Steve Gleason is a former NFL player who played safety for the New Orleans Saints. In 2011, Gleason revealed that he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
ALS causes nerve cells to break down, which reduces the overall functionality of the muscles they’re connected to. There is currently no cure for ALS. Despite being afflicted with such a serious illness, Steve Gleason has managed to retain his sense of humor through his struggle.
Steve Gleason caught the following tweet from ESPN that showed that his former Saints teammate Reggie Bush ended the regular NFL season with -3 rushing yards overall.
Reggie Bush finished the season with -3 Rush yds. pic.twitter.com/zNAjVctYyv
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 2, 2017
Steve Gleason then took to Twitter with a message of his own:
— Steve Gleason (@TeamGleason) January 2, 2017
Wow, what a burn! Steve Gleason just fired shots at Reggie Bush saying that he, a wheelchair-bound man, along with the general public as a whole, were more effective running backs than Reggie Bush.
Gleason most likely meant for this to be a joke as he and Bush are former teammates and friends from when they played together on the New Orleans Saints.