Articles matching tag: NFL Cheerleaders
- Column: NFL Cheerleaders Deserve CompensationApril 28, 2014
What began as an isolated incident has become an epidemic. The Buffalo Jills became the third NFL cheerleading squad in the past four months to sue over wages - or lack thereof - and working conditions. Lawsuits have also been filed by the Raiderettes against the Oakland Raiders and the Ben-Gals against the Cincinnati Bengals. All three suits detail the lack of compensation, strict club control over dress and appearance and the imposition of fines and other penalties for any rule violations. Rather than the glitter and glamour depicted on television and described on team websites, cheerleading, at least NFL-style, is nothing more than a scam perpetrated on naive young women and an unsuspecting public.