Hue Jackson Alleges Browns, Like Dolphins, Offered Losing Bonuses

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."

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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