Michael Irvin just wants his career back and he may be on the way to making that happen.
Earlier this week, Marriott made the decision to not share video that could help Michael Irvin in his case against a female employee who claimed he was innapropriate with her during Super Bowl week. Irvin was removed from NFL Network’s Super Bowl 2023 coverage this month in the wake of the alleged incident.
Irving has since sued the hotel chain for defamation, and the $100 million lawsuit has since been removed by Marriott to the federal level.
Amos L. Mazzant III, who was appointed by Barack Obama, will now preside of over Irvin’s case.
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ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio described this as “good news” for Irvin going forward.
“In cases between individuals and corporations, federal judges appointed by Democratic administrations are more likely to issue favorable rulings to the individuals. Federal judges appointed by Republican administrations are more likely to use favorable rulings to the corporations,” Florio writes.
Judge Mazzant most notably blocked the suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott under the Personal Conduct Policy back in 2017.
Marriott has not revealed the identity of the accuser or released the hotel’s video surveillance tapes, despite requests from both the district court and Irvin’s legal team.
The 56-year-old previously told The Dallas Morning News that there “absolutely was no sexual wrongdoing,” and that he engaged in a “45-second conversation” with the woman in the lobby of the Arizona hotel.
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