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Irvin settles woman’s Fla. sex assault lawsuit

- Associated Press - Friday, January 28, 2011

MIAMI (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin has settled a Florida lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed he sexually assaulted her at a hotel in 2007.

The confidential settlement was announced Friday at a hearing before a Miami federal judge, who still must approve it. The woman's attorney declined comment. Irvin is listed as representing himself but did not attend the hearing.

The woman had claimed Irvin assaulted her at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood in July 2007. Prosecutors declined to file charges after reviewing the case.

A lawyer for Irvin has denied the charges, and Irvin himself has said he was pleased but not surprised that no charges were filed.

The lawsuit was filed on the eve of last year's Super Bowl in Miami, which Irvin worked as an NFL Network analyst.

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