Michael Irvin is not going to sit back and watch his sports analyst career take a deep dive after a Marriott female employee accused him of misconduct.
A Collin County district court judge ordered Marriott Hotels to turn over video of the woman who accused Michael Irvin of misconduct and provide details of her claim that ultimately removed him from Super Bowl coverage. So far, that hotel has refused to do so.
The Athletic’s Daniel Kaplan reported Monday “Marriott is seeking to move the Michael Irvin lawsuit to federal court, according to a notice on the Collin County court docket.”
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Kaplan of TheAthletic.com has now reported that the pro football hall of fame WR has named three witnesses in a court filing.
They reportedly claimed to have witnessed Irvin’s interaction with the Marriott employee, and that Irvin did not engage in any misconduct.
After the allegations were set against him, Irvin filed a $100 million lawsuit after being sent home from the Super Bowl. The NFL Network pulled Irvin from its coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs in Glendale, Ariz. “after a woman at a hotel made an unspecified complaint.”
He later claimed he’s being “railroaded” as a victim of “cancel culture.” He added that the interaction was “a brief, public, and largely non-physical encounter. He said he engaged in no physical contact with the woman beyond a handshake when they parted ways.”
He also said he couldn’t remember “the full nature of their conversation but insisted the only physical contact between the two was the handshake.”
“I don’t really recall that conversation, to tell you the truth,” Irvin said. “We were out drinking. It was just a friendly conversation. ‘What’s up?’ I don’t even know. … I am totally perplexed. … There was definitely nothing physical. … That’s honestly all that happened. Nobody was in my room. It was a 45-second conversation in the lobby, a handshake and we left. … I don’t know. I don’t know what this is, and it’s running me crazy.”