Here's former Sports Illustrated model Jessica Hart strollin' around Miami yesterday in a hot pink bikini.
Fun Fact -- Jessica was in the 2009 S.I. swimsuit edition ... the one with Bar Refaeli on the cover.
God, that was a good year ...
Teammate Group Sex
Runs Rampant In College
12/6/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jameis Winston's teammate Chris Casher -- the witness who told cops JW didn't rape his accuser -- also told police he and the FSU quarterback would often share chicks sexually ... and TMZ Sports has learned, that kind of teammate relationship is shockingly common at colleges across the country.
In the police report, obtained by TMZ, cops say Casher stated that when he went into Jameis' bedroom during his sexual encounter with the accuser, he also asked "if [she] would engage in sexual activity with him as well."
Casher explained that kind of situation had happened in the past with other women they had brought to their apartment.
Just a few weeks ago, we also reported on two college basketball players from Oakland University that allegedly double-teamed a woman at a hotel in L.A. while the team was on the road to play UCLA.
We made some calls to a BUNCH of athletes (pro and collegiate) who all told us essentially the same thing -- teammates joining forces to have sex with women at the same time is EXTREMELY COMMON.
One source, who played football at a Big 10 school, tells us, "Running trains happens all the time, sharing girls one after the other."
We also spoke to an athlete who played in the MAC ... who says, "Team threesomes were a good bonding experience. I had a few, but it happened all the time with teammates."
One former college superstar put it another way -- "I used to f**k so many hos and after I was done with her, a b*tch will let everyone else up in her. I mean, of course!"
So, why is group sex so prevalent among college athletes?
As one player put it ... there were ALWAYS groupies offering to hook up with players at the same time. They loved being connected to the football team. And the guys would do it because they felt comfortable around each other and because it was available.
Most of the players we spoke with included this nugget as well -- the teammate group sex thing basically STOPS once you get to the pros.
As one source said, "Boy, I tell you ... them college hos better than the NFL hos."
I Need Fancy Art to Fill My Fancy House
12/6/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sammy Sosa got his aristocrat on at a fancy shmancy art soiree in Miami Sunday night ... where TMZ has learned, he rubbed shoulders with other rich people looking for expensive pieces of art to fill their mansions.
It all went down at Univision star Raul de Molina's 12th annual Art Basel celebration -- where we're told Sosa rolled up in a white Rolls Royce -- and hung out with other celeb guests like NASCAR driver Pablo Montoya, artists Ruben Millares, Liu Bolin and Antonia Wright, and Disney star Sofia Carson.
The slugger just purchased a $7.6 million. 7,272 square foot home in Golden Beach -- which is one of the few places in Miami where you can own ocean front property ... and naturally he needs some equally impressive art to fill those walls.
No word if Sosa actually purchased anything at the show ... but a little culture never hurt anyway.
Jameis' Next Move
... On and Off the Field
12/5/2013 5:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jameis Winston has a clear path to the Heisman and maybe a National Championship now that he's been cleared in the rape investigation. Should he and his attorney sue the accuser ... or just be happy and move forward?
Plus, the Miami Dolphins have their eye on Steelers coach Mike Tomlin -- warning him to keep his ass off the field this weekend ... or else. But you gotta see the war the erupted in our newsroom over Tomlin's punishment for the Jacoby Jones near run-in.
And chicks playing rugby might not sound sexy, but NAKED chicks doing it? Time to meet the toughest women at Oxford University -- hotter than you might expect!
Thank God It's Over
... Let's Get Back to Football
12/5/2013 1:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jameis Winston has finally broken his silence ... saying he's relieved that the rape saga is finally over -- and is turning his focus back to winning a national championship.
The Florida State QB just issued a statement, which he hand signed, saying, "It's been difficult to stay silent through this process, but I never lost faith in the truth and in who I am."
He added, "I'm very relieved I'll be able to continue my education at Florida State and I'm excited I can get back to helping our team achieve its goals."
There's more ... Jameis' lawyer, Tim Jansen, says the football star is considering taking legal action against the accuser for making the allegation in the first place.
Jansen says Winston values his reputation ... and feels it has taken a hit because of the situation.
Jameis Winston's Friends
We Watched Her Perform Oral On Him
She Was 'More Than Willing'
12/5/2013 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
One of the men who was with Jameis Winston on the night of the alleged rape told police he WITNESSED the accuser perform oral sex on the Florida State QB ... and she seemed "more than willing."
