The NFL Finds No Proof The Browns Incentivized Losing With Former Head Coach Hue Jackson

Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

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The NFL has concluded the investigation into the Cleveland Browns.

Former head coach Hue Jackson recently seemed to imply he was paid to lose games while coaching the Browns, but eventually walked the comments back. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Now, the NFL has cleared the team of any wrongdoing.

The NFL announced Monday that the league’s independent review of the situation “found no evidence to suggest that the Browns’ Four-Year Plan or the club’s ownership or football personnel sought to lose or incentivized losses and made no decisions deliberately to weaken the team to secure a more favorable draft position.”

You can read the entire statement from the NFL below.

This is the best outcome for everyone involved and it goes to show that Hue Jackson should probably just be ignored. His tweets that started this whole situation are still up.

That by itself is shocking.

If you’re going to send tweets implying the team was purposely losing, you damn sure better provide some serious evidence, which Jackson never did.

If it’s ever proven an NFL team paid coaches under the table to lose, the punishment would need to be incredibly harsh. The league simply can’t tolerate that kind of behavior. It would cause fans to lose trust in the integrity of the game.

Fortunately, it’s been determined the Browns did nothing wrong!