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Stuff like this feels so similar to policing in this country.

Holding "someone" responsible is more important than finding the correct individual.

If you aren't 100% positive who the guy was (by, you know, going down to him after he threw the beer) then why are you taking a guess as to who it was afterwards?

Sure, the public reaction to hearing "Sorry, we just can't say for certain who this man was" might be bad, but it's the right move.

Also, I'm not sure that article is accurate. The picture they use is so blurry that the small tattoo in the crook of his arm could easily be there and just not show up.
 

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I'm guessing NFL put pressure on browns to do something. So they did, just so they could say they did. Hoping things would blow over.

My guess the actual beer dumping guy bought his tickets through a 3rd party vendor so browns have a limited availability to find him.
 

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This quote stands out:
"I said please, please send me the footage," Smith tells Scene. "And he was like, 'You don't have to get defensive if you're innocent.'"
That Browns rep is a complete tool. This is embarrassing for the Browns organization. I hope the posters on here who went all in on trashing that fan for the beer incident in the rant thread can at least admit that the organization acted in the wrong here during this mixup. They even doubled down when he told the Browns they’ve got the wrong guy.

Hope they rectify this situation by not only apologizing, but giving him free tickets to a game.
 
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Can you imagine the amount of fans that would be banned after Bottlegate. The stadium would be almost empty.
 

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What I'm interested in is how they landed upon that guy to begin with. Is he a season ticket holder in that area? Did they use some facial recognition technology? If that's the case, then how do they have faces tied to identities without their knowledge?
 

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What I'm interested in is how they landed upon that guy to begin with. Is he a season ticket holder in that area? Did they use some facial recognition technology? If that's the case, then how do they have faces tied to identities without their knowledge?
They matched the guy in the video to an old mugshot they had.
The fan that was wrongfully banned was arrested in the stadium years ago and was booked and held in their jail.


I actually have no idea. I just guessed like I'm assuming the Browns did
 

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What I'm interested in is how they landed upon that guy to begin with. Is he a season ticket holder in that area? Did they use some facial recognition technology? If that's the case, then how do they have faces tied to identities without their knowledge?
My guess? They clicked through every person that likes their social media pages and picked the first person that looked the closest.
 

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What I'm interested in is how they landed upon that guy to begin with. Is he a season ticket holder in that area? Did they use some facial recognition technology? If that's the case, then how do they have faces tied to identities without their knowledge?
My guess would be they took the location of the guy's seat and then banned whoever holds the season tickets. I'm assuming the guy sold them since he had another engagement, but the Browns wouldn't have known that.

Of course, it's up to them to make it right. I assume they will and this will become yet another non-story.
 
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