As several of you have pointed out regarding the decision of ESPN not to report on the civil suit against Ben Roethlisberger, ESPN previously departed from its supposed policy of no reporting on civil cases absent a criminal complaint in the case of the shooting that allegedly involved former Colts receiver Marvin Harrison.
ESPN was all over that story from the get-go, even though the only official legal proceeding against Harrison was and is a civil suit.
And so we wonder whether ESPN will mention the latest development in the pending non-criminal case.
According to FOX 29 in Philly, the man who accused Harrison of shooting him has been shot again. Seven times.
The incident occurred earlier today as 33-year-old Dwight Dixon was leaving a Chinese restaurant. He is listed in critical condition.
Police are looking for the shooter; they reportedly believe that the incident might be related to another shooting that occurred over the weekend.
We assume that police also will attempt to rule out whether the shooting is related to the shooting that allegedly involved Harrison. After all, the civil case can never become a criminal case if the guy who claims he was shot by Harrison isn’t able to testify at any criminal trial.
Obviously, we’re not saying that Harrison was involved in either shooting. But the police wouldn’t be doing their jobs properly if they didn’t rule out anyone and everyone who might have a motive to put seven slugs into Dixon’s body.
Bottom line? Someone saw fit to shoot Dixon seven times.