by: Tom Regan Updated:
ATLANTA - The three hosts of the 790 The Zone morning show, "Mayhem in the AM", have been sacked for a skit mocking a former pro football player with a terminal illness.
Hosts Nick Cellini, Stephen "Steak" Shapiro, and Chris Dimino staged an on-air mock interview Monday with former New Orleans Saints
The ALS Association of Georgia told Channel 2's Tom Regan the skit was insensitive and an insult to ALS patients and their families.
An ALS board
'It was a horrible thing to think he was going to be trapped in this body and that he couldn't do anything, but he was fully functional in his mind. He knew exactly what was happening to him," said ALS Georgia board member Shirely Lucia.
The manager of 790 The Zone issued an apology for what he described as "offensive" remarks on the show. He also said all three members of the "Mayhem in the AM" show had been
The three former show hosts issued apologies on Facebook, Twitter and other social media and have pledged to work for a charity established by the former player called TEAM Gleason to battle ALS and increase global awareness.