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Philly police going hard after Marvin Harrison

On Wednesday, former Colts receiver and Philadelphia native Marvin Harrison saw a 9mm handgun seized from his vehicle for ballistics tests.

The initial report from Shaun Assael of ESPN The Magazine indicated that police planned to determine whether the gun matched the 9mm shell casings found at the scene of an April 2008 shooting.  Already, police have determined that one gun owned by Harrison was involved in the incident.

Howard Eskin of 610 WIP in Philadelphia tells us that police actually plan to search more broadly for potential matches, comparing the gun to any and all shootings to which Harrison possibly could be connected.

To date, only two possible incidents have been reported.  In addition to the April 2008 shooting, police have investigated whether the man who shot and killed Dwight Dixon (one of the April 2008 victims) did so at the behest of Harrison.

Per Eskin, police in Philly plan to pursue aggressively any connection between Harrison and currently unsolved shootings.  “I’m told police thought they had him before,” Eskin said.  “Now police will take this one to the wall.”

Prosecutors have opted not to pursue charges against Harrison for the 2008 shooting, citing discrepancies in the potential testimony of witnesses regarding the identity of the shooter.  Though Harrison remains a chief suspect, the very high standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt forces the authorities to have an air tight case.

Just like the one that prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson double-murder case believed they had.

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50 Responses to “Philly police going hard after Marvin Harrison”
  1. downwithdansnyder says: Jun 17, 2010 11:38 PM

    He’s going to learn a new definition of “wide receiver” if it’s a match.

  2. brownsfn says: Jun 17, 2010 11:39 PM

    There goes the value of my Harrison rookie cards…

  3. Roger Goodell's a tool. says: Jun 17, 2010 11:43 PM

    I think everyone knows be was responsible, if he actually pulled the trigger or not.

  4. VegasRandy says: Jun 17, 2010 11:45 PM

    The O.J. Simpson prosecutors had to deal with a racist jury.

  5. Sumeria says: Jun 17, 2010 11:45 PM

    Yeah, I don’t think he still has the gun they’re after.

  6. Defx says: Jun 17, 2010 11:52 PM

    Howard Eskin… isn’t he the guy who got that woman killed by her husband? Yeah…

  7. Stone says: Jun 17, 2010 11:57 PM

    He sounds like a member of Muddy Waters’ band. A modern day gangster masquerading as a football player. Shoot ‘em up, Marvin!

  8. clintcooper says: Jun 18, 2010 12:00 AM

    Being that he’s a celebrity he’ll get away with it.

  9. realitypolice says: Jun 18, 2010 12:24 AM

    I don’t think there is any doubt that the Philly cops believed MH was involved from the start. But MH was well protected in his neighborhood, and they had a hard time making the case.
    But following the time-honored tradition that crooks are stupid and will eventually do something dumb, they just had to wait for MH to drive the wrong way down a one-way street with one of the murder weapons, which should have been in the bottom of the Schuylkill River, in the center console of his truck. Now he’s cooked.

  10. robert ethen says: Jun 18, 2010 12:29 AM

    I’m wondering where he was back in 1963.

  11. The_Emperor says: Jun 18, 2010 12:43 AM

    I take it the Colts play the Eagles this year?

  12. jkiddrock says: Jun 18, 2010 12:47 AM

    You would think that Marvin would be bright enough to lose the weapon after 2 years.
    Good thinkin’ Marv.
    Next time hide your past indiscretions when you drive the wrong way on a one-way street.
    You been eatin’ retard sandwiches or somethin’?

  13. TexasBubba says: Jun 18, 2010 12:50 AM

    He can’t be stupid enough to have kept the gun. Could he?

  14. FumbleNuts says: Jun 18, 2010 1:25 AM

    Marvin is the wrong kind of Gunslinger.

  15. davidc45629 says: Jun 18, 2010 1:29 AM

    VegasRandy is right. A racist jury saved OJ. Whitey isn’t the victim in Philly so Harrison won’t have that crutch.

