Calvin Johnson I Could Be A Pro Golfer ... For Real!!!


Did you know Megatron could transform into a PGA Tour golfer in retirement?

It's true ... at least that's according to Calvin Johnson himself, who tells TMZ Sports he's that good with a club in his hands!!!

The former Detroit Lions superstar is adamant he could make a real run at earning cash full-time at hitting fairways and greens in regulation ... if only he had just a little bit more free time on his hands.

Jared Goff Fiancée Christen Harper Kicks Off Bachelorette Party Bikini Bash In Mexico!!!

Jared Goff's swimsuit model fiancée, Christen Harper, is celebrating her final days as an unmarried woman in fitting fashion ... soaking in the Mexico sun with other models in teeny bikinis!!!

The 30-year-old -- who got engaged to Goff back in June 2023 -- piled into a plane on Thursday morning with a grip of her closest friends ... and headed off to Cabo San Lucas to let loose one last time before her upcoming nuptials.

And, once they touched down, first order of business appeared to be to throw on some swimwear and catch some rays by a pool at a luxurious resort.

Of course, Harper -- who's been featured in Sports Illustrated several times -- was surrounded by other beautiful women who are no stranger to posing in barely-there attire ... including Katie Austin and Elizabeth Turner.

All of the girls seemed to be having a blast ... there were balloons, catered food -- and even temporary tattoos with Goff's mug on them!!

Harper and the ladies then threw on some dresses for a night on the town ... and it's expected they'll keep the party going throughout the weekend.

Harper and Goff first went public with their relationship way back in 2019 -- when TMZ Sports spotted them running errands at a Los Angeles-area Best Buy. They've since become inseparable -- even when the quarterback got traded from the Rams to the Detroit Lions.

No word yet on when and where the couple will formally tie the knot -- but until that day officially arrives ... enjoy the Mexico R&R with the ladies, Christen!

Cameron Sutton Cut By Lions ... After Cops Issue Warrant For Arrest

The Detroit Lions have released Cameron Sutton ... just one day after it was revealed cops are looking to arrest him following an alleged domestic violence incident in Florida.

The NFL org announced the roster decision on Thursday ... without providing any further comment.

As we previously reported, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office began looking for Sutton earlier this month ... after a woman alleged that back on March 7, he roughed her up during a violent encounter.

Police say despite attempts to call Sutton and locate him at his Pinellas County residence ... they haven't had any luck getting a hold of him -- and they're now seeking the public's help to find him.

If and when he's caught, the HCSO said in a statement he's facing a charge of domestic battery by strangulation.

Sutton -- a 29-year-old Univ. of Tennessee alum -- was selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2017 draft. Last March, he inked a three-year deal worth $33 million to play for Detroit.

In his lone season in the Motor City, he had 65 total tackles, one interception and one forced fumble.

NFL's Cameron Sutton Wanted By Cops Over Alleged Domestic Violence Incident


11:31 AM PT -- The Lions just released a statement on the matter ... saying they were made aware of the allegations only on Wednesday morning.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and will not have further comment at this time," the team said.

10:01 AM PT -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said in an updated statement Wednesday that Cameron Sutton is wanted for Domestic Battery by Strangulation, not Aggravated Battery - Domestic Violence.

Detroit Lions defensive back Cameron Sutton is a wanted man in Florida ... cops say they're looking to arrest him after he was allegedly involved in a violent incident with a woman earlier this month.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the alleged victim in the case called cops at around 4:52 AM on March 7 claiming she had just been roughed up by Sutton.

During the call, cops say she told dispatch she was in fear for her life.

However, an HCSCO spokesperson tells TMZ Sports ... Sutton was gone by time the officers arrived -- and ever since, they've been having trouble tracking him down.

We're told they've attempted to locate the 29-year-old at his residence in Pinellas County to no avail. Cops say they've also tried to call him, though his phone has apparently been shut off.

HCSO officials put out a "Warrant Wednesday" post on X on Wednesday morning seeking the public's help in finding the NFL player ... writing, "He is wanted for Aggravated Battery - Domestic Violence. He may be driving a Jeep Grand Wagoneer with a plate number of FL-AZ33QB."

