'American Idol' Caleb Kennedy Out on Bond After Fatal DUI

"American Idol" finalist Caleb Kennedy is getting sprung from jail, but he won't be free, as he awaits his fate in his deadly DUI case.

The singer has been locked up in South Carolina since February after he was arrested for felony DUI resulting in death. Cops say Kennedy drove his 2011 Ford pickup truck up someone's driveway, plowing through their garage and killing a man inside.

17-year-old Kennedy had previously been denied bond, but his attorney, Ryan Beasley, tells us he was granted bond at $50k Friday -- and will be held in home detention until his trial.

Beasley tells us Caleb is in good spirits, and hoping to have his day in court where he can prove the DUI was just a tragic accident caused by medication. He's expected to be released sometime today.

Caleb was one of 5 finalists on 'Idol' in 2020, but left the show after a video surfaced showing him seated next to someone wearing a Ku Klux Klan-like hood.

UFC's Lerone Murphy Injured In Bicycle Accident I 'Nearly' Bled Out On Scene

Lerone Murphy -- an unbeaten UFC fighter -- says he nearly died on Tuesday ... after he suffered a "nasty head wound" in a terrifying bicycle accident.

Murphy says he was pedaling on the road when an oncoming car didn't see him and suddenly made a right turn -- causing a bad accident at a relatively high rate of speed.

Murphy says he injured his head in the collision ... and was bleeding profusely. In fact, the 30-year-old says the wound was so bad -- he "nearly" bled out on the scene.

Thankfully, medical personnel eventually arrived and rushed Murphy to the hospital, where he ultimately survived and took a selfie from his bed.

"Im here still breathing for a greater purpose clearly πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’«" Murphy said Wednesday in a social media post.

Of course, this is not the first time Murphy has defied death. The featherweight was shot in the face and neck after leaving a barbershop in the UK in 2013.

Murphy heroically battled back from those injuries -- and earned the nickname "The Miracle" in fighting circles.

Murphy last fought in Oct. 2021, beating Makwan Amirkhani. It's unclear when he'll fight next.

NFL's Rey Maualuga Pleads Guilty To 2 Felonies In DUI Case ... Gets No Additional Jail Time

Former Cincinnati Bengals star Rey Maualuga has pleaded guilty to two felony charges in his DUI crash case ... but TMZ Sports has learned he was not sentenced to any more time behind bars.

Instead, according to court documents, Maualuga entered into a pre-trial diversion program ... meaning if he keeps his nose clean for the next five years, and completes several other conditions, the charges will be dismissed.

It's a pretty sweet deal for the 35-year-old -- considering he was facing up to 10 years behind bars after he had been accused of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes through mailboxes and front yards in a wild accident in Villa Hills, Kentucky on Aug. 11, 2021.

You'll recall, Maualuga -- who was an All-American at USC before playing nine years in the NFL -- was charged with felony first-degree wanton endangerment, felony first-degree criminal mischief, and misdemeanor DUI -- third offense, after cops say he admitted to drinking "a few" alcoholic beverages before the crash.

Prosecutors tell us Maualuga spent 120 days in jail after his arrest and completed an in-patient substance abuse program ... which they said factored into their decision to agree to give Maualuga a pre-trial diversion program after he pleaded guilty to all three charges at a hearing in late March.

In addition to keeping his nose clean, Maualuga must also complete 100 hours of community service, pay some fines and restitution, and submit to random drug testing as part of the program.

Maualuga was one of the better linebackers in the NFL from 2009 to 2017 -- compiling more than 600 tackles in his career.

Alabama Prison Escape Vicky Pissed at Casey When Cops Catch Up ... Blames Him for Staying in 'F***ing Motel'

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Vicky White urged prison escapee Casey White to flee as cops caught up to the couple ... blaming their inevitable capture on his decision to stay in a local motel.

In new 911 audio from the police pursuit that ended in a car crash and the jailhouse lovebirds getting caught, you hear Vicky initially tell Casey to "get out and run."

When it's clear not even running will help, Vicky gets angry and turns on Casey, blaming him for getting them discovered by cops and saying ... "You had to stay in some f***ing motel!!!"

