"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 franchise resumed operations for the expansion years. He was with the team from 1999-2002.
Kosar later addressed the comment on Twitter:
I absolutely Ment no Disrespect to Dwight! I Spoke strongly about the need for prevention & care before U Get to This Sad Point! https://t.co/WTRUFGZ6W5
— Bernie Kosar (@BernieKosarQB) March 22, 2017
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.