In fact, the suit says, Smith had not attended a game in more than nine years.

A spokesman for the Browns declined to comment Tuesday, citing the pending litigation.

The suit lists the Browns, First Energy Stadium, NFL Security, as well Browns executives Bob Sivik and Peter John-Baptiste, as defendants. The case is before Judge Steven Gall.

The lawsuit says Smith was at home with his family the afternoon of Sept. 8th, preparing to work as a disc jockey at a wedding at Aerial International Center on East 40th.

At about the same time, the suit says, Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown in the Browns’ 43-13 loss.

Butler and Ryan celebrated by jumping into the seats near the Dawg Pound. That’s when a redheaded fan, wearing a Baker Mayfield jersey and sporting a tattoo on his right arm, threw beer in Ryan’s face, according to videos and the lawsuit.