Roger Goodell says he will NOT resign as NFL Commissioner ... and believes he has the full support of the NFL owners.
Goodell addressed the media at a news conference in NYC -- and for the most part, reiterated that he screwed up in the handling of the Ray Rice case and vows to do better.
"Over the past several weeks, we have seen all to much of the NFL doing wrong, that starts with me."
Goodell believes he should stay in power because "I acknowledged my mistakes."
When asked if he felt the league supports him staying as Commish, Goodell said ... "I believe I have the support of the owners. That is clear to me."
But the best part of the event, when Benji from the "Howard Stern Show" started yelling and screaming ... and when he was dragged away by security he yelled, "DON'T PUT ME IN THE ELEVATOR!!!"
'Shark Tank' Star
Would You Hire Tom Brady
Based Off College Resume?
9/19/2014 11:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You've seen Tom Brady's college resume -- the one he got ready in case the NFL didn't work out -- but the real question ... would T.B. have been hirable in the real world!???
Enter "Shark Tank" business guru Kevin O'Leary who was out in L.A. Thursday night -- so we had to ask ... based off his resume alone, WOULD YOU HIRE TOM BRADY?!
Keep in mind Kevin's a HUUUUGE Pats fan.
Check out the clip.
CALLS OUT RONDA
Shut Up & Fight Me Already!
9/19/2014 10:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox is firing back at UFC champ Ronda Rousey -- telling her to cut out the excuses about "bone structure" ... and FIGHT HER ALREADY!!!
Fox -- who was born a man -- is clearly upset with Rousey for saying it's "unfair" for Fallon to fight against naturally born women because she has a biological advantage.
FYI -- Fox beat her last female opponent so badly, the challenger suffered a broken orbital bone, needed 7 staples in her head and may have had a concussion.
But Fox says Rousey's argument is BS ... saying, "I really wish Ronda would stop with the ridiculous bone structure arguments. That was so last year."
She added, "[Rousey] should tell her boss to put me in that octagon over there at UFC."
In her statement, which she posted on Facebook, Fox continues ... "I'm quite sure that there are quite a few female MMA fighters who have guts to fight another skilled woman without peeing their panties and saying 'No, I wouldn't fight her!'"
"I think they may be a little more mentally tough and say, 'I'll fight a trans woman, just like I'll fight a lesbian woman or a black woman Etc.'"
Fox says certain fighters use the "bone density" argument to "possibly save face" if they lose to her in the ring.
UFC honcho Dana White addressed the Fox issue back in March -- and said she wasn't UFC-ready (skill-wise) ... but said the bigger decision was up to the athletic commissions.
'Supernanny' Jo Frost
I CAN HELP ADRIAN PETERSON
... Contacts NFL Execs
9/19/2014 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Can Supernanny save Adrian Peterson???
She thinks so ... and now TMZ Sports has learned Jo Frost has reached out the to NFL offering to help the embattled running back.
The reality star and parenting expert -- who recently worked with Peterson on an EpiPen promotional campaign -- says she was "very saddened" when she saw how AP disciplined his child ... and felt compelled to help.
Frost says she strongly believes she can teach Peterson how to be an effective parent WITHOUT using violence -- and has contacted both the NFL and Peterson to offer her expertise.
"He needs parental coaching, "Frost says ... "And I hope he picks up the phone."
Nick Young's GF
... with Jennifer Lopez
9/19/2014 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young is a huge friend of his GF's ass ... and so is Jennifer Lopez ... 'cause J.Lo and Iggy Azalea are twerking ALL OVER EACH OTHER in a new video that just hit the 'net.
Lopez just released her new video for "Booty ft. Iggy Azalea" ... and really it's just an excuse for the two badonkalicious women to show off their backsides.
There's booty shakin ... booty slappin' ... booty twerkin ... booty on booty action.
Bet Nick gets high-fives and elbow bumps the next time he walks into the Lakers locker room.
to Ditch #27 Jersey
9/19/2014 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There were massive lines Friday morning all over the country with people looking to get their hands on the latest iPhone ... but in Baltimore, the biggest line was at M&T Bank Stadium ... with people looking to GET RID OF their Ray Rice jerseys.
Just like the New England Patriots did last year with Aaron Hernandez, the Baltimore Ravens are allowing their fans to exchange their Rice jerseys for another player.
The exchange is only eligible on officially licensed jerseys made by Nike or Reebok and they had to be purchased either at the stadium store or the Ravens Official Team Store online.
