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Former Browns And UM Hurricanes QB Kosar Arrested

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The former quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and Miami Hurricanes was arrested for DUI Sunday morning according to a press release from the Solon, Ohio Police Department.

Bernie Kosar was reportedly pulled over on SOM Center Road just before 3 a.m.

Officers reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.

The release stated Kosar posted a $500 bond and will appear in court, Tuesday.

CBS4 news partner, The Miami Herald, reached Kosar by text at 1 p.m. Sunday and he wrote back, "I am fine.''  He said he was at the Cleveland Browns game, but released no other information to the paper.

Kosar was a freshman quarterback when he led the University of Miami to the first national championship under Howard Schnellenberger in 1983.  Kosar remained active with UM and is a member of the Board of Trustees, is in the UM Sports Hall of Fame and a member of UM's Ring of Honor.

He was also back-up to Dan Marino in his final years in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins.

The Miami Herald contributed to this report.


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