LeRoy Butler Pities Brett Favre

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Good at football. Sucks at life.

Former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler has always been outspoken when it comes to the subject of Brett Favre.

Last year, he told Jim Rome he’d retire before playing for the Minnesota Vikings.

Today, Butler said he pities Favre because he can’t find anything to do with his life other than play football.

“I actually feel sorry for the guy because he can’t do like we do,” Butler said. “I’ve always said, from the day when he cried in front of the media in Wisconsin and retired, the guy is a football player. He’s not good at anything else.”

Butler, who was Favre’s teammate for 10 seasons, also feels Favre will play in 2010.

“He’s a football player,” Butler said. “That’s the only thing he wants to do and he’s going to continue to do that.”

Makes sense.

It also makes you wonder what the hell Favre is going to do when his cold, dead carcass is carried off the field for the last time. He’s definitely not an actor. He’s not well-spoken enough to be an announcer or commentator (but then again, neither is Emmitt Smith). Superstar players rarely make good coaches.

I guess the alternative to playing football is to rot away in the Mississippi swamp with Deanna and tell stories of his glory years, which kind of makes you understand why he keeps playing.

Sad.

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44 Comments on "LeRoy Butler Pities Brett Favre"

  1. Cody

    Haha this just made my night…LeRoy is a stud for calling out grandpa. Can’t wait to see what bullshit pathetic response Favre comes back with.

    • Gabe

      Cody,
      How is LeRoy is a stud? WTF is LeRoy Butler doing now? What is he good at besides football? If it weren’t for Brett Favre, LeRoy Butler wouldn’t have his ring and if weren’t for Brett Favre, LeRoy Butler wouldn’t be getting face time now. And let’s face it, his damn face takes up the whole screen. At least Brett’s still in good shape and will make about 13 million this year. Butler is a fat ass who has nothing better to do than pick on Favre.

      • Abe Frohman

        I think it works both ways. Favre wouldn’t have had the career he’s had without a supporting cast. Butler was a heck of a safetly when he was playing. He made a few pro bowls I believe. Leroy was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury. He had that decision made for him by the doctors. Brett has been luckier than that to date.

        Just as Brett is entitled to play for whomever he wants to play for, Leroy is able to parlay his career into whatever he wants. And if that’s a radio gig where he speaks his mind, then so what?

  2. zubi

    He also said that Favre is a great player, and that if Favre returns the Vikings should be considered the favorites in the NFC North.

  3. abe frohman

    The only thing he wants to do is play football? I guess that doesn’t include training camp, though. blah blah blah he doesn’t need it. Well, AP seems to think that if Brett doesn’t, then he doesn’t either.

  4. jeremy

    Leroy Butler is a regular on Milwaukee’s AM1250 and even though he is a very laid back guy, he does not have anything nice to say about Favre joining the “Enemy”.

  5. RayV#7

    haha, i like that Favre picture. it seems that he’s looking down to see if he hurt his vagina or not.

    • Abe Frohman

      no….that’s the “Oh my god I can’t believe I just threw away ANOTHER NFC championship game. I think I’m gonna puke.” look.

      Don’t you recognize it?

  6. To be entirely fair, this is hardly a problem specific to Favre. A lot of guys play well past their expiration date because they simply don’t know what else to do. They clearly don’t need to work anymore, if they invested worth a damn, they’re in their 40s, their health is shot, and virtually their entire life has built to being at this level. A lot of people transition seamlessly into “normal” life, but by the same token, a lot don’t.

    I’ve always said–like most everyone else here, I think–that he can play as long as he wants. I just ask that he not be a prima dona about it and that the media not enable him in doing so. And when he does retire, I wish him luck in finding happiness and contentment without the game. It’s not something that every retired player necessarily finds.

    • Al Borland's Beard

      I ultimately think he’ll be forced into retirement, when no team is willing to bring him in.

  7. Fuslas

    Cody-
    This sums up Green Bay fans, ride his back for 18 years then push him down the gutter. May I remind you that you did not want him, and like the two or three ex-girlfriends you had, wanted to find a better team to play with. I love that this made your night, how pathetic is that? Listen I understand the bitterness, I’m a MN fan, but for Leroy to even still be giving his two cents is pointless. He probably only gets local media to listen to him, cause we know the only thing in Green Bay is the Packers. Ryan Longwell (seeing a trend yet) was asked when he became a Viking how his wife liked the Twin Cities, and he replied that she loves it, when she wants to go have a nice meal somewhere we don’t have to go to Applebee’s anymore, cause that was the nicest restaurant in GB. Ha. Now I can understand why GB fans are so bitter, theys gots nothins else to do but hate our great QB.

    • MadcityPackerfan

      We are not bitter we just can’t stand dumb shits like you who think your team is sooooooo great even though your team has never won a superbowl. Favre was on our 97 team that won a Superbowl with a TON of help from the Packer organization. Even if we had won that one and only that one we would still have more than your team. If anything Favre walked into our house and was lucky to be successful there for as long as he was. Favre is not your quarterback Favre belongs to Favre. Which basically means that he doesn’t give a shit about you as a fan or your team. He just wants to win. He chose a team that was going to play against the Packers and he needed a team that had a good running and decent passing game with a shitty current QB. The Vikings were a perfect choice for lord Favre. He choked for your team last year and the 2nd installment is on it’s way. WE are happy you are bitter!