The bumbling Bonnie and Clyde were tracked down to a Motel 42 in Evansville, Indiana ... cops said they planned to shack up there for 12 nights but only lasted 6 days before police caught on and gave chase.

The 911 call came from the crashed car Vicky and Casey were riding in with U.S. Marshals hot on their tail ... and audio shows officers arriving at the scene noting she still had her finger on the trigger of the gun she used to shoot herself.

Casey escaped the crash unscathed, but he couldn't run as Vicky suggested ... and now he's being extradited back to Alabama to face more criminal charges.

Vicky was pulled from the wreckage, with a gun in her hand, and taken to a hospital ... where she died from her self-inflicted gunshot injuries.

Dwayne Haskins Wife Gets Sleeve Of Tats Honoring QB ... After His Death

Dwayne Haskins' wife, Kalabrya, is continuing to honor her late husband in the aftermath of his tragic death by getting several tattoos -- including one of the former NFL player's face -- on her arms.

Kalabrya, who married Dwayne in 2021, showed off the new ink over the weekend ... revealing she got a picture of Haskins, his autograph, and several of his handwritten notes inked on her shoulder and forearm areas.

The tats take up most of Kalabrya's limbs ... with Dwayne's face covering the top of one of her shoulders.

The handwritten notes, meanwhile, went on her forearms and wrists. The messages featured loving words that Haskins had appeared to write her while the two were dating.

"Wearing my heart on my sleeve..." Kalabrya said in a caption of the pictures on her social media page.

Kalabrya has continuously honored Dwayne since he tragically died on April 9. She's posted messages to him on her social media pages and also released a dove at his memorial service in Pittsburgh in late April.


In fact, on Sunday ... Kalabrya shared past videos of Dwayne wishing her a happy Mother's Day with the couple's dogs.

Dwayne was just 24 years old when he died.


WWE Legend Tammy Sytch 'Sunny' Busted Over Fatal DUI Crash ... 75-Y-O Reportedly Killed

Tammy Sytch -- also known as "Sunny," in the ring -- is behind bars over a fatal car crash from last month that cops say was caused by her being under the influence.

The former WWE star was arrested Friday night and hauled off to the Volusia County Jail -- where she was booked on a number of charges ... including felony DUI manslaughter, the most serious of the offenses. She was also rung up on 8 other charges, most being DUI related.

One charge she was booked on accuses her of driving on a suspended/revoked license, and then causing great bodily harm and/or death as a result. Her bond is set at over $220k total.

You'll recall ... this all ties back to an awful accident police say Sytch caused in late March -- although it's unclear why she's just being arrested for this now, more than a month later.

In any case ... the story is tragic. According to a traffic crash report, obtained by TMZ Sports, cops claim Sytch was traveling down a highway at a high rate of speed when she slammed into the back of another vehicle on the road that was stopped at a traffic light.

The driver was taken to a hospital but died from their injuries. That victim is reported to be 75-year-old Julian Lasseter.

Sytch is facing serious prison time if convicted on these new charges. Mind you, the former wrestler has been arrested for drinking and driving at least 6 different times before this.

Jerry Jones Crash Video Shows He T-Boned Car ... Limped Afterward


Jerry Jones is fortunate to have avoided serious injuries in his car crash on Wednesday ... because TMZ Sports has obtained video of the accident, and it shows the Dallas Cowboys owner T-boned a car while traveling at a relatively high rate of speed.

The crash, according to the video's timestamp, happened at around 6:10 p.m. It went down at the intersection of Wolf St. and Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas -- roughly 20 miles away from the Cowboys' team facility.

The video appears to show that as a silver car was attempting to make a left turn from a right lane on a one-way road, Jones -- driving a dark-colored sedan -- slammed into the side of it.

Somehow, Jones was able to get out of his car and walk toward the other vehicle and its passengers.

You can see in the clip, captured by Allen Roberson Jr., Jones seemed to have a slight limp -- and at one point, he rolled up his pant leg to check out his knee area. His car, meanwhile, was left disabled in the middle of the road.

