Michael Irvin Loses Position at NFL Network

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Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin has been removed from another television role, this time from the NFL Network following his departure from ESPN.

According to a report by Ryan Glasspiegel, Irvin will not have his contract renewed at the network as part of significant restructuring efforts.

The decision to not renew Irvin’s contract is in line with the broader changes happening at the NFL Network.

“Irvin, aged 58, was a key figure as a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Cowboys and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 2007,” Glasspiegel noted. “He had been working as an analyst at the NFL Network since 2009, prominently featured on the Sunday football pregame show, GameDay Morning.”

Irvin previously faced a suspension from the NFL Network due to allegations of inappropriate behavior towards a woman in a hotel lobby. He strongly refuted the claims and took legal action against the Marriott hotel where the woman was employed.

Although initially suspended by the network, Irvin was later reinstated after resolving the lawsuit with Marriott.

Irvin is among several individuals who are being released as part of the NFL Network’s restructuring efforts. Recent announcements have confirmed the departures of Melissa Stark, Andrew Siciliano, James Palmer, and Will Selva from the network.

“As part of our routine evaluations for the upcoming 2024 season and beyond, we are reassessing our talent lineup at this time of year,” stated NFL Network spokesperson Alex Riethmiller to The Athletic.

“This process involves renewals, non-renewals, and additions based on our programming requirements. We extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the departing talent for their dedication and contributions to NFL Media.”

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