  16. nosferatu says: Jun 18, 2010 1:46 AM

    Douche

  17. Mustard says: Jun 18, 2010 3:05 AM

    “General Consensus”
    There ain’t no way he still has the same gun in his car when he drove the wrong way down a one-way street in the same neighborhood as previous “alleged” discretions.
    Is Marvin really that stupid?
    We may be surprised by the end of this…

  18. Ufanforreal says: Jun 18, 2010 3:53 AM

    # VegasRandy says: June 17, 2010 11:45 PM
    The O.J. Simpson prosecutors had to deal with a racist jury.
    ——————————————————
    Yeah it was racist for sure, racist against justice.

  19. Brennan says: Jun 18, 2010 4:11 AM

    haha, going hard…

  20. polishkingski says: Jun 18, 2010 5:35 AM

    @ jkiddrock….retard sandwiches….lmfao!….seriously tho, i always thought marvin h was one of the “good ones”, know what i mean guys?

  21. Colts18 says: Jun 18, 2010 5:52 AM

    Is marvin just going around shooting up philly or somethhin? wth is going on

  22. phillyfinsfan says: Jun 18, 2010 6:28 AM

    Eskin is an rude, arrogant, jerk. I’m glad his radio ratings have gone down. He’s desperate now so don’t believe anything he says. I personally watched this jerk berate a young intern producer out on location in front of bar full of people. He thinks he’s a god in Philly.

  23. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Jun 18, 2010 6:41 AM

    TexasBubba:
    If he was stupid enough to shoot, or order a shooting, he’s pretty damn stupid already. For that reason, I have no problem believing that he could hold on to it. That’s if he did it, of course.
    I think it’s amazing how this guy went his whole career as a quiet, get it done type of football player. Never any controversy, and never any attention drawn his way, and now they are talking as if he may be linked to a crime spree. Wow.

  24. Popeye says: Jun 18, 2010 6:47 AM

    The_Emperor says:
    June 18, 2010 12:43 AM
    I take it the Colts play the Eagles this year?
    Have you had your head in the sand all last year?
    DOUCHE

  25. mike_311 says: Jun 18, 2010 6:51 AM

    sounds like Eskin is planting these stories to stay relevant.

  26. Claudio says: Jun 18, 2010 7:34 AM

    # VegasRandy says: June 17, 2010 11:45 PM
    The O.J. Simpson prosecutors had to deal with a racist jury.
    It was a racist cop you idiot not a racist jury. If it were a racist jury he would have gone to prison.

  27. KnuckleBucket says: Jun 18, 2010 7:36 AM

    If this is all true then what a fall from grace. As a pats fan I watched this guy rack up numbers against the pats for years. I always respected him because he was never one to run his mouth and just played the game. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the man speak. Apparently he likes to let his piece speak for him……allegedly

  28. Duck Fallas says: Jun 18, 2010 7:39 AM

    Eskin is a pompous ass. I’m glad he started tanking, but it sucks that he’s going to drag down Ike with him.

  29. mann1976 says: Jun 18, 2010 7:39 AM

    i knew this article was bull as soon as i saw “Eskin” as a source…

  30. imabigdog says: Jun 18, 2010 7:54 AM

    Howard Eskin… The poster bitch for “I’ll repeat anything told to me about football, because football news is what people want to hear”. His importance in the Philly area is just about null. His afternoon radio show has dropped so low in the ratings that they had to bring in Ike Reese to boost his ratings.
    He is a stinking looser.

  31. Phyxsius says: Jun 18, 2010 7:57 AM

    Eskin claims Marvin was on the grassy knoll too.

  32. lakedog19352 says: Jun 18, 2010 8:03 AM

    If, after two plus years, the gun is a match, Marv is an idiot. If it’s not, the police are idiots for not doing this search at the time of the shooting…

  33. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 18, 2010 8:07 AM

    Claudio says:
    June 18, 2010 7:34 AM
    # VegasRandy says: June 17, 2010 11:45 PM
    The O.J. Simpson prosecutors had to deal with a racist jury.
    It was a racist cop you idiot not a racist jury. If it were a racist jury he would have gone to prison.
    ______________
    Ummm…I think he meant they were racist…in favor of OJ. See, that’s how you see racism mostly these days.

