Sports Talk Show Hosts gone when they ‘go off’ on former NFL player who has ALS

Posted by Andy Durham on June 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Everything about this one sounds bad, not good, wrong, you name it….ESPN.com has it all at www.espn.com and we will list the direct ESPN.com link at the end of the info scape….

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ATLANTA — The cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig’s disease, a station official said Monday.

The show, “Mayhem In The AM,” was broadcast on 790 The Zone on Monday morning. In a statement, general manager Rick Mack said the station regrets comments made about former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason.

Steve Gleason has lost the ability to speak and move as a result of ALS, but through his non-profit organization, Team Gleason, he tries to help others with the disease.
The 36-year-old suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which he was diagnosed with in 2011. ALS patients lose the ability to speak, move and eat, which has happened to Gleason. He wrote a column for SI.com on Monday, using technology that allows him to use his eyes to write, detailing his life with the disease, his interactions with his 19-month-old son Rivers, and his efforts to help others with ALS.

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