When the Browns allowed quarterback Colt McCoy to keep playing after suffering a concussion last season, his father Brad McCoy blasted the team for its treatment of his son. Now another member of McCoy’s family has taken a shot at the Browns — and all over a misunderstanding.
Colt’s little brother Case McCoy, a quarterback for the Texas Longhorns, fell for a Twitter hoax saying that Colt had been traded, and responded to it by saying the Browns are “going downhill.”
Although Case has since removed the tweet from his account, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Case McCoy initially reacted by congratulating Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden and then added that Colt would fare better.
“Good luck Brandon! Fan of you, but my brother’s pulling the lucky straw on this one! Cleveland is only going downhill!” Case McCoy wrote.
Case apologized when he found out that Colt hadn’t been traded, but even then Case wrote, “Still kinda meant what I said.” However, Case acknowledged that he shouldn’t have said anything about the Browns.
“Want to apologize for my tweet,” Case wrote. “It was definitely uncalled for and not at all what i stand for! Blood just runs deeper than sport colors. I’m thankful to be playing the sport I love. But with that comes responsibility and I didn’t handle that well.”
It probably doesn’t make life easy for Colt McCoy that members of his family keep saying things about his team. The bad news is that you can’t pick your family. The good news is that the Browns probably won’t be McCoy’s team for much longer.