Sunday, September 10, 2006

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...


Anonymous said...

God bless you Casey. Those of us who can only hope to become a quarter of what you are wish you the best, and can't wait to hear you again in week two!!

Anonymous said...

you're courage is amazing. i wonder if you have any idea just how much support you have within and from outside of the business.
we'll be listening in week 2

Anonymous said...

Go Casey! Your courage inspires all of us! Fight! Fight! Fight!

And bless your family too, as they support you all the way. Keep going, as God can do anything!

Anonymous said...

Courage,Class,Professionalism-what more can you say about Casey.

Anonymous said...

Casey Coleman is a class act and I always enjoyed listening to him. God Bless you Casey.