The gun was registered to him.
The incident happened after he was involved in an argument in the vicinity of a car wash that he owned.
6 shell casing were found on the ground and they matched his gun.
A man and a boy were injured.
But, luckily, the normal instinct (let's call it Pacman Syndrome) to convict the Negro athlete, who happened to be circumstantially related to the geography of the event, in the courts of public opinion and judiciary expedience has been avoided. In this case.
Marvin Harrison told his coach, the venerable and magnificent Tony Dungy, that he is not involved.
"At this point I'm keeping my fingers crossed," owner Jim Irsay said, according to the newspaper. "We've done everything we could do in our diligence to try to discern what happened. He said he was not involved in that shooting and ... the authorities have said there is nothing imminent.
We at NOIS congratulate Harrison for being honest, forthright and wholly believable. We congratulate Irsay for keeping his fingers crossed, rather than distancing himself from the athlete and fostering an image of guilt. Something that many other owners have done. And we congratulate the law enforcement officials involved for not getting caught up in the hype and glee so tangible when the chance to ruin the life of a Negro athlete presents itself.
Perhaps this is a sign of the change.
Perhaps it is the change we, as a Nation have worked so hard to foster.
Yes, we can change.