Solon, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) Sunday morning, according to the Solon Police Department.
According to a police statement, officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle after Kosar was pulled over for speeding at 2:42 a.m.
“Mr. Kosar was placed through a series of field sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for OVI,” the statement said. Kosar was the car’s only occupant.
Kosar posted a $500 bond for his liberty and was issued a Bedford Municipal Court date Tuesday (Oct. 1).
Kosar played quarterback for the Browns from 1985 to 1993. He became the team’s starter in his rookie season after stepping in for the injured Gary Danielson.
Cleveland advanced to the AFC Championship Game three times in four years with Kosar as quarterback. He made the Pro Bowl in the strike-shortened 1987 season.
His latter years with the Browns were hampered by injuries, and he was released in week eight of the 1993 season after a loss to the Denver Broncos.
In 126 games, Kosar tossed for 23,301 yards and 124 touchdowns with 87 interceptions.