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Ex-Steelers linebacker settles lawsuit with casino

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Michael Merriweather has reportedly settled his lawsuit against the owners of The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.

Merriweather was an employee of the racetrack and casino prior to being fired in January 2012.

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

Michael L. Merriweather, a star in the 1980s and now of Stockton, Calif., sued the facility’s ownership last year following his dismissal from a job there promoting blackjack tournaments, bowling and Steelers-themed “Black and Gold” events. He claimed in the lawsuit by attorney Emily Town that he was stereotyped by the white managers, excluded from meetings, undermined and denied commissions prior to his January 2012 dismissal.

The Post-Gazette also reported that a group of white managers stopped responding to the former linebacker’s emails, inviting him to meetings and even greeting him in the hallways, the lawsuit said. It was also said that a superior eliminated Merriweather’s office and told him to work in a common area.

He was originally seeking payment of lost wages, punitive damages and attorney fees.

Cannery Casino Resorts and The Washington Trotting Association are the owners of The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

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