We just posted a new item over at Midwest Sports Fans talking about the Plaxico Burress case and comparing it to the shooting investigation involving Marvin Harrison from earlier this year. And the basic question is why has there been such a drastic treatment of the two men?
Obviously there are many differences in the case:
--Marvin has not been charged criminally
--Marvin does not have the history of being a bad teammate like Plaxico
But there are also differences that seem a lot worse in the Harrison case, like the fact that the alleged act hurt someone other than himself.
I am wondering if anyone has heard anything recently on the Harrison case. I have not, nor could I find anything online since October when the civil suit was announced. It seems strange that everything has gone so quiet, when the last update was that the criminal investigation was still open -- and the evidence certainly looked pretty damning for Marvin, even in the best case scenario (which is that he didn't pull the trigger but someone else used his gun).
I think it is only fair as so many people throw stones at Plaxico to remember that he is not the only wide receiver getting into trouble with guns. It does seem, however, that the differences in their reputations and locker room demeanor are creating the difference in how these cases are viewed. And maybe more will come out about the Harrison case later, and it will become a big issue again. But I do find the relative treatment of the two cases to be interesting.
I'd love to get your feedback, from a Colts perspective. And I would certainly love an update if I have simply been out of the loop or missed a new development.