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Marvin Harrison owns four businesses in Philadelphia.
1. A strip joint notorious for drug trafficking.
2. A mini mart that makes no money (see No. 1 and how it talks about drug running)
3. A sports bar
4. A car detail shop called Chuckie's Garage
Let's go to location four. On April 29, 2008 a convicted drug dealer, Dwight Dixon, was shot just outside of the main building. Someone didn't give the Hall of Fame receiver a good deal for his crack. In all seriousness though, Marvin had denied Dixon into location three earlier in the day and then another incident later. All of this culminated in Dixon being shot, allegedly by Harrison himself.
Dixon ends up filing a lawsuit against Harrison for shooting him, and police confirmed that a handgun in Harrison's possession matched the shots that were fired, but they didn't know who pulled the trigger.
To me, it doesn't seem too hard to put one and two together, but the cops must have been having a bad mental day. The story got more interesting as the Philadelphia DA wasn't going to pursue charges when this is clearly something really bad, and clearly related to the former Colts receiver. I don't know about you, but something sounds pretty corrupt about that situation in particular.
Dixon was convicted of filing a false report and was sentenced to six months in jail while another eye witness to the shooting, Robert Nixon, filed charges against Harrison for being in the crossfire of the earlier shooting. He also stated that Harrison himself was the gunman.
Two blocks away from Harrison's sports bar, Dwight Dixon was shot dead inside his car in July 2009, after filing a civil lawsuit against Harrison. Police confiscated a 9mm pistol from Harrison to see if it matched the bullets used to kill Dixon. Harrison admitted to being in possession of the alleged murder weapon, and even attempted to hide it from police after a traffic stop.
This case is still pending and the FBI is involved, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of media coverage over this incident. I find it to be very serious, and Marvin seems to be getting a little bit of help from somewhere within the police station to be able to fend off what would otherwise be an easy arrest and conviction.
128 receiving touchdowns/ One pending murder conviction