Browns Fans Plead Innocent; More Arrests To Come
CLEVELAND (AP) - Four of the 15 fans arrested at Sunday's Browns game have pleaded innocent and the team says more arrests are to come.
Browns team spokesman Todd Stewart said four more fans were charged Wednesday and that the team has "leads on probably eight to 10 people that we are pursuing."
Hundreds of fans hurled plastic bottles and other objects onto the field after a referee's controversial call late in a 15-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Members of the Browns security team are reviewing videotapes of the game, interviewing season-ticket holders and taking tips from callers, Stewart said.
"Our plan is anybody who is found throwing things on the field will lose their season ticket privileges," he said.
On Tuesday, four men arrested at the game pleaded innocent and posted bonds.
Joseph E. Bradesku, 21, of University Heights, faces the most serious charge, assault on a police officer. Bradesku is accused of punching a policewoman in the face and head-butting her.
The fourth-degree felony carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Joseph Breen, 21, of Akron, and Stephen Mlynarczyk, 27, of North Royalton, were charged with aggravated disorderly conduct.
The misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Breen, who was also charged with criminal trespass, was escorted out of the game. He is accused of arguing with security officers outside and trying to get back into the stadium.
Mlynarczyk is accused of throwing objects onto the field even after a security officer warned him. Mlynarczyk also is accused of pushing a security officer down.
Peter Fenda, 22, of Valley View, is charged with misdemeanor assault. He is accused of punching a traffic controller in the chest near the stadium.
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