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Irvin Snitch Sworn In

Thu., May 9, 1996

A former associate of Michael Irvin whose clandestine tape purports to show Irvin in possession of cocaine, was sworn in as a potential witness in the Dallas Cowboy’s pending drug case.

State District Judge Manny Alvarez swore in Dennis Pedini, 31, at the request of Irvin’s attorney and instructed him to abide by a gag order in the case.

The action, however, does not bar Fort Worth television station KXAS from broadcasting hidden-camera footage that purports to show Irvin discussing cocaine buys and use with Pedini.

KXAS said Tuesday it paid Pedini $6,000 for his secretly recorded footage.

Pedini was heckled with cries of “snitch” by members of a high school government class on a field trip.

Reserve cornerback and special-teamer Charlie Williams of the Cowboys will miss the 1996 season after tearing two ligaments in his left knee.

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