MSU’s Butler starts vs. PSU hours after anticipating out his father died

November 7, 2017 - Finding Carter

Michigan State was preparing to make a travel from a Kellogg Center to Spartan Stadium, as it does about dual hours and 15 mins before each home game, when a Spartans perceived some harmful news. 

Sophomore dilemma Josh Butler‘s father, Steven, had died unexpectedly, and co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs manager Harlon Barnett sensitive a whole group in a meeting. 

“So, it was a jar to a whole group and apparently to Josh,” pronounced conduct manager Mark Dantonio, who combined that it’s a private matter and didn’t wish get into too most detail. “Our thoughts and a prayers are with Josh and his family right now.”

Josh Butler done a travel down and behind on a Spartan Stadium margin subsequent to conduct manager Mark Dantonio before holding on Penn State. Butler and a Spartans found out hours before a diversion that his father, Steven, had died unexpectedly. (Photo: Mike Carter, USA TODAY Sports)


After Butler addressed a group following a travel down and behind on a margin during Spartan Stadium, he started Saturday’s diversion opposite Penn State. Butler didn’t record any stats in his fourth start of a deteriorate and initial given a Notre Dame game, though his teammates felt an requirement to step adult their diversion for him. 

“It done us play harder, meaningful we had to play for a brother,” associate dilemma Justin Layne pronounced after a game. 

Early Sunday morning, Butler sent out a chatter observant a detriment of his father was “still tough to believe.” 

His teammates also took to Twitter to demonstrate their support.

Butler is a third-year sophomore out of Mesquite, Texas.

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