"If you have any information on the whereabouts of Cameron Sutton, please call 813-247-8200."

Sutton has been playing in the NFL since 2017 ... beginning his career with the Steelers. In 2023, he signed a 3-year, $33 MILLION contract to join Detroit. He started 17 games in his first year with the Lions, recording one interception and 65 total tackles.

The Lions have yet to comment on the situation.

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Sacramento Kings Troll Detroit Pistons, Fans ... Replay Aiyuk's Catch Vs. Lions During Intros!

Fans in Detroit are still lickin' their wounds after the crushing NFC Championship loss ... and things didn't get any better for Motor City sports fans last night when they were trolled by the Sacramento Kings!

But, Big D got the last laugh!

The last place Detroit Pistons were in Sactown Wednesday night, and for some reason, the Kings (29-21) chose video violence, playing lowlights from the Lions' loss to the San Francisco 49ers during player introductions.

The Kings played the key Brandon Aiyuk catch, where the ball bounced off Lions DB Kindle Vildor's helmet ... a miraculous play that ended up being the start of the end for the Lions, who blew a 17-point lead, losing 34-31. Crushing. And, they put it on repeat.

The bright side for Detroit fans ... the Pistons players seemed to take things personally.

Jaden Ivey balled out, scoring a career-high 37 points. Ivey’s breakout performance gave Pistons fans some sweet revenge, shocking one of the better teams in the NBA, 133-120.

Just the Pistons winning alone is news ... they're having a historically bad year, once losing 28 consecutive games.

Perhaps Pistons coach Monty Williams has a new way to motivate his team!

Eminem Beefs With Niners Fans At NFCCG ... Roller Coaster Day At Levi's

Eminem had a helluva day in Santa Clara on Sunday cheering on his beloved Lions ... getting into squabbles with 49ers fans -- before sweating out a heartbreaking loss.

The rap legend had suite seats for the NFC Championship Game at Levi's Stadium ... and the day was filled with a roller coaster full of emotions for the Detroit native.

Throughout the afternoon, he was seen chirpin' at San Francisco faithful in his Lions T-shirt -- even flipping off a man who was decked out in a Brock Purdy jersey.

Later in the evening, after Detroit went up on the Niners, 21-7, he was spotted going crazy in his luxury box.

However, when the Lions began to blow their lead, Em could be seen looking super stressed.

Ultimately, Detroit fell, 34-31 ... but Marshall wasn't too sour about it all, he took to X to thank his favorite team for the great year, before promising they'd make a return trip to the NFCCG.

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"So proud of the @Lions," he wrote. "Thanks 4 an amazing season!!!! We'll b back!!!"

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Eminem tuvo un día infernal en Santa Clara el domingo animando a sus amados Lions y peleando con los aficionados de los 49ers antes de vivir una derrota desgarradora.

La leyenda del rap tenía asientos de suite para el partido por el campeonato de la NFC en el Levi's Stadium y el día fue una montaña rusa llena de emociones para el nativo de Detroit.

A lo largo de la tarde se le vio chirriando a los fieles de San Francisco con su camiseta de los Lions, incluso tuvo una simpática contienda con un hombre que lucía una camiseta de Brock Purdy.

Por la noche, después de que Detroit ganara a los Niners por 21-7, se le vio enloquecido en su palco de lujo.

Sin embargo, cuando los Lions comenzaron a reventar su ventaja, se pudo ver al querido rapero comiéndose las uñas.

Al final, Detroit cayó, 34-31, pero Marshall no se lo tomó como algo fatal. Apareció en X para agradecerle a su equipo favorito por un gran año antes de prometer que harían un viaje de regreso a la NFCCG.

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"Tan orgulloso de los @Lions", escribió. ¡"Gracias por una temporada increíble! Volveremos".

Ex-SF DB Donte Whitner Niners Are Gonna Blow Out Lions ... Brock's A Top 3 QB!!!


Good news, Niners fans ... former San Francisco DB Donte Whitner says he's expecting a walk in the park for his ex-team on Sunday -- telling TMZ Sports the 49ers will beat the Lions by more than three touchdowns!!

