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RIP Butch John

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Former college football and NFL writer for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger died today at 61 from cancer. He was most (in)famous for (not) asking Doug Williams "how long have you been a black quarterback?"

  2. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Butch could rub people the wrong way at times, but he was a great writer and a damn good reporter. He was at the Ledger during what I remember as a golden age for their sports staff in the mid-80s, which included the likes of Rick and Bobby Cleveland, Billy Watkins, Orley Hood, Rusty Hampton and many others.

    RIP indeed to a fine newspaperman.
  3. RustyHampton

    RustyHampton Member

    Butch was a colleague (in Jackson and in Louisville), a friend, a good reporter and a hell of a writer. Condolences to his wife Jana.

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