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STEVE GLEASON RUMORS

Steve Gleason selected as 2015 George Halas award winner

Steve Gleason is continuing his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and while doing so continues to be an inspiration in many different ways. He has raised funds to help individuals who have ALS and other similar diseases or injuries. Thanks to all of his hard work and dedication, he has been selected as the 2015 George Halas Award winner, according to NewOrleansSaints...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Saints player Gleason wins Halas Award

Former New Orleans Saints special teams player Steve Gleason, who is afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), has won the George Halas Award for overcoming adversity and succeeding. The award, announced Monday by the Professional Football Writers of America, is named for the former Chicago Bears owner and head coach and Pro Football Hall of Fame member. Gleason has helped raise...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

IMG producing documentary on former NFL player Steve Gleason

The story of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason just got a significant boost in its ability to reach the masses. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sports and media agency IMG is getting into the original content business, an effort led by former ESPN executive Mark Shapiro. Its first project will be a documentary about Gleason, who was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic...
Via Awful Announcing
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason turns to Twitter to get Medicare to cover Internet costs

Steve Gleason took to his Team Gleason Twitter account on Friday to drum up support in his efforts to get Medicare to cover Internet costs on devices for people with disabilities. The former New Orleans Saint was diagnosed with ALS in January 2011 and founded Team Gleason to help those afflicted "live productive, inspired lives by providing access to life-affirming events and assistive...
Via Fox Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Step aside: Steve Gleason takes Ice Bucket Challenge up a notch

By now, you've probably seen all sorts of NFL personalities take up the Ice Bucket Challenge. The movement, which was started to raise awareness for ALS (or Lou Gehrig's disease), has reached all over the league as players and coaches have taken turns dumping ice cold water over their heads. Well, make room for Steve Gleason. The former New Orleans Saints player suffers from the...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints hero Steve Gleason home from hospital, ready for next challenge

Former Saints player Steve Gleason is now home from the hospital, ready to conquer the next challenge in his battle against ALS, albeit adjusting once again to a new piece of medical equipment, this one to help him breathe.   One week ago, Gleason had to be hospitalized and undergo a tracheotomy. It's a procedure Gleason was expecting to have done early this summer, but was hoping...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason celebrates 37th birthday with fan videos, day at Saints camp

Former hero of the New Orleans Saints post-Katrina comeback Steve Gleason is celebrating his 37th birthday today. It's a major milestone for Gleason, who revealed he was battling ALS in 2011. The average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years. In honor of the big birthday, former teammate and Team Gleason supporter Scott Fujita asked fans via Twitter to re-enact Gleason...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

2 of the 3 radio hosts who mocked Steve Gleason are employed again in Atlanta

One of the most vile, reprehensible, regrettable episodes of this year in sports was when 3 Atlanta radio hosts aired a vignette that mocked former Saints player Steve Gleason, who has been courageously fighting ALS.  The pre-planned bit featured hosts Steven "Steak" Shapiro, Chris Dimino, and Nick Cellini of 790 The Zone in Atlanta doing knock knock jokes with Cellini impersonating...
Via Awful Announcing
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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