Agent: Peyton Hillis was too sick to play

Updated: October 6, 2011, 12:30 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Fearing Peyton Hillis was weakened from strep throat and could risk injury, his agent advised the Browns' bruising back not to play on Sept. 25 against Miami.

Hillis left Browns Stadium about two hours before kickoff, a decision that has led to speculation he was upset over ongoing negotiations with the club on a contract extension.

However, agent Kennard McGuire told The Associated Press that Hillis was too sick to play, and that he could have jeopardized his ...

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