The NFL Is Investigating The Cleveland Browns After Hue Jackson Implied He Was Offered Money To Lose

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The Cleveland Browns are under investigation by the league.

Former head coach Hue Jackson seemed to imply back in February that he was paid to lose games while leading the franchise. He later walked it back, but the NFL has now opened a case into the league, according to Sports Illustrated. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“The review is ongoing and is expected to conclude soon,” the NFL told Sports Illustrated in an emailed statement.

This is obviously an incredibly serious situation, and we all know the NFL takes the brand incredibly seriously. If the league thinks the shield is being tarnished, Roger Goodell and other executives will do whatever is necessary to protect the NFL’s image.

It’s worth noting Browns owner Jimmy Haslam dropped the hammer on Jackson’s comments, and completely denied any wrongdoing.

Now, it sounds like the NFL will get to the bottom of what actually happened.

My early guess right now is that the league won’t find much because I truly don’t think that Jackson was offered anything to lose. I think he made some stupid comments and allowed people to run with them in the wake of Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the NFL.

Either way, we’re going to soon find out!