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Peyton Hillis Can't Get On The Field, Can't Sweet-Talk The Ladies, And Can't Take A Hint From His Teammates

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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:

By Wednesday, a group of about eight Browns veterans had summoned Hillis into a meeting room for an intervention-style, air-clearing session designed to restore his focus. After a breakout season in 2010 that vaulted him to national prominence, including a spot on the "Madden NFL '12" cover, the 25-year-old back's consuming desire for a new contract has become a locker room distraction that numerous teammates regard as an impediment to cohesion and collective success.

"I've never seen anything like it," says one Browns veteran. "Last year, Peyton was such a positive, inspirational force on our team—but now he's like a different guy. It's like he's in a funk that he can't get out of, and it's killing us, because we really need him. And we've told him that. But we're at the point where we just don't know what to do."

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We have now entered the "parents mystified by sullen teenager who spends all day in his room listening to the Cure" portion of proceedings.

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