City will not prosecute football player accused in attack on 3 young fans
What ever happened to allegations that Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison and two others attacked three visiting juvenile boys here for the 2005 NFL Pro Bowl?
Answer: The Honolulu Prosecutor's Office says Harrison will not face criminal charges for the altercation Feb. 12, 2005, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Prosecutors confirmed yesterday that they would take no further action because of insufficient evidence.
Harrison has denied any involvement in the fight.
An NFL spokesman said Harrison acknowledged he was present but was not an "active participant" in the altercation.
The parents of the three boys filed a lawsuit in March 2005 alleging Harrison and two other unidentified males attacked the boys without provocation at the Waikiki hotel complex after they had sought his autograph.
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Indianapolis Colt Marvin Harrison has played in several Pro Bowls in Hawaii.
One of the boys claimed Harrison put a choke hold on him.
Johnnie Westly Reshard Jr., Ernest Terry Simon Jr., Eric Gilbert Jr. and their parents were visiting from California to attend the Pro Bowl.
Their lawsuit alleges that it appeared that Harrison motioned for the boys to wait for the autograph.
Meanwhile, two men arrived and told them there would be no autographs or photos taken of Harrison, the suit says.
Without provocation, the suit alleged, the two men attacked the boys, and Harrison joined them.
Harrison claimed he did not know the other two men described by the boys.
Harrison does not deny he was there, but he disputed the boys' version of events.
This update was written by Star-Bulletin reporter Debra Barayuga.
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