Michael Irvin was pulled from the NFL Network’s Super Bowl coverage after a woman filed an unspecified complaint against the Hall of Fame former Dallas Cowboys receiver.
Per the New York Post, Irvin went on 105.3 the Fan in Dallas early Wednesday and said he doesn’t remember the interaction that took place in a hotel lobby.
“… I said, ‘I didn’t talk to anybody. I went straight to the room.’ And they showed it on camera that I did talk to somebody,” Irvin told “Shan & RJ.”
“… I don’t even remember it really because I had a few drinks, to tell you the truth,” he continued.
In a statement to the NY Post, the NFL Network said, “Michael Irvin will not be part of the NFL Network’s Super Bowl LVII week coverage.”
The Post notes Irvin was previously arrested on cocaine possession charges in 1996 and 2001, the latter of which was dropped. He’s faced two sexual assault allegations, first in 2007 and then again in 2017. He settled the first case out of court while he denied the second set of charges, and none were filed in that case.
Irving played with the Dallas Cowboys from 1988-1999 and joined NFL Network in 2009. He re-signed with the network prior to the 2022 season for an undisclosed amount.
Previously, former NFL Network analysts Darren Sharper, Warren Sapp and Willie McGinest were all fired after getting into legal trouble.
Sharper was fired in 2014 after being charged with drugging and raping multiple women. He pleeded guilty and was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2016. He’s eligible for parole next year.
Sapp was arrested on solicitation of prostitution and assault charges in Phoenix ahead of Super Bowl XLXI and promptly fired by the network.
McGinest was taken off the air in December 2022 after he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.