Ryan and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice attended the team’s practice in Berea, Ohio, after a rally at nearby Baldwin Wallace University. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Ryan mistook starting quarterback Brandon Weeden for backup quarterback Colt McCoy while addressing the team.
The Plain Dealer says Ryan (pictured above speaking with lineman Joe Thomas) praised Weeden, “whom he recalled watching play for Oklahoma State,” while pointing to McCoy.
How did the VP candidate backtrack?
“You always had your helmet on,” he reportedly said of Weeden.
Linebacker Scott Fujita confirmed the blunder and even had some fun with it on his Twitter account.