T. J. Simers
T. J. Simers (born September 2, 1950) is an American sports columnist who worked for the Los Angeles Times from 1990-2013 before accepting a position at the Orange County Register where he worked until accepting a voluntary buyout. He attended Northern Illinois University.
Simers sued the Los Angeles Times for age and health discrimination, claiming he was pushed out from his $234,000-a-year job after he suffered a minor stroke. In November 2015, a jury awarded him $7.1 million. After the jury's ruling, the judge nevertheless dismissed the constructive termination claim but said substantial evidence supported the age and disability discrimination claims; and the judge vacated the damages award and ordered a new trial on damages. The California Appeals Court affirmed the judge's ruling.
He was named 2000 California Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
- T.J. Simers, Learning from Matt Barkley has him atwitter, Los Angeles Times, August 11, 2012, accessed August 13, 2012.
- Bio, Los Angeles Times, Accessed June 28, 2012.
- Simers v. Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, .2018 WL 305295 (Cal. App. Ct. Jan. 5, 2018)
- "California - National Sports Media Association". National Sports Media Association. Retrieved October 3, 2017.