Cleveland Browns radio voice and and former QB Bernie Kosar announced he has been fired by the team.
“I was informed by the Browns that my services are no longer desired or needed,” Kosar said on Twitter. “I will not be doing todays radio program. I am shocked & disappointed.”
The news comes shortly after Kosar said on The Bernie Kosar Show With Hanford Dixon that he was placing a $19,000 bet on the Browns to beat the Steelers on Sunday. It’s unclear if this is the reason why Cleveland parted ways with Kosar at this time.
Kosar was the QB for the Browns from 1985 to ’93 and was selected to two Pro Bowls during that time. He ranks third in franchise history with 21,904 passing yards, behind only Brian Sipe and Otto Graham, respectively.
The Browns play their final game of the season is today at 1 p.m. ET at Pittsburgh.
Former Cleveland Browns QB Bernie Kosar. Photo courtsey of Cleveland.com