Bernie Kosar, a former NFL star who practically led the Cleveland Browns to a Super Bowl look, parted methods with the group after he positioned a $19,000 wager on the staff to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kosar revealed Sunday earlier than the Browns’ sport in opposition to the Steelers that he was informed his companies had been not wanted on the staff’s pregame radio present.
“Steelers GameDay but as soon as once more I used to be knowledgeable by the Browns that my companies are not desired or wanted,” he tweeted about two hours earlier than kickoff. “I can’t be doing todays radio program. I’m shocked & disenchanted. Brown & Orange is my life.”
Kosar acknowledged on the “Bernie Kosar Show w/ Hanford Dixon” that he positioned the $19,000 guess on the Browns to beat the Steelers within the sport. He stated the winnings can be donated to charity.
According to a number of studies, the guess was the explanation for the 2 sides to half methods. The NFL bars personnel from betting on video games regardless of sports activities playing being authorized in some states. Ohio was some of the latest states to open up sportsbooks. Kosar and Pete Rose had been amongst those that positioned the primary authorized wager.
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Kosar was a pregame radio host and staff ambassador.
The Browns later put out a press release on the difficulty.
“Earlier this week we notified Bernie, that per league coverage, we had been required to take away him from our pregame radio protection for the season finale after he violated the NFL playing coverage by inserting a guess on an NFL sport,” the staff stated. “We perceive what Bernie means to this neighborhood and our historical past however as staff contracted personnel employed to supply content material on our media platforms, [his] guess was a violation of NFL guidelines and we should adhere to all NFL coverage.”
He performed 9 seasons for the Browns from 1985 to 1993. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys in the course of the 1993 season and later frolicked with the Miami Dolphins.
With the Browns, he had 21,904 passing yards and 116 landing passes. He was a Pro Bowler in 1987.
The Steelers received the sport, 28-14.