Whitner says he's anticipating the final score to be 37-14 ... and it's all, in part, due to his confidence in Brock Purdy -- who he says is a top three or four quarterback in the NFL right now.

"I'm not expecting it to be close," Whitner said of the NFC Championship Game.

Of course, Purdy and the Niners didn't look their best last weekend against the Green Bay Packers ... they needed a late score in the fourth quarter to pull out the win despite being a heavy favorite heading into the game.

But, Whitner tells us he thinks the rain played a huge role in that ... promising, "You won't see that same 49ers football team this week vs. the Detroit Lions."

Whitner -- who logged snaps for the Niners from 2011 to 2013 -- also praised the hell out of Purdy during our conversation ... saying he has no idea why the 24-year-old signal-caller gets so much criticism from national pundits.

"When I go back and I analyze the film on Brock Purdy, he does everything you want him to do as a quarterback," Whitner said.

"How can you continue to beat this kid down when he was the last pick in the draft and he's shown all the qualities and capabailities to be a top franchise quarterback."

Kickoff for the big game is slated for 3:30 PM ... and while Whitner will certainly be watching -- given his faith in his old team, don't expect him to be sweating much!

El Ex DB Donte Whitner Los Ninners van a reventar a los Lions... ¡¡Brock en el top 3 de QB!!

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Buenas noticias para los fanáticos de los Niners. El ex DB de San Francisco Donte Whitner le dice a TMZ Sports que espera que los 49ers le ganen a los Lions por más de tres touchdowns.

Whitner dice que anticipa que el marcador final será de 37-14, y todo, en parte, por su confianza en Brock Purdy, a quien considera entre los tres o cuatro mejores mariscales de campo de la NFL en este momento.

Por supuesto, Purdy y los Niners no se vieron en su mejor momento el fin de semana pasado contra los Green Bay Packers. Necesitaron una anotación en el último cuarto para sacar la victoria a pesar de ser un gran favorito.

Pero Whitner nos dice que cree que la lluvia jugó un papel importante en eso y promete: "No verás el mismo equipo de fútbol de los 49ers esta semana contra los Detroit Lions".

Whitner, quien registró broches para los Niners entre 2011 y 2013, también elogió a Purdy durante nuestra conversación, diciendo que no entiende por qué el señalador de 24 años recibe tantas críticas de los expertos nacionales.

"Cuando vuelvo atrás y analizo la película de Brock Purdy, hace todo lo que quieres que haga como quarterback", dijo Whitner.

"¿Cómo puedes seguir machacando a este chico cuando fue la última elección del draft y ha demostrado todas las cualidades y capacidades para ser un quarterback a franquicia de primer nivel?".

El saque inicial del gran partido está programado para las 15:30 y aunque Whitner sin duda estará atento dada su fe en su antiguo equipo, ¡no esperes que sude mucho!

Matthew Stafford's Wife Shares Vid Of Lions Fans Booing Her ... 'Own It'

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Kelly Stafford believes she has proof to back her claim that Lions fans were hostile toward her family during the Rams' playoff game against the Lions ... sharing a video of folks directing boos her way.

As we previously reported, Matthew Stafford's wife accused the Detroit fanbase of targeting her young children at last weekend's Wild Card matchup ... saying they crossed the line by sending jeers their way.

But Stafford is seemingly walking back a bit on her original claim ... admitting fans were actually going after her, but the kiddos didn't know the difference.

"I didn't know if I should post this video or not because I truly don't wanna dwell on what happened," Kelly captioned a social media clip of her appearance at the game.

"This was our experience on the field. I know you are booing me, but my kids don't know the difference even if I try to explain it to them."

Earlier this week, Kelly stated she understood why Detroit fans would turn on their family despite 12 years with the organization ... saying it's all part of sports, but anything involving her kids is no longer "fair game."

Kelly alluded to Lions supporters not believing her side of the story ... 'cause she also sent a message to those doubting her experience.

"The whole scenario is hard to accept, but not as hard as the questioning of my integrity," she added.

