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Hue Jackson to sell ‘The Cleanse’ shirts for charity about Lake Erie plunge

Hue Jackson will make himself a man of his word on Friday when he takes a plunge into Lake Erie at an undisclosed location. And the Cleveland Browns head coach deserves credit for turning the experience into a good way to raise money for charity.

Jackson’s upcoming dip into the Great Lake was spawned by some chatter out of the coach following the Browns’ 1-15 campaign in 2016, in which the coach guaranteed the team would not go 1-15 again … which the team did not. Instead, the Browns went 0-16.

Jackson conceivably could have used the loophole available to him — the Browns did not go 1-15, after all — but instead committed himself to taking a dip in Lake Erie, something he referred to as a “cleansing” earlier this week.

This is where Jackson’s charitable efforts come into play. The coach already has promised to donate $100 for every Browns staffer who joins him in the plunge, which Browns ownership have vowed to match. Over 100 Browns employees have committed to take part.

And now, Jackson will sell t-shirts to raise money for charity.

The t-shirts, created by Where I’m From, sell for $29, and all proceeds will benefit the Hue Jackson Foundation to combat human trafficking in Northeast Ohio, via

In addition to the phrase “The Cleanse” — with the CLE set apart in orange — the graphic depicts FirstEnergy Stadium, the Cleveland skyline, and Cleveland, Ohio on the front.

The back features the Hue Jackson Foundation, the HJ logo of the foundation, and its mission: Supporting Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in Cleveland.

Kudos to Jackson for turning the entire situation into something positive. What would be even better for Browns fans? If Jackson actually led to team to some wins — a lot more than one, let’s say — in 2018.