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A Congressional Gold Medal is presented to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) advocate and former National Football League (NFL) player, Steve Gleason, in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. Holding the medal is his wife Michel Gleason. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Ex-NFL player Steve Gleason honored by Congress for ALS work

Jan. 15, 2020 7:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL player Steve Gleason has received the Congressional Gold Medal — the highest civilan honor bestowed by Congress — for his work as an advocate for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. “This award represents the...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, former New Orleans Saints NFL football player Steve Gleason is shown during an interview in New Orleans. Gleason, who become a leading advocate for people struggling with Lou Gehrig's disease after he was diagnosed with the paralyzing condition, will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony on Jan. 15.
President Donald Trump signed legislation last year awarding Gleason the medal, which is the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

Gleason to receive Congressional Gold Medal Jan. 15

Jan. 3, 2020 3:58 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who became a leading advocate for people struggling with Lou Gehrig's disease after he was diagnosed with the paralyzing condition, will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony on Jan. 15. President Donald Trump signed...