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STEVE GLEASON RUMORS

Report: U.S. House officially passes the Steve Gleason Act

In possibly the coolest piece of news to come out of the NFL all offseason (or possibly ever), the U.S. House has officially passed the Steve Gleason Act, according to Juan Sanchez of WDSU News. The announcement was made by Senator David Vitter, and next up is President Barack Obama, who will sign the act into law. For those who don't know exactly what the Steve Gleason Act is, Sanchez...
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13 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
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason gets nominated for George Halas Award

Steve Gleason has done some impressive work away from the football field and now, according to Christopher Dabe of NOLA.com, he has been named as a finalist for the George Halas Award. As Dabe explains, "Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason has been nominated for the George Halas Award for his battle with ALS and the founding of Team Gleason, which is committed to helping...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  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

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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