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Police confiscate Marvin Harrison's gun

NFL_Harrison_250.jpgAs further proof that former Colts receiver Marvin Harrison could end up sliding a mustard Hall of Fame jacket over an orange jumpsuit, Shaun Assael of ESPN The Magazine reports that police confiscated a 9mm handgun from Harrison during a routine traffic stop on Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Police will test the gun to see if it matches three spent 9mm shell casings that ended up inside the truck driven by the late Dwight Dixon at the scene of an April 2008 shooting.  Dixon, who eventually was shot and killed after filing a civil lawsuit, claimed that the casings came from a second gun that Harrison fired.

Authorities already have matched other bullets to a separate gun that Harrison owns — and that he admitted was in his possession on the day the shooting occurred.

Police found the gun during a search of Harrison’s Escalade.  The stop occurred as Harrison drove the vehicle the wrong way on a one-way street.

Harrison claimed he did not have a gun.  But police believed they saw Harrison put what appeared to be a weapon in the console between the two front seats.  They concluded that they had probable cause to search the vehicle, and they found the gun.

The incident comes on the eve of the 16th anniversary of O.J. Simpson’s notorious slow-speed Bronco chase. 

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  1. FumbleNuts says: Jun 17, 2010 12:04 AM

    “Harrison claimed he did not have a gun. But police believed they saw Harrison put what appeared to be a weapon in the console between the two front seats. They concluded that they had probable cause to search the vehicle, and they found the gun.”
    Sounds very very suspicious, why was he lying about the gun?

  2. lebowski says: Jun 17, 2010 12:16 AM

    Kudos to the police for trying, but why the hell would Harrison be driving around with the same gun used to shoot a guy over a year ago? I’m sure that gun is at the bottom of a river.

  3. buzzbissinger says: Jun 17, 2010 12:17 AM

    “As further proof that former Colts receiver Marvin Harrison could end up sliding a mustard Hall of Fame jacket over an orange jumpsuit…”

    Not that’s some vintage Florio! Where have you been?

  4. cowboys1 says: Jun 17, 2010 12:19 AM

    uh oh. do you see another slow speed chase tomorrow, during the nba finals too, thats crazy just like f-ing OJ!!

  5. PFTiswhatitis says: Jun 17, 2010 12:25 AM

    SO he hid the gun two years ago and they just now executed a search and it was still there?
    Longest investigation ever.

  6. OLDCRACKER says: Jun 17, 2010 12:25 AM

    Man, how the mighty have fallen! Too bad, too.

  7. ItalianArmyGuy says: Jun 17, 2010 12:25 AM

    Well – what can you say? That’s Philadelphia for you. Freaking cesspool of civilization.

  8. DanRooney says: Jun 17, 2010 12:36 AM

    Guilty.
    A 6 game suspension is definitely on the horizon Mr. Goodel…
    Oh I forgot he sits at home now watching the Naughright rapist choke in big games.

  9. Tyler says: Jun 17, 2010 12:53 AM

    Florio hates Marvin so much, I hope he won’t be prosecuted.

  10. Ufanforreal says: Jun 17, 2010 1:02 AM

    Ok they already had a match for that rare cannon Marvin had at the time this all went down and no arrest. Now they are looking for the 9mm gun that was also used, hmm what you want to bet Marvin has a bill of sale for that gun they found dated after the incident.
    Florio, comparing Marvin to OJ is like comparing you to a real news reporter.

  11. CapsLockKey says: Jun 17, 2010 1:06 AM

    If the bullet don’t fit, you must acquit!

  12. robert ethen says: Jun 17, 2010 1:11 AM

    “Mahvin take these guns off of me…
    ….cause I cain’t shoot them anymore..
    It’s gettin’ dark, too dark to see…
    …I’m knock, knock, knockin on Heaven’s door..”

  13. Dont Taze Me Bro says: Jun 17, 2010 1:18 AM

    Harrison is like the sports version of that Hogan’s Heroes actor who led a secret porno life.

  14. Maxxx says: Jun 17, 2010 1:29 AM

    This seems very odd. I would have thought he would have gotten rid of the gun. There I go thinking…

  15. toiletking says: Jun 17, 2010 1:40 AM

    This guy IS the next OJ Simpson, by the looks of it.

