Fan arrested for allegedly throwing a bottle at Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Sunday

Fan arrested for allegedly throwing a bottle at Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Sunday

BEREA, Ohio — A fan has been arrested for allegedly throwing a water bottle at Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam in the final moments of Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets.

Jeffrey Miller, 51, was arrested on Sunday for assault, disobeying a lawful order and disorderly conduct, according to the police report.

The Browns plan to ban Miller from returning to FirstEnergy Stadium, a source told ESPN. NFL Network, which first announced that the fan would be banned, captured video of Haslam walking toward the Browns’ tunnel just as Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson scored the game-winning touchdown in a 31-30 win over Cleveland. After the bottle hit Haslam, he looked up to try and find the fan that threw it.

Police identified Miller as the suspect using stadium CCTV and found him before he could leave the stadium. According to the police report, Miller did not stop when ordered by police. After detaining him near the exit gate, police took Miller to the stadium police room. The police report noted that officers suspected Miller of being intoxicated. He was then taken to the county jail.

“The safety of fans, players and staff is the top priority in our building and behavior that puts others at risk will not be tolerated,” the Browns said in a statement. “Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident and as standard practice we have been cooperating with law enforcement authorities and the security video footage of the thrown object is in the proper hands. We won’t have any further comments on this.”

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