The "Madden Curse" is alive and well with Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis. His on-field performance has slipped considerably (only 211 yards rushing), and he sat out a game for what he considered a football injury (Strep throat!? Seriously Peyton!?). In addition to the public bickering about his contract, Hillis made another awful PR move when he allegedly didn't show up to a scheduled charity event for kids on Halloween.

It seems that Hillis has made all the wrong moves on and off the field since becoming Madden's cover boy.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Hillis was to attend a charity event for the Cleveland Boys and Girls Club. Kids were bussed there from all over the city, but Peyton never showed up. C'mon man.

Click here for more on the story from Chris Chase of the Yahoo! sports blog Shutdown Corner.