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Saints call ATL radio hosts mocking Gleason 'grossly offensive'

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  1. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    Radio hosts suspended for segment

    UPDATED 7:04 PM CDT Jun 17


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    NEW ORLEANS —New Orleans Saints officials said that, while they haven't heard the radio segment from Atlanta in which several hosts mocked former Saint Steve Gleason, if the reports are accurate, it is "grossly offensive."

    According to various online reports, Atlanta morning radio show "Mayhem in the AM" mocked Gleason's condition. Gleason suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

    [...]

    Among things said by the person mocking Gleason were that he may not survive until Thursday and that he is seeking assistance in ending his life.




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  2. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    I'm hearing they were fired for doing this.
  3. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    Yes, I believe I heard that too. That's pretty sick and taking a football rivalry way too far :mad:
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    They were fired and justifiably so..
  5. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Well-Known Member

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    They deserved to be fired, and likely won't find any work in sports radio broadcasting ever again...which is also deserved.
  6. HeavyBarrel

    HeavyBarrel Well-Known Member

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    Making fun of a rival player who is (temporarily) injured is one thing, making fun of a former player who is still very young and terminally ill is completely unacceptable, not sure this moron understands the line you don't cross.
  7. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    not condoning it but what happened to our 1st amendment
  8. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    dont worry cowboys, the public will give you your opinion.

    i agree with you. yes the men crossed a line, but sadly we would rather fire them and make a statement that says "see we can handle said problem" instead of looking at soceity and saying "you bred this"
  9. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    i should also clarify, this is a business and sometimes in the workplace, your speech is limited and that is rightly so if you are collecting a paycheck.

    They should have done the right thing without public outcry, but it will be swept under the rug and used when needed.
  10. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Well-Known Member

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    Nothing happened to the first amendment, you have the freedom to say whatever you want. Yet that doesn't mean you are free of the consequences. Which is this case, are completely justified.
  11. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Hardly a Freedom of Religion issue. Not a Free Speech issue, for that matter. Instead, it's the kind of garbage that gets you, thankfully, fired from any job where you get a microphone.
  12. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Perfectly said.

    Furthermore, the government isn't taking their right away to say these things, but the radio station has every right to not be affiliated with such garbage.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Bear in mind, this isn't a thread about free speech, or any perceived lack thereof. Because that would be political. It's about these two idiots who got themselves fired and embarrassing themselves in the process.
  14. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    for speaking or saying something people dont like?

    again, you have the talk, if you odnt like it, dont listen, if you engage, than be wary of the laws. simple.

    they said something people dindt like, so obviously their lives should come to a screehing halt.

    btw, can anyone tell me the rules to that? how do ones know where the so called line is? or do we just make it up per how much outrage at any giving time?

    at one point do you restrict all speech?
  15. Irving Cowboy

    Irving Cowboy The Chief

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    As was stated before, this is not a First Amendment issue. This is an issue where the radio station did not feel that these employees were representative of what they want, therefore, they were fired. No different than if someone went in to work at McDonalds went in to work after not showering for 2 weeks. Goodbye.
  16. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    And if the radio station did not fire those guys for doing things they did not like. You could be that other people protesting would have gotten them fired after the radio station started losing advertisement revenue.

    You can say what you want, but you also have to face the consequences and getting fired from a job could be one of those consequences. They did not get arrested for saying what they said.
  17. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    apples and oranges, one is personal hygiene which businesses have rules for, okay for health and all that, that aside, where are the speech laws per each company? how do you break them and whats a firable offense?

    much like if i hired you to work for me, i gave you the guideline book, but than i fired you because your work was excellent, but you wore red pants, and i fire you on the spot, that fair? *technically it probably is, but all that aside* your work is fine, but i fired you because some people got offended by what you said, and its proven i never had parameters for what you could say.
  18. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    i just feel the firing was to much, i can understand the revenue, lets face it everyone lvoes money, but its getting to sticky on what can be said and who can be roasted for it. thats my main point. where do we draw all these lines.
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    You do know you can get fired for saying something to a coworker that they find offensive especially of a sexual nature.

    You do know you can get fired for telling your boss or someone else in the office to go (insert a line of profanities).

    You do know that you can get fired for saying inappropriate things to customers or clients.

    You do know that if you are working in a burger king and started telling every customer that comes to the counter or driver thru that they should leave and go to Mc Donalds...you can get fired.

    There are loads and loads of things that you can say at work that can get you fired.
  20. slaga

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    Each company draws the line of how they want their employees to represent them, especially while they are at work.

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