -- was repossessed. We're told Kortney thinks Wright stopped making payments because he was pissed she took him to court.

This probably won't get better ... they're due back in court in a couple of months. We've reached out to Wright's reps, but nothing back yet. 


Jon Bon Jovi I'M NOT BUYING THE TITANS ... 'Just Rumors'

12/8/2015 7:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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JBJ's not buying the Titans ... these 5 words he swears to you.  

Reports surfaced this week that Bon Jovi would have "considerable interest" in buying the Tennessee Titans -- if they are put up for sale.

FYI -- Bon Jovi was part of group that tried to buy the Buffalo Bills last year and he owned an Arena Football League team back in the day. Plus, there are rumors the current owners of the Titans could be shopping the team around in the very near future. 

But Bon Jovi tells TMZ Sports ... for now, he's not trying to take over the Titans. 

"Rumors of my interest in the Tennessee Titans are nothing more than that. I am not part of any group perusing a team that is not for sale."

Doesn't mean he won't try to buy an NFL team in the future -- but for now, it ain't happening. 

NFL's Dorial Green-Beckham Mug Shot ... Call Me 2 Chainz

10/6/2015 1:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1006_Dorial-Green-Beckham_mug_sports_wm2Here it is ...the mug shot that ruined the NFL's arrest-free month in September -- courtesy of Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham

DGB was popped in Missouri last Wednesday for going 65 in a 55 ... and when the cop ran his info, it was discovered the 22-year-old had an outstanding warrant for a speeding violation in another county. 

He was hauled to a nearby station where Green-Beckham was booked and posed for a mug shot -- featuring 2 gold chains -- and was later released after paying his $92.48 debt. 

Note -- seems Dorial's high top fade gives him an additional 2 inches on the police measuring stick! 

Sam Hunt Mariota Will Make Nashville Dreams ... Turn into Reality

9/20/2015 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

California should call Marcus Mariota ... 'cause he's the man to end long droughts -- according to country music star and ex-QB Sam Hunt, who thinks Marcus is gonna make it rain for the Titans.

On the heels of Mariota becoming the first rookie QB to toss 4 TDs in his first start ... we got Sam -- a huge Titans fan -- and asked him about MM's historic debut.

Hunt played ball at Middle Tennessee State, and was invited to Chiefs camp ... which means his review carries a little more weight than a casual fan. So, is it too soon for Titans faithful to dream about their first postseason since 2008? 

Check out the clip -- Sam seems as down with Mariota as every chick seems to be down with Sam ... which is very, very, down.

NFL's Justin Hunter Sucker Punched Victim ... Prosecutors Say

7/21/2015 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0720-justin-hunter-getty-01Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter fights like a bitch ... sucker punching a man outside a Virginia bar in a ferocious attack ... this according to prosecutors. 

Hunter just appeared in court in Virginia Beach ... where his mother was inside the courtroom crying ... as Justin faced charges he assaulted a man at Sandbar Raw Bar on July 3rd. 

Prosecutors say Hunter and his friends approached another group of guys they didn't know and began arguing ... and at some point during the argument, Hunter began throwing punches. 

The victim, prosecutors say, fell to the ground ... and Hunter and his pals continued to beat and kick the man. 

Officials say the man eventually got up and left the bar -- and was outside spitting up blood -- when Hunter got out of a Range Rover and sucker punched him while he was hunched over. 

The victim claims he was hospitalized for 2 days -- with a broken jaw, cracked tooth ... and also had a tooth knocked out. 

Hunter is due to be released from custody on $25,000 bond. He's due back in court in September. 

Titans WR Justin Hunter ARRESTED IN VIRGINIA Over Brutal Bar Fight

7/20/2015 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was arrested in Virginia today ... after allegedly beating up someone in a crazy bar fight earlier this month. 

Cops say Hunter was involved in a brawl at the Sandbar Raw Bar in Virginia Beach on July 3rd -- where a victim was transported to a hospital to treat the injuries. 

Hunter surrendered to authorities on Monday and was charged with felonious assault. He's being held at Virginia Beach City Jail. 

The 24-year-old is set to be arraigned tomorrow. 

Story developing ...

