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Chris Johnson Launches Supplement Biz ... Wanna Run Like Me?!

3/22/2019 3:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

You'll never run as fast as Chris Johnson ... but you can take what he takes before working out, 'cause the ex-NFL superstar is launching his own supplement line.

TMZ Sports talked to CJ2K -- who retired from football after the 2017 season -- about getting into the MULTI-BILLION dollar supplement industry ... a biz he's dreamed of being in since he was a teenager.

"When I first got to college, I was 150 pounds and I was a smaller guy," Johnson says.

"It was always something I was trying to, some type of supplement or something I was trying to get so I could gain weight and get bigger like the rest of the guys."

"So, I was like, one day I'm gonna come out with my own supplement."

Yeah, Chris ... the guy who ran a 4.24-second, 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and went on to become a 3-time Pro Bowler who made 1st team All-Pro, won Offensive Player of the Year in 2009, and rushed for over 2,000 yards in a single season (he's 1 of only 7 guys to accomplish that feat) -- wasn't always a physical specimen.

Johnson Performance Supplements launches April 1 ... and Chris says the brand will feature a bunch of dope products including a pre-workout shake.

It's not only about working out ... Chris says he's also got products that have helped him with his memory.

So, even if you don't run a blazing 4.24 ... ya might be less forgetful.

Terrell Owens Say Cheeks!!! Snaps Pics For Mystery Beach Babe in Thong

3/22/2019 11:30 AM PDT
Breaking News

Terrell Owens has a new, MUCH BETTER gig in retirement life -- personal photog for an insanely hot bikini-clad woman at the beach ... and TMZ Sports has the pics!!

The 45-year-old Hall of Fame receiver hit up the beach in Miami on Thursday ... lounging around with the mystery woman and catching some rays, laughing and taking pics on his phone.

We haven't been able to ID the beach babe yet ... but we're working on it.

While TO doesn't budge from his spot (why would he??) ... the mystery lady doesn't hesitate takin' a dip in the water to cool off. We take it he was snappin' pics for her the whole time.

Owens has proven he's still in incredible shape and could probably make a return to pro football if he really wanted to ... but after looking at these pics -- WHY WOULD HE!?!?!

Bill Belichick Hot Date In WeHo with Girlfriend ... We're On to Craig's!!!

3/22/2019 8:16 AM PDT

Bill Belichick ditched his hoodie for a blazer and took his girlfriend out on the town in L.A. on Thursday ... and TMZ Sports has the vid!!

The Pats head coach and longtime GF Linda Holliday hit up Craig's in West Hollywood ... and in rare form, the dude was grinning from ear to ear!!

BB's been busy lately ... bouncing around from the combine and pro days to check out all the potential future Patriots players prepping for the NFL Draft ... but Bill's always got time for his lady.

The couple just got back from a romantic beach vacay filled with bikini pics, golf, card games and ice cream last week.

Of course, we had to ask Bill if he's trippin' over Tom Brady's skiing videos (TB's goin' really fast) ... but if you've ever watched a Belichick interview, ya know how that went.

Cam Newton Gives Up Sex ... To Be A Better QB!!!

3/22/2019 6:43 AM PDT
Breaking News

Cam Newton says giving up sex will make him a better QB ... so the Carolina Panthers superstar is done with it!!!

For real!!!

Newton went on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" and -- in the process of explaining why he's going vegan -- he dropped a bomb saying he's done banging!!

"I hope this is an adult crowd, it looks like it is," Newton says ... "No climax."

So, why?!?! 

Cam says it's all part of a master plan to have a bounce-back season after a disappointing 2018.

The QB tells Corden he's taking on a different challenge every month -- it started with no gambling in January, no meat in February and now no sex OR WiFi in March -- in order to be mentally tougher.

"It makes my mind stronger," Cam explains ... "I feel like if I go back and I say I did those things, I'm mentally stronger."

The good news for Newton (and his GF)? He says the no-sex rule plan -- for now -- is only in place for one more week.

Good luck!!!

