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Bernie Kosar: Concussions cost me a broadcasting job

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  1. Prime Time RODerator

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    Bernie Kosar: Concussions cost me a broadcasting job
    Posted by Michael David Smith on April 24, 2014

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    Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar says concussions suffered during his NFL career have caused him to develop a speech problem, which in turn led to his dismissal as the color commentator for Browns preseason games.

    “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, via Tom 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’s slurred speech was noticeable when he was hired for the job, however, which raises the question of why he would get fired for it now if the Browns and WKYC didn’t have any problem with his speech at the time they hired him. It seems much more likely that Kosar’s unprofessional comments during a preseason game last year, and the DUI Kosar got a month later, caused the Browns and WKYC to conclude that he’s not someone they want representing them.

    But Kosar believes he’s the right person for the job.

    “I would hope that WKYC would reconsider utilizing my in-game talents and overlook my concussion-induced impairment,” Kosar said.

    That’s probably not going to happen. But Kosar’s comments will, if nothing else, cause the lawyers for the Browns and the NFL to take notice: At a time when concussion litigation is a major concern in pro football, this is a prominent former player claiming that concussions are costing him the opportunity to make a living now that his playing days are over.
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    Where concussions responsible for some of Kosar's comments about the Rams or was he correct?



     
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  2. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    No, being a douchebag cost you a broadcasting job.

    What a crock of crap, blaming concussions for his lack of professionalism.
     
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  3. Pancake Well-Known Member

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    Does concussion mean beer in another language?
     
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  4. Selassie I H. I. M.

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    Thank God I won't have to listen to The Pride of Cleveland during another preseason game this year.

    Maybe his daughter can get him a job.

    freak all Bernies.
     
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    He should have went with Aspergers. That way he could continue to say what he wants.
     
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  6. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    No Bernie... Being a drunken horses ass cost you your broadcasting job. Seriously though - I blame the microphone.
     
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    Um ... didn't he get paid well to be an NFL quarterback?

    It's not anyone else's fault he squandered it to the point that he can't just watch the games at home where no one else has to listen to his drunk douche bag comments.
     
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    A mild form of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome might be more appropriate given Kosar's penchant for bad mouthing players. :ROFLMAO:
     
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  9. Alan Well-Known Member

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    Those TYT idiots are possibly even worse than Kosar. At least Bernie has alcohol and brain injuries to blame his actions on.
     
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  10. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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  11. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    I will take a few cold concussions then.
     
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  12. Prime Time RODerator

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    Now, now let's not get carried away being an anti-Bernie-ite. How about Bernie Casey? Yes, he was drafted by the 49ers but then came to his senses and played for the Rams from 67 to 68. Then there's Bernie Taupin who wrote all those cool lyrics for Elton John. :cool: Out of all of humanity those are the only two "good" Bernie's I can think of. I had a neighbor named Bernie but he was a drunken oaf. Oh well.
     
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    I guess those 2 could be pardoned.

    LOL
     
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  14. -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    The only good Bernie is... well....

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    I once defeated a Bernie in hand to hand combat. It was the epic battle of Ernie vs Bernie. It took place at the school bus stop back in 1983. I dropped him with a single power shot to the stomach. No other Bernie dared confront me from that day on.
     
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  16. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    Lmao..
     
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  17. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Yeah but that girl is hot. That voice(sexy)...she's obviously been well-schooled in her oral skills.
     
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    I thought you were talking about Bernie's daughter for a second (she plays wide receiver for bang bros)
     
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  19. Billy Baroo How about a Fresca?

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    Bernie Casey played for the Rams?? So cool. Loved him in Revenge of the Nerds: "hold it coach!" "You just hold it right there". Lambda, Lambda, Lambda. LOL!
     
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    Dude she is actually employed by bang bros now?
     
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