Fans who threw a bottle at owner Jimmy Haslam will be banned

Fans who threw a bottle at owner Jimmy Haslam will be banned

BEREA – A fan who threw a bottle at Browns owner Jimmy Haslam after the Jets scored with 22 seconds left in Sunday’s game was identified. The team plans to ban the fans from the stadium in the future.

“The safety of fans, players and staff is a top priority in our building and behavior that puts others at risk will not be tolerated,” the team said in a statement issued by a spokesperson. standard practice, we have cooperated with law enforcement authorities and security video footage of what is being worn is in the appropriate hands. We will have no further comment on this matter.”

Haslam was standing near the tunnel in the northwest corner of the stadium as the Jets scored on a pass from Joe Flacco to Garrett Wilson. A fan then threw a bottle at the pitch that hit him. He immediately went to security and informed the fans.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero captured the incident on video. According to the Cleveland Police Department’s incident report, a 51-year-old Rocky River man “threw a water bottle into the field from section 138 that hit (Haslam)” and was detained as he tried to leave the stadium.

The man appeared to be “drunk” and told police the bottle was “never on the pitch” as he was detained in the stadium’s police room. He was eventually booked on misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order.

The Browns led 30-17 with 1:55 left. This is the first time since the Browns did it against the Chicago Bears in Week 9 of 2001 that any NFL lost after leading by 13 points or more with two minutes remaining, a span of 2,229 games.

Joel Bitonio, Myles Garrett, undecided vs. Steelers do not practice

Two All-Pro players were not on the field for the Browns for Tuesday’s practice, raising questions about their availability for Thursday night’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Left guard Joel Bitonio and defensive end Myles Garrett were both on the Browns’ prepractice injury report and did not practice. Bitonio was sidelined with a biceps issue, and Garrett was with a concern over his neck.

Coach Kevin Stefanski was noncommittal on either player’s status against the Steelers, simply saying “We’ll see.”

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett sacks New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco during the first half, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland.

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett sacks New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco during the first half, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, in Cleveland.

The Browns have already ruled out defensive end Jadeveon Clowney after he suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s loss against the Jets. Stefanski wouldn’t say one way or another if the injury would cost the former All-Pro beyond Thursday’s game.

Two rookies will see more playing time regardless of whether Garrett plays against the Steelers or not. Both Alex Wright and Isaiah Thomas were already in the rotation, especially Wright, who played 30 defensive snaps against the Jets.

Bitonio was one of two players who were working alongside a trainer during the opening part of the practice. The other was Harrison Bryant, who was listed Monday with thumb and thigh injuries.

Garrett and Clowney were on the field at all during the opening portion of practice.

Jesse James, Chase Winovich placed on injured reserve

Two other players – defensive end Chase Winovich and tight end Jesse James – who had already been ruled out of Thursday’s game were placed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Winovich is dealing with a hamstring issue, while James is battling a biceps injury.

Stefanski wasn’t sure if those measures would end.

Browns add Tyrone Wheatley to practice squad, release Alex Taylor

The Browns added offensive tackle Tyrone Wheatley to the practice squad. In a corresponding move, they released tackle Alex Taylor from the practice squad.

Wheatley Jr., who spent the offseason with the Las Vegas Raiders, is officially in his first NFL season out of Stony Brook. He was an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2021, where he was on the practice squad

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This article originally appeared on the Akron Beacon Journal: Fan who threw bottle at Browns owner Jimmy Haslam identified

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