July 26, 2006
THE papers have been bombarded with the news of the homicide problem in Philadelphia, which is real enough and worthy of continuous coverage as we seek solutions. But I'd like to share an experience that didn't make the papers. On July 19, at 22nd and Lehigh, about 100 youngsters, 7-13, from the Cecil B. Moore Chiefs Youth Football organization, had the opportunity to meet and talk with Marvin Harrison, NFL All-Pro receiver, future Hall of Famer of the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia native son. Mr. Harrison arrived unannounced with no reporters, news cameras or "posse.
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.
February 1, 2014 |
NEW YORK - The words "No Caller ID" flashed in white across the front of the iPhone, hiding Marvin Harrison's phone number but revealing his identity. His reputation as the most private of public figures had preceded him. He does not have an account on Facebook or Instagram. He does not tweet. And if he does not want you to have his phone number, you will not have it. Still, in an exclusive interview with The Inquirer, he erased any doubt as to who was calling with the first two words he said: "It's 88. " That was the only uniform number that he wore over his 13 years with the Indianapolis Colts, a career in which Harrison - born in North Philadelphia, a football and basketball star at Roman Catholic High School - developed into one of the most accomplished wide receivers, a career that could earn him induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.
January 6, 2009 |
District Attorney Lynne Abraham plans to announce today the findings of an investigation into an April 29, 2008, shooting involving a gun that police say was owned by Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison, a North Philadelphia native. Police have not named Harrison, in the fifth year of a seven-year, $67 million contract with the Colts, as a suspect in the shooting of Dwight Dixon outside an auto-repair shop in North Philadelphia that Harrison owns. No arrests have been made in the case.
January 31, 2015 |
A few minutes after 9 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, in a 2,300-seat symphony hall in Phoenix, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will reveal its 2015 class of inductees. Among the 15 finalists for induction is Marvin Harrison: a Philadelphia native, an alumnus of Roman Catholic High School and Syracuse University, a wide receiver who caught 1,102 passes over his 13 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, a player who rarely so much as spiked the football after any of his 128 touchdown receptions and who guarded his privacy with such ferocious secrecy that he remained a mystery even to those teammates who knew him longest and best.
August 8, 2016 |
CANTON, Ohio - Marvin Harrison's professional football journey ended Saturday night right where it began exactly 20 years ago, beneath a blue August sky on the field adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Harrison, the Roman Catholic and Syracuse product who became a spectacular NFL receiver with the Indianapolis Colts, was one of eight men inducted Saturday into the Hall, to football-shaped top of which was visible just beyond the stage where they all addressed a large and boisterous crowd as well as a national television audience.
June 17, 2010 |
A pair of patrol cops confiscated a 9 mm handgun from former NFL star Marvin Harrison in North Philadelphia yesterday, after stopping him for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, a police source said. The minor traffic incident, which occurred about 2:40 p.m., when Harrison was driving a Cadillac Escalade on Berks Street near 27th, got a bit more interesting when the officers started to question the ex-Indianapolis Colts wide receiver. Harrison, who starred at Roman Catholic and at Syracuse, showed the cops a permit to carry a firearm that was registered in Montgomery County, where he owns a home, the source said.
August 7, 2016 |
CANTON, Ohio - It was as if Marvin Harrison couldn't help himself. During 13 NFL seasons, the North Philadelphia native was obsessed with preparation. So on the weekend that spectacular career was being celebrated, he knew only one way to get ready. "Practice," Harrison said Friday. "Practice is my motto. " On Thursday, 48 hours before he'll be one of eight men inducted during the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Saturday night, Harrison conducted a one-man walk-through at 23,000-seat Tom Benson Stadium.
February 8, 2016 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The third time was the charm for Marvin Harrison. The Roman Catholic High School product was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday in his third year of eligibility. The former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver had been a finalist in each of his previous two years on the ballot. Harrison was one of eight people voted into Canton Saturday by the Hall's 46 selectors during a nearly nine-hour meeting. The others in the 2016 class are quarterback Brett Favre, linebacker Kevin Greene, offensive tackle Orlando Pace, former Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, guard Dick Stanfel, and quarterback Ken Stabler.
June 16, 2014 |
Shots were fired at former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison early Saturday, law enforcement officials said, after a man whose Wynnefield Heights apartment had just been broken into flagged him down for help. No one was injured, police said. The shooting happened in the 4000 block of Ford Road about 3:20 a.m., police said. A resident of an apartment building on that block told police he had been sleeping when he heard someone kicking in the back door of his apartment, then saw two men enter.