It’s been a whirlwind for NFL Hall of Famer and NFL Network Analyst Michael Irvin since Super Bowl Week. That week, he was accused of improper conduct by a Marriott employee.
But, since then, the story has become more complicated. Irvin denied the allegations from the beginning, and witnesses stepped forward to confirm his story of events.
Due to that, things have been looking up for Irivn, as he won a court ruling giving his legal team access to the videos. He’s an excerpt, courtesy of the linked article above.
Michael Irvin just scored a win in court … a judge has ordered that an Arizona hotel now must turn over any video it has of an interaction the Hall of Famer had with a woman that ultimately led to his removal from NFL Network’s Super Bowl coverage last week.
Irvin’s attorney Levi McCathern had requested the footage from the Phoenix Marriott in a motion filed on Thursday morning, believing it will help exonerate the NFL legend, who had been accused of wrongdoing while he was in Arizona to report on SB LVII for the league’s TV station.
On Thursday afternoon, a judge granted the motion … saying the clips must be sent to Irvin by Feb. 20.
And, now, he’s won another big decision, as the court ruled the hotel has not complied with that request to turn over footage.
In the @michaelirvin88 case, Marriott has experienced the judicial equivalent of "f–k around and find out." https://t.co/ROPPgwegyu
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2023
Via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News , a federal judge concluded that Marriott “blatantly” violated an order requiring the company to surrender surveillance video to Irvin.
Judge Amos Mazzant ordered the company to submit an unredacted video to Irvin’s lawyers by 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday. He also declined to prevent Irvin from making the video public.
“That’s the penalty you face,” Judge Mazzant said — a more tactful version of “f–k around and find out.”
Wow! So, not only did Irvin win and is likely to be vindicated, but we are also going to get to see the footage, and make fun of Marriott for lying about the interaction. Sounds like a win for everybody!