LeRoy Butler, the former Green Bay Packers safety, was never one to shy away from telling the world how he felt, and such was the case yesterday when he was asked about Brett Favre and all the hoopla that has spilled over the past couple of weeks over the fact that he’s taken some responsibility for his divorce from the team.
If you haven’t seen it, here’s what Butler had to say:
“I’m just sick of hearing about it because every year it seems like everyone’s apologizing. Get over it. Either come back, retire the jersey, or be through with it. Or lock him out for 50 years. Whatever just do it. You got players that would love to be a janitor in that building and they’re begging a guy to come back you doesn’t necessarily want to come back.”
I love the statement about players who would “love to be a janitor in that building” and his comparison to Favre who has his supporters and detractors.
As the editor of a fan blog, I can see where Butler is coming from, but I must admit that I simply can’t get enough of the drama – it makes for a continuous stream of Packers fun.
However, I also agree with Butler, and have said so in other posts. The Packers and Favre need to get over it. They’ve got to figure out how to either come back together or walk away for good.
It is time. Either the Packers reach out and throw the ultimate party for the guy who put the elite face back on the franchise after years of futility or they tell him to just stay in Hattiesburg. All indications are the Packers are moving toward the latter. At least that’s the way Packers President Mark Murphy has said. Several times he has said publicly that he would like to see Favre back in the fold.
For the most part, everyone agrees with him.
But until that actually occurs, LeRoy and everyone else who are sick and tired of listening to the drama, will just have to persevere.
My hope is that it all gets resolved sooner rather than later, but in the meantime, it sure is fun following it.