TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Steelers OLB's mother arrested after brawl

Steelers/NFL Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009
 

The mother of Steelers linebacker James Harrison was arrested after a brawl erupted at a party for about 100 people she was hosting at the VFW hall in Akron, police said Friday.

Mildred J. Harrison, 62, of Akron, was given a summons for simple assault following the fight during Thursday night's game between the Steelers and the Cleveland Browns, Akron police said. Mildred Harrison, who was wearing a Steelers jersey when she arrived later at the police station, told officers she was assaulted during the "chaos" but was not involved in the fight.

A warrant was issued for her daughter, Shovonne C. Johnson-Roper, 39, of Akron, and a third person, charging them with felonious assault. Four people, including two who were hit in the head with beer bottles, were taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.

James Harrison is a graduate of Coventry High School in Akron.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read News