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LeRoy Butler talks Packers, Lions, haircuts and breast cancer

Jay Sorgi

LeRoy Butler talks Packers, Lions, haircuts and breast cancer

CREATED Oct. 4, 2013

It's early in the 2013 season, but the words "must win" have been thrown around often in this week of preparation for the Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions.

Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler, who invented the Lambeau Leap and snagged a Super Bowl ring for the 1996 season, says Sunday's showdown comes close to "must win."

"This is a game that the Green Bay Packers...you hate to say 'must win,'...Detroit would be 4-1," explained Butler on "The Morning Blend."

Butler added this win will be tough to accomplish.

"Aaron Rodgers has to play perfect for the Packers to be able to win," said Butler.

"They got Reggie Bush.  They haven't had a running game since Barry Sanders."


"They've got this huge guy, (Ezekiel) Ansah, a defensive end from Brigham Young to go after the quarterback.  The last time Aaron Rodgers had a concussion, it was against these guys.  They've got a nasty front four."

While his brain were on Sunday, the hair on his head came in well-coiffed on Friday.

"I have a feminine side," said Butler.  "I get my haircut three times a week."

His well-groomed hair stunned hosts Molly Fay and Tiffany Ogle.

"My daughters say 'You've got to fake it 'til you make it, so get your hair cut.' "

Butler, however, is even more serious about his efforts to help women with breast cancer - even if he jokes about it on occasion.

"I don't want to be stuck on the earth with a bunch of guys.  I've got to help women out," said Butler on the Morning Blend.

But he seriously puts his heart into the cause.  He says on his foundation's site that he met a woman who had a pink ribbon on her jersey, and he didn't know the reason.

After she educated him on the issue, he was stunned and chose to make a major difference in the cause with his foundation.

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