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Op-Ed: Cheerleaders Don't Need to Be Paid Since They 'Work Closely' with Rich Athletes [Updated]

This past July, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law officially classifying professional cheerleaders as employees, entitled to minimum wage, sick leave, overtime and workers’ compensation. But why bother? After all, they work right next to some very rich men, and that’s the whole point, isn’t it?

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…

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,…

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…

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Bible-Toting High School Cheerleaders Continue Futile Quest to Get God to Care About Football

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!…