Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar raised some eyebrows when he made critical comments about the Rams while broadcasting Cleveland’s preseason opener. In the booth at the Browns’ second preseason game, Kosar attempted to explain himself, and did not apologize.
“I love the game so much, and there’s no way I’d want to disrespect or hurt or make fun of any players or coaches,” Kosar said. “That being said, the way I look at the game, and the way I like to analyze it, it is what it is and again, I don’t want to disrespect or hurt any players or coaches in the league. But I do like the way I look at the game and I have strong feelings about the way the game is played.”
It’s a bit surprising that Kosar didn’t apologize because the Browns made clear that they thought Kosar had something to apologize for. Kosar took several shots at Rams backup quarterback Kellen Clemens, while adding that the Rams’ receivers are “horrible,” and that their parents should be “embarrassed.” Browns CEO Joe Banner said Kosar’s comments were out of line.
“We don’t condone the personal and unprofessional approach that Bernie took with some of his comments during the broadcast Thursday night,” Banner said in a statement issued by the team. ”We’ve spoken to Bernie, he understands that, and we would expect the situation is resolved moving forward. We’ve also reached out to the Rams organization and have shared those same sentiments.”
Rams coach Jeff Fisher added that he lost a lot of respect for Kosar. Even if Kosar insists that he meant no disrespect.