February 27, 2021

Former GB Packer LeRoy Butler’s Charity May Have Kind of Forgotten To File With the IRS

And just wait until you see the part where he bitches on Twitter about it.

First, the story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

The IRS is looking into the charity run by former Green Bay Packers player LeRoy Butler.

The agency is probing why Butler has been raising money in Wisconsin over the last decade but has made only one annual filing, Gannett Wisconsin Media reported Thursday.

The LeRoy Butler Foundation hasn't filed with the IRS since 2002, even though Butler continued raising money under that name through this year. A scholarship fund founded in 2009 had its tax-exempt status revoked after failing to file returns by 2012. The only return on file from Butler since 2002 is a short-form 2011 filing for the fund.

Butler took to Twitter as these accusations first started leaking out to vent.

The BEST part about this whole thing is that — I shit you not — as I was copying the code to embed the second tweet he posted shortly after the one above, it was deleted. YAY SCREENSHOTS, we saw what you said there, LeRoy. And seriously, why wait until 3 days later to nuke your complaint?

Um. This just got awkward.

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