Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I don't know what it is about Football players and guns getting pulled on them, but former player and radio host, Michael Irvin, is the latest to have a run-in with an armed assailant. Getting a gun pulled on you is the scariest thing in the world, but when it's as random as this, it has to be that much more terrifying. Lucky for Irvin, he knew his Cowboys enough to calm the man down. Via the Dallas Morning News....
A passing motorist pointed a handgun at former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin as he drove in Far North Dallas on Monday night, according to a police report.How about that? Knowing Sports can actually save your life! Thank goodness that the guy wasn't an Eagles fan living in Dallas. That conversation might have taken a turn for the worse if Irvin had brought up T.O.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame member was not injured. He told police he stopped at a red light in the 18200 block of Marsh Lane, near the Bush Turnpike, about 9:30 p.m., when the driver of the vehicle next to him rolled down his window, the police report said.
Irvin put down his window because he thought someone wanted to talk to him and saw the passenger in the other vehicle raise a gun, the report said. Irvin said in an interview Tuesday night that he feared the men had planned to rob him and changed their minds when they saw who he was.
“The passenger pulled out a semiautomatic and I knew what time it was,” Irvin said. “But he said ‘Oh, that’s Michael Irvin, with the Dallas Cowboys.’”
Despite being scared, Irvin said he tried to keep the conversation going.
“So we started talking about the Cowboys and everything,” he said. “Then they got back on the highway.”
“I tell you what, I’m glad he was a Cowboy fan,” Irvin said.
Motorist points gun at former Cowboy Irvin, police say (Dallas Morning News)