Former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson alleges he was paid “a good number” to lose games as Cleveland’s head coach.
Jackson’s comments come on the heels of allegations from ex-Dolphins coach Brian Flores, saying that Miami owner Stephen Ross told him “he’d pay $100,000 for every loss” the Dolphins incurred in order to get a better draft pick.
In a series of tweets regarding the Flores news, Jackson stated: “Well, (Browns owner) Jimmy Haslam, was happy while we kept losing.”
Trust me it was a good number!
— Hue Jackson (@huejack10) February 2, 2022
In 40 games as Cleveland’s head coach (2016-2018), Jackson pirated a sinking ship during one of the worst stretches of football in NFL history. His record over parts of three seasons was 3-36-1, which includes back-to-back seasons with one total win.
He insinuated that Haslam offered him at least as much money to lose as Ross did to Flores.
“Trust me it was a good number,” tweeted Jackson.
But Jackson didn’t stop there. In response to a tweet sent by Kimberly Diemert, saying she has records that prove Jackson and Browns front office members were paid to “tank,” Jackson replied, “I stand with Brian Flores. I can back up every word I’m saying.”
Chances are both he and Flores will have their chance to back up their statements in a court of law, now that Flores has decided to sue the NFL.
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