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Former Cheerleader Sues The Tampa Bay Buccaneers For Paying Below Minimum Wage

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Yet another NFL team is being sued by a former cheerleader for allegedly paying pom-pom shakers less than minimum wage.

Manouchcar Pierre-Val, 25, filed a class action lawsuit against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, claiming they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying her only $2 an hour between April 2012 and March 2013. Keep reading »

Former NFL Cheerleaders Sue The Buffalo Bills For Paying Below Minimum Wage, Forcing “Jiggle Test”

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Five former NFL cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills are suing the team for alleged violation New York State labor laws by paying the woman less than mandated $8 minimum wage.

The ex-cheerleaders, called the Jills, said the team “exploited the women” by not paying them/underpaying them for events like game day performances, practices two times a week, and up to 35 corporate events. The Jills are also required to attend six annual events on behalf of the team. Their work for most of those activities was uncompensated, the lawsuit alleges, calculating that Jills worked for free up to 20 hours per week — or 840 hours of unpaid work per person per year. Some women took home as little as $1,800 in pay a year from their Jills job! Yet they still had to pay for their own uniforms, out-of-town travel, hair and nails.

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The 5 Most Tragic Claims In A Cheerleader’s Lawsuit Against The Oakland Raiders

Too Chunky To Cheer?
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Blogger asks if a beautiful NBA cheerleader is too fat to cheer. Read More »

Who knew? Life as a professional cheerleader can be a struggle. Lacey T, a 27-year-old Oakland Raiders cheerleader, filed a lawsuit against her team yesterday for wage theft and unfair labor practices. Her lawsuit is on behalf of all 40 Raiderettes, who earn only $1,250 annually. Some of her grievances are as follows: Keep reading »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Mikayla Clark, The High School Cheerleader Who Did 44 Back Handsprings In A Row

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Mikayla Clark Back Handspring World Record
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Sometimes I think about how cool it would be to do a back handspring, but then I get kind of dizzy and I have to sit down and swear to myself I won’t think about it again for a long time. An Atlanta high school cheerleader named Mikayla Clark has a very different approach to thinking about back handsprings: she thinks about them, and then she does them, and then she thinks about breaking the Guinness World Record for most consecutive back handsprings, and she does it. Last week, 16-year-old Clark shattered the world record by doing 44 back handsprings in a row — I repeat, IN A ROW — at Westlake High School’s homecoming football game. You must watch this video of her feat, because it’s insane. Like a much bouncier and more flexible Energizer Bunny, she just keeps going and going and going… [People]

The Soapbox: Too Chunky To Cheer?

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On April 22, Anna-Megan Raley, under the pseudonym of Claire Crawford, wrote a blog post for CBS Houston titled, “Is This Girl ‘Too Chunky’ To Be An OKC Thunder Cheerleader?” In the post, she spotlighted Kelsey Williams, a three-year veteran of the Thunder Girls, the dance team that performs during the home games of the NBA’s Oklahoma Thunder. Referring to a picture showing Williams in her uniform — a bra-like halter top and short shorts — Raley questioned whether Williams was “bad-looking,” noting she had “pudginess around her waistline.” Although she praised Williams for being “comfortable wearing that tiny little outfit,” she wished the dancer had “a little more on top, if you know what I mean,” and asked readers, “Is this chick ‘too chunky’ to be a cheerleader?” Then the half-assed statement, “We think she’s beautiful,” followed by a poll allowing readers to vote on the options: “She has no business wearing that outfit in front of people” or “She could use some tightening in her midsection.”  Keep reading »

CBS Fires Blogger For Asking If Cheerleader Kelsey Williams Is “Too Chunky” To Cheer

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  • CBS Radio 610 fired blogger Anna-Megan Raley (who writes under the pen name Claire Crawford), who questioned whether the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams is “too chunky” to cheer. [Scallywag & Vagabond, Houston Chronicle]
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