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Irvin, Roberts No-shows to Grand Jury Inquiry

March 21, 1996

DALLAS (AP) _ The NFL is monitoring a case in which Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin and former tight end Alfredo Roberts were found in a motel room where a woman was arrested on a drug possession charge.

Greg Aiello, director of communication for the NFL, said Wednesday the league is watching to see if Irvin and Roberts might be subject to disciplinary action.

Irvin, Roberts and a woman who was not arrested failed to appear this morning at a grand jury inquiry looking into their presence at the motel room March 4.

The only person arrested was Angela Renee Beck, 22, who lives in Cedar Hill, a south Dallas suburb.

Subpoenas have been issued for Irvin, Roberts and the other woman, Jasmine Nabwangu. But it was unclear today whether any of them personally had been served.

Kevin Clancy, Irvin’s attorney, had no comment when asked if his client was in town or if he thought Irvin might testify today before the grand jury.

``I don’t think he’s been served yet, but he will work with the DA’s office on the case,″ Clancy said, adding that he had not spoken with Irvin today.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Ben Nix, the NFL security agent in Dallas, declined comment. He normally would be involved in providing the league or the Cowboys with information on such an incident.

While investigating a motel manager’s complaint early March 4 about possible prostitution and drug use, police in suburban Irving said they discovered marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia in a room occupied by four people.

``The narcotics were found in her property or immediately around her″ and she claimed all the drugs belonged to her, Irving police Lt. Jimmy Perdue said.

Dallas County prosecutors say they want statements from the three others. They also may face charges, First Assistant District Attorney Norm Kinne said Wednesday.

``There were narcotic drugs present in the room. Either one or two or three or four of these people may be guilty of possessing those drugs,″ he said. ``It’s up to the grand jury to determine who is and who isn’t.″

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