Browns running back Peyton Hillis apologized for missing a Halloween party for families at the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland on Monday night. Hillis was scheduled to co-host the event with former Browns offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley, according to a news release that was sent to media this past Friday.
"I just want to say I’m sorry about the charity event they had (Monday) with the Boys and Girls Club," Hillis said this afternoon. "There was a lot of miscommunication between me and the management that I have. If I knew the full depths of it, I wouldn’t have missed it. I’ve always made it to community events before, but for some reason that shouldn’t be an excuse now. I want to say I’m sorry about everything and hopefully in the near future we can be able to make that up."
When asked if he committed to attend the event, Hillis said, "At this point, there was a like misinformation between me and my management on what it was and where it was at and stuff like that. With that standpoint, I’m still truly sorry and that’s still no excuse. Thank you. I’ll talk to everybody tomorrow. I appreciate it. I just wanted to clear that up."
Hillis then walked away from reporters.
After Hillis missed the event, Bentley posted the following message on Twitter: "Peyton Hillis looking for 10mil guaranteed from Browns and can't show up to kids charity event? #ManPlease."