  34. Bucknut says: Jun 18, 2010 8:10 AM

    Claudio says:
    It was a racist cop you idiot not a racist jury. If it were a racist jury he would have gone to prison.
    Wrong Claudio, unless you believe only white people can be racist. He escaped conviction because of the color of his skin, not because of the evidence or the racist cop. I think it also helped that the jury was filled with the “intellectually challenged”. Take your pick; the rest of the world knows who did it.

  35. footballhistorian says: Jun 18, 2010 8:15 AM

    That’s…………
    what she said…

  36. Duck Fallas says: Jun 18, 2010 8:22 AM

    polishkingski says:
    June 18, 2010 5:35 AM
    @ jkiddrock….retard sandwiches….lmfao! ….seriously tho, i always thought marvin h was one of the “good ones”, know what i mean guys?
    =========================================
    Why don’t you just come right out and say it, tough guy?

  37. jj jones says: Jun 18, 2010 8:23 AM

    If I was Eskin, I’d watch my back. Be on the lookout for a quiet gangster with a little mustache.

  38. Nuckinfutz says: Jun 18, 2010 8:25 AM

    No way the gun is a match. He couldn’t possibly be carrying around the same gun that he used in the shooting.You throw the old gun in the ocean, and buy a new one. It’s not like he can’t afford it. Nobody could be that stupid.

  39. ItalianArmyGvy says: Jun 18, 2010 8:32 AM

    ’bout time!!!!!! Oh, and belicheat sucks, I swallow for the Steelers

  40. Profundity says: Jun 18, 2010 8:32 AM

    Though Harrison remains a chief suspect, the very high standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt forces the authorities to have an air tight case.
    ____________________________________
    For a person who allegedly defended the laws of this land you still haven’t figured out that this country’s judicial system has much more leniency when you are famous and/or rich.
    I still struggle to comprehend how anyone trusts you with inside information from their job when you can’t grasp the nuances of your own former profession.

  41. Mooch says: Jun 18, 2010 8:36 AM

    Howard Eskin? Does he do radio here?
    Pretty much it looks like Marvin is the Stringer Bell of Philly, and I find it hard ti believe he’d have kept the gun, especially since his custom gun was used in the previous shooting.
    The Philly PD is he worst urban PD in America. They’re incapable of pulling off any kind of successful investigation.
    We need Jimmy McNulty.

  42. moeskills says: Jun 18, 2010 8:56 AM

    If he didn’t get rid if that ratchet, he’s a idiot 4 real.

  43. Cereal Blogger says: Jun 18, 2010 9:00 AM

    Dude you just made my day,,,hilarious
    downwithdansnyder says:
    He’s going to learn a new definition of “wide receiver” if it’s a match.

  44. Monarch says: Jun 18, 2010 9:23 AM

    Fry him

  45. AllThat says: Jun 18, 2010 9:23 AM

    The Marvin Mafia………………..Cue the Steeler fans for Goodell to suspend him at least 6 games though.
    C’mon Funi!!!

  46. smilergrogan says: Jun 18, 2010 9:52 AM

    eskin is indeed an pompous, arrogant idiot.
    but don’t think that he doesn’t have good sources in certain situations. i’m thinking he might be a putting out what the philly PD wants out there in this case, shaking Marvin’s tree to see what falls out….

  47. Cougar Bait says: Jun 18, 2010 10:37 AM

    Peyton to Harrison, for years, was pretty to watch. One of the best WR’s of his era, if not the best. Also, he was always a recluse or secluded on the bench. That old addage of beware of the quiet ones may be true here…
    I’m not sure what the deal here is, but if really did it, he should be brought to justice.

  48. GassiusClay says: Jun 18, 2010 12:00 PM

    If this is the gun used in an earlier crime, and he still has it, all I can say is wow…

  49. polishkingski says: Jun 18, 2010 1:47 PM

    @duck fallas….i think every one else got the subtle humor chief. how old are you?

  50. D wins games says: Jun 18, 2010 3:49 PM

    If he still has the gun from those crimes, he should be locked up for stupidity beyond belief, a serious felony….

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