Dak Prescott's offseason just keeps getting better and better ...
Just weeks after the NFL star inked a MASSIVE 4-year, $160 MIL contract with the Dallas Cowboys ... he bro'd down with 2 country music stars on an epic fishing trip in Louisiana!
The 27-year-old joined up with Jimmie Allen and Chris Young, as well his brother Tad and his Cowboys teammate La'el Collins, for the adventure ... and it looked fun as hell!
Allen -- whose "Best Shot" tune is STILL crushing it on country music radio -- documented the trip on his IG ... showing he and the guys getting after it at a huge crawfish dinner Tuesday night.
They then hit the boat Wednesday morning for some fishing ... and after some jabs over who caught the most -- Jimmie showed off their haul, and it was a TON of fish!
The guys then posed for a pic on the boat ... and it seems like good times were had by all.
By the way, we know what you're thinking ... and yeah, Dak's ankle looked OK to us.
The QB, who was hurt in October, was walking on the boat just fine and chillin' with no cast or brace -- a good sign he'll be ready for the Cowboys season in 2021.
Urban Meyer knows talent when he sees it -- and the Jacksonville Jaguars coach was so impressed by an 11-year-old girl who scored her 1st TD, he invited her to training camp!
Meet Keilani Contreras ... who made history Saturday when she caught a TD for the Arlington Seminoles, a youth tackle football team in Jacksonville.
Keilani's coaches told Action News Jax she's the first girl to ever score a TD in Arlington Football Association history!
After the game, the extremely charismatic Keilani was even MORE impressive on camera during her post-game interview with the local news!!!
"Sometimes boys might be like 'Oh you can't do this because you're a girl' ... well, look at me! I'm a football player!"
#NEW: Meet the INCREDIBLE Keilani Contreras! Her coaches tell me the 11-year-old became the first girl to ever score a touchdown in #Jacksonville's Arlington Youth Football Association on Saturday.— Ryan Nelson (@RyanANJax) March 30, 2021 @RyanANJax
She's highly motivated, and takes #GirlPower to heart. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/rH2S8Gz2oR
"You should always go for your dream," Keilani told Action News Jax ... "it doesn't matter if it's a boy thing or a girl thing."
The footage went viral and eventually made its way to Urban Meyer -- who reached out on social media to offer his congrats and invite her to Jaguars training camp.
"What a story! Congratulations on your first touchdown, Keilani," Meyer said.
"You're right, you should always go for your dreams! If fans are allowed at training camp this summer I want you and your teammates to come out and be our special guests."
Oh, and get this -- Keilani is also a straight-A student and a talented artist!!!
But what's cool about Rapp's foray into the world of non-fungible tokens -- he's donating part of the proceeds to the #StopAsianHate movement.
The 23-year-old free safety -- the Rams 2nd round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft -- is Asian-American (his mom is Chinese) and has been outraged by the recent wave of anti-Asian hate crimes across the country.
So, when Rapp was presented with the chance to jump into the NFT craze, he knew it would be an opportunity to help his community.
"I am Asian American, and this community means a lot to me," Rapp told CNBC.
"I wanted to help my people, and what better way to raise money right now to donate than through creating an NFT collection and using my platform."
An NFT is essentially a digital collectible built on a blockchain, oftentimes featuring a cool piece of art or video.
Rapp is launching 6 digital collections on Thursday -- and will auction off 90 total NFTs, according to CNBC.
Rapp says he will donate a "large chunk" of the auction proceeds to the #StopAsianHate GoFundMe page, which has already more than $4 million.
"I felt like it was a responsibility for me to go out there and do what I can using my platform and my name to try to help out my community and bring more awareness to what is going on right now.".
Deshaun Watson's attorney says 18 professional female massage therapists are going to bat for the QB -- saying they had nothing but positive experiences with him over the years.
Rusty Hardin says the women all worked with the Houston Texans QB at some point over the past 5 years -- completing more than 130 sessions without any sort of incident.
Hardin issued a statement saying, "These women say they are deeply troubled by the accusations made against Deshaun and that these claims are wholly inconsistent with their experiences with him and who they believe him to be."
"All of them stated that Deshaun never made them feel uncomfortable or demanded anything outside the scope of a professional massage."
"None of them experienced any of the behavior alleged by anonymous plaintiffs in the numerous lawsuits filed by the same Houston attorney."
Hardin says the 18 women he's been in contact with agreed to issue on-the-record statements supporting Watson.
