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Koopa
11-28-2005, 12:00 AM
i hope he's telling the truth cause he's my favorite analyst on espn and i don't want to see him get fired or something for helpin out a friend

PLANO, Texas (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after Plano police officers searched his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Irvin, an ESPN analyst and semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, told The Associated Press late Sunday that the drug pipe found in his car belonged to a friend of 17 years who left a Houston rehab center and came to Irvin's house in Carrollton for Thanksgiving. Irvin wouldn't reveal his friend's name.

Irvin said he put the pipe in his car because he didn't want it in his house where his children might find it. He said he planned to drive somewhere the next day, like a grocery trash bin, and throw the pipe away but forgot.

"It's a situation that is not as it seemed," said Irvin, whose voice was choked with emotion during the telephone conversation.

"I know the type of demons they have to fight and I am going to help them, because it's the only way I can keep them from getting to my family. I have to clean up my friends because they are around my boys. It's upsetting."

Irvin was arrested on an outstanding warrant for speeding in Irving after being pulled over Friday afternoon for speeding in Plano. Irvin said he thought he had paid the outstanding ticket.

Irvin paid a fine on the speeding ticket and posted bond on the drug paraphernalia possession charge. He was released about an hour after he was pulled over.

Irvin was a member of three Super Bowl championship teams with the Cowboys. Asked how this kind of publicity might affect his chances of induction into the hall of fame, Irvin said his helping his friends are more important.

"The whole thing means such a great deal for me, and hopefully one day it will be there," Irvin said. "But my friends and my family mean a little more. I would rather be helping them, even if it hurts that."

In 1996, Irvin pleaded no contest to felony cocaine possession in exchange for four years of deferred probation, a $10,000 fine and dismissal of misdemeanor marijuana possession charges. Irvin said Sunday he's always been transparent and open about his issues in the past, and now wants to help others through those same problems.

Irvin holds Cowboys records for catches (750), receiving yards (11,904) and 100-yard games (47), including a team-record seven in a row in 1991.

ESPN did not immediately say how the arrest might affect his status at the network.

"We are reviewing the facts of the situation and have no comment at this time," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5116306

BlitzburghRockCity
11-28-2005, 12:44 AM
hhmmmm, not sure what to say on this one. I personally dont like the guy as an analyst or a player..but I sure hope it indeed wasnt his stuff!

BB2W
11-28-2005, 12:48 AM
This is too bad, I kinda like Irvin... They don't give you many second chances in these cases. :shake01:

Koopa
11-28-2005, 12:57 AM
if they take him off the air, monday night countdown and that shit they do on sunday morning will take a big hit cause the other analyst are garbage and bore me to death.....hey! maybe he'll go back to the best damn sports show period if espn makes the big mistake and lets him go

BB2W
11-28-2005, 01:07 AM
if they take him off the air, monday night countdown and that shit they do on sunday morning will take a big hit cause the other analyst are garbage and bore me to death.....hey! maybe he'll go back to the best damn sports show period if espn makes the big mistake and lets him go
He is always on the Dan Patrick show on ESPN radio and he does a good job... Those two are pretty funny together, and they usually get some laughs out of me when I am at work. He is a unique personality, and a lot of people would miss him.

They should just drug test him and go from there...

Koopa
11-28-2005, 01:30 AM
stewart scot just said the irvin will be on air tomorrow so i guess they could either care less or they don't want a the ratings to drop a shitload

Suitanim
11-28-2005, 10:10 AM
If he hadn't been caught before, I might be inclined to give him the benfit of the doubt, but he has a history of getting caught, lying about it, then getting caught again.

Ambridge
11-28-2005, 11:09 AM
If he hadn't been caught before, I might be inclined to give him the benfit of the doubt, but he has a history of getting caught, lying about it, then getting caught again.

That's what I was thinking too.
It's a shame if he's fallen off the wagon I thought he'd done a good job of cleaning himself up and was doing pretty good as an analyst as well.

