Hue Jackson continues to show that actions are what count
By Thomas Moore
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson and his wife, Michelle, are looking to make a difference beyond the football field.
When the Cleveland Browns hired Hue Jackson as their head coach in January of 2016, one of the areas he vowed to work on was changing the culture of the club.
Little did anyone know at the time, but Jackson had his sights set beyond just the Browns locker room when he talked about making a difference.
Jackson announced on Tuesday that he and his wife, Michelle, are establishing the Hue Jackson Foundation to help organizations that are working to end human trafficking.
The Browns released the news on their website:
"“Victims of Human Trafficking have been robbed of their autonomy and self-respect by traffickers that use violence, physical and emotional coercion, fraud, debt bondage and other means to subjugate their victims and exploit them for sex and labor commerce. These victims can be children, teens or adults, male or female, of any race or ethnic group. Human Trafficking happens in cities and suburbs, in rural and urban areas, in lower income and upper income neighborhoods, on the streets and in the suburbs.”"
The release also highlights that Ohio has some of the most cases of human trafficking in the United States, which is a sobering fact.
It is great to see Hue and Michelle Jackson get involved in a cause like this, and the publicity and financial support that they can bring to the issue should hopefully have a positive impact.
While his off-the-field work is no guarantee that the Browns will find success on the field – there is still a lot of work to do on that front – today’s announcement makes it that much easier to root for Jackson and the Browns.
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Truly, Jackson is one of those people who gets it and the Browns and Northeast Ohio should be better off because of that.