Saints News 6/20/13: Team Gleason Donations See Big Boost After Radio Show Stupidity

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

Since the now unemployed Atlanta radio hosts did their incredibly stupid and unfunny bit mocking Steve Gleason, donations to Gleason's ALS charity have jumped an estimated 75 percent over the most recent six month average. WAY TO GO, WORLD! In other news, today is Darren Sproles birthday and Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez is kinda becoming the new O.J. Simpson...white SUV and all.

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I'm so glad this isn't happening to a Saints player. We got enough bad publicity last season to last us a lifetime.

New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez has ties to homicide victim, hires lawyer - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez has ties to homicide victim, hires lawyer New England Patriots Aaron Hernandez has ties to homicide victim, hires lawyer

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Sports Illustrated mentioned that several NFL teams were concerned about potential gang related activity by some of Hernandez’s associates prior to the draft. That talk, even if it never advanced beyond rumors, likely contributed to his draft stock falling as much or more than reported failed drug tests in college.

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