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Marvin Harrison, man in underwear shot at in Philadelphia

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Former Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison’s again in the news regarding a shooting in Philadelphia.

According to David Gambacorta of the Philadelphia Daily News, the retired receiver was shot at early this morning while coming to the aid of a man in his underwear.

The report says that around 3:20 a.m., Harrison was driving when he was flagged down by a man wearing boxers who was fleeing an apartment, which two men had just broken into. The guy in his shorts asked Harrison to call 911, and Harrison let the man climb into the bed of his pickup.

That’s when the burglars ran outside, and shot twice at Harrison’s truck.

No one was injured, but one of the bullets hit Harrison’s tire, which went flat shortly thereafter. The victim said the burglars stole $500 from him, and apparently scared him enough to eschew pants.

Harrison has been accused of involvement in two Philadelphia shootings, but wasn’t charged either time. One of the men was later shot and killed near a bar Harrison owns.

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60 Responses to “Marvin Harrison, man in underwear shot at in Philadelphia”
  1. rpupkin says: Jun 14, 2014 4:37 PM

    Marv needs to move.

  2. haydenpryor says: Jun 14, 2014 4:41 PM

    He should stick to shootin some Bball outside of the school

  3. ottawabrave91 says: Jun 14, 2014 4:43 PM

    someone was trying to reenact a scene from breaking bad it something

  4. ttommytom says: Jun 14, 2014 4:50 PM

    Marv needs to move to the Big House.

    Read all about the things he’s “allegedly” done.

  5. till3r says: Jun 14, 2014 4:50 PM

    Marvin was the getaway car for the two burglars.

  6. sumkat says: Jun 14, 2014 4:54 PM

    You can take the man out of west philly, but you can’t take the west philly out of the man. No clue why he insists on coming back. I don’t even make 100k/y, and I don’t go back there, lol

    Call Will Smith and see what he did to get out of West Philly, and follow his lead (well, that will be impossible since you didn’t grow up rich like him, but I’m sure there is someone you can call)

  7. fishyinalittledishy says: Jun 14, 2014 4:56 PM

    Jezz yet another NFL player past or present involved in gun crime.

  8. mrbigass says: Jun 14, 2014 4:59 PM

    Ah, 3:20 am. It’s the best time to be out and about……..

  9. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 14, 2014 5:09 PM

    Trouble just seems to find some people

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 14, 2014 5:15 PM

    Props to Marv for stopping for a guy flagging down traffic in his underwear at 3:20 AM. Although I notice he did make the guy get in the back of the pickup.

  11. nosleeptilsb says: Jun 14, 2014 5:18 PM

    Young woman, panties and bra, I stop, if she’s not a wreck. A guy in boxer shorts, unless waving a couple Wells Fargo bags, is jumping for the ditch as I floor it.

  12. bobl242 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:23 PM

    Killadelphia, the city of brotherly love!

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 14, 2014 5:24 PM

    “Get in the back of the pickup in case they start shooting, but make sure they know that’s where you are….”.

  14. glenne81 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:29 PM

    Them Burglars be dead.

  15. dan7800 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:29 PM

    I like how the ad on the right hand screen is for underwear

  16. kferguson2002 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:39 PM

    You can bet one way or another Marvin will get painted as the bad guy for this.

  17. 700levelvet says: Jun 14, 2014 5:46 PM

    Anyone with half a brain would be nowhere near West Philly, much less at 3 am ..

  18. lks311 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:47 PM

    No good deed goes unpunished.

  19. jacobslatter says: Jun 14, 2014 6:00 PM

    Dick Cheney would have nailed Mr. Underwear with one shot. Look out !

  20. bornahawker says: Jun 14, 2014 6:01 PM

    This guy is like a cat! 9 lives! How about a beach house in S.Fla. Marv? Wake up!

  21. gohometrolls says: Jun 14, 2014 6:01 PM

    This is all coincidental………right.

  22. csbanter says: Jun 14, 2014 6:06 PM

    Who knew on the field Marvin Harrison was all business and quiet, off of it he’s buck-wild (allegedly)

  23. troy43mvp says: Jun 14, 2014 6:13 PM

    3 in the morning in West Philly? What bad could happen? Must have had a White Castle craving.

  24. bpjensen says: Jun 14, 2014 6:22 PM

    I still think Marv is hiding in plain sight like Gus Fring.

  25. kd75 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:27 PM

    Frank Reynolds was just fooling around…

  26. dennardp84 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:50 PM

    I think ole Marv is on the down low… All of a sudden at 3 in the morning u run across a man in his underwear… So the “report” says, yeah ok… The real story was probably more like they were trying to rob Marv and his acquaintance… Read past the bull

  27. seagram757 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:58 PM

    Handgun Harrison

  28. kissbillsrings says: Jun 14, 2014 6:59 PM

    Marvin Harrison Hernandez…

  29. kamthechancellor says: Jun 14, 2014 7:01 PM

    Was Colin Kaepernick involved in this somehow?

  30. FinFan68 says: Jun 14, 2014 7:05 PM

    I’m not buying this story. I don’t doubt the elements are true (Harrison, dude in underwear, gunshot hole in truck tire, 3:30 am, etc.) I just don’t think they all came together in the way it is reported.

