A Florida woman has accused NFL Hall-of-Famer Michael Irvin with sexual assault according to the Miami Herald. The alleged rape took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on July 4th or 5th, 2007.
In the suit, the woman said Irvin bought her alcohol to get her drunk, then lured her to his hotel room. That’s where he and another man tried stuffing money into her clothes, the suit said.
She said Irvin and the other man insisted on sexual favors. She said no.
That’s when the unidentified man held her down and covered her mouth, according to the suit, then Irvin raped her, she said. When Irvin was done, the other man forced her to perform oral sex.
The woman filed a civil suit on Thursday in Florida’s Broward County (think counting ballots and hanging chads). The local district attorney is still investigating the claim and likely will rule one way or the other on whether to file charges against the Dallas Cowboys wide receiving great.
Irvin, through his lawyer Larry Friedman, has denied the charges and described them as “totally untrue.”
Irvin is currently a TV analyst for the NFL Network and is in Miami for coverage of the Super Bowl. The timing of the allegations was very likely made at this time to take advantage of the massive sports media in town for the massive sporting event.
[mug shot: from a prior Michael Irvin arrest]