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LeRoy Butler takes a stand against bullying in Madison


MADISON (WKOW) -- Former Packer LeRoy Butler wants to raise awareness and money to stop bullying.

Butler took his message to a Madison church on Sunday, but it wasn't on his original speaking schedule. In May, Butler said leaders at another Wisconsin church canceled a scheduled speech after a tweet he sent congratulating a fellow athlete.

Butler had tweeted "Congrats to Jason Collins" after the NBA player came out in a "Sports Illustrated" article. 

Just a few days later, Saint Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Madison invited Butler to speak there instead.

"I don't judge anybody," Butler said Sunday. "I just want to have fun and get my message out, so I was very proud of the fact that St. Dunstan's stepped and said, hey you know what... we agree with the anti-bullying campaign and we'll use your platform to come here and speak about it."

Butler says he was bullied as a child and wants to let kids know that athletes don't have perfect lives, they face the same challenges other kids are going through.
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