Irvin Almost a Killer; Haley a Meeting Masturbator?

A new book released yesterday by noted sports author Jeff Pearlman opens with a description of Hall-of-Fame receiver Michael Irvin slashing a teammate in the throat with a pair of scissors in the early ’90s, nearly killing him. According to an interview with Pearlman in the NEW YORK TIMES, Irvin attacked fellow Cowboy Everett McIver and the team paid McIver to stay mum on the incident so Irvin, who was on probation, wouldn’t face certain jail time.

Michael Irvin Edward Scissorhands

The book, Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty, documents the Aikman-Smith-Irvin era with no details spared. And while the Irvin incident is the book’s hook (it appears on the first page), it just scratches the surface of the shenanigans that group was involved in.

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Police Charge Akron Player With Attempted Murder

University of Akron basketball transfer Rydell Brooks, 20, has been arrested in Akron, OH, and charged with attempted murder (among other charges) for allegedly sprinting away from police after a traffic stop and firing shots at the officers attempting to detain him. Edward J. Davis Jr., 20, also ran from the car and was arrested.

Rydell Brooks

Brooks transferred to the University of Akron after a year at Niagara University, where he played in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. He sat out last season and would be eligible to play for the University of Akron this season, pending the outcome of the charges.

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