"I got fined $500 for talking to a fan," said Mathis, who considered the notion that he could have been suspended absurd. "I thought it did get overblown, but they make the rules here so you have to play by them." "I think it was overplayed quite frankly," said Metros coach Bob Bradley of the incident. "I kept reading about how he went into the stands, which is not true. I feel bad for him with the way this was reported." "There's a huge difference between going into the stands, and going up the steps and having a verbal exchange with someone who threw beer on you." http://www.bergen.com/page.php?qstr...lRUV5eTY0NDg3NjgmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2 "Talking to a fan"?...."Having a verbal exchange"? Based on their account, you would think the fans and Clint were exchanging recipes.