Steve Gleason calls Sean Payton 'a p—' at documentary premiere

Night net null null Despite being diagnosed with ALS in 2011, former Saints special teams star Steve Gleason has never lost his wit.That was never more apparent at the Tuesday night premiere of a documentary about the battle he and his family have waged against the disease over the last five years.  MORE: Best act

ive Night net player from each stateAt the "Gleason" premiere in New Orleans, Saints coach Sean Payton got choked up when talking about Gleason, who famously blocked a punt against the Falcons in 2006 to help the Saints win their first game in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Gleason, whose speech has been relegated to a computer and synthesized voice because of the disease, gave his former coach quite the zinger. "What a p—," he said, sending the crowd at the Orpheum Theater into raucous laughter, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Many of Gleason's former coaches and teammates were at the premiere to watch the film that chronicles the intimate details of Gleason’s life as he and his family deal with the terminal illness."Gleason" was one of the most acclaimed films at this year’s  Sundance Film Festival, and will debut nationwide on July 29. In the film, which is subtitled "The Diary of a Saint," Gleason and his wife, Michel, discuss the degenerative disease, which Michel Gleason calls a "motherf—." MORE: Gleason approves of Saints' blocked punt for TD against FalconsAs Gleason's body deteriorated, his mind never did; and his internal strength continued to inspire the city of New Orleans and millions elsewhere.  "It's hard not to be moved by the film, regardless if you've ever known Steve or call him a friend. It's raw and it's real," Saints quarterback Drew Brees said, via "You're going to get emotional on many, many occasions. You're going to think deeply about things that you've probably never gone that deep about before ... because they really hold nothing back."There is nothing stronger than the human spirit. See #GleasonMovie in select theaters July 29th.— Gleason (@GleasonMovie) June 9, 2016