That Time Someone Said Peyton Hillis Wanted To Retire And Join The CIA

Today, the New York Giants released Madden 12 cover athlete—good job, fans—and running back Peyton Hillis. Did you even know Hillis was still in the league? A better question: Do you remember when a rumor came out in March 2012 that Hillis, at that time a free agent, was considering retirement so he could join the CIA? » 2/25/15 12:00pm 2/25/15 12:00pm

Peyton Hillis's touchdown in the Giants' win last week came immediately after the team signed him off the proverbial scrapheap — in Hillis's case, off his 1,300-acre soybean farm in Tennessee. The Times has the overalls-to-riches story. [New York Times] » 10/26/13 4:35pm 10/26/13 4:35pm

Peyton Hillis Can't Get On The Field, Can't Sweet-Talk The Ladies, And…

More news about romantic newlywed and attitudinal Browns halfback Peyton Hillis. His teammates have had just about enough of Hillis's sulky, mopey, screwy behavior. Some have taken to jeering at him. Others have tried to rescue him, according to Michael Silver at Yahoo: » 11/04/11 4:05pm 11/04/11 4:05pm

Peyton Hillis Can't Get On The Field And He Sure As Hell Can't…

Peyton Hillis on his marriage last week: "I've always been a guy on the down-low about things. I try to get things done that I want to get done. It was something I really wanted to get done." [The Plain Dealer] [H/T Israel M.] » 11/04/11 11:25am 11/04/11 11:25am

Peyton Hillis Is Sorry He Crushed The Spirits Of 50 Children On…

Peyton Hillis, the Browns injured running back and Madden cover boy, was supposed to attend a Halloween party for some 50 children from the Cleveland Boys and Girls Club on Monday. But he didn't. And he says it's because he got "misinformation" that resulted in a "miscommunication between me and the management that I… » 11/02/11 5:35pm 11/02/11 5:35pm

Peyton Hillis: Not A Great Tipper

We were sent the business half of this receipt, purporting to show Cleveland wunderwhite Peyton Hillis's sub-10% tip. The sender-inner will only say that this went down at a "nice" restaurant, but a $105 bill is pretty paltry compared to others we've seen. Maybe it's "Ohio nice." » 8/30/11 2:25pm 8/30/11 2:25pm

How an Imperfect Player Became the Perfect Madden Cover Pick

He's the first Madden cover star from a losing team. The first with no Pro Bowl appearances at the time of his selection. He led NFL running backs in one statistical category last year - fumbles.… [ Kotaku » 4/28/11 10:00pm 4/28/11 10:00pm]

Peyton Hillis Is Madden NFL 12's Cover Star

Fans selected Peyton Hillis, the Cleveland Browns running back, to grace the cover of Madden NFL 12. Hillis prevailed in a five-week, tournament style vote-off that drew nearly 13 million votes, and was the final round winner over Philadelphia Eagles… [ Kotaku » 4/27/11 4:58pm 4/27/11 4:58pm]

Peyton Hillis Is OK With Being Called Chuck Norris

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: the life of a white running back. » 1/19/11 5:15pm 1/19/11 5:15pm

There Was A Damn Good Ending To A Football Game That Damn Near Nobody…

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 12/04/10 9:00am 12/04/10 9:00am