The Browns hope quarterback Brandon Weeden attacks the Baltimore Ravens Sunday with the type of ferocity he displayed today while ripping Sports Illustrated’s in-depth report about his alma mater Oklahoma State University and one of the magazine’s writers.

The report alleges that from 2001-2011 some Oklahoma State players were paid for their performance on the field as part of a bonus system orchestrated by assistant coaches and boosters engaged in academic misconduct by having others do their coursework and were allowed to use recreational drugs without penalties. According to Sports Illustrated the series written by George Dohrmann and Thayer Evans is a result of a 10-month investigation that included independent interviews with 64 Oklahoma State football players from 1999 to 2011.

Weeden was at Oklahoma State from 2007-11 before the Browns drafted him 22nd overall last year. He was not named in either of the first two parts of the series both of which have been published online and he said he never took any money at Oklahoma State.

“I've read the first story that came out and literally I laughed throughout the entire thing” Weeden said. “It's comical for a lot of reasons and I won't go through the whole deal but obviously it's dealing more with before I got there. First of all clean slate I didn't take any money or do anything like that. That wasn't the issue.

"It all happened before I got there. But the guys that they did question were not very good sources to question because they are kids that got kicked off the team for drugs or for whatever it might be. They were dismissed and so these are guys that aren't real credible.”

Weeden verbally blasted Evans and questioned his credibility.

“The guy who wrote the article we had a little run-in at Texas” Weeden said. “He's an OU [Oklahoma University] guy. He's always had it out for Oklahoma State so he comes up to me after we beat Texas and he said 'When's it going to happen? When's Okie State going to pull it's Okie choke like they always do?' I laughed and said 'Who is this clown to our SID [sports information department] guys.'

"Long story short the guy has always had it out for Oklahoma State. He's got a track record. You can go look it up. I'm not going to say his name. You can go look and see what he's done. But he's had it out for us so it's comical. The truth will come out. I'm surprised. Here's what I'm surprised about is that a credible institution like Sports Illustrated would do 10 months of investigation and they have no credible facts to go along with the story.”