Former Cane, NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin accused of rape at Fort Lauderdale hotel

Former Miami Hurricane's wide receiver and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin is under investigation by Fort Lauderdale police after a woman claimed that Irvin raped her at the W hotel, TMZ Sports reported.

Fort Lauderdale police confirmed Wednesday that they are investigating the current NFL Network analyst for a sexual battery incident reported March 22 at the hotel in the 400 block of North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard.

They did not release any other details about the incident.

TMZ Sports reported that a 27-year-old woman went to Irvin’s hotel room early that morning after joining him at a bar and began to feel sick in the hotel room.

The woman said she only remembers fighting off Irvin and believes that she was drugged and raped, TMZ Sports said.

According to the gossip site, the woman left in an Uber after she woke up and called 911.

The site reported that the woman texted Irvin, asking him if they had sex. She claimed he told her that he would never do something to hurt her.

According to the website, Irvin claimed that the woman followed him to his hotel room and was inside for only about 15 minutes. He claimed that there was no sexual contact and another man was present the entire time, TMZ Sports said.

TMZ reported that the woman, who is a cosmetologist, texted Irvin a day after the incident, saying: "Come for a facial when you get back to Fort Lauderdale."

Irvin's attorney, Larry Friedman, told TMZ Sports that the allegations against his client are false and Irvin was in Fort Lauderdale to attend his 90-year-old aunt's birthday party and his nieces and nephews' track meet.

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