NFL: Marvin Harrison stopped by police

Posted: June 17, 2010

Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison was questioned by Philadelphia police Wednesday after a traffic stop, but he was not charged, a department spokesman said late Wednesday night.

Harrison grew up in North Philadelphia and starred at Roman Catholic High and Syracuse. He was investigated by police and the District Attorney's Office regarding his role in a 2008 shooting near a bar and garage he owns in North Philadelphia. He was not charged in that case.

As for Wednesday's stop, police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said in an e-mail that Harrison was "Stopped. Investigated and cleared." Vanore declined further comment.

ESPN and the Daily News reported that Harrison was stopped Wednesday afternoon for going the wrong way on a one-way street. Both reported that police confiscated a handgun.

In April 2008, Dwight Dixon said that Harrison shot him in the hand after the two fought near the garage Harrison owns at 25th and Thompson street.

Harrison was never charged in the incident. Then-District Attorney Lynne Abraham said Harrison and Dixon and several others involved told contradictory stories about the shooting, making it impossible for her to prosecute a case.

On July 21, 2009, Dixon was killed by gunfire on Girard Avenue about two blocks from Harrison's bar and his murder remains unsolved.

Giants. New York said wide receiver and punt returner Domenik Hixon will miss the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a workout at the new Meadowlands Stadium.

Doctors originally suspected Hixon had hyperextended his right knee during the team's first workout at the new $1.6 billion stadium Tuesday when his foot got caught and twisted in the FieldTurf surface as he returned a punt.

Hixon averaged 15.1 yards on 17 punt returns last season, with one touchdown. He averaged 22.6 yards on 57 kickoff returns and ranked 12th in the NFC.

Labor talks. NFL and union officials discussed adding two games to the regular season when they met for their first negotiating session since February.

Teams would still play a total of 20 exhibition plus regular-season games under the proposal. The league would go from four in the preseason and 16 in the regular season to two and 18.

The current collective-bargaining agreement expires in March, which could lead to a work stoppage during the 2011 season.

Vikings. Brett Favre's doctor indicated that his recent ankle surgery went well and the quarterback has a few more weeks of rehabilitation before he'll decide if he'll return for a 20th NFL season.

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