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Schefter: Peyton Hillis Contemplated Retirement, and Joining the CIA

The Peyton Hillis situation just got a little bit stranger today after a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN:

Throughout the past season, Hillis has wavered about whether he wants to continue playing football, and even considered joining the CIA, according to team sources. It is unclear if he actually pursued a career with the CIA.

Hillis told Browns coaches as recently as the end of the season that he was contemplating retirement, though it now looks as if he will continue playing, the sources said.

Is this April 1st or March 1st, because this certainly sounds like something you would read on April Fools Day. This news comes one day after Hillis parted ways with his third agent in a year. If the rumors reported by Schefter are indeed true, it could be another reason why the Browns made a low offer to Hillis (3 years, $10 million). For them to offer him anything, though, should confirm that Hillis won't be retiring.

I've got an idea for Jon's next rendition of Shoops -- mixing two topics: (1) Hillis, and (2) the CIA.

Hat tip to shep615 for posting about this as a FanShot here.