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Posted: Monday, 17 June 2013 12:53PM

Atlanta radio hosts suspended after making fun of Steve Gleason



An Atlanta radio station has suspended the hosts of a radio show that made fun of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason.

"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. 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," station General Manager Rick Mack said on the website for 790 The Zone.

Several hours after news of the segment spread across fan websites, Mack announced the disciplinary action.

"The members of the show involved with this incident have been suspended indefinitely pending further management review of their actions," he said in the statement.

UPDATE:  Click HERE to view the full transcript of the radio parody of Steve Gleason...

Social media and fan message boards were filled with people angry that the Mayhem in the AM show pretended to have Gleason call in with his computerized voice.

Gleason suffers from ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.  Before he lost the ability to speak, Gleason recorded his voice and uses a computer to communicate.

790 The Zone has not made the audio or a transcript of the segment available.

People posting about the program say it allegedly included the fake Gleason voice taking part in knock-knock jokes and at one point questioning if he would be alive later this week.

Photo by Jay Vise

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