ESPN has ended its four-year relationship with studio analyst Michael Irvin, who was elected two weeks ago to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.I liked Irwin as an analyst, but knowing his history you just knew that he was going to find some way to lose his job.
The Dallas Cowboys' all-time leading receiver was involved in two controversial episodes over the pasts 15 months, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He was arrested during a November 2005 traffic stop in Plano, Texas, after police found drug paraphernalia in his car, and in November 2006 he had to apologize for racially insensitive remarks regarding Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Irvin claimed in 2005 that the drug pipe in his car belonged to a friend whom he was trying to help get off drugs.
He conceded it was "inappropriate and insensitive when he joked on the air that Romo's athleticism must mean Romo has some African-American heritage.