Procter and Gamble-owned Charmin dumps off load of toilet paper for Michigan tight end Jake Butt

Nature of P&G's relationship with Butt is unclear
Posted at 6:24 AM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-27 06:41:40-04

Jake Butt of the Michigan Wolverines leaves the field after a 2016 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Michigan tight end Jake Butt doesn't mind people having fun with his last name. The folks at Procter and Gamble sure are.

The Queen City-based parent company of Charmin toilet paper delivered a truckload of the squeezably soft product to him in his hometown of Pickerington, east of Columbus, on Wednesday.

The nature of the relationship between P&G and Butt is unclear. A request for comment was emailed to P&G.

The gesture surely was a nod to Butt's last name, which elicits snickers wherever he goes. He embraces it.

"I love it so much," he told ESPN last August. "I think that's one of my greatest traits. It has really allowed me to grow my platform and build my brand."

Butt has made a name for himself as a football player for being a two-time Big Ten tight end of the year. He's one of the top players at his position available for the NFL draft, which starts Thursday.

On Tuesday, Charmin tweeted, "Have you seen the #CharminDumpTruck driving through? We've got a special destination for a butt-load of TP."

On Wednesday, a Columbus radio station, 97.1 The Fan, tweeted a picture of the load of toilet paper being dropped on a lawn with Butt standing nearby.