San Diego Union-Tribune "On the day he traded up seven spots to draft Manti Te’o, Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco perked up not only while discussing Te’o but the anticipated pairing with Donald Butler. Telesco described Te’o, selected 38th, as a “first-round player” who “fits what John Pagano wants to run” with..." November 16
Chargers announce 2013 team captains: Philip Rivers Nick Hardwick Donald Butler Eric Weddle and Darrell Stuckey.
Bolts Beat "The San Diego Chargers and Donald Butler are working on a deal to keep the middle linebacker in town for a few more years. Butler is going to be a free agent at the end of the year and will be a hot commodity for teams around the league. He is one of the more popular players on the team and is a..." August 05
CBSSports.com "Manti Te'o wasn't a first-round pick, but that doesn't mean the football gods weren't looking out for him. That's the thinking, anyway; the Chargers took Te'o 38th overall, which means the former Notre Dame standout will begin his NFL career in Southern California, close to his Hawaii home, in one..." May 05
San Diego Union-Tribune "Donald Butler was told a time would come. A time when making plays wasn't enough, when production went beyond the stat sheet, when a signature role for greats at his position needed to become his. The Chargers inside linebacker looks around. He sees it now. "I think it's my time to be..." April 03