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August 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kevin Butler, kicker for the Chicago Bears, was arrested Tuesday on charges of drunk driving and speeding, police in Lincolnshire, Ill., said Saturday. They said Butler was released on $3,000 bond.
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November 6, 1996 | Associated Press
The Arizona Cardinals cut kicker Greg Davis, who missed three chip-shot field-goal attempts in the last two games, and signed former Chicago Bear kicker Kevin Butler on Tuesday. Davis, a 10-year veteran, had been with the Cardinals since 1991 and has kicked the six longest field goals in Cardinal history, including two from 55 yards. Davis was nine for 11 before having two misses against the New York Jets two weeks ago and another against the New York Giants on Sunday.
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November 9, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER
Chicago kicker Kevin Butler blamed only himself for missing two fourth-quarter field-goal attempts in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Raiders. "We lost the opportunity to win the game and that's my fault," he said. "It hurts a lot because the guys didn't quit. They got us back down in position, even after the first miss, and I did not come through. That's my job. You have to do it every time."
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August 24, 1996
Kevin Butler, the Chicago Bears' last link to their 1985 Super Bowl season and career points leader, was cut as the team decided to go with younger and less-expensive rookie Carlos Huerta. "It was really close. We had to look at it and say, 'Is Carlos a guy we believe can do it?' And the decision was yes," said Chicago Coach Dave Wannstedt. The Bears have only eight players left who played under Mike Ditka. Butler, an 11-year veteran, has scored 1,116 points, fifth best among active players.
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October 4, 1993 | From Associated Press
Kevin Butler accounted for the only points with field goals of 52 and 48 yards as the Chicago Bears beat the winless Atlanta Falcons, 6-0, Sunday. Butler's 52-yarder in the third quarter matched his career high, and put the Falcons (0-5) in a position of needing a touchdown to win in the final quarter. Atlanta drove to the Chicago eight-yard line in the final minute, but lost the ball on downs with 1:25 to play.
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August 24, 1996 | Associated Press
Kevin Butler, the Chicago Bears' last link to their 1985 Super Bowl season and career points leader, was cut as the team decided to go with younger and less-expensive rookie Carlos Huerta, a former walk-on at the University of Miami. "It was really close. We had to look at it and say, 'Is Carlos a guy we believe can do it?' And the decision was yes," Chicago Coach Dave Wannstedt said. The Bears have only eight players left who played under Mike Ditka.
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November 30, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Todd Bell and Al Harris missed out on the Chicago Bears' run to the Super Bowl two years ago, so they're trying to make up for it this time. Bell and Harris, who sat out the 1985 season in contract disputes, each blocked field goal attempts Sunday as the Bears downed the Green Bay Packers, 23-10. "It's a factor, but I'm not all bent out of shape about it," Harris said of his lost 1985 season. "It feels good to be back and make a contribution."
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September 21, 1991 | Associated Press
Kevin Butler, kicker for the Chicago Bears, was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty in Waukegan, Ill., to speeding and drunken driving. Butler also was ordered by Barbara Gilleran-Johnson, Lake County Circuit judge, to take a 22-hour drivers' education and counseling course. Butler, who lives in suburban Hawthorne Woods, was arrested Aug. 6 in nearby Lincolnshire, one day before ending a contract holdout with the Bears.
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November 9, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Kevin Butler of the Chicago Bears wanted to kick himself after missing his first two field goal attempts Sunday. Instead he kicked the Bears to a 26-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers with four field goals--including a 52-yarder that won the game on the final play. "I don't know how long we can keep winning like this," Butler said after quarterback Jim McMahon led the Bears to a third straight comeback victory. "I'm going to get gray hairs and I'm only 25.
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November 23, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Whether it was amateur psychology or frustration, Coach Mike Ditka's "We stink" criticism of the Chicago Bears seemed to work. The Bears, stung by their coach's public criticism, responded by trouncing the Detroit Lions, 30-10, Sunday. "I didn't like it and it didn't inspire me," middle linebacker Mike Singletary said. "But we're working to get back where we were and we'll get there."
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August 24, 1996 | Associated Press
Kevin Butler, the Chicago Bears' last link to their 1985 Super Bowl season and career points leader, was cut as the team decided to go with younger and less-expensive rookie Carlos Huerta, a former walk-on at the University of Miami. "It was really close. We had to look at it and say, 'Is Carlos a guy we believe can do it?' And the decision was yes," Chicago Coach Dave Wannstedt said. The Bears have only eight players left who played under Mike Ditka.
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November 9, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER
Chicago kicker Kevin Butler blamed only himself for missing two fourth-quarter field-goal attempts in Sunday's 16-14 loss to the Raiders. "We lost the opportunity to win the game and that's my fault," he said. "It hurts a lot because the guys didn't quit. They got us back down in position, even after the first miss, and I did not come through. That's my job. You have to do it every time."
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October 4, 1993 | From Associated Press
Kevin Butler accounted for the only points with field goals of 52 and 48 yards as the Chicago Bears beat the winless Atlanta Falcons, 6-0, Sunday. Butler's 52-yarder in the third quarter matched his career high, and put the Falcons (0-5) in a position of needing a touchdown to win in the final quarter. Atlanta drove to the Chicago eight-yard line in the final minute, but lost the ball on downs with 1:25 to play.
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September 21, 1991 | Associated Press
Kevin Butler, kicker for the Chicago Bears, was fined $1,000 and sentenced to 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty in Waukegan, Ill., to speeding and drunken driving. Butler also was ordered by Barbara Gilleran-Johnson, Lake County Circuit judge, to take a 22-hour drivers' education and counseling course. Butler, who lives in suburban Hawthorne Woods, was arrested Aug. 6 in nearby Lincolnshire, one day before ending a contract holdout with the Bears.
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August 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Kevin Butler, kicker for the Chicago Bears, was arrested Tuesday on charges of drunk driving and speeding, police in Lincolnshire, Ill., said Saturday. They said Butler was released on $3,000 bond.
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December 26, 1987
Chicago Bear kicker Kevin Butler, a star all-around athlete at Redan, Ga., High School, explained to the Chicago Sun-Times how he wound up at the University of Georgia. "I had a chance to go play soccer and football at Duke, but then they mentioned school and I couldn't do all three," Butler said. "When I went to Georgia they mentioned football quite a bit and they brought up school every now and then."
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December 29, 1985 | Associated Press
The rampaging Chicago Bears have left paw prints all over the team and National Football League record books in compiling a 15-1 record this season. They tied the NFL record for most regular-season wins, which was set last year by the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers. "I felt we could be in this area, 13-14 wins," said Coach Mike Ditka. "Fifteen you don't expect."
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November 30, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Todd Bell and Al Harris missed out on the Chicago Bears' run to the Super Bowl two years ago, so they're trying to make up for it this time. Bell and Harris, who sat out the 1985 season in contract disputes, each blocked field goal attempts Sunday as the Bears downed the Green Bay Packers, 23-10. "It's a factor, but I'm not all bent out of shape about it," Harris said of his lost 1985 season. "It feels good to be back and make a contribution."
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November 23, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Whether it was amateur psychology or frustration, Coach Mike Ditka's "We stink" criticism of the Chicago Bears seemed to work. The Bears, stung by their coach's public criticism, responded by trouncing the Detroit Lions, 30-10, Sunday. "I didn't like it and it didn't inspire me," middle linebacker Mike Singletary said. "But we're working to get back where we were and we'll get there."
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