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Peyton Hillis Isn't Worried About 'Madden Curse'

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with best wishes to Peyton Hillis. The Cleveland Browns player is the latest football star featured on the cover of the "Madden NFL" game. Several players who've been on that cover including Marshall Faulk, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady went on to have lousy seasons or injuries. Hillis says he isn't worried. He intends to show the curse, the Madden curse, does not exist. Maybe it's just that many football players get injured anyway.

You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.