24 hours after a dominant TWO touchdown performance, Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris was already back to work ... as a waiter a fancy steak restaurant.
Morris -- and several of his teammates strapped on some aprons for "Celebrity Waiter Night" at Ruth's Chris in Arlington, VA ... where the guys served up appetizers to raise money for charity.
On his way into the steak joint, Morris told us being a waiter is CAKE compared to his job on the gridiron ... saying, "All you do is smile and be polite!"
The gang raised money for the Blitz for the Better foundation -- which helps out families in need in the D.C. area ... especially families with children who are ill, have special needs or are physically challenged.
Tickets went for $350-a-pop ... hopefully, the guy (who's one of the most underpaid players in the NFL) made out with a few tips.
Jimmy Graham & Pierre Garcon
Ballin' it Up with U.S. Soldiers
... In Afghanistan
3/12/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jimmy Graham only knows one speed -- game speed -- and during a USO trip to Afghanistan last week, he broke out his basketball skills during a 1-on-1 game with a U.S. solider.
The New Orleans Saints star -- along with Redskins WR Pierre Garcon and Dolphins punter Brandon Fields -- went to the Middle East to visit soldiers in the field.
"It was an uplifting experience," Garcon tells TMZ Sports ... "It's amazing seeing the work they are doing to protect us."
Garcon says everyone he met was a huge sports fan -- "They were telling us stories about how they wake up at 3am to watch football. And then depending on how their team does, they're in a good mood or bad for the rest of the day."
The gang not only traveled, ate and hung out with the soldiers -- they also tossed around a football in their downtime.
"This experience for me has truly been life-changing," Graham said in a statement following the trip ... "I grew up in a Military home and this just makes me more of a patriot. I have more of an appreciation for the little things we have back home each and every day."
Tight Pants Don't Make You Gay
They Make You Fashionable
3/11/2014 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Skinny jeans don't dictate sexual orientation ... so says ex-NFL running back Clinton Portis who tells TMZ Sports he's already prepping for a wave of homophobic hate over his extremely tight pants.
The former Washington Redskins superstar rocked his new look during an appearance on the NFL Network last week ... and people instantly went to Twitter to deliver the gay jokes, such as:
-- "Clinton Portis dressing like he heading to the local gay bar & sh*t!!"
-- "Clinton Portis pants on nfl am gay as sh*t."
-- "Is Clinton portis Gay cause what he have on is wow Lmbo"
But Clinton tells TMZ Sports it doesn't bother him ... saying, ""People are really judgmental. They'll make comments, but I'm comfortable with myself. I know I like girls. I felt good about the outfit."
Portis -- who notes he bought the entire outfit at Zara for $300 (including the shoes) -- says, "People say 'I can't believe you wore that.' Give them some time and everyone will be wearing it."
Fred Davis DUI Arrest
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
... Cops Say
2/21/2014 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was passed out behind the wheel of his Rolls Royce before he was arrested for DUI ... according to cops ... and TMZ Sports has a pic of the bust.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, officers in Fairfax County, Virginia responded to a tip about a black male passed out in his car at a traffic light at 3:45 PM on Thursday.
When cops arrived to the scene, they approached the vehicle -- and when Davis rolled down his window, the smell of booze hit the officer like a ton of bricks. .
Cops say Davis admitted he'd been drinking at a friend's house.
Cops say Davis proceeded to perform terribly during field sobriety tests -- and he eventually blew a .17 on a breathalyzer.
Davis was eventually arrested for DUI -- cops towed his car from the scene.
Earlier in the week, Davis was suspended by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy -- though Fred insists he simply took a substance that was not FDA approved.
Redskins Tight End Fred Davis
COTTON-MOUTHED MUG SHOT
After DUI Bust
2/21/2014 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ Sports has obtained Fred Davis' mug shot ... taken moments after the troubled Washington Redskins tight end was arrested for DUI in Virginia on Thursday.
Davis was arrested at 3:45 PM -- and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and posed for an angry mug shot, in which he looks like he's dying for some water.
It's been a bad week for the 28-year-old -- on Wednesday, the NFL suspended him indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Davis insists he was merely taking a substance that was not FDA approved.
Story developing ...
Robert Griffin III
Healthy Enough for Grab-Ass
1/6/2014 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Griffin III's recovery seems to be going well ... 'cause the Washington Redskins QB is stomping around the beaches of Hawaii with his smokin' hot wife.
