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Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin is a three time Super Bowl Champ who played for the Dallas Cowboys. The retired NFLer earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Before getting drafted by the league in 1988, Irvin made his mark in college at the University of Miami. He won the National Championships in 1987 as a Miami Hurricane. Irvin went after the mirrorball with pro partner Anna Demidova on Season Nine of “Dancing With the Stars,” but walked away without the trophy, finishing seventh. He now puts his sports knowledge to use on the NFL Network as an on-air personality. He’s also appeared in the films “The Longest Yard” and “Jerry Maguire.” Irvin was born on March 5, 1996 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is the 15th of 17 children. He married his wife Sandy Harrell in June 1990 and they have four children. His son, Michael Irvin II inherited more than just his dad’s name, but his athletic prowess. He has followed in his father’s footsteps to play football at the University of Miami. Irvin has had a few run-ins with the law over the years. On March 4, 1996, he was arrested in a motel room when police came to investigate a noise complaint. Cops discovered two topless dancers, a former teammate, and cocaine and marijuana in the room with Irvin. He was indicted on second-degree felony charges of cocaine possession and misdemeanor marijuana charges. A man was arrested for attempting to extort Irvin and a cop was arrested for hiring a hitman to kill the ex-football player. Irvin pleaded no contest and received four years probation, a $10,000 fine, and 800 hours of community service and was suspended for the first four games of the 1996 season. In 2007, Irvin alleges he fell victim to blackmail. He found a new appreciation for his recognizability in 2011 when someone was about to attempt carjack him, but changed his mind at the last minute upon realizing it was Michael Irvin behind the wheel.

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Michael Irvin To Jerry Jones, Pay Dak Prescott Or The Team Will Revolt!

Michael Irvin
To Jerry Jones ... Pay Dak Or The Team Will Revolt!

Michael Irvin tells TMZ Sports if Jerry Jones doesn't break out his checkbook and pay Dak Prescott ... the rest of the Cowboys roster will riot!!! "They're going to say, 'Why the hell should I… READ MORE >

Michael Irvin Says McNabb Belongs In HOF But He Ain't Better Than Aikman!

Michael Irvin
McNabb Belongs In Hall Of Fame But He Ain't Better Than Aikman!!!

Michael Irvin tells TMZ Sports ... he SUPPORTS Donovan McNabb -- arguing the QB belongs in the Hall of Fame but says he definitely AIN'T better than Troy Aikman.  Remember, McNabb… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Michael Irvin Begs For Cure For Cancer After 'Paralyzing' Scare

Michael Irvin
Begs For Cure For Cancer ... After 'Paralyzing' Scare

Michael Irvin is PLEADING with Americans to find a cure for cancer ... 'cause the NFL Hall of Famer tells TMZ Sports just the fear of having it alone "paralyzed" him. "Think about that. I was… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Michael Irvin Grinning Ear To Ear After Cancer-Free Diagnosis

Michael Irvin
Grinning Ear To Ear After Cancer-Free Diagnosis

Michael Irvin's clearly SUPER relieved to find out he's cancer-free ... 'cause the Dallas Cowboys legend was still smiling from ear to ear hours after receiving the great news!! "I appreciate the… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Michael Irvin 'Terrified' For Future After Throat Cancer Tests

Michael Irvin
'Terrified' For Future ... After Throat Cancer Tests

Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin is asking for prayers ... the Hall of Fame receiver says he's undergoing tests for throat cancer -- and is scared for his life. "Saying I am afraid this time… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
Michael Irvin Lectures Cole Beasley, Know Your Role!

Michael Irvin
Lectures Cole Beasley ... Know Your Role!

Cole Beasley is wrong ... he SHOULDN'T be getting more passes than either Amari Cooper OR Michael Gallup in Dallas -- so says Michael Irvin. Beasley went off on his role with the Cowboys… READ MORE >

- 138 days ago
Michael Irvin Says Julio Jones and Antonio Brown Should Team Up to Win Super Bowl

Michael Irvin
Julio & Antonio Should Join Forces ... That's What Stars Do These Days

The times they are a-changin' ... which is why a legendary NFL wide receiver thinks Julio Jones and Antonio Brown should team up to win it all. TMZ Sports got Cowboys HOF'er Michael Irvin outside… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
Michael Irvin Says Giants Should Wait 2 Years to Draft QB, Here's Why

Michael Irvin
Giants Should Wait 2 Years To Draft QB ... Here's Why

Think the Giants need to draft Eli Manning's replacement IMMEDIATELY this offseason?? Think again ... so says Michael Irvin -- who tells TMZ Sports New York should wait until 2020 to get their… READ MORE >

- 208 days ago
Michael Irvin Says He's Not Going To Fight Steve Smith, But I Ain't Backing Down!

Michael Irvin
I'm Not Gonna Fight Steve Smith ... But I Ain't Backing Down!

Everyone wants to know ... did Michael Irvin and Steve Smith throw fists after their heated smack talk session on "NFL Network" Thursday night??? Michael tells TMZ Sports ... when the cameras… READ MORE >

- 277 days ago
Michael Irvin Confused By Dez Bryant's Plan, He Needs To Sign Now!

Michael Irvin
Confused By Dez Bryant's Plan ... He Needs To Sign Now!

Michael Irvin tells TMZ Sports he's straight-up perplexed by Dez Bryant's plan to wait until the season has begun to sign with a team ... saying the receiver NEEDS a squad ASAP!! Remember ... Dez… READ MORE >

- 290 days ago
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