Video: Brett Lawrie hits umpire with helmet

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  May 16, 2012 08:53 AM

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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie could be facing a suspension after he threw his helmet and struck an umpire after striking out Tuesday night against the Rays.

Lawrie was called out by umpire Bill Miller, then turned and spiked his helmet, which bounced into Miller. He was ejected, as was manager John Farrell following the ensuing argument.

Lawrie said he didn't intend to hit Miller.

"That was not my intention at all," Lawrie said. "I've never, ever done anything to go at an umpire before in my life, and I didn't mean to tonight. I apologize for that," he said.

After the game, Miller was also hit by a drink tossed by a fan.

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