National Football League
            === Atlanta radio hosts fired after mocking Gleason ===
 Atlanta,  GA  (Sports Network) -  Three hosts of  an Atlanta sports radio show
 were  fired Monday after  they mocked a former NFL player who suffers from Lou
 Gehrig's disease.
 Atlanta  radio station 790 the Zone fired Nick Cellini, Chris Dimino and Steak
 Shapiro  for making  comments  about Steve  Gleason, who  played  for the  New
 Orleans Saints from 2000-06.
 The hosts did a mock interview with Gleason and imitated a robotic voice.
 "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," station general manager Rick Mack said in a
 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  Falcons  also weighed in  on the issue concerning  the mockery of the 36-
 year-old  Gleason, who  was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
 in January 2011.
 "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," the team
 06/17 20:07:25 ET