Monday's statement by the NFL stated that an independent review had found no evidence to support former allegations.Hue Jackson, head coach, claimed that the team deliberately lost games in the 2016-2017 seasons.
Dee and Jimmy Haslam, Browns owners, fired Jackson after Jackson finished the 2018 season with a 336-1 overall record.
Jackson posted a series on social media in February indicating that his team had given him bonuses to encourage him to lose, and that he was being set up for failure. Jackson later retracted those claims.
The NFL reported that independent investigators headed by Mary Jo White (ex-chair of Securities and Exchange Commission) “determined that none the allegations could be supported after a 60 day review.”
According to the league, Jackson initially agreed that he would meet with investigators. However, he did not. According to the league Jimmy Haslam, along with other former and current members, was interviewed.
The Browns didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Jackson's claims had been denied by the Browns since they were first made.
A team spokesperson stated in April that “Even though Hue retracted his allegations shortly after they were made,”. These accusations are absolutely false.
Jackson is currently the Grambling State coach.