Hue Jackson is a man of his word.
Nearly a year after pledging to jump into Lake Erie should the Browns go 1-15 in his second season with the club, Jackson doubled down on his promise Wednesday, saying he would be going swimming regardless of whether winless Cleveland finds a way to defeat the 12-3 Steelers on Sunday.
“I made that statement,” Jackson said, via ESPN. “I got to back it up.”
With the odds stacked against the Browns, as they take on playoff-bound Pittsburgh, the second-year head coach has no plans to go back on his season-old vow.
“I got to,” Jackson said. “How? You just jump in. When? That’s going to be at my convenience and hopefully I can get a lot of people to come out. It’d be something that we’re going to make special.
“I don’t like it. Don’t like to do it for the reason why I’m having to do it, but I have to make do on my word….