Peyton Hillis caused quite the controversy when he was named on the cover of Madden ’12. Critics claimed Hillis only beat out Michael Vick because he was white (and wasn’t in prison for animal cruelty). But that’s not stopping Hillis from basking in his video game glory. On David Letterman, Hillis presented the Top 10 List of the biggest perks for being named to the cover.
Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis had a career year after he was traded from the Denver Broncos. Hillis was 8th in the AFC for rushing and scored 11 touchdowns.
According to reports, Hillis was traded after he hit on former head coach Josh McDaniel’s wife. But accordingly to Hillis, he was traded for another reason… the color of his skin. Hillis told the Huffington Post:
“In Denver they just wanted me to play strictly fullback, nothing else. I wasn’t too happy about the situation, but I was trying to be a team player. I just wanted to be on the field. It ended up I didn’t play anything at all…. They’ll say, ‘You white boy, you ain’t gonna run on us today. This is ridiculous. Why are you giving offensive linemen the ball? All kinds of stuff like that you hear on the field, but I use that to my advantage. I kind of soaked it in, ate it up a little bit, because I enjoyed it.”
Uh oh… did Thejerseychaser.com jinx Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels? Via the Broncos official Twitter, the team announced McDaniels was out as the team’s head coach. Over the weekend, TJC reported how McDaniels traded Peyton Hillis was traded to the Cleveland Browns after he hit on McDaniel’s wife, Laura McDaniels. McDaniels may wish he kept Hillis since he is having a record breaking year, and the Broncos are 3-9. But sometimes you have to worry about the jersey chased and not the jersey chaser!