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Atlanta radio station apologizes after Steve Gleason remarks

Some shock jocks crossed a line on Monday morning with a segment making fun of the former Saints player and ALS sufferer.

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Gleason responds to Atlanta radio hosts

Steve Gleason has responded to the radio hosts that made fun of him in an ill-advised segment on 790 The Zone.

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Gehrig, Gleason, and a Timeless Case of Stupidity

The names and circumstances may change, but there will always be those who don't just punch upwards, but grab as hard as they can in a desperate lunge at relevance.

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Falcons issues statement on 790 The Zone

The Falcons issued a statement Monday condemning 790 The Zone radio hosts for offensive jokes made towards former Saints player Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS.

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How not to be awful on sports talk radio

It was obviously a terrible and offensive choice for three sports talk knuckleheads at Atlanta's 790 The Zone to make fun of ALS-afflicted Steve Gleason, a former New Orleans Saints special teamer ... so how did they still manage to get this wrong?

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Radio hosts fired for Steve Gleason jokes

The radio hosts who made fun of Steve Gleason on Monday have been fired.

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Audio: 790 The Zone's offensive Steve Gleason bit

106.1 The Ticket in New Orleans has obtained and uploaded the audio from 790 The Zone in Atlanta's ill-advised Steve Gleason bit from Monday morning. We have embedded the audio for you below.

The hosts of the segment appear to realize immediately that the bit was a terrible idea, but they continue with it for several minutes, forcing laughter and poking fun at ALS. It is certainly a tough listen regardless of your comedy tastes.

The station has already apologized for the bit, which mocked the former Saints player and has sparked outrage nationwide. You can follow the entire saga of the sketch and its fallout by visiting our StoryStream.

Although the hosts of the morning show on 790 The Zone have been suspended in response to the bit (within hours of the show's airing), many fans and media personalities are calling for a boycott of the station, including Alex Marvez of FOX Sports.

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Steve Gleason shares his story

Former Saints player Steve Gleason did a guest spot for Peter King, authoring this week's Monday Morning Quarterback. It's a great read that's been overshadowed by the ugliness of a couple deejays.

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Morning show suspended for shots at Gleason

A sports-talk morning show stepped over the line Monday, and the radio station has suspended those involved in the incident.

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Atlanta radio station takes aim at Steve Gleason

Some shock jocks crossed a line on Monday morning with a segment making fun of the former Saints player and ALS sufferer.

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