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Ex-New York Jets cheerleader sues, arguing low pay

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:45 p.m. HST, May 06, 2014

HACKENSACK, N.J. >> A former cheerleader with the New York Jets has sued the team, claiming she and others were underpaid in violation of New Jersey state wage laws.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in state Superior Court in Bergen County, where the Jets and the New York Giants play their home games at MetLife Stadium.

The cheerleader is identified in court papers as Krystal C. California-based attorney Sharon Vinick says she and other members of the Jets Flight Crew earned $150 per game and $100 for required special events. But she says they weren't paid for practices or other appearances.

Vinick says when the unpaid hours are factored in the $1,700 per season works out to $3.77 per hour. She also represents cheerleaders with the Oakland Raiders in a similar lawsuit.

A Jets spokesman won't comment on the lawsuit.

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salsacoquibx wrote:
Guess she wants quarterback pay
on May 6,2014 | 03:12PM
BuhByeAloha wrote:
With billions involved, she just wants more than $3.77 per hour.
on May 6,2014 | 07:48PM
mmorikawa wrote:
That's all they get paid?! That seems really low for an NFL gig.
on May 6,2014 | 09:04PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Are the cheerleaders direct employees of NFL teams or are they independent contractors? I believe they are the latter and as such they or someone on their behalf signed contracts to perform at games and events at negotiated prices. They should have done a better job negotiating.
on May 6,2014 | 09:16PM
kailua000 wrote:
you take the job you know your salary. Its always been like that. You wanna go show off your booty and meet NFL players, make lots of money, go elsewhere.
on May 7,2014 | 02:10AM