"These statements show the other side to this story that has been so lacking in the flurry of anonymous complaints filed by opposing counsel.," Hardin says.
The first masseuse is Myah Roberson -- described as "a licensed massage therapist, who has been working in Houston for 10 years, primarily on athletes."
"I started working with Deshaun in December 2019 after being referred to him by another therapist. He sent me a screenshot of a diagram that the head trainer of the Texans gave him, highlighting the muscles that needed to be worked on, which included the groin and hamstrings. He asked if I felt comfortable working on those areas and I said yes, because I am used to working on athletes."
"During the massage, Deshaun was more comfortable using a towel than draping sheets over the table; this isn’t unusual at all. I have several clients that prefer using a towel over sheet. We began using a towel, and that became the norm. When I saw that the first lawsuit mentioned a towel, I chuckled because I gave him that idea. And it’s not inappropriate because they teach you in massage school that using a towel is okay. Some of these accusations are so ludicrous. I just can’t see him doing any of those things. He was never inappropriate with me. I never felt threatened in any way."
Most of the statements from the other 17 share similar experiences --Watson is described as a "professional and polite" client who's been "respectful."
Multiple therapists also point out that sometimes male clients will become aroused during a treatment -- but they're trained on how to handle that situation appropriately.
Norma Reyna -- described as board-certified in therapeutic massage and body work -- put it this way:
"When working the adductors and groin/pelvic area, it is not uncommon to accidentally graze the penis, but you don’t engage it. I teach my students to use a firmer touch or to move to a different area if a client gets aroused during a session, which sometimes happens."
Reyna did NOT say if that ever happened with Watson -- she was speaking in generalities.
As we previously reported, 21 women have filed lawsuits against Watson accusing the QB of sexual misconduct. All of the accusers have used a pseudonym to protect their identity.
Watson has denied any wrongdoing and claimed the accusers are liars looking to publicly shame him into a payout.
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Deshaun Watson's alleged sexual misconduct against female masseuses now spans over FOUR states ... a new accuser in Arizona is claiming the NFL star was inappropriate with her during a session in 2020.
The woman -- using the pseudonym "Jane Doe" -- spelled out her accusations in a new lawsuit filed against the Texans QB late Tuesday ... claiming Watson has "a disturbing pattern of preying on vulnerable women."
In the suit -- which is now the 21st levied against Watson in the last two weeks -- the woman says Deshaun reached out to her over Instagram in July 2020.
Doe says the two eventually agreed to a Swedish massage in Scottsdale, but she claims just minutes into the session ... Watson became inappropriate.
In the suit, the woman says Watson asked her to massage him in a sexual way ... and after she declined his advances -- she says the quarterback put an end to the session.
The woman claims she felt "extremely uncomfortable and intimidated" by Watson ... and also felt "violated, degraded and disgusted."
In her suit, Doe is suing Watson for unspecified damages.
Watson has now been accused by female massage therapists of inappropriate behavior in Georgia, Texas, California and Arizona.
And, the attorney representing the accusers, Tony Buzbee, has intimated more suits could be on the way.
For his part, Deshaun has denied any wrongdoing ... with his attorney, Rusty Hardin, saying earlier this month, "I believe that any allegation that Deshaun forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false."
This is wild ... so many collectors are sending in their sports cards to be officially graded by PSA, the company has been forced to temporarily suspend services!
In other words, the hobby has exploded over the past several months -- and PSA can't handle the sheer volume of submissions.
FYI, PSA -- aka Professional Sports Authenticator -- is one of the most trusted names in sports memorabilia.
Collectors will often send cards to be "graded" -- which includes a thorough examination of everything from the physical condition of the item to the quality of an autograph.
PSA is widely respected in the industry -- so most people with a potentially valuable card, will submit the item to PSA for grading.
The problem ... there has been a well-documented surge in the card collecting industry over the past year, with sports collectibles in particular selling at never-before-seen prices.
In fact, PSA says the surge is still in full swing -- and in a statement Tuesday, the company explained, "We recently received more cards in three days than we did during the previous three months."
"Submissions continue at never-before-seen levels."
PSA president Steve Sloan says the company is unable to process submissions for the foreseeable future, so it is suspending submission services on 3 of its most popular levels until they can get caught up.
"Effective immediately, PSA is temporarily suspending our Value, Regular and Express service levels. This will allow us to fully unbox and receive the recent surge of orders and focus on our most impacted service lines."
