Michael Irvin has zero plans of waiting around to see his name continue to be slandered. Following a complaint about an encounter with a woman in a Arizona hotel lobby, the Pro Football Hall of Famer has been removed from the sports networks.
According to the Dallas Morning News, on Wednesday, the network announced that Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin will no longer be a part of its Super Bowl LVII programming.
Late Thursday, TMZ reported that Irvin would be firing back in the form of a $100 million lawsuit against that unnamed woman.
Via the report:
“The lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, was filed Thursday afternoon … after Irvin says the hotel where he was staying concocted a plan to turn him into the next victim of “cancel culture” over something he says never happened.
“Rash and thoughtless actions can have severe consequences. Marriott apparently did not appreciate these simple truths when, in a rush to Judgment, its employees and management inaccurately and inflammatorily accused Mr. Irvin of misconduct to the National Football League,” the lawsuit reads.
According to the lawsuit, witnesses backed Irvin’s initial claim that he “casually exchanged pleasantries” with the employee, “shook her hand, and went to his room alone.”
However, once Irvin and his team became aware of the allegations, they say they attempted to provide witness accounts to the hotel in an effort to rectify any misunderstanding, but they say the Renaissance refused to listen.
In fact, the lawsuit accuses the hotel manager of reporting the alleged incident to the NFL “with the intention of damaging that relationship and canceling [Irvin].”
Irvin is seeking in excess of $100,000,000 since he is losing out on money and canceled appearances.
A planned appearance on Friday’s episode of ESPN’s First Take has also been canceled.
Irvin is one of television’s most popular sports personalities, so it will be interesting to see what affect this situation has on his career.
If he does prove this woman to be a liar, she should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, just as he would be if her allegations were deemed to be true.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.