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NFL’s Cayleb Jones Cuts Deal In Dom. Violence Case … Still Faces Jail Time

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Ex-Minnesota Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones just cut a deal in court in his domestic violence case — but he’s still facing serious jail time … TMZ Sports has learned.

The 25-year-old was facing 3 pretty serious charges — including felony theft by temporary control — after he allegedly beat the crap out of his girlfriend at a Minnesota hotel back in August.

Officials say the 6’3″, 209 pound WR roughed up his GF and when she tried to escape in an elevator to call 911 … Jones intercepted her, stole her phone and fled before cops arrived.

Cayleb was in court Tuesday to face the charges … but we’re told he cut a deal — and instead, only pled guilty to interference with an emergency call — a gross misdemeanor.

In exchange, we’re told his two other charges will be dismissed.

Cayleb — who’s already served 5 days of jail time — still faces up to a year in jail and a $ 3,000 fine when he returns to court for his sentencing hearing in April. It’s unlikely he’ll be ordered to serve more jail time unless the judge really wants to throw the book at him. 

It’s been a rough year for the WR — as we previously reported, Cayleb tried to restrain his brother, Buffalo Bills WR Zay Jones, after he allegedly tried to jump from a 30th story window in an L.A. building last spring.

Cayleb — who’s yet to play in an NFL game — was cut by the Vikings in September … and remains a free agent.

DJ Paul on R. Kelly His Musical Legacy Will Live On … Even if He Goes to Jail

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DJ Paul says R. Kelly will continue being a musical legend despite what happens with the fallout from Lifetime’s docuseries — even if the guy gets charged and convicted.

We got the Three 6 Mafia rapper Sunday at LAX, where he agreed with French Montana that R. Kelly should be allowed to enjoy his legacy … despite allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse.

Paul takes it one step further, saying R. Kelly’s personal life is separate from his music. He says Robert Kelly is totally distinguishable from R. Kelly.

The MC seems to be well aware of what Kelly has been accused of, but even so … he insists R. Kelly’s music will live on forever no matter what comes from all this.

Many others beg to differ. The #MuteRKelly movement is catching fire, and Celine Dion and Lady Gaga have already pulled their collabs with R. Kelly from streaming services

Enes Kanter To Turkey President: Jail Threats Don’t Scare Me!

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Enes Kanter says he won’t be bullied into silence by the President of Turkey — saying jail threats against him and his family are only inspiring him to be MORE critical of Recep Erdogan

The NY Knicks star is doubling down on his decision to remove himself from a team trip to the U.K. — claiming he’s more susceptible to Erdogan’s hit squad overseas. 

“If I’m in America, I’m safe. I feel very safe,” Kanter told CBS News. “But, if I step outside of America,  it will be a very dangerous situation.”

Kanter says he’s been under fire from Turkish officials for years for insulting Erdogan publicly — even calling the guy the “Hitler of our generation.”

Other U.S. officials, including Rep. Peter King, have told TMZ Sports … Kanter’s fears are warranted because Erdogan is a bad dude and runs Turkey like a police state. 

Kanter has been labeled a terrorist for his comments — and says officials have even locked his father as retribution. 

“If you speak out against Erdoğan, that means you’re a terrorist. If he cannot put you in jail, then he will take your family away and put them in jail and say, ‘if you don’t stop running against me, then I’m gonna keep your family in jail.'”

“That’s what he’s trying to do, did that to me, that he tried to put my dad in jail, so he thought that I was gonna stop talking, that made me even talk about this more so the world can see it.”

As we previously reported, ex-NBA player Hedo Turkoglu — who’s also from Turkey — ripped Kanter on social media … saying his claims against the President are baseless and reckless

Then again, Turkoglu also serves as an advisor to Erdogan. 

USC Fans Face 3 Years In Jail For Allegedly Vandalizing UCLA Statue

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Two USC fans have been charged for allegedly vandalizing UCLA‘s on-campus statue and now face up to 3 YEARS in JAIL.

Louis Torres (19) and Willie Johnson (18) allegedly hit up UCLA’s campus on Nov. 13 — just days before the Trojans’ rivalry game with the Bruins — and sought to violate the bear statue.

Officials say the two men doused the statue in Trojan-colored paint … and also inked the letters “SC” into the landmark’s pedestal.

It’s interesting … ’cause in preparation for the big game — UCLA officials actually boxed up the bear … which means the vandals had to go the extra mile to get to it … physically prying open the box to get to the statue.

Reports estimate the vandalism caused $ 15,000 worth of damage … and now, officials say both suspects could face up to 3 years in jail, if convicted.

This ain’t the first time the Bruin bear has been subject to USC antics … back in 2009, it was also doused in red and yellow paint — which caused a reported $ 20,000 of damage.

