Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/18/13

New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason leaves Alltel Stadium, December 21, 2003. The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Saints 20 - 19 in Jacksonvllle, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Former New Orleans Saints player, now champion of ALS awareness, Steve Gleason is responding with class and grace to an Atlanta radio station's mockery of him and his battle with ALS. Tuesday afternoon, Gleason posted this message on his charity's Facebook page: "Regarding the DJ skit in Atlanta yesterday. I would like to thank the public for their support. 'Defend Team Gleason' now has been officially redefined. Additionally, the DJs have provided genuine apology. Received and accepted. We have all made mistakes in this life. How we learn from our mistakes is the measure of who we are. I think everyone can learn from this event. Its clear to me that, on a national & global scale, ALS is not understood, which is part of why its under funded and largely ignored. In the past 36 hours lots of people have been talking. Lets talk about this... There are zero treatments for ALS. If you take any action as a result of this event, I prefer it to be action to end ALS. See what we are ...
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