LeRoy Butler is making the most of his post-football career. One area he is involved heavily in is Big Brothers Big Sisters. In a recent interview with Drew and KB on iHeart radio, Butler talked about the importance of the mentorship program and who mentored him when he first entered the league.
Listen to the full interview with LeRoy Butler on iHeart Radio here!
LeRoy Butler Talks Big Brothers Big Sisters
This year the organization is doing something a little different in choosing mentors. Butler talked about how they are taking the excitement of the NFL draft and applying it to their mentorship program. Kids and teens will be able to draft their mentors during a big event. Butler talked about the importance of having someone to talk to about anything. Not everyone feels comfortable talking to their parents about issues and having another adult in their life is essential. “Mentors are everything for our communities,” he said. “Mentors are with you through some of the ups and downs.” He expressed a lot of gratitude to be a part of this initiative.
Mentor On The Packers
Butler talked about entering the league and was asked who was his mentor. He gave a surprising answer in linebacker Brian Noble. In a great exchange, he said that “Brian Noble taught me to use a fireplace! I was from the south I have never used one of those.” Noble was the player that took him under his wing as a rookie. Another person Butler shouted out was the great Reggie White. Butler commented on how White showed a lot of people how to be a leader and once he left, Butler tried to emulate his leadership style.
What came through in this interview was how much LeRoy Butler cares about the work that he does. Whether it is with Big Brothers Big Sisters or in another organization, he cares about making the communities of the state of Wisconsin a better place.
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