Nov 4, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns former quarterback Bernie Kosar signs a helmet prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Bernie Kosar blames firing on concussions


Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar was let go from his broadcasting gig, and he has an explanation for it. His explanation is a slur that is a result of the concussions he sustained during his playing career.

“I was informed yesterday by the Cleveland Browns and WKYC that I have been replaced as a 2014 preseason game day color commentator,” Kosar said in a statement, viaTom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I believe that this decision stems from my slurred speech impairment, which is a direct result of the many concussions I received while playing in the NFL.”

Kosar continued: “Being able to share these preseason games with my fellow Cleveland Browns fans is truly one of the remaining joys in my life. I would hope that WKYC would reconsider utilizing my in-game talents and overlook my concussion-induced impairment. I want everyone to know I still bleed Brown and Orange.”

Of course that is an easy thing to blame your firing on and maintain a positive image of yourself, it could also be a way to scare the Browns to give him his gig back while concussions are center stage in the NFL discussion. His firing could have more to do with his DUI arrest and unprofessional comments he made that resulted in Browns CEO Joe Banner releasing a statement saying the organization didn’t condone his comments.

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