BEREA, Ohio -- Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan dropped in on the Cleveland Browns Wednesday, but he ended up fumbling while giving a shout out to the team's rookie quarterback.
Ryan and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a lifelong Browns fan, visited the team's practice facility after a campaign stop in suburban Cleveland.
Both took turns talking with the team.
Ryan told the players he's been impressed by the play of rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, but it turns out he was pointing at backup quarterback Colt McCoy. That got a good laugh out of their teammates.
But Ryan recovered quickly, mentioning the team's victory over Cincinnati last Sunday.
The Republican congressman from Wisconsin also shared his favorite hunting spots with Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas, who's also a Wisconsin native.
JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press