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Bernie Kosar arrested on suspicion of DUI

Bernie Kosar, Rick Sponaugle

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar, left, speaks at a news conference with Dr. Rick Sponaugle, in Middleburg Heights, Ohio Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Kosar, who has suffered for years with headaches, insomnia and slurred speech as the result of years of punishing hits in the NFL, has found some relief after undergoing treatment by Sponaugle - something he feels can help hundreds of ex-players dealing with the effects of playing pro ball. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)


Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar has been open about the troubles he’s faced since the end of his playing career, including brain trauma and financial issues.

It looks like he has another problem to deal with. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Kosar was arrested early Sunday morning and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Kosar was pulled over for speeding at 2:42 a.m. ET by officers from the Solon Police Department in suburban Cleveland. Officers smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and administered sobriety tests at the scene, according to a press release from the police. He was then taken to a police station without incident.

Among the troubles that Kosar has discussed were issues with alcohol and pain medication, although Kosar indicated they were in the past in a 2009 interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Concerns about Kosar’s well-being were front and center after a 2012 radio interview that featured Kosar slurring his words and speaking incoherently. Kosar has since returned to broadcasting work, although not without incident this preseason when he was quite harsh in his assessment of the St. Louis Rams.