“If you’re a Green Bay Packer, many doors open to you. If you win a championship, all doors open, but when you’re in the Hall of Fame, football heaven opens to you. you.”
He’s the new Pro Football Hall of Famer, LeRoy Butler … who tells TMZ Sports opportunities have followed one another since his enthronement in Canton.
“My assistant gets a lot of phone calls,” the 54-year-old former Packers star said, adding… “Some of them are just to feel you, but some of them are things I ‘ve always wanted to work on.”
And, there is a very special project in the works.
“I’m doing a documentary that my daughters are writing about my life story.”
Still, as great as the money and the business opportunities are, that’s not the most important part for LeRoy.
“I was really excited for my family, man. My kids. I love my kids more than myself, and they really appreciated that.”
We also spoke to Butler about a comment from a fellow HOF’er Deion Sander done – where Primetime said too many players were inducted into the Hall (“the Hall of Fame is no longer the Hall of Fame”) – a claim the former Packers DB disagrees.
“See, that confuses me. Guess he knows there’s only 362 guys in there. And maybe 170 alive. But see, when you go to the first ballot, it doesn’t isn’t that bad,” LeRoy said, alluding to Sanders being an absolute lock to induct.
Butler says it’s different “when you have to wait 16 years.”
The Hall of Fame was the last box unchecked in what was a historic career for LeRoy. The Super Bowl 31 champion was a 4x first-team All-Pro who was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team.