Eric Smith was going about his morning at the Cleveland Music Group today when he got a call from Bob Sivik, the Cleveland Browns' Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service.
Sivik, Smith says, informed him that he had been identified as the fan who poured a beer on Titans' player Logan Ryan during the Browns' game at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
This was shocking news to Smith, he says, for a couple of reasons. First, he wasn't at the game. Second, he hadn't been to a game in nearly a decade. Third, he was DJing a wedding at the Ariel International Center that afternoon.
"I was at home with my family until 2 when I left for the wedding," he says."
None of that seemed to sway Sivik, who told Smith that he had been caught on multiple cameras around the stadium, that the team had matched his tattoos, and that he had bought a ticket. Smith was informed he was banned from the stadium.