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NFL’s Demaryius Thomas Crash Photos ‘I Thought Those People Were Dead’

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It’s a miracle Demaryius Thomas wasn’t killed in his car crash Saturday morning — with a key witness telling TMZ Sports he watched DT’s car flip 3 times … and was SHOCKED when he saw the NFL star get out of the vehicle mostly unharmed. 

We spoke with Michael Tafoya who happened to be driving in the Denver area around 12:20 AM when he saw the vehicle lose control, hit a curb and launch 20 feet into the air. The car then rolled 3 times before finally landing in a grassy median. 

Tafoya — who’s a registered nurse — says he ran over to the crash scene to help out and tried to get the door open to help the passengers, but it was stuck. 

Cops arrived to the scene a short time later and took over — managing to free Thomas and both of his passengers. Tafoya says officials used the Jaws of Life to help free Thomas from the car. 

The ex-Broncos star and the 2 passengers are expected to be fine, according to officials — but Tafoya tells us Thomas had a “hellacious knot” on his head.

Michael tells us the whole thing looked like a scene out of an action movie … adding, “I thought those people were dead.”

Thomas played for the Broncos for nine seasons before being traded mid-way through this past year to the Texans. He’s now a free agent after Houston released him last week.

Cops say the cause of the crash is under investigation.

NFL’s Jared Cook Accuses TSA of Stealing Luggage … Blames Govt. Shutdown

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Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook claims TSA employees STOLE several valuable items out of his luggage at the airport on the way to the Pro Bowl … and he’s calling ’em out on video. 

“The great folks at TSA went through my bag and stole my shoes and some of my clothes,” Cook told Vegas Sports Daily at the Pro Bowl practice in Orlando. 

Cook says the items were worth a “pretty good amount of money.”

You can see in the clip Cook is pretty upset — and he’s blaming the alleged crime on the government shutdown. 

“I guess when you’re forced to find work or find money to come in from somewhere for your family, you take it out on the people that you serve.”

He added, “When you don’t feed your dogs, they go licking on your bones — so that’s what they’re doing.”

We reached out to the TSA for comment and we’re told they’re looking into Cook’s allegations.  However, TSA responded to Cook on Twitter saying, “This deeply concerns us. We take these allegations very seriously.”

31-year-old Cook had a monster season in 2018 — one of the few bright spots for the Raiders — putting up 61 catches for 825 yards and 6 TDs. 

Cook has made more than $ 37 million in his NFL career — and is expected to sign a pretty big contract before the 2019 season. 

So, even though it SUCKS to have you stuff get jacked (allegedly) … at least he can afford to buy new gear. 

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.

Drake to the NFL’s Final 4 Fine, I’m Cursed And Now, So Are You

Drake has finally realized that if he sides with any one sports team, they’ll probably lose — so he’s sending the final 4 NFL squads good vibes by equally cursing all of them.

We’re kidding, of course … and clearly, so is Drizzy. He posted a photo of himself late Saturday night wearing a sweater with patches bearing all four remaining NFL teams –the L.A. Rams, the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs and the New Orleans Saints.

He captioned his pic … “For everyone who believes in the Drake curse good luck tmrw.”

In case you’re unfamiliar … Drake has a pretty bad streak of supporting teams … and those teams being doomed with losing records or big losses in general (just ask the University of Alabama’s football team, they’re his latest victim).

Drake has also supported Kentucky basketball (title-less since 2012), the Toronto Raptors (zero finals appearances), Conor McGregor (who got smashed up by Khabib) and Serena Williams (who lost at Wimbledon last year). 

As for this latest pledge of allegiance … it’s probably a good idea to remain neutral. Smart call, D.

NFL’s Takkarist McKinley Detained By Police … Mental Evaluation

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Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley was detained by police in L.A. on Tuesday and is undergoing a mental evaluation following an incident at a hotel … TMZ Sports has learned. 

McKinley was with a friend at a high-end hotel around noon when something happened and the friend became concerned about McKinley’s well-being. We’re told the friend called police for help. 

We’re told cops spoke with McKinley who agreed it was in his best interest to get help — and he cooperated and left with police. We’re told McKinley was NOT arrested or booked for any crime. 

The 23-year-old was selected in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of UCLA and had a solid rookie season for the Falcons — posting 20 tackles and 6 sacks. 

McKinley famously brought a framed picture of his late grandmother to the stage at the NFL Draft and explained that he had made a promise to her on her deathbed that he would make it to the NFL. 

Story developing … 

NFL’s Devonta Freeman Beach Pimpin’ In Miami

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Gotta love Miami Beach … Devonta Freeman sure does — because ya can’t walk 3 feet without bumpin’ into a smokin’ hot lady in a bikini!!! 

The Atlanta Falcons running back was doing some conditioning drills on the beach when he stopped his workout to chat up a few pretty young things who caught his eye. 

The 26-year-old superstar is a local — he was a stud at Miami Central High School back in the day before taking a full scholarship to Florida State. 

