A lawsuit was just filed Tuesday by the former equipment manager of the football St. Louis Rams, alleging that he was fired last year at age 55 because of his age — he claims that Rams’ coach Steve Spagnuolo told him in 2009 that he “was too old for his job,” and further that NFL stood for “Not For Long employment."

Plaintiff began working with his father for the Rams when he was 11, became equipment manager in 1986, and in 1997 was named NFL Equipment Manager of the Year.


Plaintiff claims that while Spagnuolo was the coach, at least six other employees were fired or forced to retire.

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