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Thursday, December 1, 2005
Irvin won't appear on ESPN shows this weekend

ESPN.com

Michael Irvin will not make his scheduled appearances on the Sunday and Monday Night NFL Countdown shows on Dec. 4 and 5, ESPN announced Thursday.

The former Cowboys wide receiver, who is in his third year as an analyst for the network, will resume his regular role on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Irvin was stopped for speeding on Friday, Nov. 25, in Plano, Texas, and arrested on an outstanding warrant for a previous speeding violation. His car was searched, revealing a pipe and plastic bags with marijuana residue.

He was then charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody by the Plano police, and released later that evening.

ESPN first learned of the arrest on Sunday, Nov. 27.

"I understand I was wrong for not divulging the information on Friday," Irvin said today. "I accept ESPN's decision and look forward to return to my teammates next week."