NFL Draftee Josiah Ezirim Freaks Out After Picked in 7th Rd ... Amazing Video!!!

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It didn't matter how long it took for Josiah Ezirim to get drafted ... 'cause the offensive lineman freaked out when he was picked late in the 2024 NFL Draft, and his reaction was priceless!

Ezirim's family and friends were recording him when he received a phone call during the last round of the draft ... and you can see the former Eastern Kentucky OT literally shaking, talking to his new coach.

"Thank you so much," Ezirim said. "You won't regret this!"

Gypsy Rose Back Home in Louisiana ... Misses Out on Taylor Swift Meeting & Chiefs Game


Gypsy Rose Blanchard is back home in Louisiana ... making it official, she'll miss out on a possible meeting with Taylor Swift after sources close told us she was asked to leave the state of Missouri.

Sporting a New Orleans Saints jersey, Gypsy posted a short video Sunday thanking fans for their support across her platforms on social media. Gypsy says it's nice to be home, and enjoying a day outside celebrating her freedom.

Already a marketing whiz, Gypsy announces she's got a lot of big things on the way, including her upcoming docuseries on LifeTime and her recently released ebook ... which she calls a reflection on everything she learned during her time behind bars.

TMZ broke the story, Gypsy and her husband had planned on attending Sunday's Chiefs game in Kansas City where she had hoped to possibly run into Taylor Swift -- who is likely to be in attendance cheering on boyfriend, Travis Kelce.

That plan was sidelined Saturday, as sources close to Gypsy tell us her parole officers wanted her out of the state ... unclear exactly why, but our sources say local officials contacted the parole team to tell them they wanted her out of MO stat.

It's possible they felt Gypsy's presence in Missouri could pose as a safety risk, especially if she had plans to attend a game with tens of thousands of others.


Regardless of the change in travel plans, Gypsy still looks happy ... and she's clearly wheeling and dealing. As we told you, she's already gained more than 4 million followers on her Instagram page -- with other profiles continuing to grow.

Gypsy Rose vuelve a su casa en Luisiana y se pierde el partido de Taylor Swift y los Chiefs

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard está de vuelta en casa en Louisiana, haciéndolo oficial... se perderá un posible encuentro con Taylor Swift después de que fuentes cercanas nos dijeron que se le pidió que abandonara el estado de Missouri.

Luciendo una camiseta de los New Orleans Saints, Gypsy publicó un breve video el domingo agradeciendo a los fans por su apoyo a través de sus plataformas en las redes sociales. Gypsy dice que es bueno estar en casa y disfrutar de un día al aire libre celebrando su libertad.

Gypsy anuncia que vienen un montón de cosas grandes en camino, incluyendo su próxima docuserie en LifeTime y su libro electrónico recientemente publicado, el que ella llama una reflexión sobre todo lo que aprendió durante su tiempo entre rejas.

TMZ publicó la historia, Gypsy y su marido habían planeado asistir al partido de los Chiefs del domingo en Kansas City, donde ella tenía la esperanza de encontrarse con Taylor Swift, ya que probablemente esté presente animando a su novio, Travis Kelce.

Ese plan fue dejado de lado el sábado, ya que fuentes cercanas a Gypsy nos dicen que sus oficiales de libertad condicional la querían fuera del estadio, no está claro exactamente por qué, pero nuestras fuentes dicen que los funcionarios locales se contactaron con el equipo de libertad condicional para decirles que la querían fuera de MO stat.

Es posible que sintieran que la presencia de Gypsy en Missouri podría suponer un riesgo para la seguridad, especialmente si tenía planes de asistir a un partido con decenas de miles de personas.

Independiente del cambio en los planes, Gypsy parece feliz... y está claro que está haciendo lo suyo. Como te contamos, ya tiene más de 4 millones de seguidores en su página de Instagram y otros perfiles siguen creciendo.

Derek Carr Hey, Saints WRs ... You Get A Rolex, You Get A Chain!!!

Move over Santa Claus, it's all about Santa Carr -- 'cause New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr showed his receivers some major love for the holidays ... by gifting them Rolex watches and diamond chains!!

TMZ Sports has learned ... the four-time Pro Bowler wanted to do something super special for his wideouts this season as a sign of appreciation, so he hit up Al the Jeweler of Labelle Jewelry in Totowa, NJ to make some custom pieces.


