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Lem Barney sues former employer

Updated: March 29, 2013, 6:08 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Former Detroit Lions great and Hall of Famer Lem Barney filed a discrimination lawsuit Friday against a Detroit health system, alleging he was fired because of his age.

Barney, a defensive back with the Lions in the 1960s and '70s, alleges that his supervisor at Detroit Medical Center once asked him, "Why don't you just retire already?" after noting he was in his 60s and made a lot of money playing professional football. The 67-year-old also said he ran afoul of a supervisor ...

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