Bad news for Broncos fans ... "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul has given up on your team -- just months after he hopped on the bandwagon in the first place.
Aaron -- nicest guy ever btw -- was leaving Gallagher's Steakhouse in NYC last night when we started asking him about all the moves Denver's been making in the past few days.
That's when Aaron -- who proudly rooted for Peyton & the Broncos when he sat behind the bench at the Super Bowl -- made it clear his days of supporting the blue and orange are OVER!
In fairness to Aaron, he was only really a Broncos fan for 1 day to begin with ... but after that Super Bowl performance, we're guessing he's not the only bandwagoner to jump ship.
Floyd Mayweather Accusers
The Cracked Bones
3/14/2014 5:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A broken arm ... a snapped pinkie ... and evidence of extreme torture -- just a few of the injuries suffered by one of the men allegedly beaten by Floyd Mayweather's crew ... and TMZ Sports has the X-rays.
We broke the story ... two men have lawyered up, claiming Mayweather ordered them to be beaten to a pulp recently because he suspected they stole jewelry from his Vegas home.
One of the victims had X-rays taken after the alleged incident and they show a variety of painful injuries, including:
-- Broken right pinkie
-- Severe swelling of the left hand
-- Broken left ulna
-- Cracked right ulna
-- Multiple fractures in left hand that required pins to reset the bones
We're told the left arm was so badly broken, doctors drilled into the bone to attach a titanium plate so it would reset.
The men claim Mayweather was present during the attack, but it's unclear if the boxing champ actually participated in the beating.
For their part, we're told the men adamantly deny they took anything from Mayweather.
TMZ Sports Show
Help!! I Broke My Phone
3/14/2014 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
LeBron James having phone problems is to Samsung ... what a White House security breach is to the Secret Service -- time to scramble the jets! But did LBJ make a huge blunder when his phone crapped out?
Plus, video of Ronda Rousey flashing some WWE-style moves in a ring ... has everyone wondering -- is the UFC champ making a big move? Should she?
And Kobe Bryant made life way harder for cheaters everywhere -- according to Marlon Wayans. You gotta hear his theory ... it's funny, but does he have a point?
Shown in Court
3/14/2014 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Police photos of Oscar Pistorius, taken shortly after he shot his girlfriend last year, were shown in court on Friday ... showing the former Olympic hero standing on his blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood.
Earlier this week, Pistorius vomited in court after a pathologist gave gruesome details about the injuries suffered by Pistorius' girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, when he shot her last Valentine's Day.
Pistorius claims he shot Steenkamp by mistake, thinking she was an intruder. If convicted, he faces 25 years to life.
Battling Pneumonia After
Procedure Turns 'Life or Death'
3/13/2014 9:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer is laid up in the hospital fighting double pneumonia, but it could've been much worse -- TMZ Sports has learned his condition was touch and go 3 days ago.
Glazer was having a back procedure to treat a broken disc Tuesday morning ... but shortly after doctors put him under he got sick and started choking on his own vomit -- the fluid ended up filling BOTH lungs.
Glazer was rushed to an L.A. area hospital where his breathing was so shallow his blood oxygen level dropped into the 70s (90-100 is normal) -- which over any prolonged period can easily turn into a life or death situation.
FOX's NFL and UFC insider is still getting treatment to clear his lungs, and has improved slightly ... but it's unclear how much longer he'll be hospitalized.
Talk about horrible timing ... Glazer went down just as NFL free agency began -- a period when fans expect his "scoopage" on big trades and new contracts.
Golfer Teed Up On My Ass
And Hurt Me Bad
3/13/2014 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A hot chick is suing Playboy and a golfer for coming up with a cockamamie stunt -- placing a golf tee in her butt and then trying to drive a ball off of it. It didn't end well.
Liz Dickson claims in her lawsuit she was at an L.A. area golf course back in March, 2012 for a Playboy tournament, when she was instructed to lie on her stomach and pose for a photo with comedian and radio host Kevin Klein.
Dickson says a golf tee was placed between her butt cheeks and a golf ball was balanced on the top of the tee. Klein then took a whack, but his swing sucked and he whacked her in the ass.
Dickson claims she suffered severe injuries, some of which are permanent. We're assuming the tee was removed.
She's suing for $500K plus punitive damages.
Johnny Weir's Husband
... In a Good Way
3/13/2014 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ever wonder what happens inside Johnny Weir's bedroom? Well, to paraphrase Captain Ahab, "Thar he blows!"
TMZ Sports spoke with the figure skating legend's hubby Victor Voronov out in L.A. last night ... when we brought up the convo we had with Johnny back in December, when he told us about the sex fantasy he'd fulfill if he ever went to space.
But it was clear Victor thinks Johnny needs to raise the bar ... because they've already done the oral thing on Earth ... and instead if they ever leave the stratosphere, they'd need to pull off something with a higher degree of difficulty.
Try to wrap your head around that.
