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McCoy’s Fate Reportedly Sealed By Dad’s Remark

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Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns lays on the ground while speaking to athletic trainers after a helmet to helmet hit from James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on December 8, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS SPORTS) - Many folks are surprised that the Browns wanted to draft Brandon Weeden at 22nd overall and simply move on from Colt McCoy, rather than attempt to beef up the weapons around their incumbent quarterback.

Turns out, McCoy’s future with the Browns may have been decided long before the 2012 NFL Draft. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland reports that “McCoy’s fate as a former starter was sealed” the moment Brad McCoy decided to make public comments about the Browns inserting his son back in the game after a dangerous-looking concussion.

“He never should’ve gone back in the game,” McCoy’s father said at the time. “He was basically out [cold] after the hit. You could tell by the rigidity of his body as he was laying there. There were a lot of easy symptoms that should’ve told them he had a concussion. He was nauseated and he didn’t know who he was. From what I could see, they didn’t test him for a concussion on the sidelines. They looked at his [left hand].”

The situation with McCoy since the draft has been interesting. He was reportedly on the trading block, and then the Browns reportedly weren’t sure about dealing him and called the situation “fluid.”

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