BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and has in turn challenged LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles and Duck Dynasty cast member Willie Robertson.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was doused with chilly ice water earlier this week. Brees challenged Jindal and a few other people after he accepted the challenge.
Supriya Jindal, the Governor's wife, took the honor of dumping the ice water on her husband. Before he was doused, he said "I want to thank Drew Brees for challenging me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I'm happy to accept in honor of Team Gleason. I will also be making a donation to the ALS foundation. I want to challenge Coach Les Miles (LSU), Willie Robertson (Duck Dynasty), and Joe Scarborough (MSNBC). You've got 24 hours."
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The challenge is a viral movement called the "Ice Bucket Challenge" designed to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
After posting their ice bucket videos to social media, participants nominate others to take the plunge and keep the cycle going. If those challenged don't accept within 24 hours, they're asked to donate to ALS research or to the charity of their choice.
Ethel Kennedy took the challenge and challenged President Barack Obama. Martha Stewart, Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan also took the challenge.
Former Saints player Steve Gleason announced in 2011 he was battling ALS.