Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 6/17/12

Case McCoy, the brother of Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, ripped his brother’s team on Twitter Friday in response to a fake trade rumor.

Case, who is a quarterback at the University of Texas, apparently had been duped by a fake ESPN Twitter account that said his brother had been traded to the Eagles. He sent the following tweet, which has since been deleted:

Brandon was a reference to quarterback Brandon Weeden, who was drafted by the team in the first round this year. Weeden is expected to replace McCoy as Cleveland’s starter.

It didn’t take long for Case McCoy to realize he made a mistake.

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

Case then spent some time on Saturday apologizing for his negative comments about the Browns.

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

colors. I’m thankful to be playing the sport I love. But with that comes responsibility and I didn’t handle that well last night.

— Case McCoy (@CaseMcCoy6) June 16, 2012

That trade report may have been false, but one has to figure it might not be long before McCoy really is traded by the team. After all, this isn’t the first time one of McCoy’s family members criticized the team, and the Browns reportedly aren’t happy about it.

H/T Around the League
Ten Cent Beers via WFNY for the tweet grab

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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