March 26, 1996 in Sports

Prosecutor Angry Irvin Wasn’t Arrested In Drug Bust

Compiled From Wire Services

Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin met with prosecutors Monday in Irving, Texas, and was ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating a drug bust, Dallas station WFAA-TV reported.

Irving police arrived at the motel in response to the manager’s 911 call about possible drug use and prostitution. Police said the women are topless dancers at a local nightclub.

Irving police arrested Angela Renee Beck, 22, who identified herself as a self-employed model. Police said cocaine and marijuana were found throughout the room, but they arrested only Beck because the drugs were found on her and she acknowledged owning them.

Dallas County prosecutor Norm Kinne criticized the decision to not arrest Irvin, former Cowboys teammate Alfredo Roberts and a second woman on the scene.

Former South Carolina quarterback Steve Taneyhill and Carolina Panthers tight end Mathew Campbell apologized the night after they allegedly assaulted a police officer at a Charleston, S.C., nightclub, officers testified.

A jury of five men and one woman will begin hearing testimony in the trial of the two players, who authorities say got into a shoving match with a police officer outside a local club Jan. 27.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail or a $500 fine.

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