NFL expects Browns investigation to conclude soon

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Mary Jo White is indeed investigating the claims made in early February by former Browns coach Hue Jackson regarding money for losing, even though Jackson later backtracked.

“We can confirm the NFL engaged former SEC chair Mary Jo White in February to look into allegations made by Hue Jackson against the Cleveland Browns,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a Monday night email. “The review is ongoing and is expected to conclude soon.”

The investigation isn’t new, we’re told. It started after Jackson made the allegations and then tried to clarify them.

The Browns apparently acknowledged the investigation in response to a media request. It’s somewhat surprising the investigation remained under wraps as long as it did.

22 responses to “NFL expects Browns investigation to conclude soon

  1. NFL, composed of 32 owners, investigates itself, finds no wrongdoing. Video at 11.

  2. Because if Hue lied and the Browns dont say anything, it will be swept under the rug.

  3. Are they thinking there’d be a paper trail? No one’s going to admit to it, or hopefully be stupid enough to leave a trail. Case closed. Denials all around.

  4. Nothing to see here. Move on. Buy your tickets and merch and …. don’t forget to gamble!

  5. Not to spoil the ending or anything but the conclusion is, nothing to see here.

  6. The League is funny. Some things they sit on… and some things they actually move on. I think Goodell has a dart board. There’s no consistency.

  7. Translation: There’s nothing there, and it’s not against the law or NFL rules to be dysfunctional.

  8. Hue Jackson has a big mouth. Of course he got paid to tank. The problem is that he was eager to jump on the Brian Flores lawsuit train & forgot he got paid for all that losing. That’s why he retracted his claim.

  9. Why would anyone pay the Browns coaches to lose? Browns coaches did that all by themselves for decades! At least until the last 3 or 4 years! What is next?! I guess we are going to hear from an ex-Lions coach that he was paid to lose. Give me a break!

  10. Greg Williams went 5-3 with the same team Hugh started 2-5-1 with……..and Hugh had Nick Chubb on the bench…..neither one of those statements are opinion……but fact.

  11. Unlike the players and former employees, the teams don’t get on social media or give interviews detailing their business. I suspect the NFL doesn’t either. I’m guessing the Browns initiated the investigation before being tried by the public and being declared guilty by fans and mouthpieces.

  12. This is an easy case..the Browns didn’t have to pay him to lose, he did a great job on his own.

  13. When you speak of issues regarding “Browns” you need to be more specific, because us regular folks can no longer tell if you are talking about Antonio, AJ, or Cleveland.

  14. NFL: “To summarize the investigation, the Cleveland Browns have been browning again.”

  15. The Browns were tanking? No way they weren’t trying to win Super Bowls since 1999.

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