Steve Gleason given Congressional Gold Medal (1 Viewer)

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Steve Gleason became the first former NFL player to receive a Congressional Gold Medal -- the highest honor that Congress can bestow on a civilian -- during an emotional ceremony Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

Gleason, who was a special teams standout for the New Orleans Saints, was recognized for his crusading work as an advocate for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He is only the eighth individual athlete ever to...

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