Despite Setback, There's No Quit in Gleason

Derick E. Hingle, US Presswire)

No white flags. That’s what Steve Gleason tweeted Tuesday morning, just hours after he stopped breathing, became unresponsive and was whisked away to a New Orleans hospital from the Superdome, where he had been watching Monday night’s game between his beloved Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Someone who was there described it as the scariest thing he’s ever witnessed, and that’s saying a mouthful considering NFL games often are not for the faint of heart. Another person near the retired safety’s side says this was not a life-risking episode at all, just another chilling flash in the existence of a person suffering from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Unless the universe has a miracle up her...

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