Drink it in: The Browns could have simply punished the improper fan within the aftermath of Sunday’s beer toss.
After a Cleveland fan was caught on digicam dousing the Titans’ Logan Ryan on Sunday, the staff vowed to dish out an indefinite ban to the offender from FirstEnergy Stadium.
Now, the punished fan says he wasn’t even on the recreation.
Eric Smith instructed Cleve Scene that he was DJing a marriage on Sunday afternoon, and frolicked at house together with his household till leaving for the gig at 2 p.m. (the sport began at 1 p.m ET)
Smith acquired a name Wednesday from Bob Sivik, the Cleveland Browns’ Vice President of Ticket Gross sales & Service, banning him from the stadium.
“I mentioned please, please ship me the footage,” Smith mentioned. “And he was like, ‘You don’t need to get defensive should you’re harmless.’ ”
Smith instructed Cleve Scene he hadn’t been to a recreation in a decade, but Sivik instructed him his tattoos had been matched to the footage of the beer incident.
The Browns later launched a press release saying that they’d not recognized a selected perpetrator and that their investigation continues.
“Whereas we’re persevering with to assemble data and have been involved with a number of folks as a part of the method, we now have not explicitly recognized the person concerned or taken any formal motion of punishment right now,” a Browns spokesman mentioned in a press release to Cleveland.com on Wednesday.
The incident occurred after a Malcolm Butler pick-six sealed a horrible Week 1 loss for the Browns, who misplaced 43-13 on their very own turf after coming into the season with large expectations.
Cleveland will face the Jets at MetLife Stadium this coming Monday evening.