Sports briefs 11/28/05

Monday, November 28, 2005

Football

* Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after police searched his vehicle during a traffic stop, Plano police said Sunday.

Irvin, an ESPN analyst and semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for speeding in Irving after being pulled over Friday afternoon for speeding in Plano, the Plano Police Department said. Police spokesman Mike Johnson said he didn't know what kind of paraphernalia was found.

Irvin paid a fine on the speeding ticket and posted bond on the drug paraphernalia possession charge. He was released about an hour after he was pulled over.

"We are reviewing the facts of the situation and have no comment at this time," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said.

Irvin, a member of three Super Bowl championship teams with the Cowboys, retired in July 2000.

In 1996, Irvin pleaded no contest to felony cocaine possession in exchange for four years of deferred probation, a $10,000 fine and dismissal of misdemeanor marijuana possession charges.

Irvin holds Cowboys records for catches (750), receiving yards (11,904) and 100-yard games (47), including a team-record seven in a row in 1991.

* Former Wyoming kicker Sean Fleming made a 36-yard field goal in the second round of overtime to help the Edmonton Eskimos beat the Montreal Alouettes 38-35 on Sunday night in the 93rd Grey Cup.

In the first round of only the second overtime game in Grey Cup history, Montreal's Anthony Calvillo threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Dave Stala on the first possession, and Edmonton's Ricky Ray countered with an 11-yarder to Jason Tucker.

-- From wire reports

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