Raiders Settle Lawsuit With Cheerleaders For $1.25 Million

Well if you didn't think cheerleading was worth much before, the Oakland Raiders have definitely set you straight today. Lawyers for both the team and the cheerleaders, who were suing for a whole host of employment law infractions, have announced an agreement for a $1.25 million settlement. » 9/05/14 1:49pm 9/05/14 1:49pm

Being an NFL Cheerleader Really Sucks

By now, it's been established several times over that NFL cheerleaders are treated terribly: on Monday, a former cheerleader from the Tampa Buccaneers filed a sued the team, claiming that she was paid less than two dollars an hour. This makes the Buccaneers the fifth NFL team to face a similar suit this year. Hooray… » 5/23/14 2:50pm 5/23/14 2:50pm

Another NFL Cheerleader Sues Team Over Pathetic Pay

A former NFL cheerleader has filed suit against the New York Jets, alleging that the team paid her and her fellow cheerleaders a criminally low amount of money. As it stands, cheerleaders from four NFL teams — the Jets, the Bengals, the Raiders, and the Bills — have filed suit against their respective teams, each… » 5/06/14 5:15pm 5/06/14 5:15pm

Insane Handbook: Bills Cheerleaders Are Told How To Wash Their Vaginas

There are a few things you need to know if you want to be a successful Buffalo Bills cheerleader. "When menstruating, use a product that [sic] right for your menstrual flow," reads the "General hygiene & lady body maintenance" section of the handbook given to cheerleaders, known as the Jills. "A tampon too big can… » 4/25/14 10:55am 4/25/14 10:55am

Rules For Ben-Gals Cheerleaders: "No Panties," "No Slouching Breasts"

Looks like that Raiderettes lawsuit was just the beginning. Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Alexa Brenneman has filed her own class-action lawsuit against the team for allegedly violating federal employment laws. As with the Raiders and Ravens, the juiciest reading here is the list of rules handed down to cheerleaders,… » 2/13/14 6:27pm 2/13/14 6:27pm

This Etiquette Guide for the Oakland Raiderettes Is Ridiculous

News recently broke that the Oakland Raiders are allegedly paying their cheerleaders (the Raiderettes) wages as criminally low as $5 per hour and now, as more facts about the team are revealed, it's turning out that not only do they pay the Raiderettes next to nothing — they also treat them like they're social fucking… » 1/28/14 4:30pm 1/28/14 4:30pm

NFL Cheerleading Is A Scam: A Former Ravens Cheerleader Tells All

As a glimpse into the dark side of NFL cheerleading, the recent Raiderettes lawsuit was revelatory, but it didn't quite capture the soup-to-nuts seediness of the enterprise. Thanks to a tipster—a former cheerleader—we've gotten our hands on a copy of the many rules and many regulations the 2009 Baltimore Ravens cheer… » 1/28/14 3:21pm 1/28/14 3:21pm

Here's Every Finable Offense For Raiders Cheerleaders

Lacy T., a Raiderette during the recently completed season, has sued the Oakland Raiders for a slew of shoddy business practices regarding cheerleader pay. The whole suit, which you can read at the bottom of the page, is a glimpse into the many indignities of being an NFL cheerleader (besides the many obvious ones).… » 1/24/14 3:59pm 1/24/14 3:59pm

The Insane, Wonderful, Totally 2013 World of Celebrity Cheerleaders

The Internet — surely you've heard of it. It's that magical place where mostly-ordinary people become famous in the most absurd of ways. Case in point: high school cheerleaders who just happen to be so Instagram-famous that they have their own fan bases, haters, and scandals. Otherwise known as — I kid you not —… » 12/21/13 2:45pm 12/21/13 2:45pm

Bible-Toting High School Cheerleaders Continue Futile Quest to Get God…

Cheerleaders at one Texas high school have fought tooth, nail, and poms to hold signs containing scripture verses at football games, despite a statewide ban on the practice. Yesterday, their prayers were answered when a judge granted them the right to literally tote the Bible around on the sidelines. B-E! R-E-G!… » 9/25/12 1:05pm 9/25/12 1:05pm

Cheerleading Coach Allegedly Hosted Teen Team Members for Sleepover…

Lovejoy High School in Clayton County, Georgia, is the home of the Wildcats. Cheering for the Wildcats are the Lovejoy High School cheerleaders, coached by a woman who recently hosted a team sleepover in her house. According to The Smoking Gun, the coach and the teens played a game called "Judge and Jury." The coach… » 8/23/12 4:00pm 8/23/12 4:00pm

Cursed NFL Cheerleaders Are Making Their Teams Lose

It's no longer possible to blame Jessica Simpson for Tony Romo's troubles on the field, so the Wall Street Journal has come up with an alternate theory: Perhaps cheerleaders are jinxing teams in the NFL. Six teams, the Bears, Browns, Giants, Lions, Packers and Steelers, don't have cheerleaders, and Jared Diamond… » 12/27/11 11:15am 12/27/11 11:15am