Prosecutors to Robert Kraft We Won't Help Keep Spa Vid Private ... The Question is Why???

3/21/2019 12:37 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Robert Kraft's bid to make sure his prostitution sting video doesn't see the light of day might be a little more difficult ... because prosecutors are refusing to play ball.

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ... the State's Attorney's Office in Palm Beach County declined to join in on the motion Kraft and 14 other suspects filed Wednesday in Florida ... seeking to prevent the release of any evidence, including video footage from inside the Orchids of Asia spa.

This is a big deal because if prosecutors were on board with the motion to protect the evidence, it would be much more likely the judge would sign off on it. However, prosecutors opted to let Kraft and the other alleged Johns fly solo with their motion, so it's unclear if they'll get their wish.

This begs the question -- why wouldn't the State's Attorney want to cooperate in the effort to keep evidence under wraps?? Especially considering it's an open investigation where police have, very publicly, claimed to be concerned about alleged victims.

We put that question to the State's Attorney's Office, and got a "no comment."

As we reported ... Kraft and the other suspects in the sting were offered a plea deal. It would require Kraft to complete a course about prostitution, 100 hours of community service and submit to an STD test, while also admitting he'd be found guilty if it went to trial. In exchange, the charges would be dropped.

It's pretty clear to us ... the deal's a non-starter for Kraft because it would be just like being convicted -- at least under the offered terms. It seems prosecutors want leverage over Kraft in negotiating a plea deal ... and the video is their weapon.

Dallas Cowboys' Rico Gathers Cuts Deal In Weed Case ... Avoids Jail Time

3/21/2019 11:14 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers cut a deal in his weed possession case and won't face jail time ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The 25-year-old was arrested back in August in Frisco, Texas just after Cowboys' training camp ... when cops say they found him with less than 2 ounces of weed.

Gathers was charged with possession of marijuana ... but on Thursday, he struck a deal with prosecutors and will avoid time behind bars for the incident.

Court officials tell us Gathers had his charge reduced from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class C misdemeanor in exchange for a guilty plea.

Rico's punishment? He has to keep his nose clean for the next 90 days ... and, if he does, the conviction will be wiped off his record.

Rico also had to pay fines and court costs.

It's good news for the young tight end ... his role on the Cowboys is in limbo after Dallas brought back veteran Jason Witten this offseason.

Gathers -- a former basketball star at Baylor -- started 4 games for the Cowboys at tight end last season.

Johnny Manziel's Wife Wipes QB From Social Media ... Broken Up?!

3/21/2019 11:17 AM PDT

Johnny Manziel's wife, Bre Tiesi, has DELETED all traces of the QB from her Instagram page -- and removed "Manziel" from her last name ... and all signs point to a breakup. 

Unclear what triggered the move -- we're working on the story right now. 

Bre just came back from a girls' trip to Bali while Johnny has been working on getting his football career back on track by signing with a team in the AAF league. 

Obviously, SOMETHING happened ... we're trying to figure out what. 

Bre and Johnny had been going strong for years ... the two hooked up back in 2016 -- and it only took about a year for Johnny to ask her to marry him.

In fact, Manziel was so head over heels for Bre -- he gave her all the credit for pulling him out of his downward spiral that started with him being cut by the Browns after the 2015 season.

"When you find a girl as amazing as I did that saved me from where I was in my life, you absolutely put a ring on it."

But now, it seems the relationship could be over. 

It's just another rough time for the embattled QB ... remember, it was just a few weeks ago when he was cut from the entire Canadian Football League for violating the terms of his contract.

Things had started looking up for Johnny, though ... he just signed on with the Memphis Express in the AAF and could get some playing time.

For her part, Bre's been in Bali the last few days -- clearly trying to booty shake the pain of a breakup away.

Tom Brady Bombs Down Ski Slope ... Pats Fans Freak Out

3/21/2019 8:29 AM PDT
Breaking News

Well, this ain't what you wanna see if you're a Patriots fan ... Tom Brady bombing his way down a mountain on skis!!!