As Jones approached the silver car on foot ... an occupant from the vehicle appeared to be complaining of some kind of head pain.

Ultimately, medical personnel arrived on the scene and transported Jones to a local hospital with what's been described as minor injuries. Jones' son, Stephen Jones, told multiple media outlets late Wednesday night that Jerry had already returned home a short time after being checked out at the medical facility and is doing fine.

No word on if the other car's passengers suffered any significant injuries.

The Cowboys have yet to publicly comment on the situation.

Tekashi 6ix9ine Daughter, Baby Mama In Car Crash ... Rushed To The Hospital

Tekashi 6ix9ine's baby mama and daughter were involved in a nasty car crash this past Easter ... one that sent them straight to the ER with some serious injuries.

Sources tell TMZ ... Sara Molina, the mother of Tekashi's 6-year-old daughter, Saraiyah, was in an Uber minivan on the expressway in New York City. Saraiyah and Sara's sister were in the car too.

Their driver suddenly got cut off, resulting in them getting rear-ended pretty badly ... we're told Saraiyah was scared and crying after the ordeal.

An ambulance was called and all 3 were taken to the hospital. Sara's sister got whiplash. Saraiyah had serious pain in her arm.

Sara might've gotten the worst of it ... in addition to getting whiplash, like her sister, she also got a concussion and is still in a lot of pain. Sara has been battling multiple sclerosis prior to the crash.

Tekashi tells TMZ ... he had no clue this even happened. As you know, he and Sara haven't been on good terms for some time. He says he's going to contact Saraiyah's grandma to clear things up.

Jerry Jones 'All Good' After Car Crash In Dallas ... Son Says

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was involved in a car crash on Wednesday ... but, thankfully, his son said the 79-year-old is "all good" now.

Jones, according to WFAA in Dallas, was transported to a hospital with minor injuries after being involved in an accident at around 8:10 PM CT at Wolf St. and Harry Hines Blvd. -- roughly 20 miles away from the Cowboys' team facility.

But Jones' son, Stephen Jones, said in a text message to ESPN late Wednesday evening that Jerry had made it back home and was "all good."

A spokesperson for the Dallas Police Dept. told TMZ Sports they do not give out names of individuals involved in car accidents unless there's a fatality. The spokesperson did confirm, however, that officers did respond to the Wolf and Harry Hines location at around 8:10 PM CT for a two-vehicle accident.

The spokesperson added that one person was transported to a local hospital for "precautionary measures."

Jones had just been at the Cowboys' facility over the weekend for the NFL Draft -- and was in great spirits, laughing with reporters following the team's first-round pick of offensive lineman Tyler Smith.

Jared Padalecki Car Crash Was Horrendous ... Vehicle Hurls Over Wall And Hits Utility Pole

Jared Padalecki's car crash was about as bad as his costar, Jensen Ackles, made it seem the vehicle he was in went for quite the ride ... eventually bouncing off a solid steel pole.

The "Supernatural" star was involved in a bad car accident a couple weeks ago in Austin, TX -- something Jensen referenced at a weekend fan event in New Jersey -- which left him injured and unable to attend.

According to the accident report, obtained by TMZ, Jared was one of four people who were knocked around that night -- this after the Tesla they were all cruising in jumped over a concrete wall on a left turn ... and smashed against a utility pole.

The report, issued by the Texas Dept. of Transportation, features a description of what happened based on what the responding peace officer observed ... and it says the Tesla was going too fast on the turn, which caused it to hop the retaining wall.

The car apparently went head-first into the pole, and it then spun off to its right. Jared appears to have been a passenger alongside a driver named Jeremy Padalecki ... who we're told is his cousin. Two other people were also in the car.

The driver appears to have been most seriously injured, and considering Jared couldn't make the fan event ... that's saying something. Jared did share an update on his health last week, saying he was on the mend and planning to return to filming soon.

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Jeremy was cited for speeding, but nothing more.

