PHILADELPHIA (AP) Police say a man accused of throwing a beer bottle near Phillies player Ryan Howard during a game earlier this month has been cited for disorderly conduct.
Police spokeswoman Tanya Little says 21-year-old Sidney Smith, from Wilmington, Delaware, turned himself in on Friday over the June 4 incident.
The aluminum bottle was thrown onto the field as Howard walked to the dugout at the end of the game. It landed near him, but didn't hit him.
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Ballpark security alerted police.
Smith was issued a summary citation for disorderly conduct and released. Little says he'll appear before a judge Tuesday and could face a fine.
The slumping Howard has been struggling all season. He was baseball's most valuable player in 2006 and helped the Phillies win a World Series in 2008.