Tennessee Titans Sammie Hill I Did Not Rape That Woman

12/10/2014 6:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1210_Sammie-Hill_gettyTennessee Titans lineman Sammie Hill claims the woman accusing him of rape is LYING -- with his lawyer insisting, "Sammie did absolutely nothing wrong."

TMZ Sports broke the story ... a woman filed a police report with the Atlanta PD claiming Hill raped her in a hotel room last week after they had consensual sex. 

Now, Hill's attorney has issued a statement calling the allegation "bogus" -- and saying, "We are cooperating fully with the Atlanta police investigation. I expect there to be no charges brought when the truth is known."

Hill's attorney also claims the accuser is just pulling a scheme to "extort money from [Hill]."

Hill was asked about the situation in the Titans locker room following a practice Wednesday -- and told reporters, "I can't talk about it right now. The situation is the situation, so I've got to let my lawyer take care of it. It's just something I've got to try to get past."

Cops are investigating -- so far, no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.

Tennessee Titans Accuser We Had Consensual Sex First... Then He Raped Me

12/10/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained the police report filed by the woman who claims she was raped by Tennessee Titans Player Sammie Hill ... in which she admits they had consensual sex before he allegedly raped her.

The woman -- a dancer at a Houston strip club -- says she met Hill while working December 3rd and went back to a nearby hotel with him.

The woman claims she and Hill had consensual sex at the hotel - but then they fell asleep. 

A short time later, the woman claims she woke up when Hill "placed his hand around her throat while attempting to stick his penis in her vagina."

The woman claims she resisted, and told him to stop several times -- to which Hill allegedly replied "I'm just trying to get this last nut."

The woman claims Hill eventually apologized - and gave her $300 in cash.

Cops are investigating the incident -- so far no charges have been filed or arrests have been made.

We reached out to Hill and his reps for comment -- no word back.

Ex Giants Star Steve Smith Titans QB Needs to Drop His Phone ... Pick Up His Playbook

10/28/2014 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
102814_steve_smith_launchRetired NFL star Steve Smith is taking Titans QB Zach Mettenberger to task for that gameday selfie he took before taking a loss against the Texans.

Mettenberger's been getting blasted by fans and players for the Instagram of his new haircut -- hours before Sunday's kickoff ... his first start, by the way. Smith says the kid needs to be more like his ex-QB, Eli Manning.

1028_Zach-Mettenberger_hair_cut_instagramSmith was shopping in Calabasas when he stated his case ... and it's a good one. Ever seen an Eli or Peyton Manning selfie? Exactly. And Steve's got hardware to back up his argument.

Speaking of which ... you gotta see Steve's jab -- at his OWN Super Bowl ring! Michael Strahan would not approve.

Rob Bironas Wasted the Night of Fatal Accident

10/3/2014 3:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-Titans kicker Rob Bironas was hammered -- with a blood alcohol content njearly 3 times the legal limit -- the night he wrecked his SUV and died in Nashville.

The toxicology report shows Bironas' BAC was .218 when he died on September 20. Police released test results to his family today. The report also revealed he died from blunt force trauma ... and had a small amount of Diazepam (Valium) in his system.

Rob's wife, Rachel -- who is Terry Bradshaw's daughter -- told police Rob might have had one beer at home that night ... before he unexpectedly took off in his vehicle without telling her.

His father released a statement saying Rob didn't commonly drink and drive. He added, "Rob made a mistake and he paid the ultimate price."

Ex Titans Kicker Rob Bironas Dead at 36 Crashes Car Into Trees

9/21/2014 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0921-rob-bironas-getty-01Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas -- Terry Bradshaw's son-in-law -- died Saturday night after he lost control of his SUV and crashed into a line of trees.

The Metro Nashville PD says Bironas was traveling fast in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali when he lost control in a curve shortly after 11 p.m.

Cops say the SUV veered off the road and struck a bunch of trees before it flipped over. Bironas was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Cops also say there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs. They believe Bironas was heading home ... because the accident occurred less than a mile from his house.

Rob married Terry Bradshaw's oldest daughter Rachel back in June ... and even though Bironas was no longer a Titan -- Terry jokingly told our photog before the wedding Rob still had permission to marry her.


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