  16. Gautam says: Jun 17, 2010 1:41 AM

    Harrison has to be biggest retard around if he’s STILL carrying a weapon from an incident from two years back

  17. gavinmac says: Jun 17, 2010 1:51 AM

    He should have told them he was Brock Middlebrook.

  18. radiohead433 says: Jun 17, 2010 1:52 AM

    Its okay. He’s just trying to catch on with Cincinnati or Oakland.

  19. montanabob says: Jun 17, 2010 1:52 AM

    I always thought he was smarter than that; must have been the mustache that gave that impression.
    How many other players have rocked the stache with such longevity?

  20. radiohead433 says: Jun 17, 2010 1:52 AM

    Its okay. He’s just trying to catch on with Cincinnati or Oakland.

  21. trademcscab says: Jun 17, 2010 1:58 AM

    @italianarmyguy………20 bucks says you drink jager, fist pump, and use hair gel……and if thats all true than ur the cesspool of civilization…..cant think of a group of people i hate more than the one you belong to

  22. this class sucks says: Jun 17, 2010 2:33 AM

    How much will it bug Florio when all these guys he hates still end up in the hall of fame?

  23. kazkal says: Jun 17, 2010 3:04 AM

    What a Moron get rid of the gun o_O

  24. 46&2 says: Jun 17, 2010 3:05 AM

    how stupid do you have to be to carry the same gun 2 years later? if it turns out to be the same piece, the guy deserves all the jail time they can give him.

  25. whocaresaboutdallas says: Jun 17, 2010 5:09 AM

    ItalianArmyGuy says:
    Well – what can you say? That’s Philadelphia for you. Freaking cesspool of civilization.
    Cesspool says the guy with Italian in his screenname. Well, what do you expect. LMAO!

  26. jersey73 says: Jun 17, 2010 6:36 AM

    As a Colts fan, when the original thing happened in 2008, I thought, “It can’t be.” Slowly my doubt began to dwindle.
    I think I am finally at the point where I think Marvin did it. (I’m way past the point of realizing what we thought we knew about Marvin is much different than the reality.)

  27. Just JTO says: Jun 17, 2010 6:44 AM

    I was amazed that Harrison avoided the investigation this long. The early evidence and the words of the victim seemed to point to him. I guess being an All-Pro receiver affords you special treatment.
    @lebowski … kudos to the polcie for trying??? They took two freakin’ years to get the balls to admit he could be part of the crime.
    @tnsteve … if Harrison was indeed the shooter and possibly had something to do with the victim’s subsequent murder, well, I don’t think an OJ comparison is THAT far off base. Just sayin’.

  28. joe d says: Jun 17, 2010 6:46 AM

    20 mil in the bank and still a thug,i dont get it..i always thought harrison was a good guy,i hope he’s cleared but i have a feeling this is gonna end bad for him

  29. Leroy'sButler says: Jun 17, 2010 6:52 AM

    Are the cops that investigated Harrison the same ones that provided provided private security for Rapelisberger?

  30. PurpleNGold says: Jun 17, 2010 7:10 AM

    it must be terrible to feel the need to carry always

  31. downwithdansnyder says: Jun 17, 2010 7:21 AM

    It’s always the quiet ones…

  32. mcmattgr says: Jun 17, 2010 7:46 AM

    Its also 107 years to the day that Ford Motor Company was incorporated. What does this have to do with OJ Simpson? Maybe Harrison was on his way to Vegas to get his sports memorabilia.

  33. rjaxx says: Jun 17, 2010 7:58 AM

    tnsteve says:
    June 17, 2010 12:17 AM
    Wow. For no reason whatsoever, you just compared Marvin Harrison to OJ Simpson. You are such a douchebag.
    Cause Harrison is a killer. You my friend, are a douchebag.

  34. NoseBleedFan says: Jun 17, 2010 8:39 AM

    I’ve always been amazed at how little publicity the media has given this story since it broke…Too busy reporting about “bad boys” like T.O. and Ocho Cinco. At least PFT is mentioning it…

  35. watters7 says: Jun 17, 2010 8:39 AM

    Are handguns illegal in philly? I know you still have to smuggle learnin’ books into the city.

