Casey Out for Browns Opener

This must really break his heart.

WTAM/1100 morning co-host and sports anchor Casey Coleman won’t be on the sidelines for Sunday’s Cleveland Browns home opener against the New Orleans Saints.

In Saturday’s “TipOff” column in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Michael K. McIntyre reports that Coleman came down with pneumonia following a chemotherapy treatment, and has doctor’s orders to not work as Browns Radio Network sideline reporter during the team’s regular season opener.

He has been heard doing his regular sideline reporting work during Browns pre-season games.

You don’t keep Casey down for long, even when he’s fighting to live as long as possible after a terminal pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

He’ll be back on the WTAM “Wills and Coleman” show on Monday, and plans to travel to Cincinnati for the Browns’ week 2 clash with the Bengals. We assume WTAM Browns beat reporter Andre Knott will fill in for Coleman on Sunday’s broadcast.

McIntyre reminds us of an item we’d posted earlier – Casey was scheduled to pick up a “Silver Circle” award from the local chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a Saturday dinner…

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