Tim Tebow's older brother Peter performed a MIRACLE back in 2011 ... 'cause the guy was arrested for DUI, and his goose was seemingly cooked, but he somehow escaped with just a speeding ticket ... TMZ Sports has learned.
Here's what we know ... Peter Tebow was pulled over in Denver, CO at 1:43 AM on June 10, 2011 after cops say he was blazing through town -- going 90 MPH in a 45 while straddling two lanes of traffic.
When the cop approached the vehicle, he "observed that [Tebow's] eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was slurred and mumbled and his pupils were enlarged."
The officer asked Peter if he was on any medication, to which he replied ... "Yeah, I had some Percocet earlier. I had 2 pills in the morning and the afternoon."
He later stated, "I had 2 pills a couple hours ago."
In the report, the cop says he also smelled booze on Peter's breath ... but Peter refused to take both a road sobriety test AND a blood alcohol test.
Peter, who was 26 at the time, was eventually arrested and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked. He was later charged with reckless driving and DUI.
Now, here's where things get interesting ...
Despite the details from the arrest, Peter CAUGHT A HUUUUGE BREAK FROM THE COURT -- the DUI was dismissed outright and the reckless driving charge was reduced to a simple speeding ticket for going 20-24 mph over the limit.
His punishment -- $276 in fines (not including attorney's fees).
Fun Fact -- Peter's bro Tim was playing for the Denver Broncos at the time ... and Peter was reportedly living with him while attending seminary school.
We tried reaching out to Peter for comment -- nothing back yet.
Nude Doodler in Jail
12/9/2013 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Aaron Hernandez is keeping up his skills behind bars -- his art skills! We got an Hernandez original off a letter he sent to a fan. Shouldn't the ex-Patriot be focusing on that little murder trial thingy ... instead of doodles of big booty chicks?
Plus, Jameis Winston got slammed with questions about the rape allegations ... just seconds after winning the ACC Championship. Was the reporter out of line ... or just doing her job?
And "The Best Man Holiday" star Morris Chestnut joined us to accept his crown as Hollywood's MVB -- Most Valuable Baller -- at least according to one ex-NBA star.
Boxer Andre Ward
I'm Suing My Boxing Promoter
YOU DON'T OWN ME!!
12/9/2013 4:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Boxing champ Andre Ward is picking a fight with his own promoter -- claiming the guy illegally TRAPPED him into staying with the company for the rest of his career ... and Andre wants out.
TMZ Sports has obtained legal docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court ... in which the reigning WBA super middleweight champ claims Goossen Tutor Promotions broke the law by signing him to a series of contracts that lock him up until 2016.
Ward says he signed the initial deal back in 2004, and because CA labor laws prevent companies from signing people for more than 7 years at a time, he should be able to leave Goossen for greener pastures. He wants a judge to void the contract ASAP.
In fact, Ward is turning to Oscar De La Hoya for support (at least, in his legal docs) claiming ODLH filed a similar lawsuit against Top Rank Boxing back in 2001 ... AND WON ... so he should get the same result.
We reached out to Goossen for comment -- so far, nothing.
Can't Outrun Divorce Papers
12/9/2013 4:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He already lost a Super Bowl ring (thanks to burglars) .. but now ex-Chicago Bears wide receiver Willie Gault is about to lose some more finger jewelry .. 'cause his wife just filed for divorce TMZ Sports has learned.
According to court docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Gault's wife -- actress Suzan Brittan -- wants to end the couple's 5-year marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
Suzan and the 53-year-old former NFL star have no children together.
Suzan wants Willie to pay for her attorney's fees and she also wants spousal support.
As for Willie's 1985 Super Bowl ring we mentioned earlier, he eventually got that back ...after it surfaced at a secondhand jewelry store. We're guessing the engagement ring he gave Suzan might end up at a similar location.
NAILED IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Going 110 in a 70
12/9/2013 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
College football superstar Jadeveon Clowney -- the projected #1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft -- may be too fast for his own good ... 'cause he was popped for doing 110 in a 70 MPH zone.
According to law enforcement, the South Carolina defensive end was stopped by SC State Highway Patrol on Saturday night in his Chrysler 300 for allegedly driving 40 MPH over the speed limit.
The 20-year-old was immediately ticketed ...but not arrested.
Not the best thing to happen to Jadeveon -- considering NFL teams are reportedly concerned about his off the field behavior.
According to the SC Highway Patrol, Clowney was ultimately issued a $355 speeding ticket ... which is a drop in the bucket, IF he actually signs a 1st round contract.
I Can't Teach LeBron a Thing
... About Acting
12/9/2013 12:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
LeBron James is way better than Michael Jordan ... at least when it comes to acting ... if you believe LBJ's future co-star, Kevin Hart.
If you haven't heard, Kevin and LeBron just announced they're making a movie together called "Ballers" -- LeBron plays a basketball player, and Kevin plays his brother who finally gets his chance to be a hoops star.
So, last night outside Greystone Manor we asked Kevin if LeBron really has acting chops -- in other words ... is he closer to MJ in "Space Jam" or Ray Allen in "He Got Game."
