A woman has filed a civil lawsuit in Hollywood, Fla. against NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin accusing him of raping her during the late hours of July 4 or early July 5, 2007. Irvin’s lawyer called the accusations “totally untrue” and has filed a counter-suit. Michael Irvin, accused of rape in a civil suit filed Thursday in Broward Circuit Court, has filed a $100 million countersuit. “This is nothing more than a thinly veiled effort to carry out Plaintiff’s extortion plot while capitalizing on the media circus that is Super Bowl weekend,” Irvin’s lawsuit said.
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According to Palm Beach Post:
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Tony McDaniel appeared in a Broward County courtroom Sunday morning, charged with domestic violence, according to police and court records.
McDaniel, 25, and his girlfriend, Alaina Smith, got into a shoving match outside their Davie home Saturday morning. They were arguing over unanswered phone calls and a late night of partying, according to McDaniel’s arrest report.
The fight happened about 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the 3100 block of Palm Tree Landings.
Smith told investigators she had just returned from buying breakfast for houseguests when McDaniel confronted her about not answering her phone when he called. He had just returned from a night out with friends, the report said.
He grabbed her purse and pushed her to the pavement, where she hit her head as they struggled over the bag, the report said. She ran into the house, told their guests to call 911 and, according to the report, ran back outside, where he threw her phone to the ground, shattering it.
Police said Smith refused medical treatment and officers didn’t see any head injuries, though there were scratches on her fingers.
McDaniel gave police a different version. He said Smith, who was mad about his arrival home in the early morning, attacked him, slapping and scratching. He used his forearms to block her and stop the attack, according to the report, which also said he had scratches on his fingers and hands.
The houseguests told police they witnessed the couple arguing, and McDaniel throwing Smith aside, grabbing her phone and smashing it.
Davie police arrested McDaniel on a misdemeanor battery charge. He was released from the Broward County jail at 10 a.m. Sunday on $3,500 bond.