Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 7/18/12
Michael Irvin is no stranger to arrests. The former Cowboys wide receiver and Hall of Famer was arrested for drug possession in 1996 and missed the first five games of the season. Irvin has had other run-ins with the law throughout his career and after but none involving domestic violence. During an appearance Tuesday on the NFL Network, Irvin talked about Bryants arrest for allegedly assaulting his mother Saturday in DeSoto. "To say this is totally out of the realm of possibility, I wouldnt be totally honest," Irvin said. "We know with Dezs background and upbringing, that he may have the proclivity to make some bad decisions. I had that proclivity. But to go this distance with it is a bit far. "I dont even care to talk about what the Dallas Cowboys must be doing here. I need to know what some council is going to tell Dez, or what guy hes talking to about this issue. You heard her say shes tired of this, she cant take it, so obviously its so sad because its not the first time. And theres certainly something going on there that if we care anything about him the man, forget the football, we need to make sure that somebody looks into this." Irvin added: "I dont care what the Dallas Cowboys think on this situation. I only want somebody to talk to Dez about figuring out how you get to the place where your mom is begging you to go home and not hit her. I dont care about anything else. Thats serious stuff that we got to get to the bottom of." Irvin and Bryant obviously know each other. The two even played in a charity basketball game together at R.L. Turner High School in May. Asked what he would tell Bryant if he talked to him about the alleged incident, Irvin responded with the following. "This is uncharted waters," Irvin said. "I like to speak out of my spirit and a lot of things, both the highs and the lows, the peaks and valleys Ive experienced. But this is out of the world for me. Ive never laid my hands on any woman, let alone talk about the No. 1 woman in any mans life which should be his mother. "And you got to only try to think about where the anger and all of that is before you even get to that point. The pressures or the stress or what youre dealing with, whatever is going on, we got to de-stress him, but we cant have that. I know he has to be saying the same things now." Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
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