  8. jeremy

    I like I said I’ve heard Butler talk on this one a lot on the radio. And, I don’t think he has a problem with Brett playing football. It’s him wanting to go play for the Vikings, and using the low road to get there to beat the Packers out of spite.

    • Abe Frohman

      I’m sure this might surprise the heck out of Matt Fox, but I actually routed for the Jets when Brett played for them. I don’t begrudge the guy a job if there’s a team that wants him.

      His BS second retirement was nothing but a ploy to go play for the Vikings. By handling himself that way, and for going to play for a division rival that he himself couldn’t stand just out of spite, is the reason I don’t respect him any longer.

      I also loved the classy injury comments that got Tannenbaum and Manginin fined. Yes, they violated some rules, but why bring it up so much after the fact? What does Brett gain by doing so other than wear out his welcome there, too?

      • jeremy

        Me too, I watched every Favre Jets game they put on TV. I drafted him as my backup fantasy qb. And, I was disappointed that the played so poorly in the end.

  9. matt fox

    And why wasnt Brett allowed to go play for the Vikings? There’s nothing wrong with what he did. Youre just butt hurt he did it. You guys are just immature, ungrateful brats. Bretts allowed to do what he wants, dont take your frustrations with the Packers sucking out on him.

    • Al Borland's Beard

      Go ask Jets fans if there is anything wrong with it. Seeing as how he used them for a year to reach his ultimate goal. But really if you think about all the stuff Favre did just to get back at Thompson for not kissing the ring (Like Childress has probably done several times in the last couple days) It really makes Favre out to be a really petty person and that’s why I lost respect for the guy.

      • Yah I think week 4 or 5 they (jets) get there “homecoming” with BrINT…ought a be a good game for the media to salivate over…I’m guessing he gets the lambeau treatment.

  10. Tom

    Aaron Rodgers one playoff game, pick six to lose the game. How is that any better that any better than Favre.

  11. matt fox

    Dont pretend to speak for Jets fans, you know absolutely nothing about them. Although, you guys really dont know much about anything, so nothing new. Tannenbaum didnt get fired btw retard, and Mangini was there for four years and sucked before Favre even got there, he didnt get fired because favre made an injury comment.

    And yes jeremy, it is a shame favre played so poorly in the end stretch there, i dont know what could have happened. Its really anyones guess.

    You guys dont live in reality. Its REALLY funny. Keep it up! It amuses me.

    • abe frohman

      I didn’t say it got him fired. I said it got them FINED – as in lighter in the pocket book. Learn to read. And you’re the one calling me a retard….

      You claim to be a Favre fan and don’t know he injured his bicep tendon? He couldn’t throw certain routes without pain. That’s why he faded in NY down the stretch. That’s what he had surgery on 2 years ago and why. The Jets didn’t put him on the injury report and should have. So, after lying his way out of town, Brett just casually brings this up, the league investigates, and fines the Jets front office. My point is why say anything? What’s done is done.

  12. jeff ircink

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….leroy should worry about his job on 1250 AM in Milwaukee and not what Brett’s doing.

    • abe frohman

      I think you miss Butler’s point – and that is to create controversy. He’s doing exactly that (just like Monty et al on this site). For that reason, I’d say his job is more than secure.

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  14. matt fox

    Abe…i was using sarcasm. Look, it’s when you say one thing but mean… nevermind. this is obviously too complicated for you.

    SLLLUUURRRPPPPP!!!!!

  15. matt fox

    How did Brett lie his way out of town btw? The jets were the one who didnt report the injury. And then Mangini got fired and Favre could see that the team was gonna change and knowing he had an injury that needed surgery he decided to retire again. It asnt until after CHildress came to him and tried to woo him later in the offseason and give him support that he considered returning and getting surgery. then after discovering he also had a rotater cuff injury he got freaked out and decided he didnt want to play. But a month later when he realized his arm felt a lot better and the injury didnt hinder his throwing, he decided he could come back healthy and strong. Im not saying Favre isnt a little rash and immature i his decion making sometimes, but hes a good guy and a fucking amazing football player.

  16. jeff ircink

    abe – you think Leroy’s consciously trying to create controversy? really? i don’t see that at all. but – i could be wrong.

    al’s beard – say what you want about favre and the Jets. the fans and some team members shit on him after that season…like, it’s all brett’s fault we went 1-4 in our last 5 games. what about the fact that the Jets’ passing D was 4th worst in the league, or the rush D went from 24 or 28 sacks in the first half of the season down to 12 in the second half, or what about Thomas Jones’ piss poor performance in the last 4 games? yeh – he calls brett out in the last Miami game…yet he has 23 rushing yards. he’s a fucking douche. and even when the Jets were 8-3, people are still shaking their heads at some of Mangini’s calls. yeh – Brett’s shoulder was hurting…i’m not saying he didn’t contribute to the 1-4 slide. but so did the rest of the team. TEAM – like you Packer fans call it. Brett’s a diva, he’s an egotist, me, me me – no I in TEAM, Brett.

    until you all rip on him – then you all backtrack and put the I in TEAM just to make your arguments. (i’m saying “you” to everyone, not just Al).

  17. matt fox

    I mean, if the guy could what he did last year with a good offensive team around him with no offseason and a new playbook, imagine what he wouldve done for the packers the past few years if they werent managed by ted thompson and coached by the pillsbury dough boy.

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