Checkout Kevin's answer in the clip. One thing's for sure ... LBJ has to be better than Dennis Rodman in "Double Team." Just awful.
Strikes Plea Deal in DUI Case
12/9/2013 11:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom just cut a deal in his DUI case -- agreeing to plead "no contest" to the crime and in exchange he'll be on probation for the next 3 years ... TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... Odom was arrested in L.A. on August 30 at 3:25 AM after cops saw him driving too slow on the 101 Freeway. He flunked field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. He was ultimately charged with one count of DUI.
But today, Lamar struck a deal with prosecutors ... and in addition to 3 years of probation, he's required to complete an alcohol education class by June 9.
He's also been ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and fees.
Odom's driver's license was automatically suspended for one year for refusing to submit to the BAC test -- and that punishment will stand.
There's ONE Actor Who Can TRULY Ball ...
12/9/2013 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
He's played with a ton of stars ... from Chris Brown to The Game ... even Brian McKnight -- but ex-NBA stud Doug Christie says there's one Hollywood star who has SERIOUS GAME.
Christie was arriving to Basketball Results West's 2nd Annual Celebrity game in L.A. yesterday ... when we asked if there's any non-athlete celeb who could compete with the pros.
His answer -- "The dark-skinned guy."
Don't worry ... he eventually remembers the guy's name. Click here to check out Doug's selection in action. It's pretty impressive.
'I Played Like Horse Sh*t'
Curses During Live TV Interview
12/9/2013 10:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kobe Bryant played like a big steaming pile of horse sh*t in his comeback performance last night -- at least that's how he described it in a post-game interview ... and it all went UNCUT on air.
The Mamba let the expletive slip after the Lakers' 106-94 loss to the Raptors ... when a reporter asked if he felt "reborn in a new form" ... and Kobe jokingly replied "right now my form is a horse sh*t form."
Apparently no one was manning the bleep button ... 'cause the expletive went uncut on the live broadcast, and the network promptly apologized for the foul language after the interview.
Kobe finished with 9 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals in 28 minutes last night ... but it was his 8 turnovers that had the Mamba fuming after the game.
The good news: he says the Achilles is responding nicely ... and at least he's still got his sense of humor.
L.A. Dodgers Star
12/9/2013 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
She may be a "Basketball Wife," but the father of Evelyn Lozada's fetus is a pro BASEBALL player ... a very wealthy (naturally) pro baseball player.
TMZ Sports has confirmed the soon-to-be baby daddy is L.A. Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford -- he's 32 years old, he's a 4-time All-Star ... and in 2010 he signed a $142 MILLION contract.
Sources close to the couple tell us the VH1 reality star has been dating Carl for the better part of a year now and it's getting serious (no kidding).
As we reported, Lozada's pregnancy wasn't accidental -- she and Crawford planned to have the child together.
Lozada clearly has a taste for ballers -- before her current MLB star, she was married to NFL Star Chad Johnson ... and before Johnson, she was engaged to NBA star Antoine Walker.
In other words, Lozada has now officially conquered players in every major sport in the United States.
NHL ... you've been warned.
DRAWING NAKED WOMEN
to Pass the Time in Jail
12/9/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Aaron Hernandez is like an incarcerated Peter Paul Rubens -- 'cause he's passing the time by drawing naked big-bootied ladies in jail ... and TMZ Sports has obtained one of his fat-bottomed originals.
Hernandez fired the letter off to a male penpal right before Thanksgiving ... and after going on about how he's still innocent, and still not sweating the murder charge yada, yada, yada ... he punctuated his letter with a sketch of a Kardashianesque nude.
And like a true, serious artist, he included a caption: "Dats a bad bitch lol."
Not bad work, but we're guessing the New Yorker won't be calling anytime soon.
Tom & Gisele
Building Mega-Mansion from Scratch
100 Workers Per Day
12/9/2013 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are HAULING ASS on their massive new construction in Brookline, MA -- TMZ has learned, they're employing roughly 100 workers per day to get the job done by this summer ... and we've got pics of the site.
Sources close to the job tell TMZ, Tom and Gisele want the whole project completed by July ... which is a tall order, considering the 5-bedroom 4-bathroom house is ENORMOUS ... 14,317 sq. ft. to be exact ... spread out over 5.2 acres.
We're told the plans for the mega-mansion include a basement spa, a motor court, a pool with a "Baja shelf" (perfect for tanning in the water), a library with a balcony, a wine cellar, and even its own yoga studio.
Who says money can't buy happiness?
ON THE JUICE
It's Good for You I Swear
12/8/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The secret to LeBron James' superhuman basketball skills has been revealed -- and it's JUICE ... (the fruits and veggies kind) ... 'cause his wife loves juicing so much she opened up her own shop.
Savannah James tells TMZ Sports, she opened The Juice Spot this Monday in Miami ... and business is already booming.
LeBron has ZERO financial stake in the place ... but Queen James says she makes her NBA star husband try out all the flavors before they hit the menu.
The MVP's favorite juice is the 20/20 -- which has carrots and coconuts ... and Savannah tells us "I try to stuff the greens in him but it's tough ... he doesn't like those."