Former Browns QB Bernie Kosar Sues Media Company Over Bet That Cost Him Radio Job

Bernie Kosar

Bernie Kosar is suing the podcast firm that he says made him space a $19,000 guess remaining year that resulted in the Browns firing him from their pre-game radio demonstrate. [Image: Flickr.com / Erik Drost]

Feeble Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar is suing the media firm that he alleges forced him to space a gamble on the Browns in early 2023, a gamble which got him fired from his job on the workers’s pre-game radio demonstrate. Kosar seeks $850,000 in damages from podcasting firm BIGPLAY and co-supervisor Kendall Myles plus $25,000 in attorneys’ fees.

Sports having a guess went stay in Ohio on January 1, 2023; Kosar alleges that at a charity occasion on Unusual Year’s Eve, Myles suggested him that, as phase of his contract with BIGPLAY, he would enjoy to take part in a advertising advertising campaign and space a $19,000 guess on the Browns to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers the usage of the Tipico sports having a guess app.

no longer be liable, nor to blame, for the volume of the wager”

At the time, Kosar acknowledged he changed into once going to donate any winnings to charity. In his lawsuit, he claims that his contract with BIGPLAY guaranteed that he would “no longer be liable, nor to blame, for the volume of the wager nor shall be entitled to any winnings that can happen attributable to the wager.”

Because having a guess on NFL video games is in opposition to league rules and Kosar changed into once “diminished in size personnel” of the Browns by means of his role on the pre-game demonstrate, the workers fired him. In a tweet after it took space, Kosar acknowledged he changed into once “worried & disillusioned.”

Within the lawsuit, Kosar also claims that BIGPLAY did not honor his contract with the firm on just a few events and that he changed into once verbally assaulted by Myles after refusing to signal an modification to the unique contract. In that disagreement, Kosar alleges that Myles changed into once “yelling at him so closely, he changed into once spitting in his face, whereas threatening him.”

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