Steve Gleason accepts apologies of Atlanta DJs - CBS46 News

Steve Gleason accepts apologies of Atlanta DJs

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Steve Gleason released a statement on Tuesday regarding the DJ skit that aired in Atlanta.

"I would like to thank the public for their support," said Gleason.

"'Defend Team Gleason' now has been officially redefined. Additionally, the DJs have provided genuine apology. Received and accepted."

Gleason said we have all made mistakes in this life. How we learn from our mistakes is the measure of who we are.

"I think everyone can learn from this event. It's clear to me that, on a national and global scale, ALS is not understood, which is part of why it's underfunded and largely ignored."

In the past 36 hours lots of people have been talking.

"There are zero treatments for ALS. If you take any action as a result of this event, I prefer it to be action to end ALS. See what we are doing to change that at teamgleason.org," Gleason said.

Trey Fabacher, Vice President for WGCL-TV, CBS Atlanta released a statement:

WGCL-TV, CBS Atlanta has had a partnership the past two years with the radio station 790 The Zone, primarily involving the talent services of the Mayhem in the AM morning team. The talent from the morning program has appeared in multiple sports programs on CBS Atlanta over the past two years in conjunction with this agreement.  In light of the situation that occurred yesterday on-air at 790 The Zone, including the termination of the talent, CBS Atlanta has terminated its partnership with the radio station.  CBS Atlanta will place the CBS Atlanta Sportsline program on hiatus until the football season when we present our sports programming with new sports hosts. Our employees, our partners and sponsors in no way support the content that was aired by this radio team on Monday morning.

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