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February 1, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
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.
NEWS
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.
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June 17, 2010 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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January 6, 2009 | Daily News staff report
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.
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June 17, 2010 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
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.
NEWS
June 16, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
November 24, 1999 | ANDREA MIHALIK / DAILY NEWS
Indianapolis COlts wide received Marvin Harrison, a Roman High School product, was in town on his day off yesterday to distribute turkeys to needy families at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Harrison, who gave out 88 turkeys to match his uniform number was helped by current Roman football players. (ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS)
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October 9, 2008 | By Kia Gregory INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
NFL star Marvin Harrison is being sued by the alleged victim in a springtime shooting involving the wide receiver's gun. Dwight Dixon filed a complaint early last month seeking more than $100,000 in damages, saying he was shot in his left hand outside Harrison's North Philadelphia garage. The lawsuit contends that Dixon sustained "serious and permanent injuries" to his arm and body. Robert M. Gamburg, Dixon's attorney, would not elaborate on the extent of his client's injuries or whether Dixon was employed.
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October 13, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Marvin Harrison broke the Indianapolis Colts' franchise record for yards receiving yesterday and became the fastest player to 700 receptions in NFL history. The former Roman Catholic High star caught two passes for 26 yards in the first quarter against Carolina to achieve both feats. Harrison's first reception, a 9-yard catch, sent him past Hall of Famer Raymond Berry (9,275) for the franchise record. After his third catch, a 33-yarder, Harrison was at 9,327 yards receiving.
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June 16, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 3, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Despite impressive career numbers and an NFL record for catches in one season, Philadelphia native Marvin Harrison fell short of being selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility on Saturday. Wide receiver Andre Reed was the lone receiver chosen. The Allentown native got in on his ninth try. Reed was selected along with defensive end Michael Strahan, linebacker Derrick Brooks, tackle Walter Jones, defensive back Aeneas Williams, and senior committee nominees defensive end Claude Humphrey and punter Ray Guy. "Yes, I waited," Reed said.
NEWS
February 1, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
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.
SPORTS
June 17, 2010 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
June 17, 2010 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
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.
NEWS
January 16, 2010 | By Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Federal investigators are working with police to review an April 2008 shooting in North Philadelphia that has long been linked to former NFL player Marvin Harrison. Spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said the Police Department did not request the FBI's assistance. Federal authorities may have gotten involved as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, a national program aimed at curbing gun violence, Vanore said. "They could be taking a look at it to see if there's anything they can do to help," he said.
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December 28, 2009 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Terrell Owens had little chance to celebrate an important career milestone. Owens became only the sixth player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes yesterday, but his Buffalo Bills had too little offense in a lopsided 31-3 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Owens had four catches for 39 yards and said he didn't make a big deal about joining Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, Cris Carter, Tim Brown, and Isaac Bruce as the only players with 1,000 receptions. "It doesn't bother me," Owens said.
NEWS
September 9, 2009 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
Dwight Dixon, the local guy who claimed that he had been shot in the hand last year by NFL star Marvin Harrison, died on Friday. Dixon, 33, never regained consciousness after he was riddled with seven bullets in Fairmount on July 21. That case remains unsolved, and charges were never filed in last year's shooting. A police source said that Dixon died Friday at 3:17 a.m. at Hahnemann University Hospital from "multiple injuries" caused by the gunshot wounds. His death adds a sad twist to a story that generated national headlines and was marred by a seemingly endless array of contradictions.
NEWS
July 30, 2009 | By DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
Investigators hunting for the man who shot and critically wounded Dwight Dixon on July 21 have served a search warrant at Playmakers, the Fairmount bar owned by NFL star Marvin Harrison, the Daily News has learned. Dixon was riddled with seven bullets while he sat inside a Toyota Camry on Girard Avenue near 28th Street, just two blocks north of Harrison's bar, police said. Dixon, 33, who last year claimed that Harrison shot him in the hand following a fistfight - told an officer at the scene of the July 21 shooting that he believed the shooter had been hired by Harrison.
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July 28, 2009 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
A Philadelphia man who claims he was caught in the crossfire during a shooting rampage by Marvin Harrison is suing the former all-pro wide receiver, saying that a bullet fired by Harrison is still lodged in his back, ESPN.com reported. Robert Nixon, 33, claims he saw Harrison shoot at another man with guns in each of his hands on April 29, 2008, and continue to fire when the target fled in his car. He said Harrison "continued shooting at the other person . . . as [he] drove past plaintiff.
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