Steve Gleason Responds to Radio Hosts Who Mocked Him for Having ALS

June 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former NFL safety Steve Gleason has released an official statement after radio hosts in Atlanta were fired for a segment in which they mocked the former New Orleans Saints standout's battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
In a post on his Team Gleason Facebook page, Gleason thanked fans for their outcries of support and noted that the radio personalities had apologized for their part in the incident.
Here is Gleason's full statement:
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 ...

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