Friday, February 5, 2010

A uniquely male punishment: Michael Irvin fired following sexual assault claim

I have no idea if Michael Irvin sexually assaulted the woman accusing him.  The incident occurred two and one-half years ago, and I am not sure what the statute of limitations is for such an alleged tort in Florida. I do know this:  wanna destroy a man or boy?  Accuse him of rape.  Trust me, no matter what happens to you if your lie is exposed (and most likely, nothing will happen to you), chances are it won't be as bad as what happens to the man or boy.

Michael Irvin - Facing Sexual Assault Lawsuit - Fired From ESPN Radio

With the Super Bowl just days away, a woman is suing former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin in civil court for sexual assault. The woman, identified in the suit as "Jane Doe," claims Irvin sexually assaulted her at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida in July of 2007. Ms. "Doe" filed the lawsuit Thursday in Broward County Circuit Court, and seeks unspecified damages for the assault. Seminole tribe spokesman Gary Bitner says the incident was reported to Seminole tribal police on July 20, 2007, but the woman later signed a waiver of prosecution.

The Dallas News is reporting Friday that Irvin has lost his job at ESPN 103.3. An ESPN spokesman tells the News that low ratings are to blame, but that the lawsuit expedited the firing. No word yet if Irvin will keep his job at the NFL Network. Irvin's attorney says the sexual assault allegation is merely a false attempt at "civil extortion."

Irvin, 43, is regarded as one of the most successful wide receivers in the history of the National Football League. Irvin called himself "The Playmaker" due to his penchant for making big plays in big games during his college career. In 2007, he was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.