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Michael Irvin won’t face sexual assault charges in Florida

Michael Irvin won’t face sexual assault charges after allegations were made against him in March.
Michael Irvin won’t face sexual assault charges after allegations were made against him in March. AP

Michael Irvin won’t face charges for sexual assault stemming from allegations made against him in March.

The Broward County (Fla.) State Attorney’s Office has closed its investigation and won’t pursue charges against the Pro Football Hall of Famer because of “a lack of evidence.”

Irvin, 51, has maintained his innocence all along and is scheduled to have a news conference with his attorney, Ken Padowitz, later today in South Florida.

The incident happened in the early hours of March 21 when a 27-year-old woman told police she feared she was drugged and raped by Irvin. The rape kit in the investigation came back negative, Irvin told TMZ in May.

Irvin has been through this sort of situation before, and has never been criminally charged.

In 2007, he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room. Prosecutors didn’t press charges and each side sued another in civil court in a case that resulted in a confidential settlement.

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