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It's official: Browns coach Hue Jackson set to jump in Lake Erie

Posted May 14, 2018

Jackson will take a dip in the lake on June, plans on using the event for a good cause

Hue Jackson is a man of his word.

The Browns head coach will jump into Lake Erie on June 1, fulfilling a promise he made following his first season in Cleveland.

Jackson, following a 1-15 season in 2016, vowed to take a dip in the lake if the Browns finished with that record the following year. They went winless in 2017.

The jump will be held in a private location and is reserved for club employees only. To make the event worth a good cause, Jackson will donate $100 for every Browns employee who jumps in with him toward the Hue Jackson Foundation, which combats human trafficking across Northeast Ohio.

Jackson and his wife, Michelle, launched the foundation last summer. In collaboration with the Salvation Army, they are set to open a residence home in Cleveland for human trafficking survivors in mid-July.

On the football side of things, Jackson hopes jumping in the lake is something of a fresh start for the organization. 

“It's going to be a cleansing of the Cleveland Browns,” Jackson said in March at the NFL Combine. “That's what it will be."

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