It was a strange offseason for Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, who’s probably just glad to be back in his chair at the NFL Network. Following allegations of misconduct at a Mariott Hotel involving an employee, The Playmaker faced charges of misconduct. But after enough wranglings and retribution, at least Irvin can finally get back to work now.
The 57-year-old Irvin was pulled off of NFL Network’s Super Bowl coverage early in that week in February following an incident at the Marriott he was staying at in Arizona.
However, when video of the incident surfaced, it seemed to back up Michael Irvin’s version of events. The receiver is identified on the video, as chatting with the woman for around two minutes before the two shook hands and went their separate ways. Other than that, Irvin appeared to touch her elbow twice during their brief exchange, but nothing appeared to be overt or obscene.
That led to no criminal charges being filed, and Irvin himself would then turn around and file a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Marriott. Now, the matter appears to have gotten cleared up just in time for the 2023 kickoff, where Michael Irvin is one the most high-profile commentators in the industry.
As Michael Irvin made his victorious return to the set of NFL Gameday Morning, host Rich Eisen started off the presentation with, “I’ve got my two Hall of Famers at the end of the set, Kurt Warner, and look, Michael Irvin, good to see you, sir,”
“Good to be back,” Irvin happily responded, before tearing into his takes on the week in the NFL.
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