Hall of Famer Michael Irvin will no longer be visible at the NFL Network airwaves for the remainder of Super Bowl week after a girl filed a grievance against him.
A female said she had an beside the point come upon with the former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona, close to the web site of the Super Bowl. The woman’s identity changed into not launched because of privacy concerns.
Irvin instructed the Dallas Morning News the interaction with the girl become brief, public and in large part non-physical.
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Michael Irvin attends the Harold and Carole Pump Foundation Gala in Beverly Hills, California, on Aug. 19, 2022. (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
Irvin recounted that he shook the female’s hand earlier than they went their separate approaches.
“Michael Irvin will not be part of NFL Network’s Super Bowl LVII week coverage,” Alex Riethmiller, NFL Media vp of communications, stated in a announcement.
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In a phone interview with the Dallas Morning News, Irvin noted that the interplay took place after dinner and beverages with former NFL participant Michael Brooks.
The NFL Network analyst then went returned to his hotel and in some unspecified time in the future began a communique with a lady within the foyer.
“Honestly, I’m a piece baffled with all of it,” Irvin stated. “This all passed off in a 45-2d communique inside the lobby. When I were given back after going out… I got here into the foyer, and I talked to somebody. I talked to this woman. I don’t know her, and I talked to her for about 45 seconds.
“We shook hands. Then, I left… That’s all I understand.”
Irvin introduced that he couldn’t don’t forget what precisely their verbal exchange entailed, however he doubled down on his stance that he did no longer have inappropriate bodily contact with the female.
“I don’t without a doubt take into account that communication, to inform you the reality,” Irvin said. “We were out ingesting. It turned into only a friendly verbal exchange. ‘What’s up?’ I don’t even recognise.… I am totally puzzled.”
Michael Irvin of NFL Network seems on throughout the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March three, 2022. (Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Irvin hinted that the resort has surveillance video, despite the fact that he has no longer visible the footage.
The 56-12 months-vintage participated in NFL Network’s “Super Bowl Opening Night” coverage and interviewed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts.
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Local law enforcement companies said Tuesday they haven’t any information of any incident regarding Irvin. Meanwhile, Irvin claimed there “really changed into no sexual wrongdoing.”
Michael Irvin watches the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Oct. three, 2019. (Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
“What law did I wreck?” Irvin stated. “There changed into surely nothing physical. … That’s truely all that passed off. Nobody changed into in my room. It turned into a 45-2d communique within the lobby, a handshake and we left. … I don’t realize. I don’t know what that is, and it’s jogging me loopy.”
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In addition to his obligations with NFL Network, Irvin also robotically appears on ESPN. On Monday, ESPN issued a release that showed Irvin turned into scheduled to appear on “First Take” on Friday.
A spokesperson for ESPN declined to remark to the paper on whether or not Irvin would nevertheless make his scheduled look.
The details of the female’s criticism had been not released.
Chantz Martin is a sports author for Fox News Digital.