Hall of Fame football player Michael Irvin is facing accusations of sexual assault. The athlete, actor, and commentator is alleged to have drugged and raped a women after taking her back to his hotel room from a bar.
Irvin is denying the accusations completely, according to Bleacher Report and TMZ Sports. The woman who filed a police report says that she began to feel sick after being brought to where he was staying and that the last thing she remembers is fighting him off. The woman has since gone to a hospital for a swab and a blood test.
Irvin's story is quite different: he claims he was only in the room with the woman for 15 minutes before leaving. He also claims she texted him the day after, offering him cosmetological services.
“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 said.
Irvin's lawyer, Larry Friedman, has responded with the following statement: "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 allegations are completely false. In the few hours since we've learned about them we've 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 is not the first sexual assault accusation Irvin has faced. In 2007 he battled a civil lawsuit but settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
The situation is currently being investigated by police.
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