Todd Hewitt

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Longtime St. Louis Rams equipment manager Todd Hewitt is suing the team, alleging he was fired due to age discrimination.

The suit filed Tuesday in St. Louis County accuses the NFL team of violating the Missouri Human Rights Act. It does not specify a dollar amount. A Rams spokeswoman declined comment.

Hewitt was 54 when he was fired in January 2011. The suit claims former coach Steve Spagnuolo had made comments about Hewitt's age.