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Ex-NFL coach Hue Jackson claims Cleveland Browns paid him to lose games

Written by Doug Rush

Ex-NFL coach Hue Jackson claims Cleveland Browns paid him to lose games

In the lawsuit former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has filed against the NFL and several NFL franchises, he claimed the Dolphins paid him to lose games intentionally.

Another former NFL head coach is claiming the same thing, as Hue Jackson has claimed that when he was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, they paid him to lose games as well.

Flores claims that current Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered to pay him $100,000 for each loss, as the team was trying to get the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Jackson was the Browns head coach from 2016-2018 and went 1-31 before he was fired in 2018 after starting 2-5-1. When someone on social media said that Jackson wasn’t getting $100,000 like Flores was offered, he doubled down on his claims.

Jackson was hired back in December to take over as the Grambling State head coach.

What will come of this remains to be seen. If these claims have any merit to them, the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns respective owners could be in some serious trouble.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.