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Friday, December 27, 2013

Ex-Steeler Merriweather sues western Pa. casino...

Massachusetts 'GAMING' Future

One of the casino operators’ favorite targets is athletes. The reason for this is because they have the money and the will to go the distance. They hire ex-athletes and turn them into CASINO-PIMPS.

Associated Press - December 26, 2013 - Ex-Steeler Merriweather sues western Pa. casino...

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Mike Merriweather has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was fired from his promotions job with a western Pennsylvania casino because of perceptions about his race.

Merriweather, now 53, was a Pro Bowl linebacker for the Steelers during the 1980s, and contends the casino's white management made disparaging remarks, sometimes in jest, about him being potentially violent because he's black.

Merriweather's lawsuit contends he was hired in April 2011 by Sean Sullivan, The Meadows' vice president and general manager.

Merriweather's job as director of sports marketing was to promote events that might attract other athletes to the casino about 15 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Merriweather's salary was to be $5,000 plus 10 percent of the money the casino generated from athletes who gambled after Merriweather invited them.

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