Way back in late April, local and national reporters couldn't get their pens and microphones together fast enough when word broke that Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison was linked to a North Philadelphia shooting. When the case failed to develop -- that is, when Harrison was never charged and the police publicly never mentioned him as suspect or person of interest -- the story faded away.
Guess who's back.
I started rooting around a few weeks ago to see if anything new was brewing in the case. Presto:
Marvin Harrison’s life just got more complicated.
The NFL star — who was linked to a springtime North Philadelphia shooting that left one man wounded — is now being sued by the alleged victim, Dwight Dixon.
Harrison was never charged with the April 29 shooting, which occurred after he and Dixon exchanged blows near an auto garage shop that Harrison owns on Thompson Street near 25th, according to police sources.
The case is still considered an open investigation, said Assistant District Attorney Christopher Diviny.
While Harrison, 36, admitted to members of Central Detectives that he was involved in the fight, he insisted he had nothing to do with the shooting, the sources said.
His handlers maintained his innocence during the ensuing media firestorm. The case eventually stopped generating headlines, and Harrison went back to his lucrative day job as a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts.