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J.R. Smith will pay fan $600 for throwing, breaking cell phone

Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 24: J.R. Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Media Day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 24, 2018 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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J.R. Smith said he’d rather cover his tattoo than lose money in fines.

But the Cavaliers guard will pay a fan who accused Smith of grabbing, throwing and breaking the fan’s phone.

Shayna Jacobs of the New York Daily News:

Assistant District Attorney John Johnsen said the offer to the Cleveland Cavaliers guard was an “adjournment in contemplation of dismissal,” which means his criminal mischief rap would be dismissed and sealed after six months of good behavior once the NBA veteran accepts the deal.

Smith will also have to pay $600 in restitution to reimburse the 20-year-old admirer from Pennsylvania who stopped to take the ex-Knick’s photo on 10th Ave. near W. 18th St. around 2:30 a.m. on July 29.

At least Smith can put this behind him now.