Sam Bruce 911 Audio Caller Said Ex-H.S. Star Was Trapped In Crashed Car ... While Having Seizure


The hours leading up to Sam Bruce's death were frantic and tragic ... because a 911 call, obtained by TMZ Sports on Friday, revealed the former Miami Hurricane was trapped inside of a crashed car while having a seizure.

In the audio, a caller can be heard telling dispatch that Bruce -- a Florida high school football legend -- had just suffered a seizure at around 8:23 PM on Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and crashed his car into a pole as a result.

"They can't get him out," the woman on the call said. "And, the car is still in gear."

"People are trying to assist him," she added. "But, the car is still in gear. You can see it because the tires are spinning. Can't nobody seem to get in."

The woman said Bruce, a former wide receiver, appeared to be convulsing as he was locked inside of the car ... telling dispatch, "Every time the seizure hits, the tire spins."

"Nobody seems to be able to get inside the vehicle to assist him."

Cops and medical personnel eventually arrived on the scene ... and a Fort Lauderdale Police Dept. spokesperson tells us they performed CPR on Bruce and ultimately transported him to a nearby hospital.

Sadly, Bruce passed away at the hospital hours later on Thursday morning.

The spokesperson tells us "the circumstances surrounding this incident are not suspicious and foul play is not suspected." A rep for the Broward County Medical Examiner said Friday that a cause and manner of death are still pending.

Bruce was a superstar on the gridiron during his high school football days at St. Thomas Aquinas -- blowing by defenders so often, he earned the nickname "The Samborghini."

Bruce signed to play receiver for the Miami Hurricanes in 2016 ... but he was dismissed from the school just months into his freshman year. He went to attend Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. and Southeastern University ... and he later played for the Indoor Football League.

He was just 24 years old.

Cops: Travon Walker Jags Top Pick 'Lost Control' Of Ride ... In Pre-Draft Car Crash

Cops say Jacksonville Jaguars top pick Travon Walker "lost control" of his ride before he hit two parked cars in a pre-NFL Draft crash ... but they also noted he was wearing a seatbelt and suffered no apparent injuries.

TMZ Sports has obtained the crash report from the April 16 incident in Athens, GA ... and it shows that despite apparently running his 2021 Dodge Durango into two vehicles, he escaped without issue.

In the docs, officials say Walker was driving at around 11 PM "when he lost control of the vehicle and hit 2 parked cars." They noted the posted speed limit in the area was 35 MPH.

The officials in the docs say Walker was "not drinking" -- and was properly wearing a seatbelt. They also said he was not tested for drugs or booze at the scene ... and was uninjured.

Officials released a diagram of the wreck, showing the front of Walker's SUV hit the fronts of the two parked rides in the wreck.

Cops said Walker's car was towed after it suffered "disabling damage."

The 21-year-old spoke about the crash after he was taken with the #1 overall pick ... and he explained to a reporter that it was truly no big deal.

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"Just a little fender bender," Walker said. "Nothing crazy. No one was hurt."

Breathe easy, Jags fans. Breathe easy.

Tesla Car on Autopilot Crashes into $3 mil Jet!!!


A designated driver might be a good idea at all times -- or at least when around super-expensive planes -- cause a Tesla on Autopilot crashed into a jet with a $3 million price tag.

Unclear which airport the whole thing went down, but you can see the electric car slowly rolling toward the Cirrus Vision Jet before striking the back tail and continuing to move ... spinning the plane almost totally around.

Of course, it's not the first time a Tesla on Autopilot has crashed, but thankfully this time there doesn't appear to be any serious injuries.

As we've previously reported, a Tesla crash ended up leaving 2 people dead in Texas -- cops said, it was most likely the result of the car's autopilot feature.

In an eerie coincidence, Tesla founder, Elon Musk, came out and said a Tesla with Autopilot had nearly a 10 times lower chance of an accident than an average car ... just hours before the TX crash.

Dwayne Haskins Struck By Two Vehicles In Fatal Crash ... Investigators Say

Dwayne Haskins' body was hit by two vehicles in the accident that took his life earlier this month ... a crash report, obtained by TMZ Sports, reveals.