Sloan adds, "Given our growing backlog, it would be disingenuous for us to continue to accept submissions for cards that we will be unable to process in the foreseeable future ... it is necessary to properly serve the customers who have already submitted to PSA."
PSA is hoping to bring all services back by July 1.
Bottom line -- the sports card market is blowing up with no signs of stopping any time soon.
Bruce Arians' momma clearly didn't raise a quitter ... 'cause the Bucs coach stuck to his word this month and got a HUGE tattoo to commemorate Tampa Bay's Super Bowl win!!!
The 68-year-old head coach had promised to get the ink if his team scored the victory over the Chiefs ... and just a few weeks after the Bucs' big win, Arians went under the needle.
The tat is big as hell ... it appears to be centered up on the top of his left shoulder blade -- and it's AWESOME.
The piece features the SB LV emblem, the 31-9 score of the Bucs-Chiefs game, and it also has the Buccaneers' logos.
"I’m a man of my word," Arians said, revealing the art on Tuesday. "'When we win the Super Bowl, I will get a tattoo' well I got mine and I love it!!"
Tom Brady still doesn't have his (at least, we don't think so!) ... but if Arians of all people got it done -- maybe the GOAT will consider it?!?!
The happy couple was on the tarmac Monday in Costa Careyes ... moments before boarding a private jet. The Green Bay Packers QB and "Big Little Lies" star were with a group of friends getting ready for takeoff. It's unclear if they're continuing the vacay somewhere else or heading home.
We know what fans desperately wanna see -- Shailene's engagement ring, so here's the best we can do. Even zooming in, it's hard to tell if she's wearing one on that left hand.
Still, looks like they enjoyed the warmer weather down south after they were together earlier this month in freezing Montreal ... where Shailene was shooting the cop thriller "Misanthrope" and sending Aaron out to walk her dog.
As we reported ... Aaron announced his engagement to Shailene back in February after winning the NFL's MVP award for the 2020 season, and he's since gushed about their relationship and set his sights on having a kid with her.
But, until then ... travel the world while ya can!!!
11:57 AM PT -- Deshaun Watson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, is responding to the new lawsuit's allegations.
"Like a lot of people, Deshaun regularly deletes past Instagram messages," Hardin said in a statement Monday afternoon.
"That said, he has not deleted any messages since March 15th, the day before the first lawsuit was filed. We categorically deny that he has reached out directly to his accusers in an attempt to settle these cases."
Hardin continued, "Opposing counsel's continued statements that these cases aren't about money do not square with the facts in at least two of these cases. It is incredibly irresponsible to continue to make these types of false allegations in this avalanche of anonymous lawsuits, particularly while we are still trying to find out who the accusers are."
"We will address these issues, and others raised in these cases, in our formal response to the court in the coming weeks."
Deshaun Watson has been deleting Instagram messages and reaching out to massage therapists for settlements ... this according to yet another lawsuit against the NFL star.
The suit -- now the NINETEENTH against Watson -- was filed Monday ... and amid more allegations of sexual misconduct against a female masseuse, the QB is now being accused of scrubbing his social media.
In the docs, Tony Buzbee -- the attorney repping all the "Jane Does" in the cases against the 25-year-old Houston Texans star -- claims Watson "is deleting Instagram messages and contacting those who formally provided him massages, in an attempt to settle."
If true, the news would be huge, considering Watson has publicly denied all wrongdoing ... and weeks ago stated he refused to strike a settlement. Instead, Watson has said he is determined to clear his name.
Remember, Watson issued a statement on March 16 ... saying he rejected a "baseless six-figure settlement demand" from an accuser repped by attorney Tony Buzbee and added, "This isn't about money for me -- it's about clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that."
For his part, Buzbee says in the new lawsuit the accusers are not after money -- instead, they're seeking "a change in behavior with regard to Watson, and a change of culture in the NFL."
In the 3 new lawsuits filed Monday ... three more female massage therapists say Deshaun reached out to them at different points in 2020 and was sexually inappropriate with them after setting up sessions.
All of the women are seeking unspecified damages in the suits.
We've reached out to Watson's camp for comment, but so far, no word back yet.
Watson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, has previously denied the claims against the quarterback ... saying last week, "I believe that any allegation that Deshaun forced a woman to commit a sexual act is completely false."
Originally Published -- 8:49 AM PT
Nick Bosa is officially OFF the market ... the 49ers superstar revealed he's now dating smokin' hot model Jenna Berman -- and, yeah, the couple is SERIOUSLY attractive!!!
