Phil Watkins and Bryn Davis recently gave their accounts of what they saw between Michael Irvin and his female misconduct accuser.
Phil Watkins account:
It was a positive, friendly conversation. They had a brief interaction, it was 30, 40 seconds, he kept his distance at all times, stood about a meter away from her, they ended with a handshake and he literally turned around and went to the lift.
Bryn Davis account:
We walked back to go into the bar, Irvin went straight to go to his hotel room, and I guess somebody that worked there, I don’t know if it was a waitress or a bartender I guess came up and said, ‘Hey Michael Irvin.’ And he said, ‘Oh, nice to meet you, I’m Michael’ and shook her hand.
The crazy part was it was like a 30-second interaction. It could’ve been a minute. I didn’t really think much of it ’cause it was just a fan kind of thing.
I woke up I guess this morning and saw this thing that said, ‘Michael Irvin misconduct, and I was like, God, I just took a picture with that guy, I can’t believe it.’ and then I read it and it was from the night I was there and I was like, this is baffling, cause I saw it and I never witnessed something like that happen before.
It was about a 30-second interaction that was jovial, like a fan interaction, and she went back to work.
That’s why this morning I felt sick when I saw it because it’s the first time I was ever, firsthand experience where something like that happened that was just fabricated. It was a totally normal conversation.
And the bar was relatively packed. It was a quick conversation in a crowded area. He went on his way and I never thought about it again.
I’ll say this, man. I’m from Philadelphia. I grew up and Michael was our enemy. But he’s a super, super, super nice guy, and that’s why I felt like I needed to say something only because he’s a good dude and to have that happen and have your livelihood or career taken is crazy. It’s not fair so it was worth coming out and saying something.
He has since filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against his misconduct accuser and the Marriott Hotel.