Few people are more representative of the spoiled, self-absorbed world of professional athletes than former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin, of whom Jim Rome could have been speaking when he famously said that “Athletes and strippers go together like peanut butter & jelly.” Only in Irvin’s case, there would have been some Colombian marching powder and a few handguns involved as well. Only a self-absorbed, cocksure prima donna such as Irvin would be able to thoroughly screw up as he did during his Cowboys career and still come out smelling like a rose. Sadly, most Cowboys fans would tolerate child molesters if they brought home a Super Bowl trophy or three. Irvin may not have been a child molester, but he certainly was a thug. Apparently, that hasn’t changed with the passage of time.
PLANO ‚Äö√Ñ√Æ Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after police searched his vehicle during a traffic stop, Plano police said Sunday.
Irvin, an ESPN analyst and semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for speeding in Irving after being pulled over Friday afternoon for speeding in Plano, the Plano Police Department said. Police spokesman Mike Johnson said he didn’t know what kind of paraphernalia was found.
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.
“We are reviewing the facts of the situation and have no comment at this time,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said.
Irvin, a member of three Super Bowl championship teams with the Cowboys, retired in July 2000.
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 no doubt figures that since he got a slap on the wrist before, there’s certainly no reason to expect that things will be any different now. And, being that he was busted in the heart of Cowboys country, there probably is no reason to expect that this mess won’t be made to essentially go away in much the same manner.
Sadly, Michael Irvin is little more than a DUMB@$$ looking for a place to happen. Despite the $2000 suits and the copious bling he wears on the ESPN set, Irvin is still a thug, a drug user, and a spoiled, self-absorbed DUMB@$$. It’s just too bad that he’ll probably once again get off…because, after all, he is Michael Irvin, future Hall of Fame wide receiver, former Cowboy great, and confirmed DUMB@$$.