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Cheerleaders sue team, claim ‘jiggle test’

Cheerleaders sue team, claim ‘jiggle test’


THIS IS “HLN NOW,” I’M MIKE GALANOS. LET’S TALK A LITTLE FOOTBALL. THE BUFFALO BILLS CHEERLEADERS, THEY ARE FILING A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE TEAM. THEY ARE SAYING THEY WORK O HUNDREDS OF HOURS FOR VERY LITTLE PAY. WE’RE GOING TO SHOW YOU IT COULD BE A NET LOSS FOR THEM. SOME OF YOU THINK, AND MY PRODUCER ROBIN WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THIS STORY, HER INITIAL REACTION WAS WAIT A MINUTE, YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WERE SIGNING UP FOR. HERE’S ROBIN.>>DO NOT TRY OUT. IT IS YOUR CHOICE. DO IT OR DON’T DO IT. SHUT UP.>>HOW ABOUT THAT? BUT ROBIN, SHE DID A LITTLE RESEARCH AND HER TUNE CHANGED LIKE THAT. HERE’S THE BOTTOM LINE. FOUR FORMER MEMBERS OF THE JILLS ARE SUING THE BILLS. WHEN YOU GET INTO IT, MY TUNE CHANGED AS WELL. THEY GET LITTLE PAY. BUT THERE’S SOME DEGRATING STUFF GOING ON HERE. HERE’S A COUPLE OF THE PLAINTIFFS. LET’S LISTEN.>>WE HAD ALWAYS DREAM ED SINCE WE WERE GIRLS OF BECOMING BUFFALO JILLS CHEERLEADERS. UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS ANYTHING BUT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.>>EVERYTHING FROM STANDING IN FRONT OF US WITH A CLIPBOARD AND HAVING US DO A JIGGLE TEST TO SEE WHAT PARTS OF OUR BODY WERE JIGGLING.>>DO YOU WANT THE COMMUNITY, ALL THE FANS OUT THERE TO SEE WHAT WE WENT THROUGH TO SEE WHAT WE DID OFF THE FIELD BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE ON SUNDAYS CHEERING ON THE BILLS LIKE WE WERE ON THE FIELD, BUT THEY DON’T E SEE WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES.>>LIKE THE JIGGLE TEST. THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY THAT RUNS THE JILLS KIND OF SUBLETED OUT BY THE TEAM HAVE SUSPENDED OPERATION. WE HAVE SOMEONE WITH SOME UNIQUE EXPERTISE CAN COMMENT ON THIS. A FORMER INDIANAPOLIS COLT CHEERLEADER. ANDREA, THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. LET’S JUST SAY YOU DIDN’T HAVE A BAD EXPERIENCE WITH THE COLTS, RIGHT?>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>SO YOU SEE SOME OF THEIR COMPLAINTS, DO YOU CHEER THEM ON?>>ACTUALLY I DON’T. I WOULD HAVE TO DISAGREE IN THIS CASE. THE ORGANIZATION REALLY DOES STAND BEHIND AND SUPPORT THE LA LADIES OF THE NFL. AND IN MY SITUATION, WE DID HAVE A LOT OF HOURS THAT WE HAD TO PUT IN, HOWEVER, THOSE EXPECTATIONS WERE CLEARLY MANAGED ON THE FRONT END. IT WAS OUTLINED IN YOUR CONTRACT WHAT WAS EXPECTED AS FAR AS PRACTICES, APPEARANCES, HOW YOU WERE PAID FOR THAT TIME, HOW YOU WOULD BE COMPENSATED FOR GYM TIME, HAIR CARE, PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, ALL OF THAT WAS CLEAR.>>SO YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WERE GETTING INTO. LET’S GO THROUGH SOME OF THE MORE SHOCKING THINGS THEY ARE ALLEGING. IT’S REALLY DEMEANING STUFF. THE JIGGLEST, BASICALLY THE WAY THEY LAID OUT IN THE LAWSUIT, YOU DO JUMPING JACKS AND SOMEONE IS STANDING THERE SCRUTINIZING IF YOUR STOMACH, ARMS, LEGS OR HIPS START TO JIGGLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? DID YOU HAVE TO GO LU THAT?>>WE DIDN’T GO THROUGH THE JIGGLE TEST PER SE, BUT YOU WERE MONITORED ON YOUR PHYSICAL APPEARANCE. THEY PROVIDED YOU WITH A TRAINER. YOU WERE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE SO MANY WORKOUTS EVERY SINGLE WEEK. IF YOU DID NOT LOOK THE PART ON GAME DAY, YOU COULD BE PULLED AND NOT WORK THAT GAME ON THE FIE FIELD. HOWEVER, THAT WAS A VERY CLEAR EXPECTATION. ALL OF THE LADIES KNEW THAT GOING INTO IT. IT WAS OUTLINED EVERY SINGLE WEEK THAT COME SUNDAY, COME GAME TIME, YOU

31 thoughts on “Cheerleaders sue team, claim ‘jiggle test’”

  1. I didn't know cheerleaders were expected to do librarian things. What did you expect? Cheerleading is for men's pleasure looks! Idiots!

  2. So what do they get paid?  WTF kind of shit reporting is this?  Can't you give the single detail that matters in this story?  CNN fucktards can't get anything right.  This new host is a GD moron.

  3. If the mAnagers what cheerleaders with certain figures then that's what they want. Don't get mad if you can't keep the look required. Find another team that will accept you!

  4. The cheerleaders are there thinking they are going to capture a rich athlete or corporate tycoon and live the easy life.  When that does not happen, well, a lawsuit is the next best thing to getting rich without actually working for it in the usual manners.  It's the American way.    

  5. They claim that they were "sexually objectified".
    NO SHIT, STUPID!
    YOU'RE A FUCKING CHEERLEADER!
    YOU'RE EYE-CANDY!

  6. cheerleaders,mascots,cleaners,maintance,concessions is like temp minimum wage jobs….. while announcers,players,and ceos big money contract jobs

  7. ~ Ugh!! This is sooo freaggin' stupid. Here I thought that these cheerleaders were young women whom the NFL was paying for their education at university. Lol. And what is the point of cheerleading anyways??

  8. Children suing parents of college, cheerleaders suing, And the funny thing the news is not reporting anymore they, are commenting and telling people what they should think. 

  9. Who gives a shit? Honestly!!!! Even if they do win, what are the Bills out?  Like $10 bucks each? 

  10. Your dream in life is to be a cheerleader?  That's sad. If jiggling bothers you so much maybe you should try out for something else. If I was hiring cheerleaders I would want to see how well you jiggle too. 

  11. in the end cheerleaders are paid to look good thats their job. they still get paid allot just not as much as the football players but they aren't on minimum wage not anywhere close.

  12. They get to be famous for being pretty, then complain.    Sheeyit.   They should be paid a decent wage, however.

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