Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, who was charged with drunk driving in September, has resolved the case by pleading no contest to reckless operation.
Kosar got a fine and a suspended jail sentence.
Police say that when they pulled Kosar over for driving 74 mph in a 50 mph zone, he smelled like alcohol, couldn’t distinguish between his license and his credit cards, and failed a field sobriety test. Kosar claims officers only thought he was drunk because injuries on the football field make him slur his speech and make it difficult for him to walk in a straight line.
Kosar recently lost his job as a color commentator for Browns preseason games and said it was because of his slurred speech, which he attributes to concussions. The Browns and their TV partners deny that his speech is the reason he was removed from the booth.