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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...
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...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gleason: A saint to more than just New Orleans

  Steve Gleason’s return to the New Orleans Saints following his diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).   To many the name Steve Gleason probably doesn’t sound familiar. After all, Gleason was not a star quarterback nor did he have a Hall of Fame career. No, Steve Gleason is unlike many of football’s mainstream heroes today. The 36-year-old is no longer able to play football...
Via isportsweb.com
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Gleason accepts apology of fired Atlanta DJs

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. '...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: 790TheZone Mocks Steve Gleason Recap, Including Audio and Transcript

If you're a Saints fan, it's almost humanly impossible that you weren't clued into the story that pretty much blew up twitter yesterday. I thought I'd recap the entire story in case you missed parts or you just have a sordid personality that cares to revisit something as awful as this was. I know that's how I operate. So I was first clued into this on twitter...
Via The Saints Nation
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

790 the Zone saga ends with firings, contrition, and sour grapes

As was expected, the hosts of the morning show on 790 the Zone in Atlanta, Mayhem in the AM, have been fired, and we’ve all had the chance to ponder just why in the hell we listen to sports talk radio in the first place. The AJC managed to catch up with one of the former hosts on Monday, and the resulting comments were astonishing. AJC radio and tv reporter Rodney Ho spoke with...
Via The Victory Formation
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss
DON'T GO THERE

Station apologizes for Gleason joke

A radio station in Atlanta has issued a mea culpa after two of its hosts made fun of former NFL player Steve Gleason, who has been battling ALS over the last few years. 

UPDATE The station has now fired the two hosts.

Via The Victory Formation
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta radio station makes fun of Steve Gleason

It was brought to my attention this morning that the hosts of Mayhem in the A.M. on 790 The Zone in Atlanta decided to make fun of former Saints safety Steve Gleason since he wrote this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback on SI.com for Peter King. Gleason can no longer talk since he’s dying from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss
TOUCHING

Former Saint battling ALS announces pick

A number of ex-NFLers were on hand at Radio City Music Hall to announce their former teams’ draft picks, but none drew a larger ovation than Steve Gleason. Gleason spent eight seasons with the Saints as a safety/special teamer, and his blocked punt against the Falcons in the first game at the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina remains one of the most memorable plays in team history...
Via NESN.com
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints, Falcons at odds over Steve Gleason statue in New Orleans

The statue of former Saints safety Steve Gleason blocking a punt against Atlanta is probably one of the coolest statues I personally have ever seen. Gleason’s blocked punt sent him into the annals of Saints history as a symbol of the rebirth of a city ravaged by natural disaster. The controversy, though, is that the falcons don’t want to be remembered as the team on the receiving...
Via Down and Distance
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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