Police: Former Browns QB cited for 'illegal passing'

2:23 PM, May 17, 2012   |    comments
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NORWALK -- Former Cleveland Browns Quarterback Bernie Kosar's most recent passing attempt ended with him getting a ticket from police and only two points -- on his driver's license.

Norwalk Municipal Court records show that Kosar, identified as Bernard J. Kosar Jr, 48, of Hollywood, Fla., was driving his black 2010 GMC Yukon SUV south on Milan Avenue, heading into Norwalk at 9:07 a.m. May 7.

That's when police say he tried to pass another vehicle using the center turn lane.

Police say the "pass attempt" was made in a "reckless manner" and  Kosar was ticketed.

Norwalk police tell Channel 3 that Kosar was "polite and cooperative" with the officer and said that he was in a hurry to get to Columbus.

Kosar was scheduled to appear in court at 6 p.m. May 14. Court records show he waived his right to contest the ticket by paying $95 -- a $30 fine and $65 for court costs.

He also had two points added to his driver's license.

After leading the University of Miami to its first national championship, Kosar played for Cleveland from 1985 to 1993.

He helped guide the Browns to the playoffs in each of his first five seasons, including three trips to the conference title game.

Midway through the 1993 season, the Browns released Kosar, with then-head coach Bill Belichick telling reporters the quarterback was suffering from "diminishing skills."

Kosar immediately signed with the Dallas Cowboys and won his only Super Bowl ring that season, serving as Troy Aikman's backup.


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