  31. clashpoint says: Jun 14, 2014 7:06 PM

    I think he sorta sounds like a hero.

  32. zdravit says: Jun 14, 2014 7:12 PM

    That’s his story and he’s sticking to it.

  33. kegowhisky says: Jun 14, 2014 7:13 PM

    Awesome; you can’t just make this stuff up!

  34. tedmurph says: Jun 14, 2014 7:54 PM

    Harrison is a smarter version of AHernandez.

  35. tedmurph says: Jun 14, 2014 7:54 PM

    Great player though.

  36. sportsfan18 says: Jun 14, 2014 8:03 PM

    To the person who said trouble just seems to find some people…

    It’s a LOT easier for trouble to find YOU at 3:20 a.m. in a seedy part of a dangerous city…

  37. eoyguy says: Jun 14, 2014 8:12 PM

    I find it interesting that no one commented the pickup truck. I mean, how surreal is that? A former NFL wide receiver, who should have many millions in cash tucked away, driving in West Philly…in a pickup truck! Not to get all racial or anything, but a black guy in the inner city(?) driving a pickup truck, at 3 in the morning, seems a little….unusual?Odd? Unlikely?

  38. higheriqthanyou says: Jun 14, 2014 8:13 PM

    Why did I expect Kapernick to be involved?

  39. shakespeare22 says: Jun 14, 2014 8:35 PM

    He just happens to be riding by at 3:20 am? Where there’s smoke there’s fire. This guy is going to be in jail or dead within the next year.

  40. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 14, 2014 8:39 PM

    Borrowing a line from W. C. Fields, Marv’s epitaph will read, “He wishes he hadn’t been so stubborn about living in Philadelphia.”.

  41. demolition510 says: Jun 14, 2014 8:46 PM

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  42. seanx40 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:23 PM

    Wait, so Harrison was the victim this time? Is today opposite day?

  43. thraiderskin says: Jun 14, 2014 9:26 PM

    From what I just read… Harrison did the noble thing, I respect that and don’t understand the ridicule. U want to knock on him for previous issues, OK, but here he saved that guy… what have u done?

  44. doctorbarr says: Jun 14, 2014 9:31 PM

    3:20 AM, in Philly and gun shots… no news here- this is normal.

  45. pigskin28 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:38 PM

    I guess the fact the man owns a bar escapes you morons … And only criminals live in the “bad part of town”.

  46. enzasman says: Jun 14, 2014 9:40 PM

    Well raiderskin, what we have done is avoid South Philly at 3:20 am, that’s what he shoulda done too. It may not be noble but it’s surely common sense.

  47. joecancun says: Jun 14, 2014 9:54 PM

    You know the old saying;
    Nothing good happens after 3:15 am

  48. steelerrick says: Jun 14, 2014 10:40 PM

    Nothing good happens being out at 3:20 am!

  49. gammynomnom says: Jun 14, 2014 10:45 PM

    where there is smoke, there’s fire. The majority of people are never around shootings. How many is this for Marvin?

  50. lunarpie says: Jun 14, 2014 10:50 PM

    There is no other city quite like it in the world!!!! This story only reinforces the motto of ‘City of Brotherly Love’. Put the same scenario in a any other city and anyone in Marwin’s position would either try their hardest to ignore the man and call the cops or simply or run ‘like cats n dogs’.

    Marvin Harrison make me proud to be a native Philadelphian! Thanks Marvin!!!

  51. oldsombrero says: Jun 15, 2014 12:06 AM

    Harrison was only able to give a brief description of the events.

  52. imthedudedude says: Jun 15, 2014 3:22 AM

    He killed a guy

  53. ty46 says: Jun 15, 2014 3:24 AM

    Philly is probably not even top 5 in the US in murder rates.

  54. pv1960 says: Jun 15, 2014 7:14 AM

    Marv, I once lived in Philly and moved out for that reason. Time to hit the bricks as we say in Philly.

  55. bbk1000 says: Jun 15, 2014 8:06 AM

    A quick look into him and it’s obvious he’s not a good guy….

    What the heck is he doing around at 3:20 am anyway?

  56. bunjy96 says: Jun 15, 2014 8:06 AM

    Nothing good happens at any hour in West Philadelphia.

    After dark it just gets worse.

  57. nobodydezitbetter says: Jun 15, 2014 9:16 AM

    C’mon really?? I can’t wait to see what really happened.

  58. pacodawg says: Jun 15, 2014 9:25 AM

    Josh Gordon’s role model. Believe that !

  59. mrozma says: Jun 15, 2014 10:00 AM

    I hate being broke.

  60. listenupcupcake says: Jun 15, 2014 10:49 AM

    As others have said, Marv was a great player, but off the field, where there’s so much smoke there’s gotta be fire.

    Also, some local knowledge from back in the day – Marv lives in North Philly, which is much rougher than West Philly (let alone South Philly). In most parts of North Philly, this story would never even be reported. Where this incident reportedly occurred is very near City Line – actually a nicer part of West Philly, near the suburbs.

    Of course, what a guy who lives and owns businesses and property in North Philly was doing in a pickup at 3:20 AM in West Philly is … curious at best. Maybe Marv wants to move to a better neighborhood? ;)

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