DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: Building operations manager for Olympia Entertainment Al Sobotka collects an octopus during a timeout at the last NHL game at Joe Louis Arena between the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings on April 9, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

According to a new lawsuit, the reason Al Sobotka doesn’t drive a Zamboni for the Detroit Red Wings anymore is because he got caught peeing into a drain and was spotted by another employee.

According to the Detroit Free Press, “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, arguing that Sobotka was discriminated against on the basis of his age (68) and disability.”

The lawsuit also states that Sobotka has benign prostatic hypertrophy, which makes him have a frequent and uncontrollable need to urinate. For more information, go here.

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