February 3, 2014 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 16, 2010 |
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.
December 28, 2009 |
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.
September 9, 2009 |
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.
July 30, 2009 |
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.
July 28, 2009 |
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.
July 22, 2009 |
Someone wanted Dwight Dixon dead, wanted it bad enough to get up close and riddle him with seven bullets in broad daylight. Police sources said that Dixon - the man who generated national headlines last year when he claimed to have been shot by NFL star Marvin Harrison - was found leaning against his Toyota Camry in Fairmount yesterday morning, moments after a triggerman's bullets tore through his chest, stomach and arm. Dixon was alive, barely,...