Miami Marlins’ Brett Butler supports Jim Kelly in cancer battle

March 31, 2014 2:03 PM

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TAMPA -- Brett Butler survived oral cancer after his doctors said he probably wouldn’t. Now the new third-base coach for the Marlins said he is pulling for former NFL and University of Miami quarterback Jim Kelly to do the same.

“If he wanted to talk about it with me, I’d love to,” Butler said. “I try to make myself available to people after they’re first diagnosed, to give them hope and say, ‘Listen, this is what I went through. I’m further along, and I’m OK, and I’m living a normal life.’ ”

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