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U.S. Olympian Bryan Clay

Javelin Wasn't Craziest Tooth Stunt

... We've Used Planes!

32 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

If you thought that footage of U.S. Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay using a javelin to pull out his daughter's tooth was crazy ... wait'll you hear what his OTHER kids did!! 

Clay joined the gang on "TMZ Hollywood Sports" and said the family has a tradition of using creative ways to pull loose teeth ... ways that have included planes and bicycles!!! 

Don't worry ... Bryan says the family makes SURE the teeth are only "hanging by a thread" before he green lights the extraction! 

By the way, the best part of the whole thing ... the post-pull family ice cream party!!

Make sure to check out "TMZ Hollywood Sports" weekdays on Reelz! 

Pope Francis

SPINNIN' BASKETBALLS

... With Harlem Globetrotters!

5/6/2015 3:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

The Harlem Globetrotters added a new member to the squad -- he's 5'9" .... hails from Vatican City ... and can SPIN A BALL ON HIS FINGER .... welcome, Pope Francis!!!! 

Yes, even Jesus hates the Washington Generals now ... because His Holiness has been named an honorary member of the squad ... which is celebrating its 90th year on the court. 

You HAVE to watch the video -- the guys try to help Mr. Pope pull off one of their signature tricks ... and he kinda sorta pulls it off! 

A rep for the team tells TMZ Sports, "This is only the 9th time in 90 years that we've had an honorary member. He knew who they were. He was laughing with the guys. He was very talkative."

In fact, the team actually invited their newest member to their Friday night game in Rome ... question is, will he suit up?

Answer from the rep: "I don't think so, he's pretty busy."

Chrissy Teigen

I Still Love Tom Brady

Who Cares About Deflategate?!

5/6/2015 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Deflategate is stupid ... Tom Brady is still awesome ... and the Patriots shouldn't have to give their Super Bowl rings back ... so says supermodel Crissy Tiegen. 

Tiegen -- who happens to be a Seahawks fan -- says the Wells Report is just "beating a dead horse" ... with the Pats already having been shamed in public AND by the President of the United States. 

As for Tom, he still could face punishment by NFL ... but in the model community, it seems he's already out of the dog house. 

Colts Linebacker

Yeah, Pats Cheated

... But They're Still the Champs

5/6/2015 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0506-erik-walden-getty-01Fully inflated balls wouldn't have changed the outcome of the AFC Championship game ... the Pats still would've won BIG ... so says someone who was there, Colts linebacker Erik Walden

Walden -- who racked up 5 tackles in that game -- says it's "gross" that Brady would resort to cheating ... but says, "I don't think that s**t made a difference in our game."

For the record, the Pats beat the Colts 45-7. 

"They're already hard to beat and now we know they do that extra s**t to win. They're coming at you from every angle."

Walden added, "It's unfortunate that they did this, but they're still the champs. You gotta give them credit, they did it, and they got away with it, and they won the Super Bowl."

"At the end of the day, you still gotta play the game ... and in our game, it wouldn't have mattered if we were playing with a frisbee. They whupped us. They always find a way to win."

49ers Star Ahmad Brooks

Accused In Sexual Assault Lawsuit

5/6/2015 11:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0506_Ahmad-Brooks_gettySan Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been accused of sexually assaulting a passed out woman at a then-teammate's home ... according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports.

The woman making the allegations is the same woman who previously claimed she was raped by Ray McDonald ... a former 49ers defensive end who now plays for the Chicago Bears. 

McDonald had sued the woman for defamation ... after the San Jose PD investigated the allegations but dropped the case due to insufficient evidence.  

Now, the woman is firing back in the defamation lawsuit -- claiming she believes there is SURVEILLANCE VIDEO from the night in question ... which shows part of the alleged sexual assault. 

According to the docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the woman says on December 14th, 2014 she was at McDonald's home and slipped and fell on the deck around his swimming pool, knocking herself unconscious for more than 8 minutes.  

While she was blacked out, the woman claims the video will show McDonald's friend Brooks "groped her person in a sexual manner."

She claims McDonald then carried her up to his bedroom where he had sex with her ... without her consent. 

The woman -- who hired Gloria Allred as her attorney in the matter -- is going after McDonald for assault and battery, false imprisonment and infliction of emotional distress. Ditto for Brooks. She and Allred just held a news conference to talk about the case. 

We've reached out to Brooks for comment -- so far, no word back. 

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Wells Report

Patriots, Tom Brady Cheated

... In Deflategate

5/6/2015 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0506-tom-brady-nfl-patriots-getty-01Tom Brady consciously cheated in the AFC Championship "Deflategate" game ... the game before the Super Bowl ... so says the guy charged with investigating the scandal. 

The NFL just released the results of Ted Wells' investigation into Deflategate ... which says it is "more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate attempt to circumvent those rules."

The report also says, "We also have concluded that it is more probable than not that Tom Brady was at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities of [the locker room attendants] involving the release of air from Patriots game balls." 

The report says ... when people began to get suspicious about the balls, the locker room guys began communicating with Brady by phone and text messages with "significantly increased frequency."

Investigators also say the men who deflated the footballs "received valuable items autographed by Tom Brady the week before the AFC Champsionship game."

As for Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick ... Wells says the investigation shows there was NO evidence to support theories that they were involved in Deflategate. 

