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NFL Player, Jerome Bettis, Files Discrimination Lawsuit Over Business Deal

Jerome Bettis is taking on Pittsburgh-based energy giant EQT in what he says is a fight for racial justice – and an attempt to recoup significant money he says was lost after the termination of a business deal.

A trucking company partially owned by the Hall of Fame running back, IntegrServ, filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday alleging racial discrimination as the basis that resulted in EQT backing out of an agreement that began as a commitment to use minority-owned businesses. The suit seeks $66 million in damages.

The former Pittsburgh Steelers star and his brother, John, own 51% of IntegrServ.

Read the source article at USA TODAY

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