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Dive play: Browns coach jumping into Lake Erie for charity

Browns coach Hue Jackson is making good on his promise and will jump into Lake Erie on June 1 for charity. As the Browns were struggling to a 0-16 record last season, Jackson said if the team didn't improve on its 1-15 mark from the previous season that he would take the plunge. Jackson said he will be joined by Browns employees and he's hoping to raise $15,000 for his foundation, which fights human trafficking in Northeast Ohio.
By The News · 14 of May 2018 20:16:38
FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson answers questions during a news conference after the Baltimore Ravens defeated his team in an NFL football game, in Cleveland. Jackson is making good on his promise to jump into Lake Erie. Jackson announced Monday, May 14, 2018, that he will take a dip into the chilly water on June 1 for charity. Last season, Jackson vowed that if the Browns didn’t improve on their 1-15 record from 2016 - his first season - that he would jump into the lake. Cleveland went 0-16 and Jackson is keeping his word. (AP Photo/David Richard, File), No available, FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2017 file photo, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson answers questions during a news conference after the Baltimore Ravens defeated his team in an NFL football game, in Cleveland. Jackson is making good on his promise to jump into Lake Erie. Jackson announced Monday, May 14, 2018, that he will take a dip into the chilly water on June 1 for charity. Last season, Jackson vowed that if the Browns didn’t improve on their 1-15 record from 2016 - his first season - that he would jump into the lake. Cleveland went 0-16 and Jackson is keeping his word. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Hue Jackson is keeping his promise to jump into Lake Erie.

Jackson announced Monday that he will take a dip into the chilly waters on June 1 for charity. Last season, Jackson vowed that if the Browns didn’t improve on their 1-15 record from 2016 that he would plunge into the lake.

Well, Cleveland went 0-16 and Jackson isn’t backing away.

Jackson pledged that for every Browns employee that joins him in the plunge he will donate $100 to his foundation, which combats human trafficking in Northeast Ohio. Jackson said his goal is to raise $15,000.

Jackson and his wife, Michelle, began the foundation last summer.

On a video posted on the team’s Twitter account, Jackson said in addition to raising money he’s hoping the jump will “cleanse ourselves of all the losing for the past two seasons.”

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