Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irving will not appear in NFL Network’s coverage of Super Bowl 57 in Arizona after he was sent home Sunday after a woman complained about Irving’s behavior.
NFL Media confirmed that Irving “will not be part of NFL Network’s Super Bowl LVII weekly coverage,” but did not provide any further details. Irving told the Dallas Morning News that he shook hands with the woman and there was no further physical contact.
“Honestly, I’m a little confused by all of this,” Irwin told the paper. “It all happened in a 45-second conversation in the lobby. Coming back from the door… I went into the lobby and I was talking to a guy. I was talking to this girl. I didn’t know her and I was talking to her for about 45 seconds.
“Honestly, I don’t really remember that conversation,” Irving said. “We went out for drinks. It was just a friendly conversation.” “What works?” ” I had no idea. … I was completely confused. Honestly, that’s what happened. No one was in my room. Chatted in the lobby for 45 seconds, shook hands and we left. … I don’t know. I don’t know what that is and it’s driving me crazy.”
Irving went around sharing his story and told “Shan & RJ” what happened on 105.3 the Fan in Dallas.
“They said, ‘Well, last night you came in and talked to someone.’ I said, ‘I didn’t talk to anyone, I just walked into the room,'” Irwin told the station. “Then they showed on camera that I was talking to someone. I talked to this girl for about a minute…but that’s how they hit me because the girl probably said that the moment we were talking I said something to her What, that’s how they hit me.
On Monday, Irving conducted an interview for NFL Network on Super Bowl opening night.
A spokesman for the Glendale, Arizona Police Department told the Dallas Morning News that the department was not aware of the incident involving Irving.