Bernie Kosar Blamed Football For Failure of His Field Sobriety Tests

By Andrew Fisher
Bernie Kosar
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Anybody who’s ever been pulled over has given a police officer an excuse. It’s just human nature. For whatever reason, we feel the need to justify our actions, even though we may have clearly been speeding and breaking the law. But Bernie Kosar may have come up with one of the all-time best excuses for his inability to pass a field sobriety test.

The former NFL quarterback was pulled over for speeding on Sunday, when the officer noticed the clear smell of alcohol coming from his vehicle. Kosar refused to take a breathalyzer test, but he did have to walk the line and perform various other sobriety tests on the scene. Here’s part of the police report which has now found its way onto the internet:

“I asked Mr. Kosar if he could recite the alphabet starting at E and ending at W. Mr. Kosar started E, F, G, P, L, M, O, Q and from there it trailed on with more letters that were not correct and ended at X,” wrote the arresting officer.

But here’s where the story gets good. When the former QB was asked to walk the line and to stand on one leg, he told the officer he couldn’t be because of his numerous knee and ankle surgeries from his playing days. He then elaborated by saying,  “his line couldn’t block.”

Now that’s an excuse.

In addition to his failures on the field sobriety test, Mr. Kosar also gave the arresting officer two credit cards when he asked for his ID. But of course, Kosar has entered a plea of not guilty on the charge of DUI and he’s innocent until proven guilty.


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