O.J. Brigance joins Steve Gleason on the high road


Like Steve Gleason, Ravens senior adviser for player development O.J. Brigance is battling ALS.

And like Gleason, Brigance is taking the high road when it comes to the stupid skit which got a trio of Atlanta sports talkers fired.

“The skit was in very poor taste,” Brigance said in a statement supplied to the Baltimore Sun. “I was very pleased the radio hosts realized how inappropriate their comments were and apologized. Hopefully, this situation will serve as a reminder to all of us to think before we speak. Allow our words and actions to build others up, not tear down!

“All things work together for those who love God and are called to his purpose. I am extremely proud of what Steve and Team Gleason have done in the fight against ALS. Even in the face of controversy he brings awareness to our plight.”

It would be easy for Gleason and Brigance to focus on the insult, and that’s the course many others have taken for them.

But using the situation to draw attention to a worthy cause is a greater goal, and their forgiveness is admirable.