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Peyton Hillis a rarity

RB eschews race factor, but it's hard to ignore when you look at history of position

Originally Published: November 18, 2010
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis hurdled the question as easily as he's cleared hapless defenders this season.

I wanted to know how much he'd been asked about his success as a white featured back in the NFL this season. He wanted no part of the inquiry.

"I don't put race into the equation," Hillis said. "I'm a human being just like everybody else."

It was a predictable answer to a predictable question, and I don't blame Hillis for assuming the politically ...

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