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Browns Wide Receiver Andrew Hawkins Trolls Cleveland Fans About LeBron James

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins catches balls after organized team activities at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 10, 2014

Andrew Hawkins has yet to play a game for the Cleveland Browns, but it's safe to say he doesn't have many fans in the city right now.

Cleveland residents are on edge waiting to see where LeBron James decides to sign. The city is buzzing with optimism that the NBA superstar will return to Ohio and is ready to celebrate at the first sign of good news.

Even Hawkins was hopeful that there would be good news soon:

Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico reported that James was expected to make an announcement Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ET:

That tweet was followed up with a tweet from the wide receiver:

Hawkins, who signed with the Browns this offseason, used this opportunity to troll the fans of his new city:

People either believed that James had actually signed with Cleveland or assumed it was fake. However, once they clicked on the link, they soon found out that it took them to a story from 2006. That didn't go over well with some fans:

That's a bold move to mess with fans before you even play a game for your new team.

Meanwhile, Hawkins got a good laugh out of the situation:

Well played, Baby Hawk.


[Twitter, h/t CBS Sports]

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