Radio Personnel Fired For Mocking Former NFL Player With Lou Gehrig's Disease

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Members of an Atlanta radio station were suspended and later fired after they made light of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason's battle with ALS, the Associated Press reported.
Radio Personnel Fired For Mocking Former NFL Player With Lou Gehrig's Disease
 
Members of an Atlanta radio station were suspended and later fired after they made light of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason's battle with ALS, the Associated Press reported.
 
The people were suspended for presenting a mock interview with Gleason that used a robotic voice to represent Gleason, who has lost his ability to speak. According to NFL.com, they also joked about Gleason's life expectancy.
 
"We deeply regret the comments made by Mayhem In The AM this morning on 790 The Zone regarding former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason," station VP & General Manager Rick Mack said in a statement. "790 The Zone, Lincoln Financial Media, our sponsors and partners in no way endorse or support the unfortunate and offensive commentary concerning Mr. Gleason this morning."
 
Gleason, 36, has written and talked about the connection between football and the nerve disease he has.