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Rodgers: Ice bucket challenge worth the chill

Pete Dougherty
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers runs drills during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

Aaron Rodgers accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge and passed it on.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback, challenged by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, had himself videotaped being doused with a bucket of ice water at Lambeau Field as part of a campaign to raise money for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease).

"It was worth it," Rodgers said Tuesday after Packers practice. "It wasn't that cold after the first few seconds. Initially, it kind of sent some shivers down your spine."

After the dousing, Rodgers via the video and Twitter challenged three more people to take the challenge: former teammate Tom Crabtree, actor Brian Baumgartner and musician Darius Rucker.

"I haven't heard any word back from Darius or Brian or Crabby (i.e., Crabtree). Hopefully, they'll keep it going. It's pretty amazing what they're doing."