Michael Irvin spoke Wednesday about allegations made against him just before the Super Bowl. Because of it, he was removed from his TV assignments that week after a woman working at a Marriott hotel in Arizona accused him of misconduct.
The passion was evident from Irvin, and it even got emotional for him.
“I know I didn’t do anything wrong, I know I didn’t do anything wrong, and I was trying to do everything right,” Irvin said.
The unnamed woman at the Renaissance Phoenix Hotel & Spa claimed he harassed her and made inappropriate comments while they were in the lobby.
However, Irvin’s attorney stated the surveillance showed their interaction was brief and the woman never showed she was uncomfortable. He said he was not allowed to take a copy of the video to show the public.
“The allegations are nonsense, and we immediately need to get Michael back to work, and we need Renaissance to apologize to him,” said Levi McCathern, Irvin’s lawyer.
Irvin added there are witnesses who support his claim that he briefly shook hands with the woman and then went up to his room to go to bed. Two witnesses also spoke at the news conference and denied seeing any wrongdoing.
“This just blows my mind that in 2023 we are still dragging and hanging brothers by a tree,” Irvin said. “I don’t even know what I’m defending.”
“If I did something wrong, I’ll suffer the consequences. But if you did something wrong, you meaning them, then they should suffer the consequences,” Irvin said.
He filed a $100 million lawsuit against Marriott and the woman, accusing them of defamation.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.