Since his team didn't make the NFL playoffs, RG3 and his wife Rebecca jetted to the islands for a little R&R ... even playing a little grab-ass on the sand.
Of course, Robert was benched toward the end of the season to avoid re-injuring his already tender left knee.
For the record, RG3 isn't in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl, since he wasn't selected to play in the game. Then again, nobody cares about the Pro Bowl anyway.
'Redskins' Name Is a TRIBUTE to Native Americans
10/21/2013 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Joe Theismann is flipping the script -- telling TMZ he believes the name "Redskins" isn't derogatory at all ... insisting it's a TRIBUTE to Native Americans.
Theismann -- who quarterbacked Washington from 1974 to 1985 (winning Super Bowl XVII along the way) was at LAX this weekend and told us, "I was very proud to wear the Redskin uniform."
Joe says he was also proud to "represent the Native American nations of this country as proudly as we could with such great honor."
Theismann says after he won the Super Bowl, he was given an "Indian headdress" -- but couldn't remember which tribe gave it to him.
So, we gotta ask ...
Redskins Name is Offensive
... I'd Probably Change It
10/5/2013 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Prez was asked about the issues renewed controversy over the past few months ... and proclaimed nostalgia isn't a good enough reason to keep the name.
Saying if he were team owner ... there'd be serious discussion about changing it.
However, Barack doesn't think fans of the name are being racist -- they're just passionate for team history.
Obama joins a growing movement of people once again pushing for the change -- including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Name change or not ... the Redskins still suck this season.
Redskins TE Fred Davis
Honest Response to
Aaron Hernandez Question
6/29/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Griffin III
Even COWBOYS Fans Should Root for My Recovery
5/28/2013 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
RG3 is right on track to make his triumphant return to the NFL by Week 1 ... and the Washington Redskins quarterback tells TMZ ... even his rivals should be rooting for his recovery.
Mr. Griffin III was getting ready to take his seat in the National Memorial Day parade in D.C. yesterday -- honoring our men and women in uniform -- when we asked the 23-year-old about his obliterated right knee.
RG3 -- who looked pretty healthy during a speed-walk to his waiting vehicle -- eventually got into his parade car with his mother and father ... both U.S. Army vets.
Robert's right ... how can you NOT root for this guy???
Robert Griffin III
100% Healed ...
for Chinese Food
4/12/2013 5:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robert Griffin III's amazing rookie season ended with a horrific knee injury, but the Washington Redskins' superhuman QB looks ready for action again -- and claims he'll be even BETTER next year.
RGIII -- who showed no signs of a limp last night outside of Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills -- said he's "feeling good" and brushed off the injury ... reminding us the torn ACL he suffered in college was way worse.
When our camera guy pumped up RGIII telling him he'd be just as good this coming season -- Griffin shot back, "I'll be better."
Also, you gotta check out the clip for his favorite sports movie. We'll give him a pass ... and say it's a generational thing.
NFL Star Trent Williams
After Hawaii Bar Fight
1/28/2013 7:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
With a bandage on his forehead ... and a bruise under his eye ... Washington Redskins lineman Trent Williams marched through the airport in Hawaii last night ... just days after being smashed in the head with a champagne bottle during a bar fight.
Williams -- 6'5", 318 lbs -- required 7 stitches to put his forehead back together after he was attacked in a Honolulu nightclub Friday night ... just days before he was supposed to play in the Pro Bowl.
The NFL decided to pull Williams from the game in the wake of the fight -- in which Williams was also shocked by a man with a stun gun.
The owner of the nightclub was arrested and charged with assault in connection to the attack on the NFL star. Williams has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
Badass Side Note -- according to reports, Williams is such a beast ... he DIDN'T GO DOWN even after he was bottled and tasered.
Redskins Team Name
Is SUPER Racist!!!
1/10/2013 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The Redskins is a racist team name ... so says Katt Williams who tells TMZ he's SHOCKED that Americans have tolerated such an offensive moniker for so many years.
Katt -- who wasn't arrested or accused of any wrongdoing last night -- was in Malibu when we asked about the renewed effort to get the team to change its name.
"Do you know how racist that is?" Katt said ... explaining, "That would be like saying the Chinese Yellowskins or the Compton Blackskins."
He added, "Can you please not keep disrespecting the people we already admit we did wrong to?"