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Butler reiterates support for gay NBA player in CNN appearance

7:15 AM, May 3, 2013
After his career with the Green Bay Packers, LeRoy Butler engaged in business ventures, motivational speaking and broadcasting and has a charitable foundation.. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
After his career with the Green Bay Packers, LeRoy Butler engaged in business ventures, motivational speaking and broadcasting and has a charitable foundation.. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
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LeRoy Butler spoke Thursday night on CNN about the congratulatory Twitter post for NBA player Jason Collins that got him in hot water with a church he was to speak at this summer.

The former Green Bay Packers standout safety said Wednesday a Wisconsin church canceled his July speaking appearance because he had tweeted congratulations to Collins, who revealed Monday that he is gay. Collins is the first active player in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out. He did so in a first-person story published in Sports Illustrated.

Butler talked with host Anderson Cooper about ...

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