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Paul Ryan Confuses Colt McCoy for Brandon Weeden

Jimmy Haslem kicked off the first official practice of his new regime by welcoming in Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Ryan’s seemingly harmless trip to Berea may have done some damage to Mitt Romney’s campaign among the northeastern Ohio electorate. While addressing the huddle players before practice, Ryan confused backup Colt McCoy for starter Brandon Weeden. Ryan talked about how he remembered Weeden playing well for Oklahoma State last year; however, he was pointing to McCoy. A few of the Browns players began chuckling discreetly while others looked away before the candidate realized his mistake. Scott Fujita tweeted: “Today’s locker room laugh from practice was hearing how Paul Ryan looked Colt McCoy dead in the eye & said ‘great job at Oklahoma State’.”

Ryan apologized for the mistake by attempting to explain himself to Weeden, “You always had your helmet on.” Ryan has a history of trouble with Brandon Weeden. At a rally in August, the congressman called him “Brendan Wheaton.” Weeden laughed off the case of mistaken identity explaining, “I think he saw the red practice jerseys and got us mixed up,” Weeden said. “But he’s got more important things on his mind right now than me and Colt. It was a good laugh.” Even so, I’d suggest Ryan get some of those interns on Browns research before Ohio’s 18 electoral votes are lost for good!


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  1. Denolakes

    October 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Keep politicians out of our sport and our team — I don’t care if you are the owner and a die-hard this or that . . .

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