Friday, May 02, 2008

Colts' Harrison Linked To Shooting

As it is being reported on the other sports network (I don't want to mention it's name, as they are our main competitor for your services), it sounds all but certain that Marvin Harrison, the super-productive no-nonsense wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon, along with a host of other crimes his actions violated. From the report it appears as if Harrison was in his bar, 'Playmakers,' located in his hometown of Philadelphia, when a gentleman entered the bar and began a heated exchange with Harrison. As the man was leaving, he was shot in the parking lot. He left the scene, only suffering a bullet wound to his hand.

The police have traced the bullets to a gun Harrison owns. The police contacted Harrison at the carwash he owns and Harrison admitted to owning the gun, but claimed it never left his house. The police later found the gun in a wash bucket located directly behind Harrison. Harrison has yet to be charged with a crime and has not returned our phone calls.

However, John Madden offered comment on the situation, saying, "Harrison's a no-nonsense type of player. He's a hard worker, blue collar kind of guy. He just goes out and gets the job done, plain and simple."

Why does Marvin Harrison own a bar and carwash? Why does it sound like he actually spends a lot of time at both establishments in a managerial type role? If an extremely rich entertainer owns a nightclub, I see it being much more of a Frank Lucas in Frank's kind of place. Marvin goes in on busy nights and sits in a VIP area with some friends. The story makes it sound like he was working the bar. I guess Madden, along with every other announcer to ever cover a Colt's game was right - he's just a blue collar type of athlete.

It will be interesting to see how the NFL handles this situation from a legal and PR standpoint. It obviously calls for a suspension if he was the one who pulled the trigger. The next step might be to ban NFL players from nightclubs. It will also be interesting to see who Marvin Harrison passes the torch too as the next humble, hard-working, elite black athlete. My vote is for the sexy Willie Demps...


Blogger Runs With Two Horses said...

Willie Demps is bringing it for real. He's made a good argument for himself to be featured in next year's AwesomeUSA! Sexy Male Athlete Calendar. Brian Scalabrine is still on the outside looking in.

May 4, 2008 at 7:06 PM  

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