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Hillis hit for not taking his talents to Boys and Girls Club event

It's been one rough season for Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis.

Hillis came under criticism for allegedly skipping a Halloween event at the Cleveland Boys and Girls Club on Monday, according to the Plain Dealer.

LeCharles Bentley, a former Browns lineman and board member of the club, got a commitment from Hillis' brother and business agent to appear at the event, which was then promoted in the local media. Another source told the newspaper that more than 40 kids were on hand.

On Monday night, Bentley wrote on his Twitter account: "Peyton Hillis looking for 10mil guaranteed from Browns and can't show up to kids charity event? #ManPlease."

A text message to Hillis' agent asking for comment was not returned.

A Browns spokesman had no comment other than saying that the appearance was scheduled and promoted independently of the team.

The Madden cover man and 1,000-yard rusher from last season started this campaign unhappy over his contract, and has been in and (mostly) out of the lineup due to hamstring problems and strep throat.

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