A high school basketball coach in New Jersey was violently attacked in front of his own school in a disturbing incident caught on video ... and now, cops say it was his own players who delivered the beating.
Police say at around 9 PM ET Tuesday, they responded to a call at Malcolm X Shabazz H.S. in Newark, N.J. regarding an assault of a school employee. Multiple reports identify the victim as a coach on the basketball team.
You can see in video of the alleged incident ... the victim was kicked and punched REPEATEDLY by at least four people.
Cops say after they saw the footage ... they identified the attackers as members of the school's basketball team -- but wouldn't release the names of the suspects because they're all minors.
Police say the teens jumped the man after they got off the team bus upon returning from a road game ... but they say the victim declined medical attention when they arrived.
Now, cops say a criminal investigation is underway.
"Our detectives are investigating this incident to identify and to appropriately charge those individuals involved," Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose says ...
"Those found to have participated in this senseless act of violence will face criminal charges."
The Newark mayor, Ras J. Baraka, also promised punishment for the individuals involved in the attack, saying, "The actions of these students will not be tolerated."
AZ Cardinals safety Budda Baker tells TMZ Sports he would not hate seeing that one bit in 2020 ... saying he and his Cardinals squad would welcome the troubled receiver with arms wide-open.
"I feel like a lot of teams can use Antonio Brown," Baker tells us. "He's a great player ... Hopefully he can get back to the league because the league is definitely better with AB."
A Brown signing would make the Cards pretty damn elite on offense -- there's Murray, Larry Fitzgerald, Kenyan Drake, Christian Kirk and others -- and when we brought that possibility up to Budda, he loved the idea.
"That would be crazy!" he said.
The problem with the vision? It's unclear if the NFL will ever let Brown play again.
The NFL is probing all of the claims ... and when commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about all of it earlier this week, he said the league is working to make sure AB is healthy off the field first and foremost.
For Brown's part ... he's still training like a madman -- clearly hell bent on getting back into the NFL eventually.
Pablo Escobar's trusted hitman -- who confessed to killing more than 300 people -- has died, but not in a hail of bullets ... instead, he lost a battle with stomach cancer.
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez -- widely known by his alias, Popeye -- died early Thursday at the National Cancer Institute in Bogota where he'd been receiving care. Popeye was hospitalized on New Year's Eve for esophageal cancer, according to prison officials.
He was ultimately transferred to the institute when the prison found out about his cancer diagnosis. Popeye had been behind bars for more than 20 years after confessing to the murders ... the majority of which came at Escobar's orders.
Popeye wrote a book in 2005 about his time in the Medellín Cartel: "Surviving Pablo Escobar: 'Popeye' The Hitman, 23 Years and 3 Months in Prison." He was released from prison in 2014 but was recaptured just 4 years later for a slew of other crimes, including extortion.
The hitman -- who once plotted the assassination of a former Colombian presidential candidate -- gained notoriety on YouTube spewing hate-filled rants and defending conservative political views. He had more than 1 million subscribers on his channel.
Popeye was 54.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino says he's making sure his tax woes are behind him ... by leaving things to the professionals.
The Sitch was at LAX Wednesday night with fellow 'Jersey Shore' star Deena -- who was all masked up to protect from the coronavirus -- when he got asked about his first tax season since getting out of prison.
Mike says everything is going to be up-to-date this time around -- clearly, he's not going to risk landing behind bars again for tax evasion.
They both agree they have Ronnie's back no matter what and are rooting for him, and Mike adds ... "The comeback is greater than the setback."
As we've reported ... Ronnie and Jen are mixed up in a nasty domestic violence case, but he didn't let it keep him down last weekend in Miami, where he was spotted leaving the club at 6 AM with 2 hot chicks.
Guess that's part of the comeback.
Future's not about to let his son be put through the legal system with some government-appointed briefcase -- he's getting the best attorneys for the kid and has his back 100%.
Sources close to the Future tell TMZ ... the MC and his baby mama are well aware of their oldest son, Jakobi, getting recently caught up with the law down in Georgia ... but they're already knee-deep in working on his case, including funding his defense.
Jakobi was arrested in a gang bust down in Georgia last month ... where he's reportedly facing charges of criminal gang activity, trespass and the altered ID of a firearm. He was allegedly found in possession of a gun with the serial number scratched out.
The kid's 17 years old, BTW, but could face up to major time behind bars if he's convicted because GA tries 17-year-olds as adults. In the court docs, he reportedly listed himself as indigent and in need of a public defender, but we're told that ain't gonna happen.