  36. tv says: Jun 17, 2010 8:42 AM

    So it is official – the Escalade has completely replaced the stereotypical pink Caddy.

  37. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 17, 2010 8:45 AM

    rjaxx says:
    June 17, 2010 7:58 AM
    tnsteve says: June 17, 2010 12:17 AM Wow. For no reason whatsoever, you just compared Marvin Harrison to OJ Simpson. You are such a douchebag. Cause Harrison is a killer. You my friend, are a douchebag.
    _____________
    Yeah, but to be fair, OJ flipped out that time and was a jealous husband. Harrison was “thug life”ing it up for god knows how long.
    Also, Harrison played on the Colts, which means he’s a scumbag anyway.

  38. cbrianwatkins says: Jun 17, 2010 9:00 AM

    The incident comes on the eve of the 16th anniversary of O.J. Simpson’s notorious slow-speed Bronco chase
    ————————————————–
    this line right here proves how much of a hack Florio is

  39. AllThat says: Jun 17, 2010 9:10 AM

    Steelers need another old receiver don’t they?

  40. omegalh says: Jun 17, 2010 9:45 AM

    If this is the same gun, Harrison is beyond stupid.

  41. steveinohio says: Jun 17, 2010 10:08 AM

    It’s those quite types that tend to do the crazy things. I guarentee you will never hear of Chad Johnson in a gun fight. Funny how that works.

  42. paul says: Jun 17, 2010 10:20 AM

    All the Philly P.D. have to do is bring in Rodney Harrison to question him and he will wind up in the fetal position and turn into a quivering mess and will give everything up like he did in the old days!

  43. sasquash69 says: Jun 17, 2010 11:55 AM

    It can’t be the same gun. no one is that dumb.

  44. toe-to-toe bird law says: Jun 17, 2010 12:19 PM

    ItalianArmyGuy says:
    June 17, 2010 12:25 AM
    Well – what can you say? That’s Philadelphia for you. Freaking cesspool of civilization.
    ———————————————-
    Says the guy whose cultural stereotypes include mobsters, killers and people from those Olive Garden commercials.

  45. Abe the Hoosier says: Jun 17, 2010 1:22 PM

    EverybodyGotAIDS says:
    June 17, 2010 8:45 AM
    “Also, Harrison played on the Colts, which means he’s a scumbag anyway.”
    Are you kidding me? The Colts are a classy organization that go out of their way to bring in high character guys, not thugs. I want to know who saw this coming 5 years ago when Marvin was lighting it up. Yeah, he was almost too quiet and had a rapist mustache, but that was all we had against him. This came waaay out of left field. It’s looking more and more like he’s guilty of something, maybe not murder, but he probably had a hand in organizing Dixon’s execution. It’s a shame after such a studly career.
    Anyway, back to my overall point. Clearly, you are a hater. Keep up the good work.

  46. ttommytom says: Jun 17, 2010 2:59 PM

    Harrison’s father = murderer (big house doa)
    1/2 brother #1= murderer (doing life)
    1/2 brother #2= murderer (doing life)
    Philly has nothing to do with Harrison. He’s a perp in anyhood USA. It’s in his blood.

  47. texasPHINSfan says: Jun 17, 2010 3:28 PM

    Marvin, what are you doing!?
    First, don’t lie to the police. Second, why are you carrying guns? Given the investigations and what just happened last year, it probably would be wise to not carry for awhile…. or ever again. :facepalm:

  48. Mitch says: Jun 18, 2010 3:46 PM

    I cannot seem to understand why it is that players like Marvin end up doing dumb stuff to place themselves in jeopardy like this. It seems like the “Little Thug” is trying to come out all of the sudden. Or is it that maybe he missed that part of his life. Well, another one of the many Hall of Fame hopefuls just might bite the dust, and ruin the hopes of the many younger potential NFL players in the years to come.

  49. Louis Cypher says: Jun 18, 2010 4:29 PM

    I cannot seem to understand why it is that players like Marvin end up doing dumb stuff…
    Really? Think of the messages in music, movies, TV etc., with 13% of the population makes up 46% of the prison population. It’s because they are Black.

  50. AB says: Jun 19, 2010 6:10 PM

    What does this have to do at all with O.J. Simpsons’ slow-speed chase? Why include that useless, unrelated tidbit?

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