In a story that won't seem to die, Peyton Hillis' agent has come out and said he advised his client not to play in Week 3 due to strep throat.
Let's start at the beginning. Hillis was suffering from an illness (strep throat) entering the Cleveland Browns Week 3 game. Ultimately, he wasn't active for the game and didn't play. Reports surfaced the week after that some Browns players were wondering if Hillis didn't play in Week 3 because of an unhappiness with his contract.
Hillis' agent, Kennard McGuire, indicated to the AP that he advised him not to play.
"I would give him the same advice to him or any of my clients as if he were my son," McGuire said in a phone interview. "The game is physical enough, and the way Peyton plays the game, he needs all the elements of his physical game. Him being sick, and the level of his sickness, is the equivalent of being injured.
"Not only could he have hurt himself but he could have hurt his team. Nobody embodies Cleveland like Peyton Hillis. If anyone wants to point a finger, point it at me."
Something tells me we'll continue to hear about this story.