Cleveland Browns radio host and former player Bernie Kosar was fired Sunday for placing a bet on the team to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“[The Browns] were required to remove [Kosar] from our pregame radio coverage for the season finale after he violated NFL gambling policy by placing a bet on an NFL game,” said a spokesperson for the Browns. “We understand what Bernie means to this community and our history but… his bet was a violation of NFL rules.”
The league has heavily enforced gambling bylaws as the prevalence of legal sports betting has continued to increase. Kosar just happens to be the latest to find that out.