Future's definitely got the dough to help his son, and we're told he absolutely intends to by hiring the best lawyers to be there for his own flesh and blood. Dad's covering legal fees.
Jakobi's mother, Jessica Smith, tells us she and Future have been on top of this legal matter, as they're actively involved in his life. She adds, "Our son is a minor and to protect his well being in this trying situation, we ask that everyone please respect our privacy at this time."
The smokin' hot model tackled on the Super Bowl field while trying to go streaking, claims stadium security roughed her up ... and she says she has injuries to prove it!!!
Kelly Green -- aka Kelly Kay -- tells TMZ Sports ... she's still hurting from her stunt gone wrong, and the bruises covering her arms are from security guards. She claims they manhandled her on the field.
Kelly says her adrenaline was pumping after jumping over a railing and trying to strip ... so she didn't notice the effects of the gang tackle until her adrenaline rush subsided.
The treatment allegedly got worse from there. Kelly claims she was held in a freezing-cold cell in the bowels of Hard Rock Stadium for 8 hours wearing nothing but her skimpy bathing suit ... waiting to be processed.
And, all those stories you hear about intense Super Bowl security are dead-on, according to Kelly ... who says FBI and Homeland Security agents even interrogated her.
As we reported ... Green's facing up to 1 year in jail if convicted on the trespass charge ... but it sounds like she's only sweating her injuries.
Turns out, getting pulled over for speeding with an open bottle of vodka in the car -- and admitting you'd fail a drug test -- does not go over well with your boss.
At least, that's the takeaway from Jimmy Haslam's comments about Kareem Hunt -- with the Cleveland Browns owner ripping his running back over that Jan. 21 police incident.
"What he did was not acceptable. He's got to do better," Haslam said Wednesday ... "It's not good. Kareem knows he's got to do better."
FYI, Hunt is now a restricted free agent -- and after watching the clip, you gotta wonder if the Browns are just gonna cut bait with the guy considering his controversial past.
Haslam said there's still a chance they keep Hunt around for one more season -- but even if they do, he's clearly on super-thin ice.
As we previously reported, Hunt was pulled over for speeding in Rocky River, Ohio -- and during the stop, cops say they found weed and an open bottle of vodka in his ride.
In police footage, obtained by TMZ Sports, you can see the pullover was not the best look for Hunt ... who straight-up admitted he would have failed an NFL drug test at the time of the stop.
Hunt was issued a citation for speeding ... but he was NOT cited for the pot -- and was sent on his way by the officer.
Haslam was asked about the incident during a press conference announcing the team's new GM ... and his disappointment in the 24-year-old was palpable.
"We have and will continue to work closely with Kareem," Haslam said. "But he knows our expectations are higher than what he showed a week or two ago."
For his part, Kareem has yet to publicly comment on the incident.
7:41 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained the police report in which cops say they have surveillance footage which appears to show Davis striking the victim in the face, causing injuries.
The report says Davis dragged the woman off the floor of the celeb game to a separate room -- all while grabbing her shirt with his hand close to her throat.
When they got to the backroom, cops say video shows Davis "pulling his arm back and then forward towards the victim, which is consistent with a strike to the face where the victim sustained injuries to her lip and left jaw."
Cops say the woman cooperated with police and provided a written statement saying she was attacked by Davis. She also allowed police to take photos of her injuries.
Gervonta Davis has been arrested for domestic violence for roughing up his ex-girlfriend at a celebrity basketball game in Florida, cops confirm.
The boxing superstar -- currently the WBA lightweight champion -- surrendered to the Coral Gables PD on Tuesday for the Feb. 1 incident.
Cops say the 25-year-old is facing one count of "simple battery domestic violence."
As we previously reported, Davis was seen grabbing and ripping his ex-girlfriend -- the mother of his child -- out of her seat during a heated altercation at the game.
The argument continued backstage.
Cops say, "As a result of an ongoing investigation after being notified through social media and the victim, on Feb. 1 2020, [Davis] was observed battering his former girlfriend whom [sic] have child together."
"[Davis] surrendered himself, to the Coral Gables Police detectives assigned to the case."
For his part, Davis put out a statement over the weekend denying striking the woman.
"I never once hit her ... yeah I was aggressive and told her come on," Davis said.
"That's the mother of my child. I would never hurt her."
Davis is a rising superstar in the boxing world -- he's Floyd Mayweather's protege and has racked up an impressive 23-0 record as a pro with victories over guys like Yuriorkis Gamboa and José Pedraza.
Davis has had a BUNCH of legal issues over the years -- he was arrested for assault back in 2017 after allegedly punching a friend. The charge was later dropped.
