And no, he didn't accept.
Former NFL star Michael Irvin played the game with two other Dallas Cowboy greats, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, back in the 1990s. "The Triplets" helped bring in three Cowboy Super Bowl wins. But before Irvin achieved fame in Dallas he played for the University of Miami. He was heavily recruited to play college ball by other schools as well, and one of their recruiters, according to Irvin in a recent interview, attempted to bribe him by offering up a new Chevrolet Camaro.
Irvin made a recent phone-call appearance on the Dan Patrick Show to talk about the upcoming NFL draft, the Super Bowl, and university recruitment of high school athletes. It's no secret that college programs have attempted to bribe students with money, cars, jewelry, etc. Irvin himself was offered a bribe, he acknowledged, by an unnamed recruiter. He was offered a Camaro. This individual was giving the young Irwin a ride home in a then new Chevrolet Camaro. Irvin commented on how nice the car was and said he "hadn't been in a car like this" ever before. The recruiter then said "it's yours; all you have to do is sign." Irvin, however, didn't say which university this recruited worked for.