ESPN decides to part ways with studio analyst Irvin

first_img“It’s fine,” Irvin said Saturday night. “These are exciting times for me and my family. There are a lot of opportunities to explore.” Controversy has surrounded Irvin twice in the past 15 months. in Antwerp, Belgium Andy Murray beat Andy Roddick for the second straight year in the SAP Open semifinals in San Jose, knocking off the top seed 7-6 (8), 6-4 to advance to the final against Ivo Karlovic, who earlier defeated Benjamin Becker 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the other semifinal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During a November 2005 traffic stop, he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge when a routine search turned up a drug pipe inside his car. Irvin claimed the pipe belonged to a close friend whom he had been trying to help kick an addiction. ESPN suspended Irvin for one week for “not divulging” information about his arrest to the network This past November, Irvin joked on the air that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s athletic ability must be the result of some African-American heritage. Irvin later apologized for being “inappropriate and insensitive.” COLLEGES: Frank Broyles, who has spent nearly 50 years as football coach and athletic director at Arkansas, will retire at the end of the year. TENNIS: Amelie Mauresmo moved within one victory of winning a $1.3 million diamond-studded racket trophy, beating Anna Chakvetadze 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Diamond Games tournament. Mauresmo will face home favorite Kim Clijsters, who defeated Tatiana Golovin 6-4, 6-3. center_img Michael Irvin has lost his ESPN gig, barely two weeks after being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Cowboys’ all-time leading receiver spent four years as an NFL studio analyst for the all-sports network. ESPN decided Friday “as part of an annual evaluation” not to exercise an option in Irvin’s contract; it was confirmed Saturday. last_img

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