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft issued a statement saying, "To say we are disappointed in its findings, which do not include any incontrovertible or hard evidence of deliberate deflation of footballs at the AFC Championship game, would be a gross understatement."

Kraft added, "We will accept the findings of the report and take the appropriate actions based on those findings as well as any discipline levied by the league.”

Back in January, Brady adamantly DENIED having any involvement in Deflategate 

Ex-Ravens RB

Arrested In Florida

In Alleged Check Bouncing Scam

5/6/2015 9:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former Baltimore Ravens running back Damien Berry -- who started for the Miami Hurricanes in 2010 -- was arrested this morning in Florida ... after allegedly bouncing more than $100k in bad checks. 

TMZ Sports has confirmed ... the 25-year-old, who was part of the Ravens 2013 Super Bowl championship team, is currently locked up in Lee County jail on a warrant from Maryland. 

We're told Berry is facing 1 count of bouncing a check over $100k and 1 count of unauthorized removal of property. 

In other words, it seems like officials believe he bought something with bad checks ... and illegally took possession of the goods. 

Berry recently came under fire in Baltimore ... after it was reported he sold his Super Bowl ring to an auction house ... reports that Berry initially denied. 

Pro Surfer Jadson Andre

I Farted 48 Times

In One Night!

5/6/2015 8:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jadson Andre is one of the TOP surfers in the world ... he's also one of the best farters in the world -- telling TMZ Sports he once ripped off 48 ass blasts ... IN ONE NIGHT!!!

Andre was loading up his boards at LAX -- when one of his friends played us the audio from his legendary session ... and Andre totally owned up to it. 

For the record, Andre's pre-fart meal ... beans. 

#TheMusicalFruit 

Pierre Garcon

Legal Weed Could Be Great

For My Pizza Biz!

5/6/2015 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Legal weed in Washington D.C. means legal munchies in Washington D.C. ... which could be HUGE for the pizza business ... and NFL star Pierre Garcon says he's ready for the boom!!! 

The Washington Redskins wide receiver -- one of the founders of SpinFire Pizza -- just opened his 2nd location ... this one just miles from the nation's capital, where weed became legal back in March. 

"Hopefully, it helps my business," Garcon joked with TMZ Sports ... "but hopefully, not too many people get in trouble with the marijuana in the league."

As far as the pizza business goes, Garcon says he's trying to catch up to Peyton Manning ... who owns 21 Papa John's locations in the Denver area -- and is CRUSHING it, btw. 

"I'm trying to grow like he is!"

2 down, 19 to go! 

NFL's Chris Johnson

I Wanna Play for the Cowboys!

5/4/2015 7:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Chris Johnson wants to be a Dallas Cowboy ... telling TMZ Sports he has a special message for Jerry Jones -- "Holla at me!"

The NFL running back was out at a fancy sushi dinner at Katsuya in Hollywood with his old teammate Vince Young earlier this week when we talked about his future in the league. 

Chris made it crystal clear ... he's all about Big D and thinks he'd be a perfect fit.

Question is ... are the feelings mutual?! 

Stay tuned! 

Retired U.S. Olympian

Uses Javelin to Pull Daughter's Tooth

(Epic Video)

5/6/2015 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tooth fairy better pay EXTRA for this one ... 

Here's video of retired U.S. Olympic athlete Bryan Clay -- who took gold in the decathlon in 2008 -- helping his daughter Ellie remove a loose tooth ... by tying it to a javelin!!!!  

The footage is crazy ... Clay launches the javelin .. tooth goes flying out of Ellie's mouth ... then, blood. 

By the way, MEGA PROPS to Ellie -- who's so tough, she not only DIDN'T cry ... but only asked for a glass of water to wash out her mouth!!! 

Dave Chappelle

QUIT BITCHIN ABOUT THE FIGHT

... It Wasn't That Bad!

5/6/2015 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao wasn't a rip-off ... it wasn't a let down ... it was a PRETTY GOOD FIGHT ... so says Dave Chappelle

Dave -- who occasionally trains at Manny's Wild Card Boxing Club gym -- was out in L.A. Tuesday and told us something that virtually NO ONE has said about the fight ... "I enjoyed it."

So, why did the fight get so much hate from critics?! 

Dave says he thinks it's because a lot of people who don't usually watch boxing tuned in ... and "they don't understand that it was a pretty good fight."

"Those guys are excellent."

So, what are Dave's thoughts on a rematch? Check out the clip.  

Ex-NBA Star Larry Johnson

26 Million Reasons He Needs to PAY ME

... Says Baby Mama

5/6/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0505_larry_johnson_gettyFormer NBA star Larry Johnson isn't broke at all, and actually stashed $26 million in a private account years ago ... according to one of his FOUR baby mamas. 

TMZ Sports broke the story... Johnson filed for bankruptcy in March. According to court docs, some of the debt is owed to his myriad maternal units.

Now, Laura Tate -- one of those mothers -- has filed docs saying Johnson has only been paying her $1,000 per month for child support ... when he's supposed to be forking over $11k. She also says he set up a trust in 2006, and filled it with the $26 mil.

Tate wants the judge to liquidate LJ's assets so she can collect $870k. She's also got beef because she says some of the other baby mamas are getting more than her.

We reached out to Johnson... so far no word back.

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