CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for robbing and attacking an Indians fan following World Series Game 6 in Cleveland.
Anthony Johnson must also pay restitution for the money and cell phone he stole.
The victim was walking from Progressive Field back to his downtown hotel at about 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 when he was assaulted and robbed. Jesse Green, an Indians fan from Coral Gables, Florida, suffered a fractured jaw, concussion and dental injuries, families members said.
"Instead of fulfilling his lifelong dream of seeing his Cleveland Indians win the World Series, he woke up in the hospital beaten beyond recognition," said Elizabeth Timberlake-Green.
She said the months since the attack have been filled with doctor's appointments, and 35-year-old Jesse Green still suffers from pain, scarring and speech issues. He can't even kiss her.
"I'm reminded of the attack every time I look in the mirror and see the scar Mr. Johnson left," Timberlake-Green said, reading a statement from her husband.
U.S. Marshals arrested Johnson after police released photos of him using Green's credit card at an east side gas station shortly after the attack.
He was on probation at the time.
During his sentencing hearing, Johnson asked for forgiveness and pleaded for mercy. He said he was drunk at the time of the attack.
"I apologize to you, Mrs. Green, and your family for the pain and suffering that I caused you," Johnson said.
On Wednesday, Johnson also received three years in prison for separate counts related to attacking and choking the mother of his child. The sentences will be served one after the other.