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CLEVELAND -- Browns CEO Joe Banner has called former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar's on-air criticism of the St. Louis Rams "unprofessional."

Banner released a statement, saying: "We don't condone the personal and unprofessional approach that Bernie took with some of his comments during the broadcast Thursday night. We've spoken to Bernie, he understands that, and we would expect the situation is resolved moving forward. We've also reached out to the Rams organization and have shared those same sentiments."

During the TV broadcast of Thursday night's exhibition opener, Kosar, working as an analyst, made brutal comments about Rams third-string quarterback Kellen Clemens and the Rams receivers.

Banner said Kosar has been spoken to andthe Browns said Kosar called Rams coach Jeff Fisher personally and apologized Sunday.

Fisher said Saturday that he had lost a lot of respect for Kosar, who has not been removed from his commentating job and is expected to be in the booth Thursday night when the Browns host the Detroit Lions.