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The Reason Al Sobotka Was Terminated

04/20/2022 at 1:11pm EDT

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

A lawsuit has laid bare the reason Al Sobotka no longer drives a Zamboni for the Detroit Red Wings: He got caught peeing in a public space.

Sobotka's lawyers state in the case filed in Wayne County Circuit Court that Sobotka's rights were violated under Michigan's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, stating that Sobotka was discriminated against on the basis of his age (67) and disability.

According to the lawsuit, Sobotka has been diagnosed with benign prostatic hypertrophy, which causes a frequent and uncontrollable need to urinate.

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