The 41-year-old QB is out in Montana with his family for their annual ski trip -- and decided to take a run down a pretty large mountain. 

"A little downhill this morning," Brady posted along with the video ... "now we just need to find the jump."

It appears Brady is the skier in the blue jacket based on his size -- either way, everyone on the hill is going pretty damn fast. 

So, how are Pats fans reacting? Just as you'd expect ... CONCERN!!!

"Hey. Stop," one fan wrote on Instagram. Here are some other comments ...

-- "Please slow down. Stay inside" -- @hbennett3223

-- "Wtf are you doing man?!?! Be safe man" -- @cpeters1993

-- "I'm sweating watching this" -- @j_delano

-- "Killin it Tom just dont break anything especially those fingers gonna needem for another ring" -- @jasont1287

-- "Tom, my heart is beating faster then ever before. Be safe" -- @tomfckinbrady12

-- "Honestly, what the hell are you doing to us Tom!! Gonna have a heart attack" -- @livkirby

NFL's Taylor Hearn Apologizes for Street Fight 'No Excuse For My Behavior'

3/21/2019 7:46 AM PDT
Breaking News

Carolina Panthers lineman Taylor Hearn is breaking his silence on his Georgia street fight captured on video -- saying he takes "full responsibility" and will use the incident as a learning experience. 

"‘Dear Panther Nation: I would like to offer my deepest apologies to the Panthers organization, my teammates and coaches, the fans and the league," Hearn said in a statement. 

"I take full responsibility for my actions. There is no excuse for my behavior, and I will learn from my mistakes.''

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Hearn got into an altercation with several men on March 14 outside of a bar in Augusta, Georgia -- and was ultimately knocked out by a much smaller man. 

Hearn -- a 6'4", 315-pound guard -- had been shoving people in the street and acting like a jerk after being kicked out of the bar earlier that evening. 

Earlier this week, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton told us the situation was "unfortunate" -- but he hadn't spoken with Hearn at that point. 

23-year-old Hearn signed with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2018 after playing his college ball at Clemson. 

During his college career, Hearn won a national championship while protecting Deshaun Watson

The NFL is investigating the incident and he could still -- and most likely will -- be disciplined by the league for violating the Personal Conduct Policy. 

NFL's Chad Kelly Vacuum Beatdown Security Video QB Ran In Halloween Costume

3/20/2019 11:16 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's VIDEO of ex-Denver Broncos QB Chad Kelly being chased out of a Denver-area home by a man wielding a vacuum cleaner tube ... all while Kelly's dressed like an idiot in his Halloween costume. 

Yeah, it's bizarre. 

It's all part of Kelly's criminal case stemming from the bizarre October 22 arrest -- after Kelly left Von Miller's big Halloween party and wandered into a random person's home. 

Cops say the 24-year-old plopped down on the couch next to a woman who was holding her baby. Kelly was allegedly mumbling incoherently. 

The woman called for help -- and a man who was inside the house grabbed a piece from a vacuum cleaner and used it as a weapon to chase the QB out of the home, striking him several times along the way. 

In the footage, taken from the security camera at the home -- you can see Kelly (apparently dressed as Woody from "Toy Story") bolting out of the home. 

Kelly was later arrested and charged with felony criminal trespassing ... and you can see in police station video we've obtained, the QB was distraught over the arrest.

But on Wednesday, the QB struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of 2nd-degree criminal trespass -- a class 3 misdemeanor -- and in exchange, the felony trespass charge was dropped.

As part of the deal, Kelly was also sentenced to 1 year of supervised probation, 50 hours of community service, and fines and fees.

For the Broncos' part -- they released Kelly shortly after the incident, with GM John Elway saying, "Even though Chad's no longer part of our team, we've offered to help him however we can and are supportive of him in every way possible."

Kelly is currently a free agent looking for another team.

Originally Published -- 10:10 AM PT

Tyrone Crawford Bar Brawl Video Shows Cowboys Star Wrecking Bouncers

3/20/2019 9:58 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained footage showing Dallas Cowboys defensive captain Tyrone Crawford brawling INSIDE a Florida bar ... destroying several giant security guys. 

