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- The Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said he plans to jump in Lake Erie this offseason after the Browns second consecutive 15-loss season.
- The comments are a reference to a statement he made last year, when he vowed that the Browns would improve in the following year after their 1-15 campaign in 2016.
- Jackson plans to use the event to raise funds for the his foundation, which aims to combat human trafficking in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson plans to jump into a lake after his team’s second consecutive 15-loss season.
The news came during the coach’s Wednesday news conference, where Jackson stepped up to the podium and asked the assembled reporters, “Who’s going to jump in the lake with me?”
The comments are a reference to a statement Jackson made at the end of last season, when the Cleveland coach said he’d be found “swimming in [Lake Erie]” if the Browns went 1-15 again.Now, with the Browns 0-15 with one game remaining, it appears that Jackson wants to make good on his promise.
“I made that statement,” Jackson said. “I got to back it up. I got to.”
When asked by a reporter how he would go about it, Jackson replied jokingly, “How? You just jump in. When? That’s going to be at my convenience and hopefully I can get a lot of people to come out. It’d be something that we’re going to make special.”
“I don’t like it,” Jackson continued. “Don’t like to do it for the reason why I’m having to do it, but I have to make do on my word. I just think that’s what you do.”
You can watch Jackson’s comments below.
It sounds like Jackson will look to make the jump into an event of sorts, aiming to benefit the Hue Jackson Foundation, which aims to combat human trafficking in Cleveland.
Even after the Browns’ dismal season and Jackson’s 1-30 record at the helm of the franchise, all signs point to Jackson returning next season for one more attempt to help the franchise get trending in the right direction.