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Browns Reprimand Kosar After Comments, But Will Keep Him In Preseason Booth
Published August 12, 2013
RAMS DISAPPOINTED: Fisher said he was a "little disappointed" after hearing of Kosar's remarks. Fisher said, "I feel bad for them that they had someone doing their broadcast feel the need to speak that way about players, specifically on our team and coaches for that matter. I'm just surprised that Bernie has such a lack of respect for players and this game. To be honest with you, I lost a lot of respect for him. It's highly unlikely he knew anything about our football team, but felt the need to make those comments. I don't think they were justified" (ESPN.com, 8/11). Clemens said, "He gave us a lot of great examples throughout his career of what it’s like to play quarterback, and how to do it at a high level. Unfortunately, he also gave us a couple of examples in his commentating career of what not to do" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 8/12).
GOING TOO FAR? THE MMQB's Peter King writes he found Kosar's comments "pretty far over the top" and he asked on Twitter "whether Kosar had been drinking." King: "I don’t think I was over the top, but many of you felt I’d gone too far given the sea of trouble Kosar has had in his personal life. (None of which, from what I can tell, involve treatment for alcohol, or any admission of alcoholism.) My point was, I think there’s a way to be critical of players and teams, and analysts should definitely do that. But Kosar went too far, in my opinion" (MMQB.SI.com, 8/12).