HONOLULU - A lawsuit filed in Honolulu accuses Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin Harrison and two men of attacking three boys who were seeking his autograph at a Waikiki resort a day before the Feb. 13 Pro Bowl.
The suit, made public Monday, seeks general, special and punitive damages to be determined at trial. It alleges Harrison "violently and physically attacked" the minors, including placing a "potentially deadly choke hold" upon one of the boys.
The boys have incurred medical expenses and severe emotional distress as a result of the assault, the suit said.
Johnnie Reshard Jr., Ernest Simon Jr., Eric Gilbert Jr. , whose ages are not listed in the suit, and their parents were visiting from California to attend the Pro Bowl when the boys were assaulted at the Hilton Hawaiian Village by the All-Pro player and two unidentified men, the lawsuit said.
A Colts spokesman said the team would have no comment. Harrison's agent could not be immediately reached for comment.
Police interviewed Harrison while he was in Honolulu and forwarded their report to city prosecutors, who are considering whether to pursue charges. Harrison was not arrested and no one has been charged.
The alleged altercation occurred when the boys approached Harrison, who was talking on his cellular phone. While the boys were waiting for Harrison to finish his calls, two men acting on Harrison's behalf told them there would be no autographs or photos.
Without provocation, the suit says, the two men, later joined by Harrison, attacked the boys.
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