CBS Sports Analyst Bill Cowher Involved in Crash on Park Ave.
UPPER EAST SIDE — Two drivers smashed in to scaffolding at a Carnegie Hill building on Sunday afternoon with Bill Cowher, a Super Bowl-winning former coach and CBS Sports analyst in one of the vehicles, officials said.
Details were not immediately clear, but it appeared that a silver Ford Fusion smashed into the scaffolding of the Park Avenue building at 1:12 p.m., and that a black Mercedes Benz, with Cowher as a passenger, was traveling directly behind it and possibly rear-ended the Fusion, according to witnesses.
Cowher's level involvement in the minor incident was unclear, but CBS confirmed he was in the black vehicle.
The Fusion was parked alongside the curb of East 92nd Street on Sunday, and Cowher, joined by a female companion, went inside 1165 Park Ave., where the smash-up occurred.
Police said nobody was injured in the accident, and FDNY members assisted in shoring up the scaffolding Sunday afternoon.
Cowher, 56, recently moved to Manhattan, where he lives part-time in a condo he bought in Lenox Hill last October, property records show. He led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a victory at Super Bowl XLVII, and also snared a Lombardi Trophy in his 15 years as the team's coach.
He currently works as an analyst on CBS and co-hosts The NFL Today, while also participating as a spokesman for Melanoma Exposed, and for Time Warner Cable.