CLEVELAND-- Browns head coach Hue Jackson fulfilled his promise to jump in Lake Erie on Friday.
After the 1-15 season in 2016, Jackson said he would take a dip in the lake if Cleveland finished with the same record the following year. In 2017, the Browns failed to win a game.
After spending several minutes in the lake, Jackson said "it was refreshing." He also said he won't be making any more promises. Jackson said he believes in his staff and his players and knows they will do better.
**Watch video of Hue Jackson's jump into Lake Erie from the ground and from SkyFOX in this story**
The water temperature off of Cleveland was about 52 degrees earlier on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. That's a lot warmer than when the season ended in December.
Jackson was joined by more than 100 members of the Browns organization. For each member who participated, the coach will donate $100 to the Hue Jackson Foundation, which brings awareness and assistance to victims of human trafficking in Cleveland.
Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have agreed to match the contributions.
T-shirts for the lake jump are for sale for $29 and all proceeds go to the Hue Jackson Foundation. They say, "The Cleanse."