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Atlanta radio hosts fired after making fun of former Saints player Steve Gleason

Three radio hosts for Atlanta radio station 790 the Zone did something very stupid Monday morning and the end result... the three men were fired. Nick Cellini,Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino were involved in an on-air skit mocking former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason who is fighting a battle with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

It didn't take long for the internet to light up with angry calls and hours later the men were fired and rightly so.

"We deeply regret the offensive programming that aired this morning on 'Mayhem in the AM' on 790 The Zone, related to former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS," Rick Mack senior vice president and general manager, said in a prepared statement. "We suspended the

three individuals involved immediately following their comments and have since terminated their employment. 790 The Zone, our owners, sponsors and partners in no way endorse or support this kind of content. We sincerely apologize to Mr. Gleason, his family and all those touched by ALS."

The Atlanta Falcons also issued a statement on the matter.

"The Falcons are disappointed in the comments made about former Saints player Steve Gleason on a local Atlanta radio station Monday morning. The content concerning Mr. Gleason was completely inappropriate and is not representative of the views of the Falcons organization, nor does it represent the way we conduct our business on and off the field. To single out Steve the way he was this morning is totally lacking in taste and discretion."

 

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