CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 18: Owner Jimmy Haslam watches the game against the New York Jets from the sideline at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) BEREA, Ohio (AP) - A fan was arrested for allegedly throwing a plastic water bottle and hitting Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam during the closing moments of Sunday's 31-30 home loss to the New York Jets.Cleveland police said Tuesday that Jeffrey Miller, 51, of Rocky River, was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and failure to comply.
Miller was spotted by stadium video surveillance throwing the bottle and was followed with cameras.After the Jets scored their go-ahead touchdown on a pass from Joe Flacco to rookie Garrett Wilson with 22 seconds left, Haslam was seen on a video walking toward an end zone tunnel in FirstEnergy Stadium when he was struck by the projectile.Haslam stopped and pointed in the direction that the bottle came from.According to the police report, Miller initially failed to stop when ordered by officers.
Once he was detained, Miller told police "it never hit the field" as he was being taken to a holding room inside the stadium.
He was later booked and held in the Cuyahoga County jail.In the report, police said Miller appeared to be intoxicated.The Browns intend to ban Miller from the stadium, a person familiar with the team's decision told The Associated Press.