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Grambling State College head soccer coach (and ex-NFL head coach) Hue Jackson spoke with ESPN’s Elle Duncan on SportsCenter Wednesday to debate his claims that he was incentivized to lose video games when he oversaw the Cleveland Browns from 2016-2018.
On Tuesday, Jackson replied to a tweet and appeared to suggest that he was paid further to lose soccer video games in Cleveland, which has been owned by Jimmy Haslam since 2012.
The Browns got here out and flatly denied the allegations:
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The <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash&ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>#Browns</a> have responded:<br><br>“The latest feedback by Hue Jackson and his representatives regarding his tenure as our head coach are utterly fabricated. Any accusation that any member of our group was incentivized to intentionally lose video games is categorically false.”
Jackson then went on SportsCenter Wednesday to additional make clear his feedback, saying that he was put ready to lose so the workforce might win later.
Mark Maske of the Washington Submit relayed the remarks.
Jackson went on to say that he might show his feedback to be true, as famous by Baillie Burmaster of Cleveland 19 Information.
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Hue Jackson on his proof he was incentivized by the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash&ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>#Browns</a> to lose video games: “I do know for truth I can show all the things and something I’m saying and the league is aware of I can approve it.”
The Browns went 1-15 in 2016 and 0-16 in 2017 underneath Jackson, who mentioned he obtained a contract extension after the latter yr, as famous by Zac Jackson of The Athletic.
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Hue: After 1-31, “earlier than that third yr I obtained a contract extension that no one knew.”<br><br>Additionally says Jimmy Haslam mentioned “I really feel dangerous for you. That is after I was given a contract extension. (Haslam) mentioned hey, we’re gonna get this proper.”
He then led Cleveland to a 2-5-1 begin in 2018 earlier than the workforce parted methods with him.
Jackson’s interview got here someday after ex-Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores filed a class-action lawsuit, which alleges a preponderance of racist and discriminatory hiring practices throughout the NFL on the chief and training ranges.
Flores’ bombshell lawsuit features a litany of allegations, together with one which states Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross supplied him $100,000 per loss in 2019 so the workforce might get a greater draft decide.
Flores was fired after three seasons regardless of posting profitable data every of the final two years.
Jackson mentioned he has not dominated out becoming a member of Flores’ class-action lawsuit,