NIU player critical

McClatchy news servicesApril 7, 2011 

Northern Illinois linebacker Devon Butler was in critical condition after being shot off-campus.

The school released a statement saying the shooting occurred Tuesday night in DeKalb. He was transferred to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford on Wednesday.

Butler, a junior from Pembroke Pines, Fla., ranked second on the team with 80 tackles.

Coach Dave Doeren suspended all team activities until further notice.

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