Banned Clevelander disputes Brown's accusation

(Cleveland) - The Browns banned Eric Smith from FirstEnergy Stadium, contending he was the fan that threw beer on a Tennessee Titans player during Sunday's game. However, Smith tells Channel 3 he was nowhere near the stadium at the time.

Smith says he spent time with his family on Sunday morning before leaving to DJ a wedding at the Ariel International Center in the afternoon.

Smith maintains there were 130 people at the wedding who can verify he was there. Smith adds that he hasn't paid any attention to the Browns since 2010.

Smith explains he got a call from Bob Sivik, the Browns' Vice President of Ticket Sales & Service, accusing him of violating the teams' Fan Code of Conduct during the fourth quarter of the team's season-opening loss.

Smith works at the Cleveland Music Group, and had heard about the beer incident on the radio, but says he didn't pay much attention to the story. He was shocked when Sivik called him today and accused him of causing trouble at Sunday's game.

The incident was caught on video, but Smith claims he was not that fan, and says Sivik refused to listen to his story.

Smith tells WKYC he has no idea how the Browns got his name, and were able to call him at work.

While he has no interest in the Brown at this point, Smith says he does not want to be banned from FirstEnergy Stadium, especially for something he did not do.

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