"It happened, own it, and let's move on."

Icewear Vezzo Detroit Lions' Should Break Bread In The Hood ... Make Eminem QB!!!


Detroit Lions' first playoff win in forever has totally uplifted the city spiritually and financially -- and Icewear Vezzo, one of the town's top rappers, wants to see the underserved regions also reap some rewards!!!

TMZ Hip Hop caught up with Vezzo in NYC on a chilly Wednesday but he still had time to talk about the heat his team has been bringing.


The last game alone was projected to generate $20 million into Detroit's economy and Vezzo tells us he would love for the hoods to get turnt for the better.

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Vezzo places responsibility on the city's rap population as well -- he's eager about his upcoming "Live From The 6" album and sneaker drive, where he and his fellow artists will be clearing out their foot lockers for the free.

The man apparently owns over 400 pairs of Nike AF1's alone ... sounds like a win-win for everyone.

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Vezzo also vouched for his OG Eminem's passionate pleas to join the team -- let him back up the quarterbacks ... everyone's adrenaline is at an all-time high right now!!!

Matthew Stafford's Wife Lions Fans Booed Our Children ... At Wild Card Game

Matthew Stafford apparently wasn't the only one in his family getting booed during the Rams and Lions' Wild Card game on Sunday -- his wife, Kelly, claims fans also targeted their four young kids with jeers as well.

Kelly admitted before the Rams' 24-23 loss she was expecting to hear it from Lions fans ahead of the matchup ... considering her hubby was their beloved quarterback for 12 seasons before he was traded to the Rams, where he won his first Super Bowl.

Now that he's on the other sidelines, Kelly explained she understood why people would turn on #9 in favor of their own team ... but it's clear she wasn't expecting her youngins to get thrown into their antics.

"It's sports," Kelly said on her IG story Monday. "The city wants to win. Everything is fair game ... except the fans who booed my children."

"Other than that, I loved the atmosphere and the booing just gave my husband more fire."

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Despite the booing Stafford's daughters -- who range between the ages of 3 and 6 -- Kelly wished the Lions nothing but the best ... and is rooting for them to win it all.

"The more you love, the more you hate. I consider it all love going both ways," Kelly said.

"I hope the Lions bring home a Lombardi to that city because that feeling is like no other."

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This win for the Lions is their first postseason victory in 32 years  ... and Detroit will now face the winner of the Buccaneers and Eagles game in the NFL Divisional Round on Sunday.

Jared Goff Smooches Fiancée Christen Harper ... To Celebrate Lions Win

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Nobody had a better Sunday than Jared Goff -- not only did he lead the Detroit Lions to their first playoff win in three decades ... but he also celebrated the accomplishment with a kiss from his model fiancée, Christen Harper, as the entire stadium chanted his name!!

The former No. 1-overall pick was on top of the world after coming away with the 24-23 win over his former L.A. Rams in the Wild Card matchup ... and rightfully so -- he went 22-27 for 277 yards and a touchdown on the night.

Shortly after the victory, Goff ran up to his longtime partner and gave her a smooch ... all while the supporters at Ford Field showed him some serious love.

Of course, Harper -- who has been linked to the NFL star since 2019 -- has been in Goff's corner through the good times and the bad ... and had a viral reaction in the middle of a Sports Illustrated photoshoot when the Lions won their first game of the season in Week 12 back in 2021.

Things are much different now -- the Lions are in the middle of a playoff run and will now face off against the winner of Monday's matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Safe to say no matter what happens next week, Goff will continue to win.

C.J. Gardner-Johnson Teammate's Hit On Higbee Wasn't Dirty ... Blame The QB!!!


The brutal hit on Tyler Higbee, which ultimately tore the TE's ACL, was NOT dirty ... according to Kerby Joseph's Lions teammate C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who says if the Rams want to blame anyone, it should be their QB!

The tackle in question came late in the 4th quarter during the Lions-Rams playoff game at Ford Field Sunday evening ... when Joseph, a safety, hit Higbee low as he attempted to catch a ball running across the middle of the field.

The TV broadcast showed Higbee's planted leg bending backward ... and many people have deemed the hit "dirty."

