Jerome Bettis Suing Pittsburgh Energy Giant Claiming Racial Discrimination

The Steelers Hall of Famer is seeking $66 million in damages
Jerome Bettis
Jerome Bettis Photo credit © Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Hall of Fame running back Jerome Bettis has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against a company he once promoted for its commitment to diversity, according to the Associated Press.

The lawsuit cites breach of contract and seeks $66 million in damages.

The former Steelers star contends EQT Production Company dropped its commitment to use minority-owned businesses.

Bettis and his brother join own over 50 percent of the Mahaffey, PA based IntegrServ.

“Especially in times like these, we had to file the lawsuit because everyone deserves to be treated fairly and that simply didn’t happen here,” Bettis told the Associated Press.

EQT denies wrongdoing and says Bettis’ Trucking Company mismanaged its part of the contract.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.