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Tom Oates column: Butler learns multiple titles matter to Hall of Fame

7:43 PM, Jan. 12, 2012
Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler celebrates his first half interception in the Packers' 23-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 14, 1996 at Lambeau Field. Photo Dan Powers.
Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler celebrates his first half interception in the Packers' 23-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 14, 1996 at Lambeau Field. Photo Dan Powers.
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One thing I don't understand is why LeRoy Butler isn't getting more run for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The former Green Bay Packers star has been eligible for the Hall since 2006 but has never received strong consideration despite being arguably the best safety of his generation. That snub makes no sense because, among other things, Butler was:

• The third-best player, behind Brett Favre and the late Reggie White, on one of the NFL's dominant teams of the 1990s, a team that averaged 11 wins per season from 1992 through '98 and split its two Super Bowl appearances. ...

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