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Hue Jackson accuses Cleveland Browns of incentivizing losing during 2016, ’17 football seasons

Former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that the team had a “four-year plan” that incentivized losing during the first two years which led to his 1-31 record during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Jackson said that bonus money was available if certain measurables were met such as aggregate rankings, being the youngest team and having so many draft picks.

“Teams that win are just not the youngest team, not that the youngest teams can’t win, so I didn’t understand the process,” Jackson told ESPN. “I didn’t understand what the plan was, I asked for clarity because it did not talk about winning and losing until Year 3 and 4. So that told you right there that something wasn’t correct but I still couldn’t understand it until I had the team that I had.”

Jackson said he told Browns owner Jimmy Haslam that he wasn’t interested

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Hue Jackson Clarifies Tweet Suggesting Browns’ Jimmy Haslam Offered Money for Losses | Bleacher Report

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Grambling State University head football coach (and ex-NFL head coach) Hue Jackson spoke with ESPN’s Elle Duncan on SportsCenter Wednesday to discuss his claims that he was incentivized to lose games when he oversaw the Cleveland Browns from 2016-2018.

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Former Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson says he was given “no chance to win” with the Browns: <a href=”https://t.co/hT8UGcH6Ch”>pic.twitter.com/hT8UGcH6Ch</a>

On Tuesday, Jackson replied to a tweet and seemed to imply that he was paid extra to lose football games in Cleveland, which has been owned by Jimmy Haslam since 2012.

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Trust me it was a good number!

The Browns came out and flatly denied the allegations:

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The <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Browns?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Browns</a> have responded:<br><br>“The recent comments by Hue Jackson and his representatives relating to his tenure as our head coach are completely fabricated. Any accusation that any member of our

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Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers – NFL Week 16 (12/25/21) | Kickoff, How to Watch

Are you ready for some Christmas Day football?!

The NFL takes to the field on the lovely holiday with a pair of excting matchups, including a key game in the AFC playoff picture, as the Cleveland Browns look to keep their playoff hopes alive when they head to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers.

The Browns come into Saturday just days removed from a heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Las Vegas Raiders. Despite missing quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum due to COVID, third-stringer Nick Mullens helped give the Browns a lead late in the game. However, a late drive by the Raiders, capped off by a Daniel Carlson field goal to Cleveland back to 7-7 with a 16-14 defeat.

The Browns are now last in the AFC North, as they are the lone team in

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Mark Davis, Raiders players upset with Browns game postponement

Mark Davis, Raiders players upset with Browns game postponement originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

The NFL postponed Saturday afternoon’s Week 15 matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns to Monday evening due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Browns organization.

And the Raiders aren’t too thrilled with the league’s decision.

Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez that the postponement puts the Raiders at a “competitive disadvantage,” citing that Las Vegas had been preparing to play the road matchup on a short week and will now have to play their Week 16 game on a short week.

“Health and safety is always No. 1, but it’s tough,” Davis said. “Maybe Cleveland should travel [to Las Vegas]. That would make it more fair.”

A few Raiders players took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the postponement as well.

Cornerback Casey Hayward added: “Straight bulls***!!! @NFL

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