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I’ll be shocked if this ever goes to court. Irvin’s lawsuit was to try and influence public opinion.Hasn't come to light about compensation from ESPN and they've been quiet about this.
If the Marriott's story is fact that the investigator came to the hotel and interviewed the woman, watched the video and then called for more NFL personnel to come on the scene, that makes it look like the NFL made its own decision.
The NFL and NFLN have been totally silent about this. If this goes to trial, they know they will be involved and called to testify, deposed at the least. And maybe Irvin's lawyer doesn't want them on the stand and the subject of that call into 105.3 examined.
So, his lawyer uses his interpretation of that video to try and sway public opinion in hopes that the other parties just want this to go away and he can claim some kind of victory for his client.
However, I do not see an apology being part of the deal because it is crucial that they back their employees. Unless they feel this manager overstepped his authority and they can or discipline him, then they have a scapegoat other than the woman.
And if the NFL or the networks get involved his broadcasting career is certainly over.
I’d advise him to let this fade on its own . The longer it drops off the storyline the better chance he has of the public forgetting it. Maybe the networks will even let him come back in some capacity next season.
But if he continues this push then while he might receive a settlement of some kind which I doubt when a judge or jury hear her complaint and language he used , he’ll never work again on either of these networks. Maybe he already knows this. And he’s just trying to pick up some change?