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5 More Ex-Cheerleaders Sue Texans, Allege Intimidation, Low Pay

5 More Ex-Cheerleaders Sue Texans, Allege Intimidation, Low Pay


MARIJUANA IN HIS TRUCK AND THAT HE WAS TEXTING AND DRIVING, THEY SAY. HE WILL BE SENTENCED IN NOVEMBER. FIVE FORMER NFL CHEERLEADERS HAVE FILED SUIT AGAINST THE HOUSTON TEXANS. THEY SAY THEY WERE NOT PAID FOR SOME OF THEIR WORK. THEY ALSO NOT HAPPY WITH THEIR COMPENSATION. $7.25 AN HOUR. Reporter: TWO MONTHS AGO, ANNOUNCED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHE WAS HANGING UP HER RED BOOTS AND PALM — POM-POMS. SHE GUSHED ABOUT HOW MUCH SHE LOVED LIVING OUT HER DREAMS. ALONGSIDE HER ATTORNEY, GLORIA ALLRED, SHE TOLD A VERY DIFFERENT STORY. WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW WAS BEING A CHEERLEADER MEANT BEING EXPLOITED AND MISTREATED AND NOT PAID FOR MY TIME. Reporter: SHE AND FOUR OTHER FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS STATE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE PAID $7.25 AN HOUR BUT CLAIMED THEY WERE PAID MUCH LESS AND ARE SUING THE TEAM. THE ORGANIZATION DID NOT PAY US FOR ALL OF OUR WORKING ACTIVITIES INCLUDING PRACTICES, TRAVELING EXPENSES, TRAINING CAMP, AND OTHER REQUIRED PERSONAL MAINTENANCE. WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE PUTTING UP WITH BEING PAID MINIMUM WAGE WHILE THERE MAY — THEIR MALE COLLEAGUES ARE PAID MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Reporter: OTHERS HAVE WANTED TO A DOUBLE STANDARD TIED TO THEIR WEIGHT, WARDROBE, AND CONDUCT. EVEN WHEN THEY ARE NOT ON THE CLOCK. IF YOU’RE IN A RESTAURANT, YOU HAVE TO BE — IF YOU’RE GOING TO WALMART, YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENTABLE JUST IN CASE SOMEBODY RECOGNIZES YOU. AND WANTED A SELFIE. Reporter: WHEN ASKED FOR COMMENT, THE HOUSTON TEXANS ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THAT WE ARE CONSTANTLY EVALUATING OUR PROCEDURES AND WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS NEEDED TO MAKE THE PROGRAM ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.

8 thoughts on “5 More Ex-Cheerleaders Sue Texans, Allege Intimidation, Low Pay”

  1. Pay them the shakedown money and just do away with the cheer leading program. If they are so abused and harmed,just give them go-away money and let them go find other work.

  2. They should go to Mc D's … I hear they start all positions @ no less than $10 to $12 a hr.

  3. Way to go 'ladies', you just put another nail in the coffin of the NFL + now you'll be able to get high paying jobs selling your looks elsewhere. Your claim is preposterous

  4. Hey girls! Let's have a reality check here! I hear the local high end striptease clubs are looking for new talent in your local area! I would go to one of those places as obviously, attention from drunken men is what you desire so why not take up exotic dancing and that way you'll really get noticed plus you get a stage all to yourself. The transition would be easy as the dance movement is very similar to the choreographed routines they teach you for Cheerleading dance! They cannot touch you at these places and you can make one fucking hell of a lot more cash than being a stupid cheerleader. Ponder my suggestion as I don't think its perverted or weird at all. It just makes good sense!

  5. $7.25 how can anyone live off that right here in California we get paid 14.50 and that’s still ain’t shit

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