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Rams to pay trainer with epilepsy $134,000

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An 11-year assistant trainer for the St. Louis Rams has reached a $134,000 settlement of a lawsuit that claimed the team discriminated against him because of his seizure disorder.

A consent decree filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis says the Rams will pay Ronald DuBuque $100,000 in damages and award him a $34,000, two-year contract to work as a rehabilitation specialist. The team also must train managers on federal disability discrimination law.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit last year after DuBuque complained that the Rams did not renew his contract in 2006, when the team claimed he was a medical liability. DuBuque was diagnosed with trauma-induced epilepsy in 1984.

The Rams did not return calls seeking comment.

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