By Paul Kurtz

by Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Delaware man who threw a beer bottle at Ryan Howard appeared in court Tuesday.

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21-year-old Sidney Smith did not enter a formal plea. Instead, the Wilmington man chose to take a special Summary Diversion Program.

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In exchange for paying $200 dollars and attending a class in July, thereby tacitly admitting his guilt, Smith will have his citation for disorderly conduct expunged.

Smith was the target of a nearly week-long search after throwing a beer bottle at Ryan Howard at the end of a Phillies game on June 4th. He surrendered to police last Friday.

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Smith had no comment after leaving court Tuesday.