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Sports betting costs Browns legend Bernie Kosar team-paid radio gig, source says

January 8th, 2023

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar speaks to fans during the fourth round of the NFL football draft, Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar announced Sunday on social media he had been dumped by the team “once again.”

Kosar had been a paid guest on the Cleveland Browns Radio Network, appearing regularly on “Cleveland Browns Daily” and the “Cleveland Browns Kickoff Show.”

A league source said Kosar placing the first legal bet in Ohio on the Tipico Sportsbook app on Sunday’s season finale between the Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers conflicts with the NFL’s gambling policy. Kosar, who wore No. 19 as a player, publicized the $19,000 bet he made just after the ball dropped on New Year’s Day. The winnings would go to charity. Still, the league subsequently stepped in, and Kosar’s team-paid radio hits came to a halt.

“Steelers GameDay yet once again I was informed by the Browns that my services are no longer desired or needed,” Kosar, who played for Cleveland from 1985 until he was cut in 1993, wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “I will not be doing todays radio program. I am shocked & disappointed. Brown & Orange is my life.”

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This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Bernie Kosar’s Browns radio hits ended after sports betting

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