Michael Irvin is up for the Hall of Fame this year and I'm sure this incident wont help his cause.

Steel - X
11-28-2005, 12:19 PM
If he hadn't been caught before, I might be inclined to give him the benfit of the doubt, but he has a history of getting caught, lying about it, then getting caught again.

Exactly, I forgot to throw it away in the garbage at the grocery store? That wouldnt be a little akward. Throw the shit away at home! I dont like the guy one bit.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
11-28-2005, 12:38 PM
i like watchin him, and weather or not hes on drugs doesnt change that. If they let him go they are making a mistake.....

SteelCityMan786
11-28-2005, 12:40 PM
I hope it's not his or else He's FIRED.

SalukiSteelers
11-28-2005, 02:58 PM
Boy oh boy, what was The Playmaker thinking? If it's not his pipe he could take a drug test and clear this whole mess up right now.
I like the guy, for a Cowboys player, and if it's not his I hope he doesn't get screwed. If it was his, hopefully ESPN will offer the man some help because he's obviously really sick. Counselling, rehab, whatever it takes because if he's still doing drugs things are going to turn out badly for him and his family.
As for his H.O.F. considerations, Irvin is definately a deserving candidate for his work but when he took off the uni, his play always got the best of him.

Koopa
11-28-2005, 03:36 PM
Exactly, I forgot to throw it away in the garbage at the grocery store? That wouldnt be a little akward. Throw the shit away at home! I dont like the guy one bit.

well if you would read more into it he said he didn't want it around where his kids can get to it so throwing it away at home wouldn't make sense

Steel - X
11-28-2005, 06:05 PM
Oh come what are your kids looking through the trash in your room? If you are raising your kids right dont have the fools bring the shit into your house.

Suitanim
11-28-2005, 07:52 PM
He was on Dan Patrick today, and said he will not take a drug test...there's really only one reason he would refuse a drug test.

I'm sorry, but it's crystal clear this guys got a problem, and it's a BIG one, that's stretched out over at least a decade...he needs to get clean and stay clean. Lying about this won't help anything. He shouldn't be fired, but he should immediately hit rehab, and submit to monthly drug tests thereafter if he wants to stay on the air.

clevestinks
11-28-2005, 08:02 PM
If he hadn't been caught before, I might be inclined to give him the benfit of the doubt, but he has a history of getting caught, lying about it, then getting caught again.

Exactly! Hey Looks like a rat, smells like a rat, Probably a rat.

Come Mike, you throw the drug stuff away, not take it on a ride.

B*U*S*T*E*D Again:busted:

CowherLover
11-29-2005, 02:52 AM
This is too bad, I kinda like Irvin... They don't give you many second chances in these cases. :shake01:
Second chances? He wasn't exactly "Godly" when he was a player. Damn, they were the Ravens of the 90's. What's up with the shor term memory loss, he was busted before and he's already been given the benefit of the doubt. Do you get more consideration if you're him? That's crap! Don't be stupid enough to ride around with a pipe in your car and you wouldn't have this problem. Oh I forgot, pay your traffic fines, STUPID, and this would've never happened in the first place!

clevestinks
11-29-2005, 06:31 PM
Screw Mike, I have NO crack pipe in my car! If I did I would probably be in jail, not ESPN

BB2W
11-30-2005, 12:03 AM
the drug pipe found in his car belonged to a friend of 17 years who left a Houston rehab center and came to Irvin's house in Carrollton for Thanksgiving.
That sounds funny... How many rehab centers let you leave with a crack pipe? Thats like leaving the Betty Ford Clinic with a bottle of Wild Turkey. I don't know all the details, but it does sound funny.

The old "the pipe belongs to a friend" excuse is about as believable as "my dog ate my homework".

You want to give him the benifit of the doubt, but he has been convicted of drug charges before. I hope he is telling the truth and I know I shouldn't judge him, but a drug test would clear this all up and he was on the Dan Patrick show on ESPN radio acting like he didn't want to take one.