LeRoy Butler says he wasn’t chosen for the Hall of Fame

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Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler was a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for the first time this year, but he will not be a member of the Class of 2020.

Butler, who was hoping for a knock on his hotel room door from Hall of Fame President David Baker, instead got a phone call informing him that he was not selected.

“Sorry Packers fans,” Butler wrote on Twitter. “I missed it this year!! Thank you to all the fans that voted for me!! GOD IS GOOD!!!”

The NFL will formally announce this year’s new Hall of Famers at tonight’s NFL Honors event. The selection committee met today and has already voted, but the voting results are kept secret until the formal announcement, unless individual players reveal whether they got in or not.

21 responses to “LeRoy Butler says he wasn’t chosen for the Hall of Fame

  1. Was at the game when Butler took the latter role from Reggie for the first ever Lambeau Leap row 11 and the play was right in front of my Dad and I. I was 12 my dad was 41 at the time was probably 35 below with wind chill. I think the QBs name was Vince Evans (because Hostetler was knocked out of the game) Still remember hearing the pads popping on the field when Evan’s got sacked – goosebumps. I’m 39 now and my dad is 68 and the leap is still going strong. Butler will get in. He did it all he defended the run the pass and even rushed the passer well.

  2. Liberalsruineverything says:
    February 1, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    That’s because they don’t put above average safeties in the HOF.
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    I realize you’re just another incensed and triggered troll, but to set the record straight LeRoy Butler very much deserves a place in the Hall.
    Though it won’t happen this year, and very well may drag out a couple more, he’ll get in eventually.

    Butler is a Super Bowl Champion, who made the 90’s All-Decade team.
    He also notched 4 All-Pro nominations. (1st team)

    He finished his career with 38 interceptions and 20.5 sacks, which makes him one of only two Safeties and four players total to accumulate at least 35 interceptions and 20 sacks.
    Brian Dawkins, the other Safety, entered the Hall of Fame in 2017.
    The other two players to accomplish this feat, Charles Woodson, likely to get a first ballot nod and Ronde Barber who was a preliminary semi finalist this year.

    No, it’s not a matter of his resume.
    It’s just the circumstances of sifting through a lot of great and deserving players.

  3. pkrlvr says:
    February 1, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    Kills Viking fans to see another Packer in the HOF
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    I’m afraid you’ve misunderstood what happened here. Packer legend LeRoy Butler DIDN’T make the HOF. Meanwhile Vikings great Steve Hutchinson did. While I personally believe Butler deserves a spot in the Hall, your comment makes absolutely no sense given the facts of what transpired today.

  4. I’m afraid you’ve misunderstood what happened here. Packer legend LeRoy Butler DIDN’T make the HOF. Meanwhile Vikings great Steve Hutchinson did. While I personally believe Butler deserves a spot in the Hall, your comment makes absolutely no sense given the facts of what transpired today.
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    Uncommon1 but what you failed to realize is Bobby Dillon a Packers safety from the 50s also made it. So net gain of 0 for Vikings over Packers in HOF even if Hutchison goes in as a Viking.

  5. hogbuster7 says:
    February 1, 2020 at 4:06 pm
    Was at the game when Butler took the latter role from Reggie for the first ever Lambeau Leap row 11 and the play was right in front of my Dad and I. I was 12 my dad was 41 at the time was probably 35 below with wind chill. I think the QBs name was Vince Evans (because Hostetler was knocked out of the game) Still remember hearing the pads popping on the field when Evan’s got sacked – goosebumps. I’m 39 now and my dad is 68 and the leap is still going strong. Butler will get in. He did it all he defended the run the pass and even rushed the passer well

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    Still spell like a 12 year old *lateral

  6. hogbuster7 says:
    February 1, 2020 at 6:18 pm
    I’m afraid you’ve misunderstood what happened here. Packer legend LeRoy Butler DIDN’T make the HOF. Meanwhile Vikings great Steve Hutchinson did. While I personally believe Butler deserves a spot in the Hall, your comment makes absolutely no sense given the facts of what transpired today.
    *******
    Uncommon1 but what you failed to realize is Bobby Dillon a Packers safety from the 50s also made it. So net gain of 0 for Vikings over Packers in HOF even if Hutchison goes in as a Viking
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    So when the OP commented on the LeRoy Butler article about saying “Vikings fans hate to see a Packer make the HOF” he was talking about Bobby Dillon? The Bobby Dillon who wasn’t mentioned a single time in the article? The Bobby Dillon who wasn’t mentioned in a single comment until yours? The Bobby Dillon who has absolutely nothing to do with anything said, at any point, anywhere on this page? That’s what he was talking about? Or maybe he was talking about Reggie White, or Bart Start? Maybe Curly Lambeau? Could he anyone that wasn’t mentioned at all

  7. It always surprises me how many people do not realize players don’t go into the football HOF designating one team to represent. The may pick what goes in their display but they are not required to pick a team. That is only in baseball where they must pick the cap that they are wearing on their plaque.

  8. Butler will get there soon. It should have been this time, but for reasons we’re not privy to, Atwater and Lynch are ahead of him in line. I don’t think they should be, but I don’t get a vote.

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