The Browns told Kosar this his services were “no longer needed.”
An NFL source, however, told Cleveland.com that the bet was connected to a $19,000 bet Kosar placed on the Browns against the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 17 clash.
— Bernie Kosar Show w/ Hanford Dixon (@BernieKosarShow) January 8, 2023
“Bernie Kosar bet $19K on the Browns … as the first sports bet in Ohio. He’s donating the money to charity if he wins today,” The Bernie Kosar Show with Hanford Dixon said.
That move reportedly angered the Browns, who reacted before the game was even close to being finished.
Steelers GameDay yet once again I was informed by the Browns that my services are no longer desired or needed. I will not be doing todays radio program.I am shocked & disappointed 😢Brown & Orange is my life 🏈 #UMatter https://t.co/a834Gs3FSU @BernieKosarShow Go #Browns
— Bernie Kosar (@BernieKosarQB) January 8, 2023
“Steelers Game Day yet once again I was informed by the Browns that my services are no longer desired or needed. I will not be doing today’s radio program. I am shocked & disappointed. Brown and Orange is my life…” Kosar tweeted after receiving the news.
Kosar was born in Youngstown, Ohio, about an hour southwest of Cleveland along the Pennsylvania border. Koser played collegiately with the Miami Hurricanes.
The Cleveland Browns selected Kosar with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1985 NFL Supplemental draft. He retired from football in 1996 after a three-year stint with the Miami Dolphins.