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Bernie Kosar says he meant 'no disrespect' to Dwight Clark with ALS quip

Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar said Wednesday via Twitter he meant "no disrespect" to Dwight Clark when he made a quip on Cleveland radio about Clark's ALS diagnosis.

"We had a bad weekend with Gale Sayers being diagnosed [with dementia] ... Dwight Clark with ALS," Kosar said on WKNR, ESPN-Cleveland, on Wednesday. "I could make a joke about his struggles in picking players when he was here. It almost makes me wonder if maybe it started earlier."

Clark was the Browns' director of Football Operations when the team returned for the expansion years. He was with the team from 1999-2002.

Kosa later addressed the comment on Twitter:

Kosar played for the Browns from 1985 to 1993 and in the NFL until 1996. He has admitted he is dealing with post-concussion syndrome since he left the NFL.

Kosar said he was meeting after the interview with a chemist and scientist to address his health issues with genetic and holistic treatments.

"The Lou Gehrig's disease is a rough one," Kosar said in a serious tone.