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Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

Posted on: November 2, 2011 4:15 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman wrote in his 10-Point Stance Wednesday that Browns running Peyton Hillis missed a Boys and Girls Club event in Cleveland, and pointed out that "there are privately some hesitations" with the Browns about Hillis.

Freeman also wrote that Hillis' absence at the charity event might be "some sort of misunderstanding more than a blow off." According to Hillis on Wednesday, that's exactly the case.

Via our Browns Rapid Reporter Marty Gitlin, Hillis apologized for missing the event and called it a "miscommunication" with his management team, not him simply skipping the event.

"If I had known the full depths of it I would not have missed it," Hillis said. "Still, I'm truly sorry and there's no excuse."

The worst part of Hillis absence is the timing of the whole thing. Hillis was considered after last season's breakout the ultimate Cleveland star athlete, mixing a blue-collar attitude and work ethic en route to re-establishing a dominant, power rushing attack for the Browns.

But he's struggled mightily this season, topping out at 97 yards on the ground in Week 2, and averaging just 3.5 yards per carry in four games.

Rumors have run rampant about Hillis' unhappiness with his contract status, and there've been questions as to whether or not Hillis could have played when he was sick/hurt.

At this point, the only thing Hillis can really do in order to make it up to the city of Cleveland is get on the field and start producing again, although a charitable donation to the Boys and Girls Club probably wouldn't hurt either.

On the bright side, at least he's living up to the annual Madden Curse expectations.

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

He is just a cry baby wuss with no heart or work ethic.  He is blowing off obligations and letting down his team faking injuries because he is mad that he hasn't gotten a contract extension yet.  It can't all be a coincidence.  Does he think that totally letting down his team and charities that count on him is going to help his cause?  What an idiot.  He deserves to bag groceries somewhere and remember what it is like to wish that you could play in the NFL.  So many would kill for the opportunity and this idiot gets complacent and lazy?  Time for someone MUCH more deserving and hard working to step up in his place and leave him in the dust!



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:37 am
 

Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

"If I had known the full depths of it I would not have missed it," Hillis said. "Still, I'm truly sorry and there's no excuse."
Translation: "If I knew that I was going to come off as such a jag-bag for blowing off those kids, I would have been there." He obviously feels he's to "Special" to waste his precious time. 1 hit wonder, time to forget about him.


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Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:22 am
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Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 10:37 am
 

Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

Diitto and there he sits on my bench because I can't trust him to play or not play this weekend.  I'm sick of his petulance but I'm stuck with the jackass!



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:35 am
 

Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

Guess it is just a bad year to be named Peyton!!



Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:44 am
 

Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

Hmmmmm....Perhaps he should fire and replace his management team.  Starting with his agent, who is clearly not only greedy but also a moron.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:09 am
 

Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

Are we looking at Tim Tebow's future?  Big white rb, struggling out of the spotlight, desperate for attention.....



Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:46 am
 

Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

First mistake is drafting a white running back for fantasy.  You had to know he wasn't going to put up those numbers again..



Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

You dont know what your talking about its those two that hate each other. so go f..k yourself Cleveland Fan



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Hillis: 'No excuse' for missing charity event

Maybe Hillis was busy F'ing up his fantasy team like he's already done to mine.


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