Posted May 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Longtime St. Louis Rams equipment manager Todd Hewitt is suing the team, alleging he was fired last year due to age discrimination. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in St. Louis County names the St. Louis Rams Partnership and three other Rams entities and seeks unspecified damages. ''There's strong evidence that Todd was terminated by the Rams despite fabulous performance over the years because of his age,'' Hewitt's attorney, Mary Anne Sedey, said Thursday. A Rams spokeswoman declined comment. Hewitt, now 55, began working for the Los Angeles Rams at age 11, helping his father with the team's equipment. He officially joined the staff in 1978 and succeeded his father as equipment manager in 1986. He was named NFL Equipment Manager of the Year in 1997, three seasons after the Rams relocated to St. Louis. The lawsuit said Steve Spagnuolo, hired as head coach in 2009, made comments to Hewitt about his age, ''including in 2009, when he told him he was too old for his job,'' the lawsuit sa...
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