He announced Monday that he'll make good on his promise to jump in Lake Erie on June 1st for charity.
Following the Browns 1-15 season, Jackson had said that he would jump in the lake if they finished the 2017 season with the same record.
Jackson had a stent placed in his heart in 2014, and his doctors did not allow him to jump into the frigid water immediately after the 2017 season ended, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. 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. I know me and I know these guys too well. "You can write it, Hue Jackson said it, if you like". They went 0-16, of course, and Jackson vowed that he wouldn't backpedal on the backstroke.
Hue Jackson is a man of his word.
The twist here is that Jackson won't be making the jump alone.
Of course there are the Browns fans that really do just want Jackson to go jump in a lake, as in get fired, but for once that doesn't appear to be the case.
He first acknowledged that he would take a jump in a lake after the Browns lost their 15 game last season, ensuring that they could not finish with more than one win. The goal is to raise $15,000 in the jump.
"It's going to be a cleansing of the Cleveland Browns", Jackson said in March at the NFL Combine.
If 150 employees do end up jumping in the lake, that's probably for the best, and that's mainly because Jackson views the stunt as a way to cleanse the organization of all its bad luck.