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Former NFL star Steve Gleason has accepted the apolgoies of three Georgia radio hosts who were fired from 790 The Zone after they made derogatory comments about his Lou Gehrig's disease.

Gleason posted a statement on his Facebook page saying, "Received and accepted. We have all made mistakes in this life. How we learn from our mistakes is the measure of who we are.

"I would like to thank the public for their support," he added.

The hosts of the popular Atlanta morning show, dubbed "Mayhem in the AM," made their comments on Monday's program poking fun at the debilitating disease.

Steak Shapiro, one of the hosts of the show, admitted to CNN that he "would have been offended" if he was listening to their program as well.

Rick Mack, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the station released the following apology and revealed that he had terminated the hosts' employment as a result.

"We deeply regret the offensive programming that aired this morning…related to related to former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason and his battle with ALS. We suspended the three individuals involved immediately following their comments and have since terminated their employment."

Mack added, "790 The Zone, our owners, sponsors and partners in no way endorse or support this kind of content. We sincerely apologize to Mr. Gleason, his family and all those touched by ALS."

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