Steve Gleason’s return to the New Orleans Saints following his diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
To many the name Steve Gleason probably doesn’t sound familiar. After all, Gleason was not a star quarterback nor did he have a Hall of Fame career. No, Steve Gleason is unlike many of football’s mainstream heroes today. The 36-year-old is no longer able to play football. His career is not a collection of highlight reel plays. You won’t listen to him during telecast’s of football games as an announcer. And that’s what makes Steve Gleason’s story so great. In a week where prima donna’s like Jadeveon Clowney dominated the news, it is likely few caught ESPN’s special on Gleason. If you didn’t catch their E:60 piece, please watch it here.
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