Return to the field

I always enjoy seeing stories through to the end when possible. Guess that’s just good journalism.

Anyways, NIU linebacker Devon Butler was cleared for contact this week after being injured in an off-campus shooting last April.

I ended up covering the shooting that night and through Twitter and my roommate, found out Butler was the victim and broke the story, which reached around Chicago and the nation (nothing really big though).

So when the spring season came back around in 2012 I made sure I was on top of the Butler news.

After his first day of practice, I wrote this feature and snapped the above photo for the Star.

Good to see Butler back. Happy with the story too.

© 2012 Jerry Burnes/Northern Star

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