Solon, OH-Former Cleveland Browns quarterback was arrested for driving under the influence late Sunday night and now the arrest report is available. While the report is somewhat humorous, it’s also a little sad and leaves you to wonder if all those years on the field affected his brain function, since he began discussing his offensive line and was unable recite the alphabet.
Kosar,49, was arrested around 2:00 a.m. Sunday night on Solon, Ohio, after a police officer clocked him driving 74 mph in construction zone with workers present. The speed limit in the construction was 55 mph.
The officer pulled over Kosar in his black Cadillac, but their exchange got a little weird, according to the police report.
The officer first asked Kosar if he had anything to drink that night and he responded by saying he was helping out a friend. He didn’t mention whether helping that friend meant helping then polish off some drinks.
When the officer asked the former Browns player for his license, Kosar handed him two credits cards. The officer then repeated the ID request and “he pointed to the credit cards as if he had already given me his license,” the report states.
The officer noted in the report that Kosar smelled strongly of alcohol and had slurred speech.
The officer then asked Kosar to recite the alphabet starting with the letter E and ending with the letter W. Kosar’s response was strange, he started with the letter E but followed it with “F, G, P, L, M, N, O, Q, and from there it trailed on with more letters that were not correct and ended at X.”
The officer asked him to exit his vehicle and perform field sobriety tests, but Kosar said he could not perform field sobriety tests but he said he couldn’t because of his football injuries and blamed it on his offensive line.
“The I asked Mr. Kosar if he had any problems that would prevent him from performing the one leg stand… [he] stated that he had a lot of surgeries on his knees and ankles because his line couldn’t block.”
Kosar also refused to take a breathalyzer test, telling the officer, I was “never told to take one of those.”
He was then arrested for OVI and taken to county jail.
Without the results of a breathalyzer, police can’t determine his actual level of intoxication so he has fighting chance of beating a conviction in court. But, he also faces an automatic suspension of his driver’s license for refusing to submit to the blood test, which may not be a bad thing for motorists.
The police report shows a man who was either really intoxicated, has diminished mental faculties, or a real smart ass. If it happens to be one of the first two options it’s not very good news for Kosar, whose DUI attorney entered a not guilty plea for him in court today .