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, 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.
November 9, 1993 |
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."
October 4, 1993 |
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.
September 21, 1991 |
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.
August 11, 1991 |
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.
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."