A close encounter of the wrong kind for former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin.The wide receiver-turned radio talk show host says a man waved a gun at him in traffic and then did something unusual.
Irvin is used to having good fortunes on the football field; it's the
reason he was able to avoid a close call off of it Monday night.
of Famer Michael Irving refers to his talk show on 103.3 ESPN Radio as
'reality' sports talk. "They judge on conduct and attitude," he says to
a listener during his show, adding, "That's very, very, very good to
And he proved it by sharing a real life incident that could happen to anyone."Yeah, I believe they were going to car jack me," he says. According
to Irvin, the incident happened between 9:00 and 10:00 pm Monday night
at the intersection of Trinity Mills and Marsh Lane in Dallas.
says he was driving a white Range Rover to a nearby gym when he noticed
he was being trailed.. and when Michael stopped at the red light.."I'm
thinking this must be somebody I know, so I let my passenger window
down. I said, 'Hey, what's up, man?' Guy in the other car pointed a
gun.. and then he recognized me and he pulled it back and said, 'Hey,
Michael Irvin, what's up, man?' and he started talking about how much
of a Cowboy fan he is and at the time, I realized what happened. I
didn't even mention it, because I didn't want him to finish the job."
says after the brief encounter, he and the two men went their separate
ways; it wasn't until later that Michael thought about the two men
striking again. "I was happy that nothing happened to me, but
then that changed and I started worrying about.. I hope they don't do
that to someone else."
On whether he filed a police report,
Michael says, "I did not. I did not. I did not file a police report.
I didn't want to make much of a story out of it outside of sharing it
on the radio, but I will tell you this and I said it on the air: They
were in a black pickup truck. I know a lot of people drive black
pickup trucks but it's the only warning I can give and I didn't get a
license plate, so I feel bad about that."
Michael Irvin told me that this incident now has him on high alert and he's just thankful no one was hurt.