In fact, dude rushed for 2,208 yards and 26 touchdowns as a high school senior — not too shabby, right? 

Now, Freeman’s RICH — he signed a $ 41 million contract extension in 2017 … which is why he left the workout in a sick Rolls-Royce!!

See, missing the playoffs ain’t ALL bad. 

NFL’s Reuben Foster Domestic Violence Charge Dropped

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Reuben Foster is off the hook in his domestic violence case … again. 

TMZ Sports has obtained a court document filed on Jan. 2 which shows the State Attorney’s Office in Florida has dismissed the misdemeanor charge against Foster stemming from a Nov. 24 incident with his ex-girlfriend. 

Foster was scheduled to appear at an arraignment in Hillsborough County, FL on Thursday morning — but the hearing was canceled after the notice of termination of prosecution was filed. 

Unclear why prosecutors decided to drop the case against the 24-year-old linebacker — we’ve got calls out to everyone. 

As we previously reported … Foster was arrested back on Nov. 24 for allegedly roughing up his ex-GF, Elissa Ennis, at the 49ers’ team hotel in Tampa Bay.

Ennis said in an interview with “Good Morning America” on Dec. 6 the fight stemmed from her threatening to tell Foster’s new GF that he paid for her flight out to Florida.

In 911 audio obtained by TMZ Sports … Ennis says, “My ex-boyfriend just took my phone [and broke it] … slapped me in my face and threatened me.”

She later repeated, “He took my phone and broke it and slapped me in my face.”

Ennis said on ‘GMA’ that wasn’t the first time Foster had struck her … saying he had also roughed her up on two other separate occasions — one of which she says she lied about in court to protect the LB.

Foster had been arrested for domestic violence in Feb. 2018 and charged with several felonies for allegedly roughing up the same woman. 

But, when Ennis went on the stand in that case, she told the judge she had concocted the story to get back at Foster as revenge for breaking up with her. 

The judge dismissed the charges against Foster in that case. 

Ennis later said she lied in court to protect Foster because she thought she loved him. 

San Francisco cut Foster just hours after the incident in Tampa … but he was later claimed on waivers by the Redskins, who vowed the LB wouldn’t suit up for them until the legal process played out.

Story developing … 

Warrick Dunn NFL’s Travis Scott Pick?? … Disappointing

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Warrick Dunn says the NFL missed a huge opportunity by picking Travis Scott for its Super Bowl halftime show … saying it shoulda been an Atlanta artist instead.

The former Falcons RB tells TMZ Sports he’s got no issues with the “SICKO MODE” rapper … but says an ATL legend could have had a much bigger impact during the SB show.

“Atlanta has its own unique feel,” Dunn says.

Warrick tells us the plan from the start shoulda been to have Outkast be the headliner — with other ATL music legends like T.I. and Jermaine Dupri joining them on stage.

“You show them the flavor of the history of all the great music that was produced that helped propel young careers today.”

Dunn added that show could have “Showed America what really good music could be.”

As for Travis Scott … Dunn says he doesn’t blame the guy for accepting the NFL’s offer in the wake of the the Colin Kaepernick drama — saying it was a good business move for the rapper.

NFL’s Montae Nicholson Fight Video Shows Brutal Knockout Punch

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10:48 AM PT — Redskins coach Jay Gruden says Nicholson will NOT play this weekend in their critical game against the Tennessee Titans. 

Gruden says he’s aware of the TMZ Sports video and says he’ll take a look at it. 

When asked if Nicholson would be benched for the rest of the season, Gruden said he hasn’t made up his mind yet. 

He still has to speak with Montae personally. 

TMZ Sports has obtained footage of Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson pummeling a man in the middle of a Virginia street around 2 AM Tuesday morning … and it’s violent. 

Nicholson — wearing a red hoodie — is going after another man in a jean jacket while other people in the melee desperately try to restrain him. 

But, Nicholson is too strong and too angry — and refused to back out … instead, he throws several punches at his target … including a knockout blow. 

You can see in the video, the man in the jean jacket appears to go limp as Nicholson hits him clean in the face. 

One witness tells us the other man in the red sweatshirt was trying to break up the fight — but Montae was in such a rage, he slammed that guy to the ground and continued the beating. 

Loudoun County Sheriffs eventually responded to the scene and arrested both Montae and a female companion. Montae was booked for assault and battery, and drunk in public. He was hauled to a nearby jail and released on a $ 2,500 bond a short time later. 

23-year-old Montae — 6’2″, 215 lbs — is a solid player for the Redskins who’s played in every game this season. 

There are reports the fight began after a road rage incident where the victims pulled up in a vehicle and honked at Montae. 

But, a witness tells us … the beef started BEFORE the car incident. 

Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated for serious injuries. 

We’ve reached out to Montae’s camp for comment. So far, no word back.

A rep for the Redskins tells us they are aware of the arrest and still gathering information.  

Originally published at 10:02 AM PT