We're told Chris Olave and Rashid Shaheed received the iced-out time pieces ... and others in the crew received chains.

Carr didn't forget about his guy Michael Thomas ... we're told he'll have a present, too -- as soon as the two get in touch.

Carr is a loyal customer of Al's -- as we previously reported, the quarterback also went to him to make custom number pendants for Maxx Crosby and Davante Adams before he left the Raiders earlier this year.

The whole Carr clan also has new jewelry -- each family member has a custom iced-out part of a puzzle that comes together to be one whole piece!! How cool is that??

Alvin Kamara Sends Ball, Jersey To NFL Official ... After Breaking Leg In Sideline Collision

Alvin Kamara is doing his part to brighten up an NFL official's week after the Saints star accidentally broke the guy's leg during a game on Sunday ... sending a signed ball and jersey his way -- with a well wishes note too.

The man -- Nick Piazza -- received the gifts on Wednesday, according to's Jeff Duncan ... just three days after Kamara barreled into him in New Orleans' tilt against the Lions, seriously hurting him in the process.

Piazza seemed to be super appreciative of the gifts -- posing for a photo with them all -- while also revealing to Duncan that Saints owner Gayle Benson personally reached out as well.

While grateful for the support ... Piazza is still far from a healthy man -- as he's got a super long road to recovery ahead of him.

Piazza said doctors told him he tore ligaments in his knee and fractured his fibula as well -- and all of the ailments will require major surgery on Friday.

Piazza is expected to miss work for the next couple months as he recovers -- and his role this season as an NFL sideline official is over as well.

Nonetheless, Piazza is clearly remaining positive ... telling Duncan, "I really appreciate the messages, care packages and medical treatment. And, if you see Alvin, please tell him thanks. He signed a football and jersey for me. Very nice."

NFL Official Suffered Dislocated Knee, Broken Fibula ... In Collision With Kamara


2:35 PM PT -- Nick Piazza -- the NFL official who went down with an injury following the collision with Alvin Kamara -- suffered a dislocated knee as well as a fractured fibula.

But, thankfully, his blood vessels remained intact, according to New Orleans Saints writer John DeShazier.

DeShazier added that surgery for Piazza is likely to happen next week.

An NFL official had to be taken off the field on Sunday on a stretcher ... after he suffered a gruesome leg injury following a sideline collision with Alvin Kamara.

The play happened in the second quarter of the Saints' matchup with the Lions in New Orleans ... when Kamara took a pitch from Derek Carr and accelerated toward the first-down marker.

On his way, though, a Detroit defender shoved him out of bounds ... and when he went crashing toward the turf, his momentum carried him right into the knee of a game official.

The sideline worker crumpled in pain as soon as Kamara hit him ... and broadcast cameras showed his leg had bent awkwardly inward as a result of the hit.

Trainers eventually raced to his aid ... and strapped him to a backboard -- before carting him away from the field for further treatment.

The NFL has not yet released an update on his condition as of Monday morning.


Kamara and the Saints, meanwhile, were able to try to mount a comeback despite the gruesome scene at the Superdome ... but they ultimately lost to Detroit, 33-28.

Originally Published -- 6:14 AM PT

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas Arrested For Violent Altercation ... Allegedly Tossed Brick

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas spent his Friday night in jail after he was arrested for allegedly getting into a violent, brick-throwing altercation with a construction worker.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Thomas was taken into custody by Kenner PD in Louisiana and booked for simple battery and criminal mischief -- both misdemeanors. He then cooled his heels in a jail cell for a few hours before he was released around 10 PM.

According to cops ... Thomas got into a shouting match with the hardhat, who was helping to build a home in the same neighborhood where the NFL player lives.

Police say Thomas started making threats because he was pissed the guy parked a truck in front of his house.

Using a cell phone, the worker began recording Thomas, who became irate and scooped up a brick, throwing it at the man's truck and damaging the windshield, cops said.

Thomas then allegedly got up in the man's face and smacked the phone out of his hand. Police say Thomas also pushed the man and demanded that he stop filming the incident.

The victim notified police and filed a report, accusing Thomas of the misdemeanors. Thomas was apprehended without incident and has been cooperating with the investigation.

No injuries were reported.

