St. Louis Rams equipment manager Todd Hewitt
St. Louis (KSDK) -- The former equipment manager for the St. Louis Rams is suing the franchise for age discrimination.
The Rams fired Todd Hewitt in January of 2011. HE worked 40 years for the Rams in Los Angeles and St. Louis.
In this new lawsuit against the team, 55 year old Hewitt claims former head coach Steve Spagnuolo made comments to him about his age and told him he was "too old for his job" and that his employment was "NFL," which means "Not For Long" employment.
The suit also claims while Spagnuolo was head coach, the team fired or forced into retirement at least seven people over the age of 40.