Frisco police are investigating Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving after a domestic violence complaint was made against the player. But his accuser now says she lied to police.
Irving was not arrested and does not face any charges. The allegations come a week after he signed a new one-year, nearly $3 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
Despite the woman recanting her story, police say the investigation will continue.
According to a Frisco police report, they responded to two 911 calls Sunday from a woman claiming to be Irving’s girlfriend. The first call was made at 5 p.m., then another at 10:30 p.m.
Officers are investigating allegations of assault/bodily injury and unlawful restraint/impeding breath. The police report says the woman claimed she was dragged out of the home by her hair. But police say she later "stated she lied" about it.
A neighbor who did not want to go on camera says he called police because of all the commotion. He says a woman was crying and pleading to go inside the home and ran across his yard.
Irving posted on his Facebook page Monday morning that his twitter account had been hacked by his ex. One message posted to his Twitter feed read "who moves the mother of their child to Texas with no family just to beat her up and put her in the streets no clothes no shoes." Another tweet read "Wait till y'all find out about his failed drug tests."
No one answered the door at the Frisco home on Monday, but the woman did put out a statement of her own in which she says she's his current girlfriend.
The woman recanted even more, saying, “I was very upset and made some allegations that were false… David did not put his hands on me at any time."
Irving was a free agent after last season but just signed a new contract after performing well in the games where he did play. He was suspended the first four games of last season for violating the NFL's ban on performance-enhancing drugs. He also missed the last four games with a concussion.
Frisco police say they are still following up the allegations.
The Cowboys have not commented.