Michael Irvin has been caught up in an extremely perplexing circumstance. According to sources, Irvin was covering the Super Bowl in Arizona when the NFL Network abruptly fired him. Essentially, this was owing to allegations made by a hotel employee where Irvin was staying.
There were no specifics about the allegations at first. It was unclear exactly what Irvin was charged of. As a result, he and his attorneys decided to sue Marriott for $100 million for false charges.
Subsequently, a judge forced Marriott to hand over footage from that night. Eventually, Irvin’s lawyer watched the footage and held a press conference stating that Irvin did nothing wrong. Moreover, Irvin had some very strong words about the situation. “This takes me back to a time where a white woman would accuse a Black man of something and they would take a bunch of guys that were above the law, run in the barn, put a rope around his foot and drag him through the mud and hang him by the tree,” Irvin had said.
Michael Irvin Lawsuit Persists
Now, however, Irvin’s lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss the initial lawsuit in Texas. This is ultimately because they want to file this lawsuit in Arizona. Although, as TMZ reports, the identity of Irvin’s accuser has been made known to his legal team. Furthermore, the exact allegations are now public. As the outlet reports, Irvin allegedly asked his accuser “whether she knew anything about having a ‘big Black man inside of [her].’” It was also alleged that he told her he would come to find her later that week.
Today, Levi McCathern, Irvin’s attorney, is set to showcase the footage to the public. This could very well sway public opinion in regard to this case. However, it is unknown whether any audio from the interaction will be made public.