Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame wide receiver and current NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
According to TMZ Sports, a 27-year old Florida woman filed a police report fearing that Irvin had drugged and raped her after she went with him to a hotel bar from a bar in the early hours of March 21st.
Irvin and his lawyer firmly deny the allegations, saying he was only in his hotel room with the women for 15 minutes before leaving to catch a flight and that another man was present while she was there.
Irvin’s Lawyer, Larry Friedman, said this in regards to the allegations, per TMZ Sports:
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.
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.
In 1997, he was falsely accused by a woman named Nina Shahravan, who admitted she lied and was sentenced to 90 days in jail for misdemeanor perjury. In 2007, Irvin was accused of sexual assaulting a women. Prosecutors did not press charges, she sued him in civil court, but the matter was settled outside the court room for an unspecified amount.
NBC Sports’ Michael David Smith reached out to NFL Network, but they declined to comment. Irvin was previously accused of sexual assault in 2007 and faced a civil lawsuit, but the matter was settled out of court for an unspecified amount.