Steve Gleason honored for philanthropic achievement, trolls refs during acceptance speech

Steve Gleason honored for philanthropic achievement, trolls refs during acceptance speech
Former Saint Steve Gleason was honored Saturday night in Atlanta at the Big Game Big Give Event held by the Giving Back Fund.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Former Saint Steve Gleason was honored Saturday night in Atlanta at the Big Game Big Give Event held by the Giving Back Fund.

Gleason, who attended wearing a referee shirt, accepted the philanthropic award.

According to our partners at NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune, Gleason thanked the organization’s founder Marc Pollick by saying the award was a “tremendous honor” and added, “I get to wear my referee shirt, so like two weeks ago, there will be no flags thrown tonight.”

The Big Game Big Give event is held annually on the night before the Super Bowl. This year’s event was hosted by Atlanta rapper and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and The Black-Eyes Peas served as the musical entertainment.

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