Michael Irvin was not about to let the Seventh Floor Crew show him up. The former Cowboys and Miami Hurricanes receiver was charged with a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after police searched his vehicle during a traffic stop, Plano police said Sunday.
Irvin is a semi-finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and evidentially drew inspiration from Lawrence Taylor on how to make it he leap to enshrinement. Irvin currently works as an analyst for ESPN and showed up for work bright and early on Sunday morning. He said that it was the coffee. ESPN allowed Irvin to work on Sunday reasoning that Irvin already talks fast and often makes incoherent points anyway, so it is not like the drugs are going to affect his work.
"We are reviewing the facts of the situation and have no comment at this time," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said.
At least Terrell Owens will have somebody to hang out with when Irvin is fired.
Although it is not known at the moment, experts expect Irvin to opt for the "It is not mine, I don't know how it got there defense.” While, "Keeping it real for his peeps" also is a possibility. The good news for the fans is that Irvin will be able to model more of his mink coats for the fans. The good news for Irvin is that if he does serve time for the drug charge, he could use the experience to ready himself for the Longest Yard, Part II.
And hey, that Cowboys joke from Wednesday did turn out to be timely. Discuss this at the Hater Nation forums by clicking here. P.S. we must appologize to Chris, a bartender at Harrah's in Las Vegas and huge Cowboys fan, for having to run this story.
SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE
Irvin indeed went to the "it was a friend card." Irvin said that it was the pipe of a friend of 17 years who left rehab in Houston and came to Thanksgiving dinner with Irvin's family. Irvin put the pipe in his car so his kids would not find it. Imagine the bad luck of being pulled over the same time he was driving to deposit the pipe in a dumpster. Wow, imagine the odds of that. You can read more here.