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the two sides to Marvin Harrison

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JC, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Intersting article on Harrison.

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Image is everything.
  3. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    I loved the last line.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I'll put the over/under on his HOF acceptance speech at 6 seconds.
  5. Has a living inductee ever not given a speech? If they all have, I could easily see Harrison being the first not to even show up in Canton for induction.
  6. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Interesting stuff, although I'm wondering if those stories haven't been exaggerated a bit. Harrison caught on the Meadowlands Jumbotron choking a Jets ball boy just gets brushed aside by the media and authorities? That hardly seems possible to me. Anyone here know more about that incident?

    And, if the evidence really is as that story portrays, then I've sure got to question that prosecutor's reluctance to go forward. You've got ballistic evidence proving the shots were fired from Harrison's gun, undisputed evidence that he was fighting with Dixon right before he was shot, and witness testimony that Harrison had a gun during the fight and was pursuing Dixon's car as he drove away after being shot. That's not enough evidence to file charges? What more does she need? Something doesn't smell right there.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

  8. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    It is good stuff, and I thought the same thing about the Meadowlands incident and the shhoting. If he was nearly arrested, as stated, before a Jets game, it would have made the papers, I'd think. And there must not have been many people in the stadium. I also get that these witnesses to the shooting are of questionable character, but it seems like there is enough to file charges and leave it up to a jury to decide.
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Apparently that is her basis for declining to file, and that would make perfect sense to me if those witnesses were all she had. But that ain't the case. Even if those guys are lying scumbags, indeed even if you didn't have that witness testimony at all, there's still two rather enormous pieces of evidence that nobody, not even Harrison, disputes: 1) the bullets came from Harrison's gun; 2) Harrison was fighting with Dixon right before he was shot. That alone creates a mountainous hurdle for a defense attorney to overcome--to essentially convince a jury that it was just a coincidence that this guy was fighting with Harrison then a moment later was shot by some unknown different person with a gun that just happened, for some odd reason, to belong to Harrison.
  10. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Funny how rich people with good lawyers find themselves in such fortunate positions...
  11. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    I agree. See above for the true reason he isn't facing charges (though he still could).
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    What a dick. He shot a guy. Attacked a ball boy. Makes him worse than Plax.
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