If you were a Green Bay Packer fan in the mid 90’s, you knew the name LeRoy Butler and loved the hell out of the guy.
Besides being one of the best safeties in NFL history and helping lead the Packers to a Super Bowl victory in 1996, he also invented the lambeau leap.
Now, there is another accolade to add to his resume.
Butler posted a simple tweet which read, “Congrats to Jason Collins”. Collins was the first NBA player to come out as gay.
After that tweet, a church Butler was going to speak at threatened to cancel his appearance unless he removed the tweet, apologized and asked for forgiveness from God.
He refused stating “Only God can judge” and then the church dumped him. This was a high paying gig ($8500) for Butler, so this was an admirable move by the former safety.
Butler was a Green Bay Packer his entire career and retired in 2001. He now mostly does charity work and started up the Leroy Butler Foundation which gives support to women who are battling cancer.
Anyway, Butler was on Anderson Cooper last night to tell his story.
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