The video shows Crawford -- 6'4", 280 lbs. -- fighting off a team of bouncers at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in Panama City Beach, Florida on March 15. 

Unclear what started the brawl ... but it escalated VERY quickly -- with at least FOUR big bouncers desperately trying to subdue the NFL player, who is just too powerful to overcome. 

Crawford is just wrecking everyone -- using brute strength and powerful punches to take down everyone in his way.

At one point, 4 bouncers -- in red shirts -- are ganging up on Crawford ... who frees himself and clocks one of the bigger security guards, sending the bouncer crashing down to the ground. 

As we previously reported, the fight spilled outside and cops were called to the scene ... where Crawford continued to get physical with multiple police officers. 

There is video that shows Crawford barreling through 2 cops and then shoving 2 other cops while they are trying to arrest a man allegedly involved in the bar fight. 

Crawford was NOT arrested that night and has not been charged with a crime. 

The NFL went to the bar on Tuesday in an effort to view surveillance footage and collect information on the incident. Unclear if the bar allowed the investigators to watch the video. 

According to the police report, the bar also has surveillance from inside the Saloon ... but the responding cops noted there were several blind spots that missed key moments in the altercation.

The good news... our video, shot by a bar patron that night, could fill in the blanks. 

The league has disciplined players in the past for violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy despite not being arrested, charged or convicted of a crime ... which means Crawford could be punished if the NFL finds his actions violated the PCP.

We've reached out to Crawford and the Dallas Cowboys but they haven't commented on the situation.

We also reached out to the NFL regarding their investigation but they aren't commenting either.

Originally Published -- 8:09 AM PT

Robert Kraft Files to Keep Sting Video Under Wraps

3/20/2019 9:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Robert Kraft and 14 other suspects busted in the Florida prostitution sting want to make sure the police surveillance video of them in the massage parlor never sees the light of day.

Kraft's attorneys -- and attorneys for the other suspects -- filed jointly Wednesday morning to get a protective order ... which would prevent law enforcement from releasing any evidence gathered in the investigation. That includes the hidden camera footage from inside Orchids of Asia Spa in Jupiter, FL.

As we reported, cops placed cameras inside the spa and say they have video of Kraft making 2 visits to the spa. Cops say it includes footage of 2 women "manipulating his genitals."

According to the motion, obtained by TMZ Sports, the defendants also point out the case is still active because the prosecution is pending ... and therefore law enforcement can't release any evidence to the public.

Prosecutors have offered a plea deal. It would require Kraft to complete a course about prostitution, 100 hours of community service and submit to an STD test. He'd also have to state he would've been found guilty if it went to trial -- and, in exchange, the charges would be dropped.

No word yet on whether Kraft, or any of the other defendants, will accept.

Daymond John Robert Kraft Should Take Deal ... In Prostitution Case

3/20/2019 6:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Robert Kraft shouldn't turn his nose up at the offer on the table in his Asian Spa prostitution case ... he should TAKE IT ... so says "Shark Tank" star Daymond John

It's interesting advice coming from a VERY respected businessman ... and while Daymond was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood, he told us about the upside for Kraft. 

As for the deal ... prosecutors said they would drop the solicitation charges against Kraft if he agrees to take a course about the dangers of prostitution, complete 100 hours of community service, submit to STD testing and admit he would have been found guilty if the case went to trial. 

It's super unlikely Kraft will take the deal since there's not much upside for him -- but John says he should REALLY consider it. 

"I think he should do it," John says ... "Why not educate yourself? It makes him look good. He's like the mayor of his city ... why not?"

"It only shows he has a better education and when he can advise other people on what NOT to do wrong even if he made a mistake or not he has the education."

John continued ... "Life is about education even at his age, at anybody's age."

"Billionaires are actually billionaires because they keep educating themselves. He's no different."

We'll see if Kraft takes Daymond's advice when he appears in court later this month. 

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