There’s nothing funny about drunk driving. And there’s nothing funny about whatever issues have plagued former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, including most recently an arrest for drunk driving.
But there is something a little funny about the reasons Kosar gave for his inability to pass a field sobriety test on Sunday.
According to the police report, obtained and published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kosar explained that he would be unable to perform two of the standard field-sobriety tests because “he had a lot of surgeries on his knees and ankles because his [offensive] line couldn’t block.”
Kosar also butchered the alphabet, when asked to start with E, and he allegedly smelled strongly of alcoholic beverages and had slurred speech. When asked to provide his driver’s license, Kosar handed to the officer two credit cards.
Kosar refused to submit to a breathalyzer test, which automatically triggers a suspension of his license. (But probably not his credit cards.)
In recent years, it has become obvious that Kosar is dealing with many issues and problems and challenges as he continues to try to navigate life after football. Here’s hoping he gets whatever help he needs, sooner rather than later.