But, Gardner-Johnson feels differently ... placing the blame on Matthew Stafford for putting his TE in that position.

"If anybody on the Rams feels like it was dirty, well tell his quarterback don't put the ball in a place where he can get his player hurt," CJ told reporters after the game.

"You heard [Tom] Brady say it all the time."

In fact, Brady did recently make this point ... after Colts receiver Michael Pittman Jr. got hurt after a hit from Steelers' Damontae Kazee (he was suspended for the rest of the 2023 season).

"Nobody likes seeing players get hurt. But hard hits happen," Brady said.

"QBs should not be throwing the ball in areas where they are exposing their own teammates to these types of hits."

On Monday, the Rams fears were confirmed ... Higbee tore his ACL on the play.

Johnson -- a third-round draft pick of the Lions in 2022 -- spoke about the hit after the Lions 24-23 win, saying he wasn't trying to hurt Tyler.

"I’m praying for bro and his family I don’t have no intention to hurt no body and or harm their career," Joseph wrote on X.

"I been a mf dog since I came out my mama womb and nun of y’all on here gone take that away from me #GODBLESS."

Dan Campbell Fired Up After Win Over Rams ... Passionate Locker Room Speech

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Dan Campbell had his Lions players ready to run through a brick wall after the franchise's first playoff win in 32 years ... giving a speech right from the heart that got the entire locker room hyped!!

The Lions pulled off the close 24-23 victory in the Wild Card matchup against the L.A. Rams on Sunday ... punching their ticket to the Divisional Round, where they will face the winner of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game.

Campbell -- who's in his third season with Detroit -- addressed his squad shortly after the contest ... and he didn't hold back as he honored general manager Brad Holmes and Jared Goff with game balls.

"Dude, how electric was it out there?" Campbell said. "I'm telling you what, it doesn't get any better. It's everything you dream of and then more, all right? That's outstanding work."

Holmes was also fired up to the max after the game ... letting out a scream in the elevator, which was captured on video.

Emotions were high at Ford Field ... as the Lions faced off against former franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford, who played 12 seasons in Motor City before being traded to L.A. in 2021.

Some fans in the crowd were visibly crying after the final whistle ... and understandably so, as the Lions had to deal with some miserable seasons before the turnaround.

In fact, the team's biggest A-list supporters like Eminem, Barry Sanders and Big Sean were present for the showdown ... and they were certainly soaking in the huge moment.

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As we previously reported, Slim Shady playfully begged Stafford to let the Lions win ... claiming the former No. 1 overall pick owed him a favor for crushing it during the Super Bowl halftime show when the QB secured his first ring with the Rams in the 2021 season.

Safe to say Marshall will consider themselves even now.

Calvin Johnson I Expect Cheers & Boos For Stafford ... In Return To Ford Field


Matthew Stafford better have brought his tough-guy helmet with him to Detroit this weekend ... 'cause Calvin Johnson tells TMZ Sports he's not expecting Lions fans to welcome their former QB with open arms.

Of course, Megatron says there will likely be some cheers and even some people decked out in Stafford's former No. 9 jerseys at Ford Field when the Rams visit for their much-anticipated Wild Card round game Sunday night ... but the Hall of Famer tells us, "I'm sure there will be people booing."

As for how Johnson will feel ... it seems he's feeling conflicted on how to handle it all as well.

"I'm definitely a Matthew fan -- that's my guy," said Johnson, who caught passes from Stafford from 2009 to 2015 with the Lions. "But I want him to come in here and come into the Lion's Den and not go home!"

Some Detroit fans, meanwhile, have already given a bit of a preview into how they'll respond when Stafford runs out onto the field later Sunday ... advocating a ban on wearing old No. 9 uniforms to the game -- something Matthew's wife was not pleased about.

Antics in the crowd aside, Johnson expects his old team will ultimately get the win over Stafford -- though he says the score will be very close.

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Johnson also gave us an update on how the progress is going with his Primitiv Performance line ... saying he's hoping professional and collegiate athletes will be approved to use the new Primitiv products in the first quarter of this year.

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