The coach is keeping his promise and plans to jump into Lake Erie on June 1 in an event for charity and hopefully wash away two long, losing seasons.
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has set a date to jump into Lake Erie, fulfilling a promise. They went 0-16.
And, while the Browns' future seems brighter now thanks to offseason acquisitions like Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry and the drafting of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, the only way for Jackson to truly rid himself of past failures is to take the plunge. "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".
You may not think jumping into a lake during the summer is a big deal, but Lake Erie is pretty gross.
As Jackson announced via the team's social media feed, he will use the jump in the lake to help fund his Hue Jackson Foundation, which combats human trafficking in Northeast Ohio. "That is the type of person I am, so that is what we have to do".
On the football side of things, Jackson hopes jumping in the lake is something of a fresh start for the organization. He vowed that he would go jump in a lake if the Browns finished without more than a single win the following season.