TMZ Sports obtained documents which show that Jameis' pal Chris Casher told police he went to Potbelly's bar with JW and another friend, Ron Darby, on the night of the alleged rape.
Casher says the accuser, a blonde woman, was not drunk when she left the bar with Jameis and when they got to his apartment, they went into JW's bedroom together.
Chris says, "Since the door was partially open, I looked through the opening and we could see her giving Jameis oral sex. They had only been in the room a few minutes before I witnessed her giving him oral sex."
"Jameis was facing the door with his hands on his hips while she was in front of him on her knees. I witnessed them both take each other's clothes off and lay on the bed."
"Jameis and the blonde female began having intercourse."
Chris says .. "as a joke" he busted into the room to embarrass Jameis ... but the woman shooed him out of the room, closed the door and turned off the lights for more privacy.
Chris says he and his other buddy Ron could hear the two having sex.
The woman eventually claimed Jameis raped her. The State Attorney eventually decided the claim could not be proved.
NO CHARGES FILED
Accuser Had DNA From Multiple Men
12/5/2013 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
11:35 AM PT -- The accuser's family has issued a statement ... saying, "[the accuser] has grave concerns that her experience, as it unfolded in the public eye and through social media, will discourage other victims of rape from coming forward and reporting."
11:03 AM PT -- We spoke with Jameis' grandmother, who's thrilled with the announcement ... telling us, "God is good all the time."
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will NOT be charged with a crime stemming from allegations he raped an FSU student back in 2012.
The announcement was just made by State Attorney Willie Meggs, who said, "No charges will be filed against anyone in this case."
Meggs said there were "several people in the room" when the incident happened.
Meggs said there was a 2ND MAN'S DNA discovered ... insinuating the accuser slept with another person around the time she had sex with Jameis. Meggs said the 2nd man's DNA belonged to an unidentified person.
Meggs says Jameis' DNA was on the accuser's underwear ... and the 2nd person's DNA was on her shorts. He also said there were no outward signs of trauma.
Meggs said the timing of the case was NOT driven by the FSU football schedule.
Meggs said the case would've gone a lot better if "we all would have gotten involved earlier."
Meggs said the accuser's blood alcohol level was .04 at the time it was taken ... which Meggs described as "not very high."
Meggs says ... the State Attorney will NOT investigate the Tallahassee PD ... though he did admit things might had gone differently had they known about the case earlier.
He also criticized the police for not interviewing more witnesses in the aftermath of the incident.
Cops BLEW SHOT at Key Surveillance Footage
12/5/2013 10:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Another apparent blunder by police in the Jameis Winston case ... TMZ Sports has learned there WAS surveillance footage at the bar where Jameis and the accuser were allegedly boozing before the incident ... but since cops delayed the investigation, the video was written over and lost for good.
We spoke with the owner of Potbelly's bar in Tallahassee, Fl ... who tells us investigators only RECENTLY came to his establishment and asked for footage that could have shown the interaction between Jameis and the accuser in the hours leading up to the alleged rape.
According to the search warrant, the alleged victim told police she had been boozing hard at Potbelly's before the incident (5 or 6 shots that night) ... and she left with a black guy who she later ID'd as Winston.
Problem is ... the incident happened back in Dec. 2012 ... but cops never bothered to go to the bar and ask for the footage until TMZ Sports began to poke around last month.
The owner of the bar tells us ... he would have gladly complied with police, but his video system only holds footage for 30 days ... so the video from the night in question is long gone.
NBA Star Larry Sanders
Nightclub Brawl Happened ...
BECAUSE I'M BLACK!!
12/5/2013 9:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
NBA star Larry Sanders is claiming his blackness was somehow a major factor in the insane bottle-throwing fight at a Milwaukee nightclub earlier this year.
Just one day after footage emerged showing the 6'11" Bucks star firing glass bottles at nightclub patrons during a Nov. 3 melee, Sanders posted a statement on Instagram ... saying, "I blame no one for my mistakes ... I take full responsibility for my actions."
But then he proceeds to play the race card ... saying, "This is something I've dealt with my whole life .. from being the black male being followed around the store to being the black male helped around the store."
