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Former Saints safety Steve Gleason has been taken to a New Orleans hospital after becoming unresponsive at the Superdome while watching Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Gleason suffers from the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He underwent treatment in the emergency room at Ochsner Hospital. His wife reports through the Saints that Gleason is alert and ''doing well.''
In early 2011, Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. The terminal condition causes gradual paralysis.
Gleason, once a fearless special teams standout who never shied away from bone-rattling collisions with players much bigger than him, now gets around on a motorized wheel chair.
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According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, former Saints safety Steve Gleason was taken to the hospital during tonight’s Saints – Eagles game.
Gleason has been battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) over the past few years. At this point we’re not sure the reason for him being rushed the hospital.
Miller said Gleason is currently resting and alert...
Oh, this 2-5 season has me so down in the dumps, I hardly know what to do with myself. There are times that I am so angry with the Saints that I want to write each one from our coaches to players and ball boys and ask them why they are doing this to me. What have I done in my past life that is (or was) so horrid that I’ve befallen this less-than-500 fate? This doesn’t even take...
Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason left the Superdome during Monday night's game and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, the Saints confirmed, according to NFL.com. Gleason's wife, Michelle, said he was responsive, and she believed he would be all right, according to the report. Late Monday, Gleason's family released a statement through Facebook...