According to ESPN, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison is under investigation in his hometown of Philadelphia in a shooting that took place earlier this week.
According to the report, “the alleged victim came into the bar, Playmakers, around 5 p.m. and engaged in an argument with Harrison, who was at the bar. The victim then left the bar, heading to his car, with Harrison following. Gunfire broke out, the victim was hit in the hand, and a young girl was slightly injured by flying glass from a car that apparently was hit by a bullet.
Police then went to a Philadelphia car wash owned by Harrison to question him about the gun. Harrison admitted owning such a weapon, but claimed it never left his suburban Philadelphia home.
However, the source said the gun was discovered in a bucket at the car wash, and tests showed that it had fired seven bullets that matched those found at the scene.
The Indianapolis Colts won’t comment right now on the situation.
Colts GM Bill Polian said in a statement, "We have no credible information at this time, and we will not comment until we do.”
Coach Tony Dungy also didn’t have much to offer.
"My phone has been ringing, too," Dungy said. "I really don’t have any details. I don’t know what â€˜involved’ means. (I) probably don’t have any more information than (the media has) right now.”
Profootballtalk.com reminds us that this isn’t the first time there has been a situation with Marvin that runs contrary to his squeaky-clean, good-guy image.
Three years ago, Harrison was sued for attacking three autograph seekers and putting one in a “potentially deadly choke hold.”
In 2003, Harrison attacked a Jets ball boy who was fielding pre-game punts from Jets P Matt Turk.