Peyton Hillis to Browns’ Joe Thomas: “Get over it”

Former Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hilis fired back at All-Pro offensive lineman Joe Thomas on Thursday, responding to allegations that the former Madden coverboy created a toxic situation during his contract dispute with the team.

“He can have his opinions, but it’s kind of like a crazy ex-girlfriend,” Hillis said of Thomas’ remarks. “It’s been over a year. Get over it. I guess when you get paid over $100 million 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.’’

Hillis’ mention of Thomas’ hard-earned contract may speak volumes as 2011 provided a year where the Browns extended the left tackle for seven years and $84 million while Hillis reportedly shot down an offer that would net him $3 million guaranteed. Thomas stated that Hillis created a tough situation for the entire Browns locker room by leaving them depleted at running back while other players nursed legitimate injuries.

“It was just the fact, he decided his contract was more important than coming out and playing and helping his team win,” said Thomas.

During the offseason heading into 2012, Hillis signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs, netting him $3 million. On the season, he has 59 carries for 193 yards and one touchdown.

“I don’t have any bitterness or resentment or regrets,” said Hillis. “I did what I did.”

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(Source: Kansas City Star)

  • Harv 21

    And it is so on. Bile spews from two teams with a combined 6 wins in like 24 games.

    Linebackers, Peyton sounds like he’s getting himself all geeked up, doing curls in front of the big wall mirror. So get ready to strip that fuhball.

  • Seth

    It’s hysterical! A 2-10 team vs a 4-8 team go head to head and it might be the game everybody in the nation is watching on sunday!!

  • that’s a pretty good comeback though…you gotta admit

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Pretty good comeback? “it’s kind of easy to point the finger” says the guy who has missed 9 games in the last 28 to the guy who has missed 0 in the last 72.

  • Yes, it was. Look I’m a Joe Thomas fan. I’m not sure why he started this. Running back’s get injured and have much shorter careers than OL. Pointing out that a 100 million dollar man is criticizing Hillis for the way he went about his contract is a pretty good parry, imo.

  • James

    Good for Hillis! I still support the man! Hope he does well on sunday

  • Boom.

  • Hypno_Toad

    I can’t downvote this enough. You’re really rooting for the opponent to do well?

  • Jaker

    Excellent. This is the fire we needed. Thomas, a captain, is going to be pissed that Hillis once again made a situation about $, but this time pointed at Thomas, a 5 time Pro Bowler, and acted like he didn’t deserve it. he also compared him to an ex girlfriend, yikes! i would love to see the lockerroom before this game on sunday. They are going to be rowdy and pumped up andit sould be a great step forward in a year that has seen a few of them. JT is going to get his boys behind him and put a whipping on the Chiefs this weekend.

    The team has been moving in the right direction, and I think this might be the spark to push them. Peyton Hillis, this comment may be the best thing you’ve ever done for The Cleveland Browns

  • Jaker

    Sir, I’m going to have to ask you to leave

  • Natedawg86

    I so hope he tries to jump over Haden or Ward…that is IF he gets in the game and they give him the ball

  • Natedawg86

    That just happened…

  • Taking shots at someone else’s paycheck is never good business, especially when that someone is lazy.

  • I hope the O-line gets fired up to help our running game pound the crap out of the Chiefs. It would be nice to control the clock and get the Chiefs down early so Hillis doesn’t get a chance to get in the game.

  • Why should Joe Thomas let it go? Someone who was supposed to be a key contributor to the team let everyone in the locker room down. Thomas “got his” by working hard and playing well. Hillis could have done the same but didn’t.

  • James

    Yes I’m allowed to root for a player on the other team. And if we ever played the falcons then I would hop that Matt Ryan did really well too. My favorite players are not confined to only one team

  • mgbode

    I have favorite players throughout the league as well. most people do. but, I hope that every single one of them struggles when they play the Browns.

  • Garry_Owen

    “I don’t have any bitterness or resentment or regrets,” said Hillis. “I did what I did.”
    One might add “character” to that list of things that he lacks.

  • Hypno_Toad

    You are free to root for whomever you please, but see the key word “opponent”.

    If you’re watching a Chiefs-Broncos game by all means pull for Hillis, but don’t sit there and root for him against us and call yourself a Browns fan.

  • Harv 21

    exactly. Hillis embodied an attitude that can lead Cribbs to claim, with zero embarrassment, that he’s showing restraint by only complaining to the press about his role and its effect on his future contract status when the team loses. Gimme some culture change, stat.

  • Steve

    I’m sure Joe was probably asked about it by the press and gave his honest answer. I highly doubt he brought it up out of the blue just to complain about something that at this point is probably never in his mind.