Chris Olave Arrest Video NFL Star Told Cop ... 'I Play For The Saints, Man'


New Orleans Saints superstar Chris Olave seemed to be looking for a cop to cut him some slack during his arrest on Monday by name-dropping his NFL employer ... but police video, obtained by TMZ Sports, shows law enforcement very clearly did not care.

The footage was captured on a Kenner Police Dept. officer's body camera at around 9 PM in Louisiana ... after cops claimed they clocked Olave going 70 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in his Dodge Charger.

In the footage, you can see just after they pulled Olave over ... he seemed to show remorse for the way he was driving -- saying, "That's on me. I was just trying to get home."

But, seconds later, after a cop told him he was being put under arrest over it all ... he appeared to try to get some leeway by telling the officer his occupation.

"My bad, dawg," Olave said ... before adding, "I play for the Saints, man."

The officer, though, obviously didn't find that relevant at all ... responding, "And?"

Olave then handed over some of his possessions to cops so they could transfer them to his dad ... before he was hauled off to jail.

A Kenner Police Dept. spokesperson said Tuesday that Olave was booked on a charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle ... before he was released at 11:30 PM.

Police noted it was the second recent speeding ticket for Olave, who was busted for allegedly doing 54 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in August.

The Saints told media members Monday they were aware of the situation, but did not have a comment. Olave's brother, meanwhile, wrote on his X page following the incident, "Bro was on the way back to the crib from CVS... aint nun serious."

Olave and his New Orleans team are scheduled to play next on Sunday against the Colts.



La superestrella de los New Orleans Saints Chris Olave, fue esposado este lunes. Intentó convencer a los oficiales de que lo dejaran libre pero no tuvo éxito.

Las imágenes fueron capturadas en un oficial de policía de Kenner al rededor a las 9 PM en Louisiana, después de que los policías afirmaron que Olave iba a 70 MPH en una zona de 35 MPH en su Dodge Charger.

En las imágenes, se puede ver que Olave parecía mostrar remordimiento por la forma en que estaba conduciendo, diciendo: "Este no soy yo. Solo estaba tratando de llegar a casa".

Pero, segundos más tarde, después de que un policía le dijo que estaba siendo puesto bajo arresto, trató de conseguir un poco de ayuda al decirle al oficial de su ocupación.

"Culpa mía", dijo Olave, antes de añadir: "Juego para los Saints".

El oficial, sin embargo, no encontró que esa información sea relevante en absoluto... respondiendo: "¿Y?"

Olave luego entregó algunas de sus posesiones a los policías para que pudieran transferirlos a su padre antes de ser llevado a la cárcel.

Un portavoz del Departamento de Policía de Kenner dijo el martes que Olave fue fichado por un cargo de conducción temeraria de un vehículo de motor, antes de ser puesto en libertad a las 11:30 PM.

La policía señaló que era la segunda multa por exceso de velocidad qu a tenido Olave últimamente, quien fue arrestado por supuestamente ir a 54 MPH en una zona de 35 MPH en agosto.

Los Saints le dijeron el lunes a los medios de comunicación que estaban al tanto de la situación, pero no hicieron ningún comentario. El hermano de Olave, por su parte, escribió en su página de X tras el incidente: "Hermano, iba de regreso a casa desde CVS... nada serio".

Olave y su equipo de Nueva Orleans tienen previsto jugar el próximo domingo contra los Colts.

NFL Star Chris Olave Arrested ... Allegedly Drove 70 In A 35 MPH Zone

New Orleans Saints superstar Chris Olave was arrested on Monday, TMZ Sports has confirmed, after he allegedly drove like a maniac on a street in Louisiana.

According to the Kenner Police Dept., the 23-year-old wide receiver was thrown behind bars after 9 PM. ... and released at 11:30 PM.

A spokesperson for the Kenner Police Dept. said in a statement ... Olave was booked on a charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle after officers say he was going 70 MPH in a 35 MPH zone in a mixed business/residential area where citizens had complained of people speeding.

In his Dodge Charger, Olave was allegedly "recklessly maneuvering between lanes and around other drivers on the roadway" in addition to traveling at a high rate of speed, according to cops.

Chris' brother, Josh Olave, appeared to comment on the incident in a tweet late Monday night ... writing, "Bro was on the way back to the crib from CVS... aint nun serious."

