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Watchdog group questions former Packers player's charity

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Watchdog group questions former Packers player's charity

CREATED Nov. 19, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The charitable work of retired Packers safety LeRoy Butler is being called into question after an investigation found irregularities.

The Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team found Butler held fundraisers, even in years when Butler says he did not have a charity.
They also discovered he had collected appearance fees during his own charity events, a practice watchdog group CharityWatch said is a clear conflict of interest.
"It's totally inappropriate, if he's not willing to support his own cause, then why should anybody else be doing that." said Daniel Borochoff, President of CharityWatch.
Borochoff said documentation and mathematical errors were also discovered.
Butler told Gannett Media Wisconsin running a charity is a complicated business.
"It sounds easy sitting here, but it is never that easy, especially for a busy person like me because I'm trying to help everyone." Said Butler.
We contacted LeRoy Butler's Foundation for an interview with the former football player, but our call was not returned.