CLEVELAND -- Sports gambling may not be legal in Ohio just yet, but Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is prepared to pay his debt.
Five months after his team completed just the second 0-16 season in NFL history, Jackson revealed he will in fact jump in Lake Erie on January 1. Jackson had previously promised to take the plunge should the Browns fail to improve their 1-15 record from 2016.
Not only did the Browns not improve -- they somehow got worse.
“It's going to be a cleansing of the Cleveland Browns,” Jackson said at the NFL Scouting Combine in March. “That's what it will be."
The event will take place at a private location and will only be attended by club employees, according to the team. There will also be a charitable aspect to Jackson's dive, as the third-year head coach will donate $100 to the Hue Jackson Foundation for every Browns employee joins him in the jump.
Established in 2017 alongside his wife, Michelle, Jackson's foundation aims to battle human trafficking across Northeast Ohio.
"My goal is to get $15,000," Jackson said in a video released on the Browns' official Twitter account.
In his two seasons with the Browns, Jackson has amassed an uninspiring 1-31 on-field record. That's led to a bevy offseason acquisitions, including quarterback Tyrod Taylor and wide receiver Jarvis Landry, as well as a nine-man draft class headlined by the No. 1 overall pick, quarterback Baker Mayfield.
"We are working toward making 2018 a much better year for the Cleveland Browns," Jackson said. "And I'm hoping to cleanse ourselves from all the losing of the last two seasons."
Jackson also promised that a video of the jump will be released on the team's digital platforms.
WATCH: Jim Donovan, Betsy Kling, and Chris Tye discuss whether Jackson is truly living up to his end of the bargain by jumping in the lake in June