Why was Dallas Cowboys great Michael Irvin taken off Super Bowl TV broadcast?

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Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin was removed from NFL Network’s Superbowl coverage this week.

Irvin was removed due to an allegation of misconduct from a woman he spoke with at a hotel on Sunday night. The details of the allegation have not yet been released.

Irvin has been an analyst with the NFL Network for over a decade.

“Michael Irvin will not be a part of NFL Network’s Super Bowl LVII week coverage,” said Alex Riethmiller, NFL Media vice president of communications, in a statement, per the Dallas Morning News.

Irvin spoke with the Dallas Morning News reporter Michael Gehlken claiming he didn’t remember any issues with the encounter.

“Honestly, I’m a bit baffled with it all,” Irvin told Gehlken. “This all happened in a 45-second conversation in the lobby. When I got back after going out . . . I came into the lobby, and I talked to somebody. I talked to this girl. I don’t know her, and I talked to her for about 45 seconds.

No further information on the misconduct allegation has been released thus far.