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Ex-Packers star loses speaking gig over support for gay athlete

10:07 AM, May 1, 2013
Former Green Bay Packers star LeRoy Butler.
Former Green Bay Packers star LeRoy Butler.
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Expressing support for a gay NBA player has cost former Green Bay Packers star LeRoy Butler.

Butler, 44, tweeted late Tuesday night that he had been scheduled to speak at a church at Wisconsin, but lost the $8,500 contract because he'd tweeted congratulations to Jason Collins, who came out as gay on Monday.

"I said, 'OK, why?'" Butler said on Twitter. ...

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