“We Were Paid for Losing” Former Browns HC Hue Jackson Reveals NFL Malpractices

Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson has clarified comments about being “paid to lose” while he was in charge of the Ohio outfit. 

In response to a tweet from Brian Flores who claimed that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered him 100k to lose a game, Jackson tweeted that Browns’ owner Jimmy Haslam “was happy we kept losing.”

But ever since the Browns rebuffed the comments made by their former coach, Jackson has somewhat backtracked on his initial statements. Jackson appeared on SportsCenter and tried to clarify his initial claims, “Well, I need to really explain that because I think people have taken that and run and said, ‘Hey, I think you were in on something that happened,’” Jackson said. “That’s not the case.”

“What I was trying to make sure people understood is that we were paid for — you’re gonna see it as losing — but the way the team was built, there was no chance to win, and win at a high level. You’re in a situation where what you have to do is do the best you can. My record that year was 1-15.”

Jackson further talked about a four-year plan that did not mention anything about winning, and also adds that he can back it up with evidence.

Jackson, now coaching at Grambling State, was fired by Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam eight games into the 2018 season with a 3-36-1 record.


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