"I've seen the American society from both ends..ppl are hypnotized by the media to feel and base certain judgement toward groups of ppl and they don't even know it..born into a system put in place before our existence."
"Good thing I didn't get jumped by a bunch of black guys that night or it would've been gang related ...lol sheeeeeeesh!!"
Blackness aside, Sanders was acting like a maniac in the nightclub -- and allegedly slashed someone's face open with one of the glass bottles he was wielding around that night.
Officials have said Sanders will not be prosecuted for the incident -- but we wouldn't be surprised if someone files a lawsuit against him in the near future.
Jameis Winston Rape Case
Accuser Had '5 or 6 Shots' Before Alleged Rape
... Cops Say
12/5/2013 9:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The woman who claims she was raped by Florida State QB Jameis Winston says they were boozing at a local bar before the incident ... and she had 5 or 6 shots, this according to police documents.
According to a search warrant affidavit, the woman told cops she "began to feel the effects of the drinks" and was then whisked to a nearby apartment, where she was raped.
According to the affidavit, “[the accuser] then remembers entering an apartment on the ground floor. She remembers the male taking off her clothes then engaging in penile/vaginal sex with her as she told him to stop and tried to fight him off.”
Cops said in the affidavit ... at some point during the incident, another black male with dreadlocks came into the room and told the man to stop ... at which point he took the accuser into a nearby bathroom where he "completed the act."
Cops say the woman contacted police within an hour of the alleged rape -- but claim the accuser was so drunk at the time, she was "unable to tell a detective where the incident occurred."
She had only "hazy recollections of details after that," the cops said.
It wasn't until roughly 5 weeks after the incident that the woman first identified Winston as her attacker.
My Ex-Wife Is a Lying Scumbag
Thank God She Dropped My Last Name
12/5/2013 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ex-NFL star Kordell Stewart says he's THRILLED his reality star ex-wife is dropping his last name -- claiming she's an awful person who nearly destroyed his family's reputation.
We broke the story ... Kordell and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Porsha Williams are officially divorced.
Porsha had changed her name to Stewart when they tied the knot back in 2011 -- and according to Kordell's lawyer, she threatened to KEEP his name after they split.
"Kordell was very concerned about the damage it could cause," his lawyer tells TMZ Sports ... "however, she reconsidered and decided to restore her maiden name, Williams."
"Kordell now believes he can restore the Stewart name and brand, for which it has been known through many generations, one of character, integrity, honesty and truthfulness."
Translation -- she was a no good liar ... and I'm glad to have her out of my life.
As we previously reported, Porsha has gone public with allegations Kordell is gay -- but Stewart adamantly denies her claims and has said he's considering taking legal action against her.
MOMENT OF TRUTH
Rape Investigation Results to Be Revealed Today
12/5/2013 6:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jameis Winston is just hours away from finding out if the State Attorney will hit him with criminal charges for allegedly raping an FSU student back in Dec. 2012 ... and TMZ Sports will be reporting the news AS IT HAPPENS.
State Attorney Willie Meggs will make the announcement at 2PM ET from his office in Tallahassee, FL.
Winston's lawyer issued a strong statement saying he believes the Florida State QB will NOT be charged with a crime -- "If he looked at evidence we did, we feel confident he will find that Mr. Winston did nothing wrong."
And while Winston insists the sexual encounter was consensual, the accuser is still adamant she was raped.
TMZ Sports broke the story ... the case was essentially buried by the Tallahassee PD for almost a year ... and didn't get kicked up to the State Attorney until WE started poking around a few weeks ago.
According to the accuser, cops told her to back off the case because Tallahassee is a big football town -- and her life would be miserable.
Threatened by Dolphins
We'll Run His Ass Over
12/5/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Mike Tomlin just got put on notice by Miami Dolphins players, who tell TMZ Sports ... if the Steeler's coach so much as steps foot on the field this Sunday ... he's gonna need to call 911.
In case you missed it -- Tomlin was fined $100,000 for stepping onto the field last week and interfering with a kick-off return by the Ravens' Jacoby Jones.
TMZ Sports spoke with one of the Dolphins -- who play the Steelers in Pittsburgh this weekend -- and he says ... "I hope he learns his lesson that he needs to get his ass off the field or he might be in a hospital if it occurs again."
Tomlin has apologized and insists the whole thing was an accident. Sounds like he better not make the same mistake twice.