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Tampa Bay Buccaneers become FIFTH team to be sued by cheerleader..
UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Leon Watson

Posted on 05/20/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT by C19fan

Tampa Bay have become the fifth NFL team to get served with a lawsuit from its cheerleaders, it emerged today. Papers were filed against the Buccaneers by former cheerleader Manouchcar Pierre-Val accusing them of violating federal wage law. It follows similar actions against the Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets filed by cheerleaders claiming they were underpaid.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: cheerleader; football; nfl
With what looks like every team with a dance squad going to be sued I bet Goddell will get involved. How many teams will pony up vs. the Going Galt route and just getting rid of the squads?
1 posted on 05/20/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Do they include the tips when making the calculation?


2 posted on 05/20/2014 10:28:13 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: C19fan
just getting rid of the squads?

Football would not be the same. But these babes would work for no pay. They should turn the cheerleaders to volunteers.

3 posted on 05/20/2014 10:28:27 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: C19fan

Bet they’ll be organized by SEIU in no time at all!


4 posted on 05/20/2014 10:29:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: C19fan

Was it not at a Tampa game a few years ago that some “cheerleaders” from I think the Panthers got arrested for some extra curricular cheer leading activities in the rest room?? Would they qualify for over time or was that just considered a dinner break??


5 posted on 05/20/2014 10:30:26 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: FatherofFive

I grew up in the NY Metro area and the two football teams did not have cheerleaders until the J-E-T-S a few years ago. Cheerleaders is for college football not the pros with the exception of the Cowboys. Bears, Giants, and Packers do not have squads.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 10:30:40 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: FatherofFive

well, at an NFL game, where I sit, you can’t see or hear the cheerleaders anyway. In hihpgh school and college, in smaller stadiums, maybe they can actually get cheering sections going. I never understood why the NFL has them at all.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 10:33:12 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: C19fan

I thought they were just advertising the goods? I guess they’ll be working until they turn 60?


8 posted on 05/20/2014 10:33:38 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I never understood why the NFL has them at all.

They usually show well on closeups on TV

9 posted on 05/20/2014 10:40:41 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Remember the old joke:

What are cheerleaders for?

To make ya’ root harder.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 10:51:40 AM PDT by FirstFlaBn
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To: C19fan

Lovely girl though! Not guilty!


11 posted on 05/20/2014 10:59:42 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I believe the Vikings were the last to get rid of...

The Vi-Queens (1961-63) and the St. Louis Park High School Parkettes performed (1964-83).

That’s right- used High school cheerleaders- for FREE


12 posted on 05/20/2014 11:03:47 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: FirstFlaBn
To make ya’ root harder.

Growing up, the only job I wanted in my life was to be the guy with my hand on the butt of a USC cheerleader above my head

13 posted on 05/20/2014 11:05:49 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Sounds like the ones that don’t catch a player will use this as an alternate cash flow opportunity.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 11:07:15 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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TTIUWP


15 posted on 05/20/2014 11:08:18 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Equipped with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration)
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To: C19fan

Demonstrating the further wisdom of the Steelers. No cheerleaders. Don’t need them. This is the pros, not college. Should we also have a band at halftime?


16 posted on 05/20/2014 11:10:21 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: C19fan

I haven’t seen a report in about 10 years but back then teams with cheer squads made a couple million more dollars a year than teams without. They’re a good revenue because they aren’t part of the franchise so their merch (swimsuit calendars) doesn’t contribute to the revenue pool. And the teams didn’t pay them much, if at all (one of the teams actually charged them for costumes). Because of the money I doubt anybody will get rid of the squads, they’re just not going to be as close to 100% profit as they were.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT by discostu (Seriously, do we no longer do "phrasing"?!)
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To: C19fan

Another thread that useless w/o you know what!


18 posted on 05/20/2014 11:22:03 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: C19fan

evidence? evidence?


19 posted on 05/20/2014 11:24:04 AM PDT by scott0347 (Commander of the 0347th Lancer Brigade, Operator of the Immaculate Steamroller)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Should we also have a band at halftime?

Nothing would make me happier than if they would dispense with these absurd Super Bowl halftime shows and just throw the Grambling and Southern bands out there to have at it.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan

5 teams being sued today, 10 by September if Goodell doesn’t get his act together and fix this!


21 posted on 05/20/2014 11:25:25 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Bring back “Up With People!”


22 posted on 05/20/2014 11:26:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Military marching band or the 8th and I squad.


23 posted on 05/20/2014 11:44:10 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: mj1234

Rember back in 1960’a Dallas Cowboys (pre cheerleaders) used to have halftime show Apache Belles from Tyler College


24 posted on 05/20/2014 11:56:04 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I never understood why the NFL has them at all.

Sell posters?

25 posted on 05/20/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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