October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; A statue titled Rebirth featuring the likeness of former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason blocking a punt by former Atlanta Falcons punter Michael Koenen on September 25, 2006 as seen outside before a game against the San Diego Chargers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors And Links For 6/17


In the dead of the offseason the New Orleans Saints have suddenly been the subject of many headlines after an Atlanta radio station took unethical shots at former Saints player Steve Gleason.

Today we’ll deal with that matter in full here, but be sure to check out the rest of the website for more coverage on the matter.

 

NOLA.com Reports Shock Jocks Have Apologized for Jokes

Per Katherine Terrell:

The three co-hosts of Atlanta sports radio show “Mayhem in the AM,” have apologized on social media hours after they were fired for a segment mocking former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason. The contracts of Nick Cellini, Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino were terminated by WQXI-AM “790 The Zone,” following the gag, which ignited an outcry on social media Monday afternoon.

 

Gleason Served as a Guest Columnist for Peter King’s MMQB Monday

Per ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas:

Former New Orleans Saints special teams star Steve Gleason guest-writes for Peter King and his MMQB column. With humor and wit, Gleason writes on topics including the connection between football and brain disease, and the technology that enables him to write a 4,500-word column. Also, Alex Restrepo of NewOrleansSaints.com writes a column on Gleason and his family. “Every day is an adventure of discovery,” said Steve through email.

 

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