Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 6/18/12

Case McCoy is currently a quarterback at the University of Texas, just as his older brother Colt once was.  Of course, Colt McCoy has moved onto the NFL where he has been the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns for the last couple seasons.  Nevertheless, Colt McCoy's time in Cleveland appears to be numbered with the Browns selecting Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden in the first round of this year's draft.  Since, trade speculation has swirled around Colt McCoy.  

This weekend, Case McCoy wad duped into thinking his brother was actually traded by reading a tweet from what he said was a fake ESPN account saying Colt McCoy had been sent to the Eagles.  Colt McCoy is still well and truly a member of the Cleveland Browns, but that didn't prevent his brother from this bumbling sequence.  Case first tweeted a cryptic message about his brother actually being traded by the Browns and ripping Cleveland as "only going downhill" and Colt "pulling the lucky straw." The tweet was deleted by McCoy, but preserved by Adam Schefter.

RT @CaseMcCoy6 Good luck Brandon! Fan of you, but my brother's pulling the lucky straw on this one! Cleveland is only going downhill!

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 16, 2012

At this point, Case must have caught on that bashing his brother's current team while he was still indeed on the roster wasn't the best move.  He deleted that message and then blamed it all on a trade rumor from a fake ESPN account.  Of course...

That is... If these rumors are true!

— Case McCoy (@CaseMcCoy6) June 16, 2012

Fake ESPN accounts are nuts... Got me fired up over nothing! Still kinda meant what I said :/

— Case McCoy (@CaseMcCoy6) June 16, 2012

Want to apologize for my tweet last night. It was definitely uncalled for and not at all what i stand for! Blood just runs deeper than sport

— Case McCoy (@CaseMcCoy6) June 16, 2012

The slanted frowny face is just perfect as is the cursory, forced apology.  Case McCoy followed right along with the Forced Twitter Apology Playbook When Thinking Your Brother Has Been Traded And Really Hasn't.  First comes the emotional "Cleveland Sucks" tweet.  Second is the tweet that backs off the ledge just a bit.  Third is deflecting the blame onto someone else.  And finally comes the awkward apology.  Brilliant.  For as much flack as Case McCoy received for this, I'd say he's closer to the mark than Warren Sapp, who thinks the Browns are on the verge of the Super Bowl.  For the record, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer says Colt McCoy isn't being actively shopped, but the Browns will listen to trade offers.  And, Case McCoy is behind David Ash in the battle to be Texas' starting QB in the fall.

Of course, Case McCoy could have avoided all of this if he had simply called or texted his brother and asked Colt if he had been traded instead of finding out via Twitter.  Or, he needs to spend a little more time carefully delineating between real and fake ESPN accounts on Twitter.  Either one would be a good call next time.

[Cleveland Plain Dealer]

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