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nychief
03-29-2005, 09:27 PM
Lawsuit accuses Colts' Harrison of choking autograph seeker

March 29, 2005
HONOLULU (AP) -- Marvin Harrison of the Indianapolis Colts and two other men are accused in a lawsuit of attacking three boys seeking the wide receiver's autograph a day before Pro Bowl.

The suit, made public Monday, seeks general, special and punitive damages to be determined at trial. It alleges Harrison ``violently and physically attacked'' the minors, including placing a ``potentially deadly choke hold'' on one of the boys.

Police interviewed Harrison while he was in Honolulu and forwarded their report to city prosecutors, who are considering whether to pursue charges. Harrison was not arrested and no one has been charged.

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The boys have incurred medical expenses and severe emotional distress as a result of the assault, the suit said.

Johnnie Reshard Jr., Ernest Simon Jr., Eric Gilbert Jr. , whose ages are not listed in the suit, and their parents were visiting from California to attend the Pro Bowl when the boys were assaulted at the Hilton Hawaiian Village by the All-Pro player and two unidentified men, the suit said.

A Colts spokesman said the team would have no comment. Harrison's agent could not be reached immediately for comment.

The alleged altercation occurred Feb. 12, when the boys approached Harrison, who was talking on his cellular phone at the Waikiki resort. While the boys were waiting for Harrison to finish his calls, two men acting on the receiver's behalf said there would be no autographs or photos.

Without provocation, the suit says, the two men, later joined by Harrison, attacked the boys.



Updated on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 7:14 pm

jspchief
03-29-2005, 09:41 PM
Seems hard to believe from Harrison, but I guess anything is possible...

Spicy McHaggis
03-29-2005, 09:42 PM
I told Marv he was hanging with Bonds too much.

Rausch
03-29-2005, 09:45 PM
Seems hard to believe from Harrison, but I guess anything is possible...

Yeah, I'm sure that's how it happened...

Goon 1: "Look, kids who want autographs."

Goon 2: "Yup. Hey, wanna' choke 'em?"

Goon 1: "Well, ok. But next time we use the taser..."

BIG_DADDY
03-29-2005, 09:52 PM
I told Marv he was hanging with Bonds too much.

You should apply for a job with ESPN dude.

PHOG
03-29-2005, 09:59 PM
Who are they being represented by..

The Law Firm of Gilbert Sr., Reshard Sr. & Simon Sr.?

Der Flöprer
03-30-2005, 12:38 AM
Marvin Harrison, choke artist? Who knew.

Cochise
03-30-2005, 06:07 AM
Seems hard to believe from Harrison but if they have "medical expenses" then I assume there will be some documentation from medical staff...

Mike Grose
03-30-2005, 07:36 AM
Sounds pretty fishy to me.

Wonder why the ages are not listed. Are the "boys" in the 17 YO range?

Gotta push that "minor" button for max cash.

NewChief
03-30-2005, 07:44 AM
Probably professional autograph hounds that wouldn't leave the players alone. Those people have to be some of the most annoying and pathetic people on the face of the earth. They get their kids to do their dirty work for them.

tomahawk kid
03-30-2005, 07:54 AM
Probably professional autograph hounds that wouldn't leave the players alone. Those people have to be some of the most annoying and pathetic people on the face of the earth. They get their kids to do their dirty work for them.

That's exactly what I was thinking.

When I went to training camp a few years back, I saw more than one middle aged man with duffle bags full of helmets, pic etc that you KNEW they were selling after the fact.

I imagine that would get pretty old from the players perspective.

On the other hand, you also have certain "Pro Bowl" members of the Chiefs who won't even stop to sign an autograph for a little kid. I'm sure the former has something to go with the latter, but that door swings both ways.

Rain Man
03-30-2005, 08:01 AM
Yep, this is fabricated. It's too stupid a story, and I've never heard anything about Harrison being a thug. (If it was Randy Moss, I'd be more likely to believe it.)

If I was Harrison, I would argue that he was just using his hands to make a lei for the boys. Aloha.

Radar Chief
03-30-2005, 08:21 AM
On the other hand, you also have certain "Pro Bowl" members of the Chiefs who won't even stop to sign an autograph for a little kid. I'm sure the former has something to go with the latter, but that door swings both ways.


Not to mention any names *cough* Tony Gonzales *cough*.

tomahawk kid
03-30-2005, 08:23 AM
Not to mention any names *cough* Tony Gonzales *cough*.


:)