Browns coach Hue Jackson kept true to his promise.
Coming off a 2016 season when Cleveland went 1-15, Jackson told reporters there was no way they would have that bad of a record again.
I carry them and their families and this city with me contrary to what anybody believes. It’s on me. I wear it every day. So I just thank them for being a part of this because they didn’t have to do this. They didn’t have to come here and support this. I made the statement, and they said, ‘No, I want to do this,’ and I’m thankful.
He is progressing with his life and recovery. I’m enjoying doing that in privacy, he said. That is all I was calling to say.
He would not answer any questions about his recovery, about being impersonated or what he has been up to since 2012, but that when I get to that point, I will call you. Harrison’s wife, Michelle, also confirmed the account was not theirs.
The account that posed as Harrison posted at least two messages on Saturday; one read No one can measure your WILL! #inspireothers and another appeared to be an inspirational video. It’s not clear who was in the video.
Two days after the messages — which went viral, including stories on multiple outlets — former NFL receiver Greg Jennings, who has known Harrison since their days together in their hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan, posted a message saying the account was false.
The account was deleted the same day and reappeared Wednesday posing as Vernon Gholston with the handle (@Gholston50). A message left for Gholston, a former NFL defensive end, was not immediately returned.
That account was then deleted Thursday and again reappeared, this time with the handle @CharlesRogers80 — presumably impersonating another former NFL player, Charles Rogers. All three players who have been impersonated by the account went to high school in Michigan.