Morning Juice: Michael Irvin Accused of Rape at Seminole Hotel; Wife of Murdered Heir Loses Estate

Let's see what's happening in South Florida as we kick off Super Bowl weekend:

  • Football Hall of Famer and Fort Lauderdale native Michael Irvin has been accused of raping a woman in 2007 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel. The woman filed a lawsuit against him yesterday, and the Broward State Attorney's Office will decide next week whether to file criminal charges. [Miami Herald]
  • A judge has ordered that Ron Samuels relinquish the $1 million life-insurance policy he took out on his wife, whom he tried to kill at a Boca Raton stoplight in 1997. The attempt left Heather Grossman a quadriplegic, and her family had been seeking to recover the money to help pay for her expensive care. [Palm Beach Post
  • Narcy Novack, a suspect in the murder of her husband, Fontainebleau Hotel heir Ben Novack, has lost control of his estate from the same Broward Probate judge who awarded it to her earlier this week. Judge Charles Green cited the presence of a federal investigation of Ben Novack's former business for fraud, as well as the previous efforts by Novack's criminal defense attorneys to collect from the estate. [Miami Herald]

  • No one was injured in the fire on the top floor of the Granada House condo in Pompano Beach, but how can you resist video of a towering inferno? (Judging by the TV stations' blanketing the blaze, you can't.) [WSVN-7]
  • Following Wednesday's shark attack of a kitesurfer in Stuart, you'll be shocked to learn that sharks have been spotted in the coastal waters of Palm Beach County. With all the skittish tourists in town for the Super Bowl, there's never been a better time to sell antishark lotion on the beach. [WPTV-5]

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