Former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler said he won’t be part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021, tweeting “maybe next year” on Wednesday.
“It’s always a good thing, to be discussed with the best to ever play THE GAME!” added Butler, who was one of the 15 modern-era finalists for induction into Canton, Ohio.
The voting has already been conducted, but the results will not be released until Feb. 6, the day before Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Butler, 52, was a four-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl selection who was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 1990s.
He appeared in 181 games for the Packers from 1990-2001, registering 38 interceptions, 13 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries and 20.5 sacks. Butler helped Green Bay defeat the New England Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI.
The other finalists, in alphabetical order, are Jared Allen, Ronde Barber, Tony Boselli, Alan Faneca, Torry Holt, Calvin Johnson, John Lynch, Peyton Manning, Clay Matthews Sr., Sam Mills, Richard Seymour, Zach Thomas, Reggie Wayne and Charles Woodson.
–Field Level Media