For the first time since the weird news broke on Saturday, former Syracuse wide receiver Marvin Harrison spoke out defending himself for his role in saving a Philadelphia man being chased by two gunmen.
Harrison, 41, told the Indianapolis Star on Monday that he was driving around at 3:20 a.m. minding his own business when the 38-year-old male flagged him down and begged him to call 911. The man jumped in the car and the two had to dodge bullets from the men.
“I didn’t do anything but drive my car, pick a guy up and call 911. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time for this person.The unfortunate part is things are coming out negative. I had nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing to do with it. I was just driving, minding my own business,” Harrison proclaimed.
He was interviewed by investigators and the tire of his truck that was struck by bullets was taken in for evidence.
Harrison has been involved in some gun troubles in the past. In 2008 there was a shooting near his car wash in Philadelphia that left a kid injured because of broken glass. The gun that was used was Harrison’s but he was not charged in the incident. In 2010, Harrison was pulled over for going the wrong way down a one-way street and had a 9mm handgun in his car. The gun was comphiscated and Harrison wasn’t charged in the incident.
Harrison was a Hall of Fame finalist this year and played 13 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts after his four years at Syracuse from 1992-1995. He is the Orange’s all-time leading receiver, with 2,728 yards.
Information from Syracuse.com was used in this post.