2010-08-05 / Sports

Vomiting Fan At Philadelphia Ballpark Gets 30 To 90 Days

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 30 to 90 days for vomiting on another spectator and his 11-year-old daughter in the stands during a Philadelphia Phillies game last spring.

Twenty-one-year-old Matthew Clemmens, of Cherry Hill, N.J., pleaded guilty in May to one count each of simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment for his conduct during an April 14 Phillies-Nationals game at Citizens Bank Park.

Common Pleas Court Judge Kevin Dougherty also sentenced him Friday to two years of probation and 50 hours of community service to be done at Citizens Bank Park.

Defense attorney Richard Hark presented character witnesses and Clemmens apologized to the family and stadium workers, saying “Nobody ever ruined games for me and my dad.’’ But Dougherty pointed to the word “heartless’’ tattooed on the defendant’s arm and said he believed the apology was “feigned.’’

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