“You’re a fighter and good luck in the future,” Belichick said.
“Thank you,” Butler replied.
And that was that. Short and simple. The circumstance is so touchy and bizarre, that there’s really not much else that could be said.
In Butler’s talk with George, he also reflected on his last season with New England.
“The last year was the toughest to deal with,” Butler said. “A lot of things were going on. A lot of stuff going on. I was almost traded. Having to prove myself when I felt like I had already proved myself.”
“I just rode the wave as long as I could. I was just going to see what was next.”