Should the NFL Network suspend analyst Michael Irvin amid sexual assault allegation?

by Angela Davis/@jerseygirlsport Jersey Girl Sports fam, famed NFL player and hall-of-famer Micheal Irvin is being investigated for alleged sexual assault. Given their hard stance with their personal conduct policy, should they suspend him?
from tmzsports.com A 27-year-old woman told police she and Irvin were out at a bar and went back to his hotel together. She says she began to feel sick in his room, remembers fighting him off, and woke up as he was checking out. She called 911 at 7:30 a.m. on March 21, said she feared she was drugged and raped, and went to a medical lab for a swab and blood test, according to TMZ.
This isn't the first time Irvin has been accused of sexual assault. Actually, it's his third time.
from profootballtalk.com  In 1997 he was falsely accused by a woman named Nina Shahravan, who admitted she lied and was sentenced to 90 days in jail for misdemeanor perjury in connection with the incident. In 2007 he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room. Prosecutors did not press charges, she sued him in civil court, he countersued for defamation, and those lawsuits resulted in a confidential settlement.
So what should the NFL do? According to their personal conduct policy, and past actions of suspending Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after his alleged sexual assaults, they sort of have no choice but to suspend him. Their policy applies to everyone who works for the NFL, including analysts. I'm not sure about the alleged victim's story, but I do know that he needs to stop bringing women to his hotel room. Three allegations, even with one person admitting to lying about this issue is two-too-many. The NFL Network has not yet made any statements, and it will be interesting to see what they do. What do you think the NFL should do?    

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