Chris and the Saints did not play over the weekend after they lost to the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football last week. They're slated to take on the Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Chris is the team's leading receiver this season, logging 39 receptions for 471 yards and a touchdown.

CHRIS OLAVE BAJO ARRESTO Por exceso de velocidad

La superestrella de los New Orleans Saints Chris Olave fue arrestado el lunes, TMZ Sports ha confirmado la noticia luego de que supuestamente estuviera manejando como un loco en una calle en Louisiana.

De acuerdo con el Departamento de Policía de Kenner, el receptor de 23 años de edad fue puesto tras las rejas después de las 9 PM y puesto en libertad a las 11:30 PM.

Un portavoz de la Policía de Kenner dijo en un comunicado que Olave fue fichado por un cargo de conducción temeraria de un vehículo motorizado luego de que los oficiales afirmaran que iba a 70 MPH en una zona de 35 MPH. Todo esto en una zona comercial y residencial, donde los ciudadanos se habrían quejado del exceso de velocidad.

En su Dodge Charger, Olave fue presuntamente "imprudentemente maniobrar entre los carriles y alrededor de otros conductores en la carretera", además de viajar a una alta velocidad, según la policía.

El hermano de Chris, Josh Olave, apareció para comentar sobre el incidente en un tuit a última hora la noche del lunes, escribiendo: "Hermano, iba camino de regreso a casael desde CVS... nada serio".

Chris y los Saints no jugaron durante el fin de semana después de que perdieron ante los Jaguares en el Thursday Night Football la semana pasada. Están programados para enfrentarse a los Colts el domingo en el Lucas Oil Stadium.

Chris es el principal receptor del equipo esta temporada, con 39 recepciones para 471 yardas y un touchdown.

Saints' Foster Moreau Devastated Over Late Drop 'It's A Dark Place To Be'

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Saints tight end Foster Moreau was emotional after dropping a touchdown pass that could've sent his team into overtime on Thursday night ... admitting the play put him in "a dark place."

The 26-year-old, who beat cancer to return to the field this year, had a chance to help New Orleans tie its "Thursday Night Football" game against the Jaguars with just seconds remaining on the clock ... but the TD pass slipped right through his fingertips -- and the Saints went on to lose, 31-24.

Afterward, Moreau -- seemingly on the verge of tears -- called his effort on the play "unacceptable" and "pathetic."

"It's tough," Moreau said. "In front of every man, woman and child I've ever known. It's a dark place to be."

Moreau's teammates, however, had the guy's back ... with superstar running back Alvin Kamara saying the drop was not the sole reason the Saints lost.

In fact, Kamara was the one who helped get Moreau off the bench after the game ... and in a meeting with reporters inside the locker room following the defeat, he said he told Moreau the moment can't even remotely compare to what he's been through in his fight against Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

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"I just told him, man, he's blessed for what he's been through," Kamara said. "That ain't nothing."

Moreau won't have to wait too long to avenge the drop ... the 3-4 Saints play next on Oct. 29 against Indianapolis.

Jimmy Graham No Criminal Charges ... Breaks Silence On Arrest

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3:37 PM PT -- Graham spoke with reporters for the first time since his arrest last month ... and he said he's ready to put the incident behind him.


"I'll be fine in the long run," told the media on Thursday. "Just want to thank the organization and everybody that was with me through those couple of days, my teammates and my close family. Just appreciate everybody and all the concern."


Graham said he will keep his health status to himself ... and would not comment on whether he did, in fact, suffer a seizure.


The tight end also thanked LAPD for its help during the incident.

NFL tight end Jimmy Graham can enter the 2023 season breathing a sigh of relief -- TMZ Sports has learned the New Orleans Saints star will NOT face criminal charges following his training camp arrest.

We're told the Orange County District Attorney's Office decided not to move forward with the case due to insufficient evidence ... meaning Graham will not have any potential legal trouble hanging over his head stemming from the Aug. 18 incident leading up to Week 1.

We broke the story -- 36-year-old Graham was arrested near a Newport Beach resort after cops say they observed him walking in traffic. When they tried to take him into custody, he resisted.


We obtained video of Graham prior to the arrest ... showing staffers chasing him as he ran through the resort grounds.

According to the arrest report, officers believed he was under the influence of a stimulant ... but the team said Graham may have experienced a medical episode, as he was taken to a nearby hospital later that night.

