ESPN: Rape Civil Claim ‘Expedited’ Irvin Firing?

Barry Horn of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS reports:

Michael Irvin and Jerry Jones

Michael Irvin has done his last radio show for ESPN 103.3.

“The show was not performing and we had previously determined to end the show,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz told me.

Krulewitz said news of a lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale alleging a rape in 2007 simply expedited the situation.

Irvin’s real crime with the radio station was falling ratings.

Irvin’s other employer, NFL Network, told me earlier this morning they had not decided if Irvin would work any more Super Bowl studios.

Stunning decision, at least from my perspective. As was ESPN’s decision to air the civil allegations against Irvin this morning on SportsCenter.

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