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P.J. Williams

DUI Case Dismissed

... Over Dash Cam Fail

5 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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0427-pj-williams-getty-02Top NFL draft prospect P.J. Williams -- a projected 1st round pick -- is officially OFF THE HOOK in his DUI case ... and it's all because the police dash cam MISSED a significant portion of the arrest. 

As we previously reported, the ex-Florida State University cornerback was busted on April 3rd -- after cops say he appeared to be hammered while driving his friends out of a McDonald's parking lot in Tallahassee at 3am. 

The 21-year-old admitted he had been drinking several hours earlier in the evening -- but insisted he was NOT drunk when he got behind the wheel.

He did NOT submit to a breathalyzer or a blood test ... so cops were relying heavily on the dash cam video to prove he was in no shape to drive. 

But according to the Leon County District Attorney's office ... "significant portions of the DUI investigation were not captured on video because of the positioning of the police car."

We're told the most important part of the arrest -- the field sobriety test -- was a casualty of the dash cam mishap.

Ultimately, prosecutors decided the case against Williams was weak without the footage -- so the case was tossed. 

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Jamie Foxx SINGING NAT'L ANTHEM

25 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF
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0427-floyd-mayweather-manny-pacquiao-jamie-fox-getty-01Another HUUUGE boxing role for Jamie Foxx -- 'cause he's just been tapped to sing the national anthem at the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight! 

Our sources confirm ... Foxx -- who's starring as Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic -- was recently approached about belting out the "Star-Spangled Banner" ... and jumped at the chance! 

Foxx is a MAJOR boxing fan -- and famously starred as Muhammad Ali's right-hand man Drew Bundini Brown in "Ali."

This isn't the first time Foxx will be singing before a fight -- he belted out "America the Beautiful" before the Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight back in 2011 ... and CRUSHED IT!!!!

Jon Jones

Swore He's a Responsible Driver

... 3 Weeks Before Crash

50 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

Jon Jones made an interesting video just 3 weeks ago ... telling his fans his days of being reckless behind the wheel were LONG OVER ... and he's a much more "mature" driver now. 

In the video, the UFC champ told his fans he was thinking about getting a brand new lightning fast Corvette ... the first fast car since he wrecked his Bentley in his 2012 DUI crash.  

"I've matured a lot since the Bentley," Jones said at the time ... "May not seem like it .. but I have people, I promise."

Just 3 weeks after the video, Jones allegedly crashed ANOTHER car and injured a pregnant woman in a hit and run incident in New Mexico. Cops say there was weed in Jones' vehicle. 

Jon Jones

Drugs Found In Crash Car

4/27/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Investigators found marijuana and a marijuana pipe inside the car that Jon Jones allegedly abandoned moments after a hit and run crash in New Mexico ... cops say. 

TMZ Sports has obtained the police report ... in which cops say witnesses saw a man believed to be the UFC champ run from the crash scene moments after slamming into a car carrying  a pregnant woman. 

One witness says Jones got out of his silver Buick and ran into the hills -- before slouching over and darting back to the car to grab a "large handful of cash." 

After that, witnesses say Jones jumped a nearby fence and ran off.  

As for the initial crash, cops say Jones ran a red light ... and slammed into the pregnant woman's car. The woman told responders she felt like she was going to pass out. She was taken to a nearby hospital. 

Cops tried multiple times to contact Jones -- but were unable to reach the UFC superstar.  

Story developing ... 

Jon Jones Investigation

Cop ID'd UFC Star

Running from Crash Scene

4/27/2015 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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An off-duty police officer says he witnessed a man he believed to be Jon Jones fleeing from a hit and run crash -- ON FOOT -- moments after the accident ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The Albuquerque Police Dept. tells us ... the suspect literally ran from the scene Sunday morning moments after the collision, which injured a 20-year-old pregnant woman

We're told an off-duty police officer happened to be in the area ... and told investigators he watched a man flee the scene ... a man who he believed to be Jon Jones. 

BTW -- Jones is 6'4" and 205 pounds. 

Cops tell us they searched the suspect's vehicle -- a rental car -- and found documents with Jon's name on them. 

We're told cops have still not spoken with Jones -- but say he's still a person of interest in the investigation. 

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

IT PAYS TO BE MEXICAN

Whole Country Gets Fight for Free!

4/27/2015 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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If you don't wanna pay $100 for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, ya might wanna head south of the border ... because the entire country of Mexico is getting the fight for FREE!!!

The World Boxing Council tells TMZ Sports ... two major Mexican TV networks have agreed to air the fight, Televisa and Azteca --so if you have a TV, you're good to go. 

The WBC tells us, "Televisa and Azteca must be recognized for their great commitment, for bringing to Mexico this bout for free. This has never, ever happened in any country of the world."

FYI -- Mexico also happens to be a major sponsor of the fight ... and the official beer of the bout is Tecate. Bottom line, Mexico is HEAVILY invested in the matchup despite the fact neither fighter is Mexican. 

Viva la raza! 

Hayden Panettiere

I'm Mad For Wlad ...

He Will Break You!

4/27/2015 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hayden Panettiere Wladimir Klitschko FightHayden Panettiere's face during her man's boxing match at Madison Square Garden this weekend can be summed up in two words ... FINISH HIM!!! 

Heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko defended his title against Bryant Jennings on Saturday night, and while he might have done most of the work ... you gotta give Hayden major support props ... just for her gold-trimmed blazer alone.

If the world didn't know it before, HP's not only riding the Wlad train ... she's also its whistle.

All aboard.

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe

'Redskins Should Be In Virginia'

'Aggressively Working Deal'

4/27/2015 6:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The governor of Virginia says he's "aggressively" trying to move the Redskins OUT of Washington D.C. and into the 10th state -- telling TMZ Sports it's simply "where they belong." 

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been gunning for a brand new football stadium in Virginia -- and strongly believes it would be the PERFECT fit for the Redskins. 

And when we saw him out over the weekend, the Gov. made his case for why team owner Dan Snyder should pack up his stuff and call the moving trucks. 

Khloe and Lamar

Not Ready for Divorce

The Door's Open a Crack

4/27/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are NOT ready to divorce ... in fact, they're secretly talking.

Sources connected to both Khloe and Lamar tell TMZ, the 2 of them are not romantic and are not talking reconciliation, but they don't want to close the door on the marriage either. That explains why Khloe's divorce has been laying dormant in the courts for more than a year ... the judge has even said if she doesn't s*** or get off the pot, he'll dismiss it.

Our Lamar sources says there's bad blood on both sides.  It's not as if he's begging her to reconcile ... he feels betrayed by Khloe as well. The Lamar sources say she's told him he has to make some sort of "grand gesture" before they can go the next step, and so far he's not willing to do it.

For her part, we're told she has "a big heart" and doesn't want to hurt him by sealing the deal on the divorce.  But it's more than just mercy ... we're told she still has feelings for him.

0422-khloe-kardashian-lo-tattoo-instagram-01As for the pic Khloe posted showing her "LO" tattoo on a gearshift ... we're told it's not a sign she's going back with Lamar ... she just digs her new Bentley.

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Jon Jones

Suspect In Hit & Run

Pregnant Woman Injured

4/26/2015 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0426-jon-jones-GETTY-01UFC superstar Jon Jones has now been named a suspect in a hit and run crash ... in which a 20-year- old pregnant woman was hospitalized ... the Albuquerque Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports

A rep for the APD says ... Jon is "wanted for questioning" in regards to a crash that occurred Sunday morning in New Mexico. The woman sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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

There were rumors on social media that drugs were involved in the wreck -- but cops wouldn't say anything about that at this point.

The UFC says it is aware of the investigation -- and is actively trying to gather information.

NBA's Olden Polynice

I Dominated Martin Lawrence At Poker

... But Gave His Cash Back

4/27/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Martin Lawrence isn't such a such a bad boy on the poker tables ... 'cause ex-NBA player Olden Polyince tells TMZ Sports he took the movie star for big cash at cards ... but gave it all back to him.

Polynice -- who played 14 years in the NBA  -- has become a major card shark off the court, so when we got him out in L.A recently we had to ask if there were any big time stars he's taken at the tables.

Check out the clip -- Polynice told us Martin Lawrence is part of a who's who of big stars he's outheld in hold 'em but says he gave the guys their money back cause he's so good it was "like cheating."

FYI -- Martin Lawrence is reportedly worth a FORTUNE ... so, Olden ... the joke might be on you! 

'SNL' Star Cecily Strong

Cracks Racist Cops Joke on Obama ...

As Baltimore Riots Raged

4/26/2015 8:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cecily Strong went in HARD on President Obama and the Secret Service with an envelope-pushing joke about cops killing black men -- and she did it just miles from the Baltimore riots over that very issue.

Cecily hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night, and got the biggest reaction from the room when she said the Secret Service is "the only law enforcement agency in the country that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot."

The crowd was still gasping when she unleashed another racially charged follow-up.

0426-baltimore-orioles-jumbotron-warning-TWITTER-01Around the same time -- 30 miles outside the Beltway -- the Baltimore riots over Freddie Gray's death in police custody turned so violent police told Orioles fans to stay inside the stadium after the game.

We're guessing Cecily's jokes were written long before Baltimore erupted -- still, it was front page news all day leading up to the WHCD. So, we gotta ask ...  

Drake

Blasted By Canadian Politician

Paul Pierce Handshake Was B.S.

4/26/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A Canadian politician is BLASTING Drake ... claiming the rapper offended his fellow countrymen when he shook Paul Pierce's hand this week -- and now he's warning Drizzy, DON'T DO IT AGAIN! 

The man with the beef is Councillor Norm Kelly ... a Toronto legislator and die hard Raptor's fan ... who says he was sickened when he saw Drake dappin' up the Washington Wizards star while they're in the middle of a heated playoff series. 

"For Drake to have any recognition of Pierce, offended a huge number of fans," Kelly tells TMZ Sports

"We have no problem shaking hands. Just wait to do it until after the series."

Kelly -- who happens to be a HUGE Drake fan -- says he's not the only Torontonian who feels this way and has some advice for the 28-year-old hip-hop superstar: 

"If [Drake] really has his ear attuned to the people of Toronto, we won't see a repeat of that behavior again."

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