Marriott’s refusal to provide surveillance footage of an alleged incident involving Michael Irvin days before Super Bowl LVII has left the former NFL star’s attorney “also furious,” the lawyer said in a new interview.
Irvin is suing Marriott International for defamation after he was removed from a Phoenix hotel following an encounter with an employee. Marriott declined to provide the requested materials by the Monday deadline, but gave reasons for not releasing them, Irvin’s attorney, Levi McCathern, told the Dallas Morning News.
“I am furious that they are hiding these things that are so relevant to my client’s livelihood,” McCarthern said Tuesday. “I think it’s terrible that they’re doing this. I don’t know what’s in the video. None of us got to see him. But I certainly think that, at the very least, Michael has the right to see the video.”
Irvin, who spent his 12-year playing career with the Dallas Cowboys, was removed as a commentator for the NFL Network and ESPN’s Super Bowl coverage the week following the Feb. 5 incident.
Irvin, 56, said he spoke to the woman in the lobby for 45 seconds and the only physical contact was a handshake.
“I don’t really remember that conversation, to tell you the truth,” Irvin told the Morning News earlier this month. “We were drinking. It was just a friendly conversation. ‘And there?’ I dont know. … I am utterly perplexed.”
Irvin’s legal team filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Marriott and the woman on Feb. 9.
The former wide receiver was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 and joined the NFL Network as an analyst two years later. He also appears on ESPN’s “First Take”.
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