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Bears coach Marc Trestman takes ice bucket challenge, honors former mentor
Marc Trestman became the latest celebrity to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Twitter, having been challenged by Jon Gruden and nagged by his daughters to follow through.
“It’s for a good cause,” he said. “Quite frankly, I had a very close mentor up in Montreal, who played in the CFL for a long time, and passed in my time up there from the disease.
“I saw what that disease can do and whatever little we can do to help hopefully will go a long way in finding a cure and research to help those who are in need.”
Former defensive back, announcer and journalist Tony Proudfoot died in 2010.
“He was a great player up there and when I got into the league he became a friend and really did help me,” he said. “He used to write me notes on the league and the rules and how to learn the league.
“He became a close friend and I saw him pass while I was up there — so the disease does resonate.”
Trestman challenged his brother-in-law, Jack, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, with whom he worked in Cleveland.