Graham was booked on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting, delaying and obstructing a police officer -- both misdemeanors -- but as of now, he's in the clear.

Graham -- who is making his return to the field after sitting out the 2022 season -- has since rejoined the team and made the 53-man roster.

Originally Published -- 12:11 PM PT

Jimmy Graham Returns To Saints Practice ... After Arrest, Medical Episode

It was back to business for Jimmy Graham on Wednesday -- the New Orleans Saints tight end made his return to the practice field ... just days after he was arrested following what the team is calling a "medical episode."

No. 80 was among the participants at the team's facility minutes ago ... and according to head coach Dennis Allen, the guy appeared completely fine -- despite the team saying he suffered an apparent seizure on Friday.

"I thought he looked good today," Allen told the media. "We're going to keep evaluating that, but certainly, that was good to see the type of day he had today."

Allen went on to explain Graham showed signs of being game ready ... adding, "He's a big target and made some plays in a contested environment -- a couple of plays across the middle, a couple red zone plays. So, things that I've seen him do in the past, I saw him doing today. That's a good sign."

TMZ Sports broke the story -- Graham was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting after cops say he was wandering in traffic.

The Saints say it was the result of a medical episode ... and he spent the night in the hospital.

Safe to say Graham is heading in the right direction now ... which is great to see.

Jimmy Graham 'Shook Up' After Arrest, Medical Episode ... Coach Says

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New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen gave a positive update on Jimmy Graham after his recent "medical episode" that led to his arrest ... saying the tight end is a bit "shook up" over Friday's incident -- but overall, he's doing better.

Coach provided the info to reporters after the Saints beat the Los Angeles Chargers in their preseason matchup on Sunday ... and even though Graham did not suit up for the game, Allen said things are going in the right direction.

"Jimmy's with us," Allen said. "He's healthy, he'll have some more testing to go on, but look, he's a little shook up, but yet overall, he's doing OK."

Prior to kickoff, Allen said the team is thankful the situation wasn't more serious medically.

"I think he's in a good spot, but we're going to rest him tonight."

TMZ Sports broke the story -- Graham was arrested after cops say he was wandering in traffic near a Newport Beach resort. He was booked on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting, delaying and obstructing a police officer.


Video prior to Graham's arrest shows the Pro Bowler evading hotel security ... with witnesses saying he hid in bushes prior to making a run for it.

The team said in a statement Graham experienced a "medical episode," which resulted in him becoming disoriented. The team added he likely suffered a seizure.

Alvin Kamara Suspended 3 Games ... For Vegas Beatdown

Alvin Kamara's football season will start a little later this year ... the NFL just announced they've suspended the Pro Bowl running back 3 games for his role in a brawl in Las Vegas last year.

28-year-old Kamara, who was facing a felony battery charge, struck a plea with prosecutors last month, ultimately pleading no contest to a lesser misdemeanor charge. Alvin has to complete 30 hours of community service and make a 6-figure payment to the victim, who was seriously injured.

With the criminal case closed, it was just a matter of time before the NFL announced AK's punishment ... and that finally happened on Friday.

"Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints and Chris Lammons of the Indianapolis Colts are suspended for their teams’ first three regular season games of the 2023 season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, the NFL announced today."


"The suspensions stem from their involvement in a February 2022 incident at a Las Vegas establishment."

FYI, Lammons was also involved in the incident.

The fight happened on February 5, 2022 -- the day before the Pro Bowl -- at the Cromwell Hotel ... where Kamara was seen, along with several other men, putting a beating on another man near a bank of elevators.

Cops said Kamara punched the man at least 8 times.

For his part, AK has accepted responsibility ... he even spoke about the incident at practice on Friday.

"It's a tough ordeal to be in," Kamara said. "You know, I never want to be involved in something where someone gets hurt or severely injured or anything. Poor judgment on my end, definitely a bad decision, but I'm a man. Everything I've ever done in my life, I've stood on. And I can take accountability for it and I can say when I'm wrong and I was completely wrong."

Alvin, a former 3rd-round draft pick and 5-time Pro Bowler, is heading into his 7th season with the New Orleans Saints.

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Kamara will miss the Titans, Panthers, and Packers game ... and will be eligible to play in New Orleans against the Bucs on October 1.

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