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Bill Belichick talks Ice Bucket Challenge: ‘I plan on doing something with it’

08.11.14 at 8:21 pm ET
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Bill Belichick has been challenged by several people to give the Ice Bucket Challenge a try. The latest was Giants president John Mara, who challenged Belichick via video on Monday.

On his weekly appearance on WEEI Monday, he didn’t exactly accept the the challenge, but it certainly sounds like he’s going to try something along those lines.

“€œI plan on doing something with it,” he said. “We’€™ll take care of it.”

Mara also challenged Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Jets owner Woody Johnson. To this point, the only player or coach to take part is Julian Edelman, who challenged Danny Amendola, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. (At this point, none of the three have taken him up on the challenge.)

Belichick said he’s known “several people” who have been affected by ALS, including former Saints defensive back Steve Gleason, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2011.

“I’€™m certainly willing to support trying to find a cure for that and try to help people who have that disease,” he said. “I am 100 percent behind it.”

Of course, Belichick knows that there are a few folks who would love a shot at gaining a small measure of revenge on him.

“I know there’€™s a lot of people who would like to dump ice water on me,” he added with a laugh.

For the complete audio of the interview, click here.

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