In the Florida Highway Patrol documents, investigators say after Haskins was struck by a dump truck in the middle of a Broward County highway in the early morning hours of April 9 -- a Subaru Outback also "partially" hit Haskins' body.

Officials released a diagram of the crash -- showing what they believe were the two points in which the vehicles struck the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback (labeled as NM01 in the image).

In the docs, investigators say a witness told them a third vehicle may have been involved as well.

Officials say Haskins succumbed to his injuries on the scene and was pronounced dead just minutes after being struck.

Investigators say both drivers came to a stop shortly after hitting the football player. They also noted in the docs neither driver was tested for alcohol nor drugs.

Officials in the documents did not reveal why they believed Haskins was walking along the busy highway before being hit -- a final Traffic Homicide Investigation is still pending.


As we reported, Kalabrya Haskins said in a 911 call that Dwayne had said he was on foot in search of gas after his car had stranded him. She said in the frantic call, "I just want somebody to go in the area and see if his car is there and if he's OK and if anything happened to him."

Dwayne was just 24 years old.

Errol Spence I Want Terence Crawford After I Beat Ugas!!


Errol Spence is putting all his belts on the line Saturday night when he steps in the ring with Yordenis Ugas ... but it's the guy the undefeated boxing star wants next that'll be music to fan's ears -- Terence Crawford!!

TMZ Sports spoke with the champ ahead of his unification bout against 27-4 (12 KOs) Ugas ... his first fight since he had surgery on a retinal tear in his left eye in 2021.

"I'm 100% healthy and 100% ready," Spence tells us.

"My message to anyone doubting, please tune in. Even if you wanna see me lose, please tune in, watch the fight."

But, don't count on that L ... 'cause the 27-0 (21 KOs) boxer says he's taking home the win -- the only question is whether he can turn Ugas' lights out.

"Hopefully I can get the knockout but if I can't, I'll take the victory," Spence says.

"Definitely in the back of my mind to get the knockout"

Spence tells us right after this bout, he's coming for Crawford's WBO welterweight belt  -- one of the most highly sought-after fights among boxing fans.

"That's the fight I feel like only makes sense because it would just be one belt left," Spence says.

"That's the next fight I'll be campaigning for."


But first, Spence has to win this weekend.

And, this bout's even more special because it's at AT&T Stadium ... in his home state of Texas. The mayor of Dallas even proclaimed April 16 "Errol 'The Truth' Spence Jr. Day."

"It's dope, man," Spence said, "I've never had my own day in Dallas and just fortunate that it's gonna be on April 16th when I gain another title, too."

It's also just his second bout since his 2019 car crash that nearly took his life ... which we learned wasn't the only crash Errol got into. Spence says he was involved in a second accident (his insurance company is the only one who has successfully dropped Errol).

Fight goes down Saturday night on Showtime PPV!

Dwayne Haskins Man Says He Saw QB On Hwy & Called 911 Minutes Before Fatal Crash

A man in Florida claims he saw Dwayne Haskins walking in the middle of a highway right before the NFL player's death ... and says he was so concerned at the sight, he called 911 in an attempt to get help.

Chris Stanley told NBC 6 South Florida this week that after he dropped his daughter off at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, he was traveling on I-595 when cars -- including a "tractor-trailer" type vehicle -- started to veer into his lane from the right.

Stanley says he then noticed a man he believes to be Haskins start walking into the road with his arms partially raised ... and immediately became worried that a car would crash into him.

The outlet says the witness called 911 for assistance at 6:31 AM ... shortly before the crash was reported to authorities.

Stanley says he did not spot a vehicle on the side of the highway ... nor did he see anything else that could explain what the person he thinks was Haskins was doing.

"That's why it's just very disturbing," he says. "I just didn't understand the situation."

As we previously reported, Haskins died after being struck by a dump truck Saturday morning around 6:37 AM near Fort Lauderdale. He was just 24 years old.

The sports world has mourned the loss in the days following the tragedy ... with names like Joe Burrow, T.J. Watt, Mike Tomlin and more sharing their grief.

The incident is currently still under investigation.

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