The 23-year-old NFL player made the announcement on his IG a few days ago ... showing him cuddling with Berman out on a boat somewhere.
Bosa didn't leave a caption for the pic ... but some of his current and former teammates still weighed in on it -- LOVING the PDA!!
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"Ohhh s*** Nick is in love," Bosa's old Ohio State teammate, Dre'Mont Jones, said. "Never thought I would see the day."
Added Bosa's 49ers D-line mate Solomon Thomas, "My brother is in love!!!"
Berman is a star on social media ... she has over 250,000 followers on Instagram and over 1 MILLION on Tik Tok.
As for why ... it's not hard to see -- her posts are FIRE!!!
Unclear how she and Bosa met or how long they've been dating for ... but Bosa is a notoriously private guy -- so this is clearly more than just a fling.
Congrats on the young love!!
Terrell Owens had a lot to be grateful for this weekend after seemingly walking away relatively unscathed from a nasty car wreck that left his whip totaled.
TO sent out the startling update Sunday, posting photos of an accident he apparently was in on a freeway Saturday that left one car rear-ended ... and his car crumpled upfront. It's unclear what exactly may have caused the crash, but he seems to be okay in the aftermath.
The NFL HOFer got a collage up showing the damage juxtaposed with him praying at his bedside.
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TO writes, "I was on my way home but this is.. HOW MY DAY ENDED YESTERDAY and.. HOW MY DAY STARTED TODAY. 🙏🏾 Thankful for no injuries, health and able to see another day." Terrell added ... "God is Good."
Now, here's the curious thing -- TO filmed himself Saturday doing a test drive on an Audi Q8 55 TSI ... much of which he documented on his IG Story. He was showing off the features while he was cruising, including the fact that the car got a whopping 81 miles to the gallon before needing to fill up again.
We don't know if he was in the Audi when he crashed, or another vehicle -- it's hard to tell what sorta model is being shown in his photos, and what color the Audi was.
At any rate ... here's hoping all parties are uninjured and the situation resolves itself for TO.
UPDATE -- T.O. tells us the accident occurred AFTER the test drive and says the crash had no connection to the Audi.
9:15 AM PT -- Cleveland Police tell TMZ Sports ... Lattimore was arrested during a traffic stop in which cops found a loaded handgun in his possession.
Cops say the gun was "later found to be entered as stolen out of the city of Euclid, Ohio."
Cops say there were 3 other people in the vehicle at the time of Lattimore's arrest ... all of whom were also arrested.
Two men were arrested for "having weapons while under disability." The driver was arrested for "improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle."
NFL star Marshon Lattimore -- a 3-time Pro Bowl cornerback -- was arrested in Cleveland around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday on suspicion of receiving stolen property.
The 24-year-old New Orleans Saints star was booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail early Friday morning ... where he posed for a mug shot while wearing a COVID mask.
Details surrounding the incident are unclear -- we're working on getting more info -- but Cleveland.com reports Lattimore was taken into custody by "Cleveland police’s gang investigators."
Lattimore -- the 11th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft -- was the league's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2017 and has been a star player ever since ... making the Pro Bowl in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
Lattimore is about to enter the final year of his rookie contract -- which means he's expected to renegotiate for a TON of money ... but the arrest could seriously affect his contract situation.
Before his NFL career, Lattimore was a star at Ohio State -- where he was named 1st Team All-BIG 10 in 2016.
Lattimore grew up in the Cleveland area -- and was a star at Glenville High School where he was touted as one of the best defensive backs in the country.
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Originally Published-- 7:50 AM PT
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Kevin Givens has been hit with an assault charge after he allegedly beat the hell out of a man at a Maryland hotel ... TMZ Sports has learned.
According to court documents, 24-year-old Givens was charged with misdemeanor second-degree assault after Hayden Bosley said he was attacked by the NFL player on Feb. 21.
In the docs, Bosley says he was out for the night in Baltimore when he had a confrontation with Givens.
Bosley says he, Givens' girlfriend and another friend were grabbing an Uber/Lyft when they asked Givens if he was tagging along for the ride.
In the docs, Bosley says Givens got angry and told him to go away ... so he left with the other two for a Sheraton Hotel in the area.
That's when Bosley says Givens showed up a short time later, saw the three standing in a hotel hallway ... and attacked.
Bosley claims Givens tackled him to the ground, dislocated his shoulder and continued to wrestle with him.
Bosley says he was able to escape and run away ... but claims he ended up suffering a black eye, bruises, cuts and scrapes in addition to the shoulder injury in the altercation.
