Cowboys Hall of Fame receiver and NFL Network commentator Michael Irvin is being investigated in a sexual assault case after a 27-year-old woman who told police she feared that Irvin had “drugged and raped her” after a night out.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports, a 27-year-old Florida woman filed a police report, claiming she and the NFL Hall of Famer were out at a bar in the early hours of March 21 when they went back to the W hotel, where Michael was staying.
The woman says they were in Michael’s room when she began to feel sick. She says the last thing she remembers is fighting him off. She says when she woke up he was about to check out, leaving her behind. She took an Uber home and called 911 at 7:30 AM.
She told cops she feared she was drugged and raped. She was advised to go to a medical lab for a swab and a blood test, which she did.
She says she also texted Michael, asking him if they had sex. She says he responded that he wouldn’t do anything to hurt her.
Irvin’s lawyer vehemently denies the allegations and says that the woman is lying.
Irvin’s lawyer, Larry Friedman – “Michael was in Ft. Lauderdale visiting his nieces and nephews at a track meet. He was also visiting his 90-year-old aunt and attending her birthday party. He was blindsided by news of these allegations.”
Friedman adds, “The allegations are completely false. In the few hours since we’ve learned about them we’ve already discovered many red flags about this young woman’s background and the allegations she made against Michael. Even the complaint that she made specifically says she does not recall the events that took place. She was very drunk that night. Nothing happened and there was no assault.”
With domestic violence and sexual assault being in the forefront of off the field issues in the NFL, it wouldn’t be surprising if the league suspended Irvin until they conducted their own investigation in the matter.
We are trying to gather more information on this story, and have reached out to Irvin’s publicists and lawyer for further comment.
UPDATE: I had a chance to speak with Irvin’s lawyer Larry Friedman earlier today and he had some interesting comments and info on the situation. Check out my EXCLUSIVE interview on TheDirty.com