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Behind Aaron Rodgers' controversial mustache

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers appeared on "Packers Live" Monday night sporting a robust mustache.

Behind Aaron Rodgers' controversial mustache

By James Kust. CREATED Nov 18, 2013

GREEN BAY - The mustache growing on Aaron Rodgers' face has divided fans. Even Head Coach Mike McCarthy found himself sounding off on the issue last week:

"I feel like every time you ask me a question I say all these great things about [Aaron]," McCarthy explained. "So, I don't like his mustache. I'll say something bad about him."

Though McCarthy and Rodgers are close partners on the frozen tundra, Rodgers says he knows why his coach takes issue with his facial hair. He explained Monday night on "Packers Live" with Larry McCarren.

"100% jealousy. Pure jealousy from Mike," Rodgers joked. "He used to have a great mustache, back in the 80s and 90s. He's got a little grey in it now, and he's too afraid to put the Just for Men in it."

Jokes aside, the Super Bowl MVP quarterback explained the real reason for his growth this month.

"For me, it's a way to raise awareness about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health issues that affect men," Rodgers explained. "There's a lot of great organizations that are associated with Movember."



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James Kust is the Senior Web Editor for TODAY'S TMJ4. He joined Journal Broadcast Group in 2012.