For their part … USC fans make sure UCLA can’t retaliate by wrapping their on-campus statues in duct tape and having students guard them throughout rivalry week.

FSU’s Khalan Laborn Cuts Deal In Weed Case … Avoids Jail Time

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FSU running back Khalan Laborn — the No. 1 RB recruit out of H.S. — just cut a deal in his weed possession case that will keep him out of jail … TMZ Sports has learned.

The former 5-star recruit was arrested at 1:30 AM on Nov. 19 in Leon County, Florida, after he was pulled over for driving on an expired vehicle registration with no headlights on.

When cops spoke with the 19-year-old running back … they say he reeked of weed — and after they searched his FSU backpack — they found a glass jar containing the sticky icky.

Laborn was arrested for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams … which, if convicted — carries a 1-year jail sentence AND a $ 1,000 fine.

FOR WEED! (Now legal for recreational use in 10 states and D.C. for people over the age of 21). 

But, Khalan copped a plea deal with the state attorney in court Thursday … and is now off the hook once he completes a diversion program.

We’re told Laborn has 90 days to pay a $ 100 fine and complete either 15 hours of community service or 1 day of Leon County work.

Khalan is one of the highest-rated recruits to ever enroll at FSU … and flashed promise until a knee injury knocked him out for the 2018 season.

He’s expected to be a huge part of the Noles’ offense in 2019.

Tekashi 6ix9ine First Picture Behind Bars … Girlfriend Visits Him In Jail

Tekashi69 just got super up close and personal during a visit from his girlfriend … and she’s letting everyone know her man’s holding up just fine in jail.

Tekashi’s GF, Jade, proudly showed off this candid snap Monday night of Tekashi grabbing her butt as she plants a kiss on his cheek during a jail visit earlier in the day. Jade captioned the photo, “He’s good luv, enjoy. #FreeDanny”

It’s the first time we’ve seen 6ix9ine behind bars. We broke the story … Tekashi was busted by the feds in November on racketeering charges, and he’s facing life in prison.

As we reported … Tekashi has a plan to get out of jail, and it’s easy to see why he wants some time on the outside with his chick.

‘L&HH’ Star Tommie Lee Indicted on Child Abuse Charges … Faces 54 Years in Jail

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‘Love & Hip Hop’ star Tommie Lee has been indicted on multiple child abuse charges — and the details of the alleged assault on her kid are horrific. 

According to the indictment filed by the state of Georgia — and obtained by TMZ — Tommie Lee went to her young daughter’s middle school this past October and allegedly disrupted the class, slapped her daughter on the hands with her purse strap, slapped her across the face, dragged her down the hall by her hair … and threw her into a metal locker.

Tommie faces 7 charges in the indictment, and 3 of ’em are felonies. The rest are misdemeanors. If she’s convicted on all seven … prosecutors tell us Tommie could be locked up for up to 54 years.

We broke the story … Tommie was arrested twice in connection to this case — once for the alleged assault, and again less than 24 hours later for violating a court order to stay away from her kid … whom we’re told she went to see less than 3 hours after being released from jail.

She’s been in and out of jail (and back again) repeatedly over the past couple years now — all while appearing on “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Tommie reportedly said she’d be quitting the show.

Makes sense … she’s got bigger fish to fry right now.

Tekashi69 I Can’t Be In Court ‘Cause I’m in Jail So What’s the Deal with Arrest Warrant???

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Tekashi69 just can’t catch a break … a judge just issued a bench warrant for his arrest because he failed to show up to a hearing even though 6ix9ine’s currently locked up.

We’re told Tekashi had a hearing Thursday morning in Houston for his mall attack case. The judge was fully aware why Tekashi couldn’t make it — he’s in federal custody in NYC for more serious crimes  — but the judge followed protocol and issued a bench warrant because he no-showed.

As we first reported … Tekashi was accused of putting his hands around a 16-year-old kid’s neck in a scuffle at a local mall earlier this year. The rapper and the kid, Santiago Albarran, ultimately made peace after the kid showed up for one of Tekashi’s hearing and made it clear he did NOT want Tekashi to be prosecuted.

Tekashi’s attorney, Carl Moore, tells TMZ … they rejected a plea deal because they believe the case should be dismissed now that Albarran no longer wants Tekashi prosecuted. What’s more … copping a plea would result in a conviction which could hurt Tekashi’s federal case.

As you know … Tekashi’s entangled in a much more serious case that has him facing life in prison.

TMZ broke the story … on top of the racketeering charges, the feds are also now looking into the Chief Keef shooting case ’cause cops think 6ix9ine implicated himself on tape.