He was arrested again in 2018 for a street fight in Washington D.C.
Originally published -- 2/4 1:46 PM PT
The woman who called 911 on NFL star Xavien Howard claimed he abused her multiple times in the past, but he convinced her not to call police because it would hurt his career.
... and it's all in the 911 call released by officials and obtained by TMZ Sports.
Howard -- a star cornerback for the Miami Dolphins -- was arrested on Dec. 29th after allegedly roughing up his fiancee during an altercation at their Davie, FL home.
Now, in new 911 audio from that day of the incident, you can hear the woman describe a pattern of abuse.
"My fiance continues to think he can just push me, throw me into the wall without me doing nothing just because of who he is," the woman says.
"But it's kind of getting to a point, it's just like, it's getting physical."
When the operator asks what she means by "who he is" ... the woman explains, "Because he plays football."
"So every time a situation happens it's always like, 'Oh, don't do this.' Or, 'Oh, well, you'll be OK. Don't call the cops.'"
The woman added, "But it's like, OK, like him just pushing me into the mirror, grabbing my arm, grabbing me by my neck, like this is probably the last day that's going to happen."
As we previously reported, Howard was arrested after the woman -- the mother of his children -- accused him of getting violent with her after an argument in their bedroom.
The woman told cops at the time Howard had grabbed both her arms and pushed her into a mirrored glass wall in the hallway. She claims once he let her go, she fell into one of the crutches he was using after an in-season knee surgery.
In the police report, cops say they noticed "visible scratches," redness and an abrasion on the woman ... and they arrested Howard on one charge of domestic battery.
Howard appeared in court just hours later on crutches ... but bonded out on the condition that he'd have NO contact with the alleged victim.
The former Pro Bowl corner has been fighting the case in court ever since -- pleading not guilty last month. There's another hearing scheduled for later this week.
The Dolphins said at the time of the arrest, "We are aware of the situation and are currently gathering information. We will have no further comment at this time."
According to docs, obtained by TMZ, each count Lyssa is charged with relates to a different person -- one man and one woman. The woman, according to Lyssa, is her girlfriend. It's unclear what her relationship is to the man she allegedly harassed.
Both counts are misdemeanors.
As we first reported ... Lyssa was arrested in Honolulu last Thursday. At the time of the arrest, Lyssa told us cops were called because she was having a fight with her GF.
Lyssa added that when officers arrived, she put her hand up in order to stop them from entering her room. She said she plans to file a report for police misconduct against the officers for the way they arrested her. She claims a cop grabbed her by the arm.
Although she was initially arrested for resisting arrest, she was not charged with that.
Kodak Black is pushing for a lighter prison sentence because he thinks the judge unfairly threw the book at him.
The rapper's attorney, Bradford Cohen, tells TMZ ... they'll be filing legal docs soon appealing the 46 months he got in his federal gun case. They're looking to get several months cut off that time, and here's why.
Cohen says Kodak shouldn't have been classified as a prior convicted felon at sentencing. He says Kodak's previous guilty pleas didn't result in convictions -- because under those deals there would be NO conviction on his record ... provided he met all the terms.
It's a technicality, but nonetheless Kodak believes that error opened the door for a harsher sentence.
We broke the story ... Kodak will likely be serving out his time in a federal prison in Kentucky, and as of now, he's slated to be free again on or around Aug. 14, 2022.
If his appeal is successful though, his team believes he could be out in late 2021. Of course, this is all under the assumption Kodak can stay out of trouble behind bars ... which ain't always easy to do.
A smokin' hot model with a massive following was arrested during the Super Bowl on Sunday after she hopped over some railing, tried to go running on the field and then flashed her ass.
You can see in video of the alleged incident ... Kelly Green -- aka Kelly Kay -- was tackled by security before she could really make a scene during the Chiefs-49ers game.
But, she still managed to show the crowd her butt while cops were taking her away ... and you can see in the footage, fans were loving it.
Cops clearly didn't think the scene was funny, though ... they straight-up arrested her and charged her with misdemeanor trespass.
She was booked and forced to take a mug shot at the station.
Green, a 27-year-old with over 250,000 followers on Instagram ... was released Monday and posted a poolside video bragging about getting out.
"Young jail bait out of jail!" she said. "Fresh out the pen! Fresh out Dade County, what?!"
Green faces up to 1 year in jail if convicted on the trespass charge ... but let's get real -- she'll likely cut a deal and won't spend a minute behind bars.
Tekashi 6ix9ine plans to get the hell outta dodge once he's released from prison and bolster his security detail like no rapper ever before ... but it's going to be easier said than done.
