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Butterbean stars as reserve deputy in TV show

Updated: August 9, 2011, 11:32 AM ET
By Lynn Hoppes

Imagine 380-pound Eric Esch -- affectionally known as boxer/wrestler Butterbean -- breaking through your house's front door looking for criminals.

That's exactly what Esch is doing these days as a reserve deputy on the sheriff's narcotics unit in his hometown of Jasper, Ala.

And TV channel Investigation Discovery is filming the 10 episodes of "Big Law: Deputy Butterbean" with the debut at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

"When we started filming, ...

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