MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is using his notoriety off the field to pressure consumer electronics manufacturers to refrain from using minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rodgers appeared at a rally on the University of Wisconsin campus Monday night where he was joined by actress Emmanuelle Chriqui and Congolese teammate Andy Mulumba. Rodgers told thousands gathered for the event that the minerals are the lifeblood of the warlords who are committing atrocities a half a world away.
Rodgers joined students in the UW tradition "Jump Around" and took some digs at Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola who's accused of verbally abusing members of the UW marching band during Detroit's game at Green Bay Sunday.
The State Journal reports Chriqui says she and Rodgers plan to visit Congo after the football season.
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