Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis, who played in Cleveland from 2010-11, responded to the comments made by Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas on Wednesday. Thomas accused Hillis of creating a “terrible distraction” last season by “going through a contract dispute and basically refusing to play.”
Hillis and the Chiefs (2-10) will visit the Browns (4-8) on Sunday.
Here’s what Hillis told the Kansas City Star in response to Thomas:
On Thomas’ comments: “It’s kind of like a crazy ex-girlfriend. It's been over a year. Get over it. I guess when you get paid over 100 million dollars by one team, it's kind of easy to point the finger at other guys and try to hate on them for trying to get another contract.’’
On if he has regrets from his time in Cleveland: “I don’t have any bitterness or resentment or regrets. I did what I did. There are always regrets in every process or things you wish you had done better. Now is now. I’ve got to do the best I can for me now.’’
On Thomas’ comments again: “I’m not talking about anybody. I’m trying to go about my life like everybody else. I’m trying to play and I’m trying to make a living.”