Phoned Lil Boosie in Prison
Day After National Championship
3/13/2014 12:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lil Boosie got some high-profile support during his stint behind bars ... telling TMZ Sports he got a phone call from Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston the day after FSU won the title.
Here's how it all happened ...
Famous Jameis is a HUGE Boosie fan and during his Freshman year at Florida State, he would often quote Boosie's lyrics to his team, on social media and sometimes during interviews with reporters.
In fact, Jameis said he listened to Boosie in the locker room right before he took the field on Jan. 6.
Word got back to Boosie, who was serving time in Angola State Penitentiary on drug charges, and the rapper tells us he sent a message to JW that he'd love to talk with him when he had the chance.
So ... according to Boosie, Winston phoned the rapper the day after FSU won the National Championship and the two got along like old friends.
"We chopped it up ... I told him I was a fan of his also."
Boosie says he told Jameis to "stay focused" and let him know that he'll be continuing to root for the guy ... even though he's a die-hard LSU fan.
Moral of the story -- win a Heisman and a National Championship ... and you too can meet your hero.
Kobe Changed the Game
... for Adulterers
3/13/2014 11:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The $4 MILLION apology ring Kobe Bryant gave to Vanessa screwed things up for cheaters everywhere ... so says Marlon Wayans who says Kobe set the price of forgiveness way too damn high.
Marlon dished out the knowledge after we asked if Robin Thicke's apparent flower offensive would help the singer win back his wife after she broke things off.
"Robin's trying to bring it back to simplicity," Marlon said ... "Kobe changed the game."
"How is any man that f**ks up ... and we all f**k up ... how am I gonna compete with that?!"
For the record, Kobe didn't just splurge on a ring ... he also gave Vanessa 3 MANSIONS!
... and they're still together.
Judge Denies Release
Shoots Down Bid for House Arrest
3/13/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Sharper WILL NOT be released from jail today ... and a judge shot down his request for house arrest ... all because L.A. prosecutors got an assist from the Grand Canyon State.
Sharper appeared in L.A. County Superior Court this morning ... and asked the judge to be released from his cell since prosecutors in New Orleans have still not made up their minds about charging Sharper with sexual assault.
FYI -- last week, the judge had said that if N.O. didn't charge, Sharper would be released on bail.
But that was before Arizona stepped in with its own charges ... and today in court, the judge said that since Darren was formally charged in AZ, she could NOT release him because the sexual assault charges in Arizona are "non-bondable."
Sharper's attorneys told the judge that they have an agreement with AZ prosecutors that Sharper will be allowed to turn himself in ... instead of being forcibly extradited ... but the judge didn't budge and ordered Darren to stay behind bars until the next hearing.
Sharper's team asked for Sharper to be released on house arrest -- but the judge rejected that as well.
The next hearing is set for March 24.
Manchester United Legend
ARRESTED for Assault
3/13/2014 8:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Manchester United superstar Eric Cantona was arrested in London Wednesday after cops say he attacked a man at lunch.
According to local reports, Cantona was arrested in the super-swanky Primrose Hill area (a ton of celebs live in that area).
Cops are not saying what allegedly set Eric off ... but they confirm the alleged victim did not require medical assistance.
FYI -- Cantona is the guy who created the famous quote, "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."
The quote was recently used by Shia LaBeouf ... who also seems to have an issue with fighting in London.
Darren Sproles' Wife
STOP ATTACKING ME
I Didn't Curse the Saints!
3/13/2014 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Darren Sproles' wife tells TMZ Sports ... she's under attack online over the way she publicly trashed the New Orleans Saints -- but she wants the fans to know her beef is ONLY with management.
After Michel Sproles learned that N.O. was planning to trade her running back husband, she went to Instagram and said the situation was "f**ked up." She also said that God would "get u back."
We spoke with Michel ... who tells us she's been hammered by angry Saints fans who have been blasting her online -- calling her a "golddigger," a "bitch" and worse ... and she wants it to stop.
"I started out just jokingly expressing myself," Michel says ... "It's gotten misconstrued. I wasn't attacking the Saints FANS." Michel says her beef is only with the front office.
Still, Michel says she doesn't regret posting the message ... but notes, "I maybe should have delivered it differently."
"When you're sad, you express yourself as you normally wouldn't."
As for Darren, Michel says he predicted that her post would "blow up" before she put it online ... she disagreed.
"He was right, I was wrong," Michel says. Though she says he hasn't commented about the situation since the post went up.
Michel says she's now trying to move forward and focus on Darren's new team -- the Philadelphia Eagles.
As for the haters, Michel says ... "These people don't have to follow me, they can voluntarily exit my Instagram."
Women Don't Know CRAP About Sports
3/13/2014 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Host: "Welcome back to 'PERPETUATING STEREOTYPES' ... starring 'Revenge' actress Ashley Madekwe."
Ashley: "Thanks ... really great to be here."
Host: "Ok, are you ready to set women back about 50 years?"
Ashley: "You bet!"
Host: "Great! We're going to ask you a question about sports ..."
And ... here's the part where you watch the clip and then shake your head.