Report: Former NFL Star Shot at After Helping Home Invasion Victim

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    Marvin Harrison

    It was a close call for former NFL star Marvin Harrison after a shooting in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

    The Daily News reports that the 41-year-old former Indianapolis Colts receiver was driving in the Wynnefield Heights section of the city on Saturday, around 3:20 a.m., when he was flagged down by a man dressed in boxers who was fleeing an apartment.

    According to the Daily News, the man told Harrison two men had broken into his apartment and asked him to call 911. After Harrison let the man into his pickup truck, the two gunmen ran outside and fired two shots, striking the tire of Harrison's truck, before fleeing the scene, according to the Daily News.

    The Daily News reports that neither Harrison nor the man he helped suffered injuries. The victim also claimed that the men stole $500 from him.

    Harrison, a Philadelphia native, was an 8-time Pro-Bowler, 3-time First-Team All-Pro, and won a Super Bowl while playing 13 seasons with the Colts.

    Prior to Saturday’s reported incident, Harrison was connected to two other gun incidents in Philly.

    In 2008, Dwight Dixon accused Harrison of shooting him in the hand after a bar fight. While Dixon sued Harrison, criminal charges were never filed due to a lack of evidence. Dixon was shot again in July of 2009, two blocks away from a bar owned by Harrison. He died from his injuries two months later. His murder remains unsolved.

    In 2010, Harrison was stopped by police for allegedly traveling the wrong way on a one-way street. While no charges were filed, police confiscated a 9mm handgun after Harrison allegedly placed a weapon-like item on the backseat of his SUV, according to investigators.