Layne wasn't lying, and his dad had his back.
"Yes, sir. Oh yeah, Browns everywhere, my dad took it all down and replaced it -- literally everything, every flag I had," said Layne, a cornerback picked in the third round, on Friday from Pittsburgh's rookie minicamp. "So it's all done. We are fully committed."
How's this for commitment: Deondre Layne transformed a Browns-themed bathroom into a Steelers theme, documenting the process on Instagram. Layne's father was seen painting over the orange colors with yellow and posing from inside the finished product, beside a Steelers logo on the wall.
Justin Layne played at Michigan State but was a basketball and football standout at Benedictine High School in Cleveland. Layne said he attended Browns games as a child and isn't sure what to think of Cleveland's recent roster upgrades leading to offseason buzz.
Layne is only concerned about his new colors now.
"I don't know what [dad] did with it, but all my stuff is gone," Layne said. "I threw all my stuff away. I don't have no use for it. So, yeah."