NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin is reportedly being investigated for a sexual assault incident that allegedly occurred last week.
According to TMZ Sports, a Florida woman recently filed a police report claiming that she had been a victim of sexual assault. In the report, the 27-year-old woman said that she was at a bar with the former Dallas Cowboy on March 21, just before they went back to his room at the W hotel. While at the hotel, the woman said she fell ill and the only thing she remembers is fighting Irvin off of her. When she woke up, Irvin was on his way out the door, ready to leave her behind. She says it was then that she got up, called an Uber and phoned the police around 7:30 a.m. to report the alleged assault, adding that she believed she may have been drugged.
Sources tell TMZ that the woman also texted the Hall of Famer, asking if the two had been intimate. To which he responded, that he wouldn’t do anything to hurt her.
“He has been named as someone who is being investigated in the case, but he has not been charged with any offense and has not been arrested,” detective Tracy Figone tells the Sun Sentinel.
Irvin’s recollection of the night is a bit different. He says that he was out a bar with a bunch of people, including the woman in question, until the wee hours of the morning. As he made his way to his hotel, she followed. Contrary to what the woman revealed in the police report, Irvin says he had an early flight and was only in the room for about 15 minutes, denying that he had any sexual contact with the woman. He also revealed that there was another man present at the time of the alleged incident.
Irvin also refutes the woman’s claim about what was said in the text message. He said the woman, who is a cosmetologist, texted him the next day saying, “Come for a facial when you get back to Ft. Lauderdale.”
“Michael was in Ft. Lauderdale visiting his nieces and nephews at a track meet. He was also visiting his 90-year-old aunt and attending her birthday party. He was blindsided by news of these allegations,” the baller’s lawyer told TMZ. “The allegations are completely false. In the few hours since we’re learned about them we’re already discovered many red flags about this young woman’s background and the allegations she made against Michael. Even the complaint that she made specifically says she does not recall the events that took place. She was very drunk that night. Nothing happened and there was no assault.”
This incident is under investigation.