The rapper's still months away from becoming a free man, but he's already looking toward his exit strategy ... according to sources close to him. We're told once he's out of lockup, he's bailing on Brooklyn, where he was born and raised, and hopes to live far away from NYC.
This decision is primarily based on his safety, but every move 69 makes will have to be approved by the federal probation department ... part of his sentence includes being monitored after his release.
Regardless, our sources say Tekashi will be putting security measures in place right away to keep people from knowing his location, but even if they find him ... he'll be protected by multiple bodyguards.
As for where his security team will come from, we're told the rapper only wants legit former law enforcement officers or ex-military who are licensed to carry firearms ... absolutely nobody with any sort of gang affiliation.
Ideally, we're told 6ix9ine would like to leave New York and live with family out of state ... in a home with "Fort Knox-like security."
It's unclear how he plans to bring this all together, especially since some of his former bodyguards have said no amount of money is worth it to protect Tekashi.
One more thing ... our sources say the rapper is committed to getting in the studio to complete the records in his music deal as soon as possible once he's out, but he's not planning on live performances.
The reasoning -- it wouldn't be safe for a snitch to try something like that for a long time.
We broke the story ... Tekashi's legal team thinks he could be released from prison as soon as August, so it's really not too soon to start planning his new life.
And, as we told you, that new life does not involve witness protection ... 69 doesn't want to go that route.
We reached out to his lawyer, Dawn Florio, about his post-prison plans ... she declined to comment.
Boosie Badazz can stop sweating it out in GA -- he's avoiding any jail time in his drug case.
The Louisiana rapper pled guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana. In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to maintain lane ... this according to docs from the Coweta County D.A.'s Office.
It's a sweet deal for Boosie, who gets 6 months probation and a $1,000 fine ... but no time behind bars. The judge has already signed off on the deal.
It could have been a lot more serious. As we reported. Boosie was busted last April after cops pulled him over in his Dodge Charger for swerving lanes and almost hitting another car. During the stop, cops found weed, a gun and more than $20k in cash.
Boosie was never booked for the gun -- it's likely he was licensed to have it.
He'd previously served 5 years in Louisiana for drug charges, and could have been hit with a year in a Georgia jail if convicted on all charges.
Like we said, sweet deal!
Jesse Jane ended up in handcuffs after beating the hell out of her boyfriend following a night of drinking ... at least according to cops, who arrested the porn star for domestic violence.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the famous porn star was arrested early Wednesday in Moore, OK on suspicion of domestic violence after she allegedly punched her boyfriend in the face and bit off a chunk of his hand.
According to the arrest report, obtained by TMZ, officers responded to a call for a domestic disturbance and when they showed up to the residence, Jesse and her BF were in the driveway, and he couldn't open his bloody left eye and there was a bite mark on his left hand.
The report says the boyfriend told cops he and Jesse were drinking the night before, and he woke up to Jesse throwing his medication in the trash -- she claims it was steroids -- so he confronted her, and she became upset and attacked.
According to cops, Jesse told officers her boyfriend picked her up by the neck and threw her into a wall, but the report says police did not observe any injuries on the adult film star's body other than a small spot of dried blood on her forehead.
Jesse was arrested and hauled off to Cleveland County Jail, where she was booked on a domestic violence charge. She's since been released.
It's not the first time Jesse's been in trouble with cops in Oklahoma ... back in 2018, she was busted for public intoxication following a college football game.
We reached out to Jesse's reps for comment ... so far, no word back.
3:04 PM PT -- Lyssa tells TMZ the cops were called over a fight she was having with her girlfriend. Lyssa says when officers arrived, she put her hand up in order to stop them from entering her room. Lyssa alleges the cop grabbed her by the arm and arrested her. She says she plans on filing a report for police misconduct against the officers.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Lyssa was arrested in Honolulu Thursday night and booked for harassment and resisting arrest. She's already bailed out for $600.
It's unclear who she allegedly harassed, but her most recent tweet from before the arrest is interesting ...
As we've reported ... the Chapman family is going through some turmoil right now. Just months after the death of Dog's wife, Beth, he proposed to her best friend and maid of honor at their wedding, Moon Angell, on "The Dr. Oz Show."
Our sources say Dog and Beth's kids are hurt and pissed off, and even though the proposal hasn't led to an engagement ... they don't support what's going on and don't believe their mom would either.
Lyssa, specifically, fired off a couple vague tweets after news broke of Dog proposing to Moon ... seemingly trying to keep her cool about the situation.
Apparently, she couldn't do the same when she was getting arrested.
Originally Published -- 9:53 AM PT