Michael Irvin removed from Super Bowl LVII coverage on NFL Network after an ‘altercation’ in hotel lobby
According to reports, Michael Irvin was pulled from NFL Network’s Super Bowl LVII coverage after an “altercation” with a woman in his hotel lobby on Sunday night.
The New York Post: Michael Irvin pulled from NFL Network Super Bowl Coverage
“Michael Irvin will not be part of the NFL Network’s Super Bowl LVII week coverage,” NFL Network spokesman Alex Reithmiller said in a statement to The Post.
Irvin, 56, told his side of the incident on an interview with “Shan & RJ” on 105.3 the Fan in Dallas on Wednesday morning.
“Sunday night … when I came into the hotel, they asked what I did and I said, ‘I just went straight to the room,’” Irvin said. “But I guess I had met somebody in the lobby. Talked to somebody in the lobby for about a minute and then I went to my room. And then after I got up there, they said they had to move me in the hotel. I said, ‘Move me in the hotel for what?’”
I’ll cautiously speculate on what happened in the hotel lobby because I definitely don’t want to make light or theorize about something that could very well be a serious situation.
After looking at a few different articles about it, it looks like it remains unclear on exactly what unfolded in the hotel lobby. Irvin stated there was no physical aspect to the interaction other than shaking hands.
Did Irvin extend an invitation back to his hotel room, which caused the female to be offended and report the incident? Was Irvin back in the hotel after a late night and being inappropriate?
Michael Irvin was, however, standing way too close to people throughout Sunday night. So there’s a lead as we learn more.