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The members of the radio show Mayhem In The AM on 790 The Zone were fired Monday after comments they made which made fun of former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who has ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

In a mock interview, the Mayhem team used a robotic voice to represent Gleason, who lost his ability to speak.

Gleason now speaks through a computer program.

790 The Zone Sr. VP and General Manager Rick Mack released the following statement:

"We deeply regret the offensive programming that aired this morning on "Mayhem In The AM" on 790 The Zone, 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. 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."

Nick Cellini tweeted, "My apologies to everyone. It was a stupid attempt at humor that backfired. Emphasis on stupid."

All three members of the Mayhem team appear on various programs produced by CBS Atlanta.

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