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Ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson says bonuses allegedly tied to tanking plan maxed out at $750,000

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson stands before the game against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson stands before the game against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Hue Jackson said the end-of-season bonuses he allegedly received from the Browns as part of a plan to lose in the 2016 and 2017 NFL seasons maxed out at $750,000.

Jackson attached a financial figure Thursday to his previous accusations during an interview on ESPN Radio’s “Keyshawn, JWill & Max” show.

“It was a total of $750,000, but it was based on whatever those benchmarks you hit,” Jackson said. “What it was that you got every year from it, I really don’t know. Those things were directed right into your checking account.”

The “benchmarks” were not tied to winning or player development, Jackson said.

“I think that bonus was for the group working together towards what this plan was that they had set out,” Jackson said.

Jackson went 3-36-1 (1-15 in

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Anonymous email calls out Stanford for issuing bonuses to football, basketball staff

Stanford is drawing criticism for handing out bonuses to staff members who traveled with the football and both basketball teams throughout the pandemic. With the university set to cut 11 of its sports programs, there is internal concern about the hypocrisy of handing out bonuses amid a financial crunch.



a group of people playing a game of basketball: Stanford guard Kiana Williams shoots against Oregon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Santa Cruz, Calif., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)


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Stanford guard Kiana Williams shoots against Oregon during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Santa Cruz, Calif., Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

An anonymous Stanford staffer sent an email that circulated through the Stanford athletic department expressing concern about the bonuses and department leadership, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The email also stated the bonuses were worth up to $5,000, but a Stanford statement disputed that figure.

Stanford did confirm that the university awarded bonuses to staffers traveling with the football and basketball teams:

“The scope and value of

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