Yeah, but do the jerseys have ApplePay built in?
Fallon Fox Has Unfair Advantage
But I'd Still Beat Her Ass!
9/19/2014 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ronda Rousey tells TMZ Sports ... she believes transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox has an "unfair advantage" over naturally born women -- but she'd still kick her ass anyway.
Rousey was at LAX when we asked about Fallon -- a post-op transgender who was born a man and now fights with the women.
FYI -- Fox has won her last two fights ... and beat her last opponent so badly, she reportedly suffered a concussion, a broken orbital bone and required 7 staples in her head (video below).
Rousey -- the reigning female UFC champ -- says she's done a lot of research on the situation ... and ultimately feels Fox needs to be fighting with the men -- especially with the damage she's inflicting.
But when we asked if Ronda would be afraid to get in the Octagon against Fox, Rousey makes it clear ... she fears NO ONE ... Y chromosome or no Y chromosome.
Waka Flocka Flame
Slam Dunk Fail
... Caught On Video
9/19/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Waka Flocka Flame is usually a BEAST on the basketball court ... usually ... but the guy ate it hard during a dunk gone bad this week ... and TMZ Sports has the video.
It all went down Tuesday night at the OC Observatory -- where the rapper decided to try out some dunks after performing a set.
And to make matters worse, he slipped and fell at the end of the second dunk.
Don't worry Waka, even the pros can't get it right all the time ... just ask Shannon Brown.
My Pizza Joints
9/19/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Fiancee Pulled Gun on Him in Earlier Incident
9/18/2014 5:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Police went to Ray McDonald's house back in May ... when a woman pulled a gun on a man in the San Francisco 49er's house.
San Jose cops just released an incident report describing the altercation between an "engaged couple" on the evening of May 25th. According to the doc ...while the couple was arguing the woman grabbed a firearm and held it at her side. The man then told her he was going to call 911 -- and she ran out of the house.
Cops say the woman did not make any threats or point the gun at her fiance. The report doesn't mention McDonald's name.
McDonald was arrested in August by San Jose police for a felony domestic violence incident involving his pregnant fiancee. The 49ers have said McDonald will remain active while he goes through the legal process.
Calls to the 49ers have not been returned. It's unclear if the team was aware of the May incident.
'Hardest Worker I Ever Had'
... Says Construction Boss
9/18/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tom Brady was a kick-ass construction worker before he became an NFL god -- so says his old boss who tells TMZ Sports ... "Brady was the hardest worker I ever had."
Brady posted his old college resume online Thursday -- showing off his career experience ... just in case the NFL thing didn't work out (he was a 6th round pick after all).
One of his gigs was at Dudlar & Sons Inc. (custom home building) ... where he spent the summer of 1997 doing manual labor in Michigan.
We spoke with Brady's old boss Frank Dudlar who says he remembers Brady well -- "He had long hair down to his shoulders. He was a real skinny kid."
But Dudlar says despite his small frame, the guy was a monster when it came to putting in work -- "He'd scrape concrete curbs with a push broom and shovel."
"Brady was the hardest worker that I've ever had. I remember my son Gunnar came in one day and said, 'That Brady kid's a worker.'"
Unfortunately for Frank, Tom's football thing took off ... and he left the construction world for good.
Despite the loss ... Frank tells us, "I'm still a fan."
NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
MAKES CASE FOR CONDOLEEZZA
... For NFL Commish
9/18/2014 2:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The whole "Condoleezza Rice for NFL Commissioner" movement is picking up some serious steam ... and now NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making the case for why Condi should get the job.
Kirsten was out in D.C. where she made it clear that Condoleezza is a serious contender -- especially with all of the drama surrounding the current commish, Roger Goodell.
When asked if the Senate would be "taking a look" at the NFL scandals ... Gillibrand said she wouldn't be surprised.
As for Rice, John McCain already said he believes she could help the NFL ... especially because Goodell has some serious "credibility issues."
MLB Manager Ron Washington
I Cheated On My Wife
... That's Why I Quit
9/18/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is finally revealing why he quit the team -- saying, "I was not true to my wife after 42 years."
Washington left the team on Sept. 5th -- citing personal issues ... and hadn't elaborated on the nature of his issues until now.
But at a news conference in Dallas Thursday morning, Washington told reporters ... "I made a mistake, and I am embarrassed. I was not true to my wife after 42 years."
He continued, "I broke her trust. I am here today to own that mistake. All I ask is for your forgiveness and understanding."
Story developing ...