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Washington State announced earlier this year that Steve Gleason will be the lone Hall of Fame inductee this year, and that he would be honored during a home game this season.
Well, it's been apparent that the game would be the Apple Cup since it's been the Cougars' only remaining home game for a few weeks now. But now we know precisely when it will happen, thanks to a press release today from WSU Athletics. Gleason will be honored between the first and second quarters on Saturday. WSU Team Gleason (which is distinct from the New Orleans-based Team Gleason organization) is doing some cool things with technology to help people with ALS and will have a presence at the game to raise ALS awareness.
The school's release is after the jump.
Washington State just announced that former Cougar football and baseball player Steve Gleason will be the only 2014 inductee into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame. Gleason, who played seven years in the NFL, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2011 has been a leader raising awareness and fighting the disease through his foundation, Team Gleason.
The release from the school is after the jump.
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 Monday morning. In a statement, General Manager Rick Mack said the station regrets comments made about ex-New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason (pictured). The 36-year-old suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS patients lose the ability to speak and move, which has happened to Gleason. Gleason played for the Saints between 2000 and 2006. The Spokane native is an alumnus of Washington State and Gonzaga Prep/SR, AP. More here. (AP file photo)
Scootermom: "I don't listen to much radio anymore. I hate the banter that's usually offensive, sexist, juvenile and just plain not funny. I see that I've not been missing much."
Question: I consider the firings to be an appropriate response for the insensitive actions of the "Mayhem in the AM" crew. How about you?