Michael Irvin settles civil suit

Last year, in the days preceding a Super Bowl to be played in his hometown of Miami, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin found himself on the wrong side of a lawsuit alleging sexual battery.  Now, with the Super Bowl soon to be played in the city where he became a Hall of Famer, Irvin reportedly has settled the case.

According to the Daily Business Review (via ESPNDallas.com), the claim against Irvin and a $100 million countersuit for defamation have been settled.

“The parties finally came to their senses,” attorney David P. Lister said.  “The settlement was just reached last night.”

The woman sued Irvin on February 4, 2010, alleging that a sexual assault occurred in July 2007 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.  The Broward State Attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges against Irvin.

Irvin’s lawyer had said that the claims are false, and that the lawsuit amounted to extortion.

Since the settlement is confidential, it’s unknown whether and to what extent Irvin paid the plaintiff to resolve the situation.  The fact that payment, if any, was made by Irvin doesn’t mean that he was guilty.  In many cases, it makes good business sense to pay to the plaintiff a portion of the money that otherwise would have been paid to the defendant’s lawyer.

25 responses to “Michael Irvin settles civil suit

  1. If it wan’t Michael Irvin, I would disagree with you because settling a lawsuit like this if you are innocent, even if cheaper than lawyer fees, tarnishes your image.

    Irvin’s image is plenty tarnished already.

  2. The fact that payment, if any, was made by Irvin doesn’t mean that he was guilty.

    It certainly gives the impression of guilt. I wonder if he wasn’t already in the HOF if he would have paid her off.
    I understand the savings concept, and the fact that it all goes away quietly. I just hate the fact that if he is innocent, this broad got away with extortion.
    Unfortunately, this inspires the next psycho to cry sexual assault if she thinks there is a huge pay day possible.

  3. eight ball irvin and deion sanders are huge pieces of trash the nfl network needs to throw out!wonder if eight ball stabbed anybody in the hair cut line during a coke binge recently?he and pasttime sanders are huge turds in dire need of flushing!

  4. ihateannouncers says: Jan 29, 2011 2:51 AM

    The fact that payment, if any, was made by Irvin doesn’t mean that he was guilty.

    It certainly gives the impression of guilt. I wonder if he wasn’t already in the HOF if he would have paid her off.
    I understand the savings concept, and the fact that it all goes away quietly. I just hate the fact that if he is innocent, this broad got away with extortion.
    Unfortunately, this inspires the next psycho to cry sexual assault if she thinks there is a huge pay day possible.
    ___________________________________
    You don’t need to worry that POS is guilty as hell. Probably did so much blow he doesn’t even remember what he did. Please get that moron off the air!

  5. Irvin is a turd. He always has been. Still with the arrogant sense of entitlement,even now when he is not relevant.

  6. So the same turd that sexually assaulted a woman and could not lay off the coke questioned Jay Cutler’s toughness?

    Yes Mike… tell us all about what it takes to be a real man.

  7. What I know about Irvin:

    1. HOF wide receiver
    2. Sucks on air
    3. Settled sex assault lawsuit
    4. Really sucks on air
    5. Rehabbed for cocaine addiction
    6. I mean really, really sucks. Every word out of his mouth is moronic.

  8. m. irvin = human feces, no more need be said other than let’s all hope that some day some D.A. will have the guts to prosecute this guy.

  9. This is whats wrong with america. IF SOMEONE SAYS YOU DID SOMETHING YOUR AUTOMATICALLY ASSUMED GUILTY. just for one recent example out of many, This is just like Big Ben, he didnt do anything wrong and if you look at the facts of the case but still got punished. (i dont even like big ben)

  10. I’m sure we’ll see this clown next year on NFL Network. He’ll be clutching Sapp’s forearm, laughing hysterically, and generally acting like a fool. This is after Mooch makes a slightly critical general comment like, “The Giants have to tackle better.”

  11. He traded her 2 battery operated pleasure devices and a bag of nose candy for an alibi to be used at a later date. Case closed.

  12. Now we know what was in thattrash bag by Cowboys stadium. It was the dropoff point for the settlement. Coincidence? I think not.

  13. ottawabrave91 says:
    Jan 29, 2011 11:41 AM
    This is whats wrong with america. IF SOMEONE SAYS YOU DID SOMETHING YOUR AUTOMATICALLY ASSUMED GUILTY. just for one recent example out of many, This is just like Big Ben, he didnt do anything wrong and if you look at the facts of the case but still got punished. (i dont even like big ben)
    Big Ben did nothing wrong huh? Hey Ottawabrave maybe that is the way you treat your squaws in Canada but not in PA.

  14. If he didn’t do anything wrong then this is extortion plain and simple. Not only should the plaintiff get absolutely NOTHING…but she should now be brought up on criminal charges of extortion and be prosecuted to max. Women who do this are extortionists and criminals. Our legal system should go after these woman with vigor instead of just letting them get away with it. It’s despicable what they do and they the legal system doesn’t really seem to care about prosecuting them after they’ve committed their crime. There should not be any Plea bargaining=pay-off because it’s economically expedient is totally disgusting and not only is justice not served, it is aborted.

    We have our government ramming this Heath Care Reform debacle down our throats when the system that REALLY needs to be reformed is the legal system. It is absolutely chock full of corrupt practices that are accepted as business as usual and ultimately lead to a complete perversion of justice.

  15. Why would you sexually assault someone if you have that much $…..thats what high price whores are for,name the right price and they will let you call them troy.

  16. All Irvin talks about is the “U” who has not done anything in years and still thinks Dallas will be playing in the Super Bowl! I say NFL Network needs to fire him and Pieon! Marshall Faulk is the only one who understands the game on that show

  17. Too bad he doesn’t play anymore. Back in the day Jerry would just take care of all his dirty laundry for him. Its one of the few perks that comes with playing for Dallas.

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