Cheerleader suing Buccaneers for paying less than minimum wage
The Buccaneers are the fifth NFL team to be sued by a former cheerleader or cheerleaders.
Earlier this month, the Buccaneers introduced their 2014 cheerleading squad after more than 100 women tried out for the team.
Former cheerleader Manouchcar Pierre-Val, according to the Tampa Tribune , filed her lawsuit Monday because the organization paid her less than $2 an hour, violating federal and state wages laws.
According to Pierre-Val's attorney, Kimberly Woods, the lawsuit seeks to be a class-action suit, and Woods told the paper that other women are interested in joining the suit.
Buccaneers spokesman Luis Nelson declined comment for the most part but did say, "As a general rule, we don't discuss compensation practices for any members of our organization."
According to Woods, the cheerleaders make $100 a game, but they aren't compensated for their cheerleading practices. The cheerleaders also are required to attend 40 hours of public appearances each year. For corporate-sponsored events, Woods said the cheerleaders earn between $25-$50 per hour, but they make no money for any other appearances.
Interestingly, Pierre-Val is featured on the Buccaneers website in a video in which she says she loves being a Buccaneers cheerleader.
Things might be get ugly this season between the Watt brothers
McKinley promised his late grandmother that he would make the NFL, and he did
Trubisky was shocked when the Bears picked him, and knows he's going to back up Glennon in...
Chicago's approach to Thursday night's drat was very bizarre
It was a rough 24 hours for Gary Barnidge
Here are the 50 best prospects still on the board as the 2017 NFL Draft heads into Day 2