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 had and if I knew the full depths of it, I wouldn't have missed it."

Hillis's management team also didn't feel the need to help him craft such a heartfelt apology until after former Brown LeCharles Bentley ripped him on Twitter Monday night and the story spent the next day-and-a-half percolating on Cleveland talk shows. But, hey, kids, Hillis totally would have been there had he known whatever it was he was supposed to know because of someone who screwed things up somewhere along the line, at least until it all got pinned on him because he's the guy who looks like an asshole for not showing up.

Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis apologizes for missing Boys and Girls Club appearance, received misinformation [Plain Dealer]