Lawsuit: NFL Paid Cheerleaders $100 Per Game While Earning Billions, Gender Discrimination Alleged

The NFL is being sued for paying cheerleaders next to nothing while the owners brought in billions of dollars from games.

“The lawsuit alleges the 26 named NFL teams paid cheerleaders around $100 per game and in some cases did not compensate them at all for time spent rehearsing or for other mandatory public appearances.

The lawsuit also claims the teams and the NFL ‘prohibit female athletes from discussing their wages with each other in a further effort to suppress wages.’

‘The NFL and its member teams have intentionally conspired together to thwart competition so that they could pay these women illegally,’ Drexel Bradshaw, the lead plaintiff’s attorney, told ABC News.” [READ MORE]