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.”
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.”
Still tough to believe, it only doesn’t feel real, though we know one thing ..no matter what he done certain my brothers we were taken caring of. Sacrificed so most and taught us all we need to know. I’m going to continue to make we happy dad. we adore we RIP DAD see we in heaven. pic.twitter.com/rAhYlK5Vnw
— JoshButlerTv📺 (@JustBnJosh) November 5, 2017
His teammates also took to Twitter to demonstrate their support.
— Chris Frey Jr (@Cfrey_23) November 5, 2017
Good group W Spartan Nation ✅ this one was for we hermit @JustBnJosh
— Naquan Jones 9️⃣3️⃣ (@thealmightynay) November 4, 2017
Butler is a third-year sophomore out of Mesquite, Texas.