Hue Jackson says he’ll jump in Lake Erie, as promised

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson watches players warm up for an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

CLEVELAND (WCMH) — Hue Jackson promised that if the Cleveland Browns finished anywhere near their 2016-2017 record of 1-15 again, he would jump in Lake Erie.

This year, the Browns are 0-15. So, Jackson is getting his towel ready.

According to, someone asked Jackson on Wednesday if he would keep his promise. He agreed he would, adding that he had to since he made the promise.

“I don’t like to do it for the reason I am having to do it, but I have to make do on my word,” he said. “I just think that is what you do. I do get that. I made a statement. I have to back it up. That is the type of person I am, so that is what we have to do.”

Jackson said he wants to get “a lot of people” to come out whenever he takes the plunge. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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