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Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan Mistakes Colt McCoy For Brandon Weeden

May 22, 2012; Berea, OH, USA: Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (12) and quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) during organized team activities at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE

The Cleveland Browns received a visit from vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Wednesday when he stopped in at the Browns team facilities. Ryan is a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan so his slip up in Cleveland can be understood but what happened during his visit is still pure comedy.

According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Ryan addressed the team and directed his comments meant for rookie starter Brandon Weeden at backup quarterback Colt McCoy.

Per the Plain-Dealer:

While addressing players, Ryan praised Weeden, whom he recalled watching play for Oklahoma State, according to a pool report.

The only problem: The Wisconsin congressman was pointing to McCoy.

Ryan pleaded for mercy when he realized his mistake.

“You always had your helmet on,” he said of the redheaded Weeden.

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita confirmed the incident and said it brought the biggest laugh to the team today.

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Earlier on the campaign trail, Paul Ryan mistakenly called Weeden “Brandon Wheaton.” Despite not knowing who is the team’s starting quarterback, the Ryan – Romney ticket still has some support tied to the Browns organization. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s brother is republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam who openly supports the Ryan – Romney ticket.

Topics: Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns, Colt McCoy

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