Zamboni Driver Fired Over Urination Sues Red Wings

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The Detroit Red Wings' Zamboni driver is suing the organization after he was fired for urinating in a drain at Little Caesar's Arena. 

Al Sobatka, 68, claims he was discriminated against because of his age and disability, which would be a violation of the state's Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act. 

After cleaning the rinks on Feb. 2, Sobotka β€” who claims to have been diagnosed with benign prostatic hypertrophy, which causes frequent urination β€” returned the Zamboni to the garage at Little Caesars and felt the urgent need to urinate. Because the nearest facility was 60-70 feet away Sobotka urinated into one of the drains that collects the Zamboni's ice runoff. 

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