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Bernie Kosar has a day in court on drunk driving charge

Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar has a court date scheduled for today stemming from his drunk driving arrest last year.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that a judge is expected to set Kosar’s trial date today. Kosar was arrested in September and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.

According to WOIO, Kosar was stopped for driving 74 miles an hour in a 50 construction zone, while workers were on the job site. The officer who pulled Kosar over says that when asked for his license, Kosar instead handed over two credit cards. The officer said there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from Kosar, and that Kosar failed a field sobriety test. Kosar told police that he was unable to perform sobriety tests because of football injuries, which he told officers were because “his line couldn’t block,” according to police.

Kosar also blamed football injuries — specifically concussions — for his slurred speech, which he says is the reason he was removed from his job as a color commentator during Browns preseason games.

Kosar’s mug shot via Solon, Ohio Police Department.

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25 Responses to “Bernie Kosar has a day in court on drunk driving charge”
  1. alshonbrandontandem says: Apr 28, 2014 12:25 PM

    I feel bad for Bernie, give him a pass.

  2. dumbpollack says: Apr 28, 2014 12:26 PM

    He is and will always be the man.

  3. floratiotime says: Apr 28, 2014 12:35 PM

    A few years playing for the Browns would drive Mahatma Gandhi to drink.

  4. jgd3rd says: Apr 28, 2014 12:35 PM

    Bernie is a mess. Kind of symbolizes the past decade of Browns football.

  5. melikefootball says: Apr 28, 2014 12:42 PM

    Bernie needs help but lets not take away that these are his actions and he needs to see that.

  6. ravenswhat says: Apr 28, 2014 12:46 PM

    Funny, the article previous to this with his former boss mentioned the fact that the team was starting new so they were firing Bernie as a commentator for that reason. It’s obviously due to something more serious…like this.

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 28, 2014 12:47 PM

    74mph and drunk in a construction zone?

    I feel bad for him, but that sort of behavior is a danger to the public at large.

  8. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 28, 2014 12:47 PM

    Good luck getting off the sauce, Bernie.

  9. earpaniac says: Apr 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    Yes, he played football so lets give him a pass on the time he could’ve possibly killed people. Smh.

  10. 87hollywoodhorn says: Apr 28, 2014 1:02 PM

    We love u Bernie! Fight the power!

  11. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 28, 2014 1:02 PM

    He probably deserves jail time just for blaming his offensive line.

  12. mancave001 says: Apr 28, 2014 1:04 PM

    Anyone who has heard the interview he gave on radio and knows his past knows he is a very troubled and sick man. He needs help…and lots of it.

  13. tvjules says: Apr 28, 2014 1:12 PM

    Thank God he didn’t kill or seriously injure someone.
    I hope he gets help.

  14. natijim235 says: Apr 28, 2014 1:14 PM

    like usual browns are garbbing all the headlines for the wrong reasons

  15. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Apr 28, 2014 1:19 PM

    Bernie brings a whole new meaning to “The Drive!”. Signed, Broncos fan.

  16. mclovin07 says: Apr 28, 2014 1:46 PM

    Does he think he’s Tommy Kramer or something??

  17. glb15 says: Apr 28, 2014 1:52 PM

    While I love me some Bernie, I think the extra two or three gin and tonics were the reason he failed his field sobriety test – not because an offensive tackle missed an assignment and allowed the police to stop him.

  18. iamdinguskhan says: Apr 28, 2014 2:06 PM

    I don’t feel in the least bit sorry for him. Look at all the drunk driving deaths on the road every year. Tell someone who lost a child to drunk driving “poor Bernie”. He needs to get what he has coming to him

  19. 1harrypairatesties says: Apr 28, 2014 2:08 PM

    I can see now why his speech was slurred during broadcasts. Maybe there’s more to his firing then we know.

  20. cincyalldaway says: Apr 28, 2014 2:29 PM

    Bernie is and always will be a TOOL and a DRUNK! Spending multiple years in Cleveland will do that to anyone! It’s not widely known as the Arm Pit of the Nation for nothing!

  21. niftyplifty says: Apr 28, 2014 4:16 PM

    Bernie Kosar at an airport bar, watching SportsCenter … [thinks to himself] We Can Blame the NFL for Every Mistake We Make?! —

    “Bartender? two more, please. [pause] And I’ll buy Aldon Smith whatever he wants.”

    turns to Donald Sterling, “flight canceled?”

  22. fdugrad says: Apr 28, 2014 4:21 PM

    I am old enough to have seen and enjoyed Bernie’s entire playing career. The man in this photo is a complete and total shell of the young king of Cleveland he used to be. It’s hard to not feel badly for Bernie. I sure hope he gets some help and somehow gets back on track.

  23. osidebrownsfan says: Apr 28, 2014 6:19 PM

    OK all you haters from Bunghole and Ratbird Towns. Kosar had the OVI charges DISMISSED and pleaded no contest to reckless driving for speeding in the construction zone. Why bag on someone who has had multiple concussions and is suffering from it? Cuz you are no class outfits and BK was better than ANY player that you ever had. All you can do is hang your hats on Ray the murderer and Chad? And to the Balt fans, may that bastard AM’s soul rot in hell.

  24. thelastpieceofcheese says: Apr 28, 2014 6:27 PM

    Playing for Cleveland will drive anybody to drink!

  25. irishdodger says: Apr 28, 2014 7:38 PM

    I wonder if he drove home after 30 for 30 filmed his interview for “The U”?

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