Bosley says he went to the emergency room, where he got treatment from medical personnel from 3 AM to 7 AM.
Givens is now due in court later next month to face the charge. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 10 YEARS in prison.
We've reached out to Givens for comment, but so far, no word back yet.
.@PennStateFball DL Kevin Givens's first run was 5.09, but in his second unofficial run he marked a 4.87 with a mind-boggling 1.59 split.— Dion Caputi (@nfldraftupdate) March 3, 2019 @nfldraftupdate
For comparison, Aaron Donald's best Combine split was 1.63. Speaks to world-class strength and conditioning program at PSU.#NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/WnrZMmU7sE
Givens signed with the Niners as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State in 2019. He played in just 1 game in his rookie season ... but went on to play in 13 last year.
In his two-year career with the 49ers, Givens has 1 sack and 20 combined tackles.
Bring on the picks and leave the masks ... the NFL says if teams' draft war rooms next month feature fully vaccinated individuals, it will lax COVID policies and not require face coverings.
The league made the announcement to its clubs in a one-page memo Thursday ... explaining teams can have quasi-normal draft day procedures if all participating members can prove they've taken the COVID vaccine.
NFL officials say draft-night changes for vaccinated teams' war rooms include no mask requirement and flexible physical and social distancing rules.
The league also says it will allow both eating and drinking as well.
But, there will be some precautions for the draft weekend -- which is set to kick off April 29 -- even for those vaccinated teams.
The league says fully vaccinated rooms are to be capped off at 10 staffers.
If not vaccinated, teams will have to adhere to strict COVID policies ... with masks, social distancing and a cap of 20 per room.
The draft -- which was held virtually in 2020 due to the pandemic -- is scheduled to occur in downtown Cleveland this year.
The man who knocked out Eagles TE Dallas Goedert last year is breathing easier today ... he was just sentenced for the punch, but received nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
A South Dakota court official tells TMZ Sports ... Kyle Hadala -- the 30-year-old who rocked Goedert's face at a bar in June 2020 -- pled guilty to misdemeanor simple assault earlier this month and was sentenced that same day.
His punishment, though, was light -- considering he was facing up to 1 year in jail and a potential $2,000 fine.
According to the court official, Hadala was sentenced to 60 days in jail ... but if he keeps his nose clean for the next year, he won't have to spend a single day behind bars.
We're told Hadala also had to pay court costs and fines that totaled $336.50. He was ordered to have no contact with Goedert for 1 year as well.
Sources close to Dallas -- who had to go to the hospital after the punch but was NOT seriously hurt -- tell us the 26-year-old was simply trying to play peacemaker before he was KO'd.
Goedert ended up putting the situation behind him months later during the 2020 season ... playing in 11 games and recording 524 receiving yards and 3 TDs.
10:43 AM PT -- A rep for the Costa Mesa Police Department tells TMZ Sports cops have launched an investigation into the fight.
Pittsburgh Steelers star WR Chase Claypool was involved in a late-night bar fight in Southern California … and TMZ Sports has the footage.
The 22-year-old -- who just wrapped up a sensational rookie campaign for the Steelers -- was at the Wild Goose Tavern in Costa Mesa, CA with some friends on March 13 when things popped off with another group of patrons.
Sources tell us there was an issue involving someone throwing dollar bills at a woman inside the bar, which sparked an argument … and eventually, things moved outside.
We’re told Chase was NOT an instigator -- but as you can see in the video, things started to get out of control and Chase jumped into the action to help out one of his buddies.
At one point, the 6’4”, 238-pound NFL star gets in the middle of the action -- where one of the combatants was wrestling on the ground -- and Claypool delivers a swift kick to the face.
Eventually, Chase’s pals remove him from the fracas -- while people yelled at him to stand back and keep his distance.
We’re told both parties ultimately left the scene without further incident.
The Costa Mesa Police confirm they received a call for a fight at that location but when officers arrived, security told them the parties involved had already left. Nobody has been arrested or charged with a crime.
Unclear if the guy who got kicked plans on taking action -- but people close to Chase tell us he was just trying to protect his friend in a chaotic situation, like anyone would do.
We reached out to Claypool for comment, but so far, nothing back.
Claypool was a 2nd-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft after a stellar career at Notre Dame.
He played in all 16 games for the Steelers as a rookie -- logging 62 catches for 873 yards and 11 total TDs.
Originally Published -- 12:20 AM PT