The Confidential – 05/18/17

Conor McGregor Signs Deal to Fight Mayweather, NFL Calls BS On Gisele, Ex-Inmate Wants To Sell Note From Aaron Hernandez, Georgia Tech lands Tennessee transfer Shembari Phillips, Zac Efron to play serial killer Ted Bundy, In-N-Out just lost its Burger title, and Danielle Bregoli Cash Me On Tour!

Conor McGregor Signs Deal to Fight Mayweather ... Ball's In Floyd's Court

Conor McGregor‘s deal is in place to fight Floyd Mayweather — now, it’s up to Dana White and the Mayweather camp to nail

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, Conor McGregor gestures toward fans while working out at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

down the other side.

The UFC superstar made the announcement late Wednesday night — saying he reached an agreement with his UFC bosses that shores up how he will get paid if he steps into the ring with Floyd. 

Conor has said the deal he was eyeing will pay him around $100 million.

Floyd has said he wants double or triple what Conor gets. It’s up to Dana White to now hammer out a deal with Mayweather and his manager, AL Haymon. 

McGregor issued a statement on TheMacLife.com saying, “It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management.”

“The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”

Conor is clearly confident the two sides will reach a deal soon — because he was already shopping for yachts last night. 

NFL Calls BS On Gisele No Evidence Tom Brady Suffered Concussion:

The NFL is disputing Gisele‘s claims that Tom Brady secretly suffered a concussion during the 2016 season … saying there’s no evidence the Patriots QB suffered any sort of head injury.

FILE – In this May 1, 2017, file photo, Gisele Bundchen, left, and Tom Brady attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy just issued a statement saying, “We have reviewed all reports relating to Tom Brady from the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants and certified athletic trainer spotters who worked at Patriots’ home and away 2016 season games as well as club injury reports that were sent to the league office.”

“There are no records that indicate that Mr. Brady suffered a head injury or concussion, or exhibited or complained of concussion symptoms.”

“Today we have been in contact with the NFLPA and will work together to gather more information from the club’s medical staff and Mr. Brady.”

“The health and safety of our players is our foremost priority and we want to ensure that all our players have and continue to receive the best care possible.”

The NFL isn’t directly saying Gisele lied during an appearance on “CBS This Morning” — but they’re certainly mounting the case against her.

Ex-Inmate Wants To Sell Note From Aaron Hernandez For ‘Decent Money’:

Cory Hayden, a former inmate in a Massachusetts jail, told The Boston Globe’s Mark Shanahan on Tuesday he’s trying to sell a note the former New England Patriots tight end wrote to him in 2013 while they were in solitary confinement at the Bristol County

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. (Nancy Lane/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)

House of Corrections. Hayden claims he stole Hernandez’s prison identification card but was caught and punished for doing so. Having learned of Hayden’s jailhouse offense, Hernandez wrote Hayden this note on the pages of Walter Mosley’s “Bad Boy Brawly Brown,” according to Shanahan: 

“Cory I heard you are the one that tried to steal my ID! That’s crazy 101! make sure you fall back and stay out of trouble! I’ve been good down here, but they are trying to mess with me but I’ll never fold! As long as i got my food, I’m good! What dont breck you makes you stronger. I cant wait to get the chance to prove my innocence in court! This (expletive) is crazy, but it is what it is! 

Everybody will look stupid once I prove I’m innocent! I cant wait to get back to ball, which will be sooner than later, hopefully! Im stayin strong because I truly am innocent, and I am anxious for trial to come! Good lookin out for real! Make sure you stay out of trouble, especially wit the way the cops treat people in this jail, trying to cause chaos! 

I cant wait to get out of this jail it aint right in here. Be easy one!” Hayden, who now works in Maine, has contacted at least one sports memorabilia shop owner looking to sell the note from Hernandez at the right price. “I’m looking to get decent money for it,” Hayden said. “It could be very valuable. And it’s in a book about a kid who got his life together.” Time will tell whether this keepsake nets Hayden the windfall he seeks. 

Georgia Tech lands Tennessee transfer Shembari Phillips:

Georgia Tech added an 11th scholarship player, as former Tennessee guard Shembari Phillips announced via his Twitter accountthat he will transfer to Tech.

Florida forward Kevarrius Hayes (13) and Tennessee guard Shembari Phillips (25) battle for a rebound. (AP Photo/Ron Irby)

Phillips grew up in metro Atlanta, attending Tucker High for his first three years before transferring to Wheeler High as a senior. Phillips announced his plans to transfer from Tennessee on May 10.

Phillips played two seasons for the Volunteers, averaging 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds last season in 31 games, including 13 starts. He will have to sit out the 2017-18 season and then will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Phillips, a 6-foot-3 point guard, earned a reputation for strong defensive play, undoubtedly an appealing strength to coach Josh Pastner. His .147 rebounds per minute rate was well ahead of Tech point guard Josh Heath’s rate of .084. Heath’s assist/turnover ratio of 1.73 was superior to Phillips’ rate of 1.18.

He had one of his best games of the season last year against Tech, scoring 14 points with seven assists, five rebounds and one turnover in 30 minutes of play. The Volunteers won 81-58 Dec. 3 in Knoxville, Tenn

Zac Efron to play serial killer Ted Bundy:

Zac Efron – the star of the High School Musical films and comedy Dirty Grandpa – is changing course by signing up to play the serial killer Ted Bundy.

Ted Bundy leans back in his chair in the courtroom before his trial in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Foley, File) Zac Efron on Left. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)

In Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Bundy’s story will be told from the view of his girlfriend.

Elizabeth Kloepfer couldn’t believe Bundy had murdered more than 30 women in the 1970s but finally turned him in. 

Efron’s gear change my surprise his fans – but they can catch him next in the film remake of TV hit Baywatch. 

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Zac Efron (right) and Dwayne Johnson attended the world premiere of Baywatch in Miami last week

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will see Efron play Bundy as a figure of evil but who is seemingly quite ordinary – even charismatic.

It’s being made by the Oscar-nominated Joe Berlinger, who previously made a documentary about the West Memphis Three, young men who were convicted and sent to prison for the 1993 murders of three boys but who later had their convictions overturned. 

Berlinger also made a documentary about the heavy metal band Metallica called Some Kind of Monster.

Efron will start work on the Bundy film in October having recently completed The Greatest Showman.

That movie is about the legendary 19th Century American circus founder PT Barnum, who is being played by Hugh Jackman. 

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