Rules on showering, eating, smiling and even underwear are all part of a day's work for these severely underpaid women. Former cheerleader Bailey Davis has made global headlines after filing an official complaint about her controversial sacking. Davis has lifted the lid on the discriminatory standards, rules and regulations cheerleaders are forced to abide by. Some weeks, cheerleaders might have up to six commitments for their team, plus two four-hour rehearsals.
NFL Cheerleader Salaries (Hourly Wage In 2017)
Former Ben-Gals cheerleader sues team for wage violations
In her lawsuit, filed on Tuesday with the U. Last month, former and current cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a lawsuit claiming similar violations of wage laws. Yesterday's lawsuit appears to be a copycat lawsuit that mimics the one filed last month in California against a different NFL club. The Bengals will address the litigation in due course. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy declined to comment about both lawsuits, saying the league is not involved with team cheerleaders. Brenneman attached to her lawsuit a six-page exhibit that shows the "Cincinnati Ben-gal Rules," which her attorney said shows the degree of control the team has over the cheerleaders as employees.
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Every spring, the Ben-Gals seek out women trained in dance all styles willing to spend the summer learning routines, rehearse throughout the week in fall and winter, plus work Sunday afternoon home games. The Ben-Gals will hold a public, final round of cheerleading tryouts Saturday at the Newport Syndicate. Doors at p. More information can be found at: bengals. By Dave Zuchowski Post-Gazette.
Former Ben-Gals cheerleader and Springboro native Alexa Brenneman was mandated not to wear panties under her uniform and was allowed just a three-pound weight leniency before she faced sanctions. But the work rule that caused her to file a federal lawsuit against the Cincinnati Bengals was about wages. Brenneman alleged in a class action suit filed in U. Practices were mandatory even during weeks when there were no home games.