Look who's talking: Harrison
Colts' quiet star speaks but offers little insight
By Mike Chappell
Posted: August 20, 2008
Marvin Harrison, the Indianapolis Colts' reticent receiver, broke his silence Tuesday afternoon, but offered little personal insight into his return from knee problems or any other Marvin-related matters.
Speaking to the local media for the first time since the Colts' Jan. 13 divisional playoff loss to San Diego -- and speaking only to The Star -- Harrison made it clear from the outset there wasn't much he cared to share.
A Colts official ended the interview when Harrison was asked about an April 29 shooting in his hometown of Philadelphia that involved a gun he owned.
Before that, Harrison was asked about football. He said he had no comment when asked whether the recent camp in Terre Haute was normal for him. He offered no opinion on whether he is back to where he was before an injury to his left knee forced him to miss 11 games last season.
"I mean, have you been in Terre Haute watching practice?" Harrison said. "You can write what you see. That's the best way I can tell you."
Informed that Colts fans might prefer to hear Harrison's assessment, he said, "You all seem to know more about it . . . you all write what you see. That way I won't have a comment."
Harrison indicated he has been upset with some of what has been written about him. It was mentioned he has had some engaging discussions with the media during previous training camps.
"Oh, yes, we have," Harrison said. "Then sometimes you walk out with that knife in your back sometimes.
"I'll just say nothing. There will be better days down the line, but I have nothing right now."
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WTF is up with this? Marvin sure can be a strange guy sometimes. Lighten up Marvin, you get paid a bajillion dollars a year to play football. If you would actually answer a question straight up for once instead of beating around the bush about it and giving strange one word answers, then I think there would be a lot less whispering about your condition. God forbid reporters or fans try to find out what is wrong with the teams HOF receiver.
I thought players had to make themselves available to the media at least sometimes?
I used to think Harrison was just a quiet guy, but the more I read about him the more I think that he is a prima donna in the opposite way of a TO or Ocho Cinco.
I just don't get why Harrison has to be so consistently standoffish.