Hall of Famer Michael Irvin 'baffled' as NFL Network removes him from Super Bowl coverage after complaint

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Hall of Famer Michael Irvin volition not beryllium seen connected the NFL Network airwaves for the remainder of Super Bowl week aft a pistillate filed a ailment against him.

A pistillate said she had an inappropriate brushwood with the erstwhile Dallas Cowboys wide receiver connected Sunday successful Glendale, Arizona, adjacent the tract of the Super Bowl. The woman's individuality was not released owed to privateness concerns.

Irvin told the Dallas Morning News the enactment with the pistillate was brief, nationalist and mostly non-physical.

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Irvin acknowledged that helium shook the woman's manus earlier they went their abstracted ways.

"Michael Irvin volition not beryllium a portion of NFL Network’s Super Bowl LVII week coverage," Alex Riethmiller, NFL Media vice president of communications, said successful a statement.

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In a telephone interrogation with The Dallas Morning News, Irvin noted that the enactment happened aft meal and drinks with erstwhile NFL player Michael Brooks.

The NFL Network expert past went backmost to his edifice and astatine immoderate constituent started a speech with a pistillate successful the lobby.

"Honestly, I’m a spot baffled with it all," Irvin said. "This each happened successful a 45-second speech successful the lobby. When I got backmost aft going out… I came into the lobby, and I talked to somebody. I talked to this girl. I don’t cognize her, and I talked to her for astir 45 seconds.

"We shook hands. Then, I left… That’s each I know."

Irvin added that helium could not retrieve what precisely their speech entailed, but helium doubled down connected his stance that helium did not person inappropriate carnal interaction with the woman.

"I don’t truly callback that conversation, to archer you the truth," Irvin said. "We were retired drinking. It was conscionable a affable conversation. ‘What’s up?’ I don’t adjacent know.… I americium wholly perplexed."

Irvin hinted that the edifice has surveillance video, though helium has not seen the footage.

The 56-year-old participated successful the NFL Network's "Super Bowl Opening Night" sum and interviewed Eagles backmost Jalen Hurts.

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Local law enforcement agencies said Tuesday they person nary cognition of immoderate incidental involving Irvin. Meanwhile, Irvin claimed determination "absolutely was nary intersexual wrongdoing."

"What instrumentality did I break?" Irvin said. "There was decidedly thing physical.… That’s honestly each that happened. Nobody was successful my room. It was a 45-second speech successful the lobby, a handshake and we left.… I don’t know. I don’t cognize what this is, and it’s moving maine crazy."

In summation to his duties with the NFL Network, Irvin besides routinely appears connected ESPN. On Monday, ESPN issued a merchandise that showed Irvin was scheduled to look connected "First Take" connected Feb. 10.

A spokesperson for ESPN declined to remark to the insubstantial connected whether Irvin would inactive marque his scheduled quality connected Friday.

The details of the woman's ailment were not released.

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