CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is a man of his word. After promising to jump in Lake Erie if the Browns went 1-15 again in 2017, Jackson announced on Monday that he plans to keep his promise following an even worse 0-16 finish last season.
On June 1, Jackson plans to take his dip into the lake and several members of the organization have apparently agreed to jump in with him. The exact location of the event is being kept private and is only open to team employees. For what it’s worth he did promise that videos will be shared.
But wait, there’s more!
Not only is Jackson making good on his word, he’s also using the event to raise money for The Hue Jackson Foundation, which helps combat human trafficking in Northeast Ohio. For every employee who takes the plunge with Jackson, he’ll donate $100 to the foundation.
Hue Jackson will make good on his word. ?♂️
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 14, 2018
According to the Cleveland.com, Jackson had a good reason for waiting this long to fulfill his promise. The Browns head coach has had a stent in his heart since 2014 and doctors simply wouldn’t let him jump into the water during the frigid months of winter.
Ultimately, the bath is serving a dual purpose. Not only will it raise money for a good cause but Jackson hopes it will serve as a nice cleansing for the franchise from all this losing.