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Cheerleader revolt against NFL grows with lawsuit against Jets
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 6, 214 | Robin Abcarian

Posted on 05/06/2014 6:17:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The Great NFL Sideline Rebellion of 2014 strikes again..

A former professional cheerleader for the New York Jets filed a wage-theft lawsuit against the team Tuesday, making the Jets the fourth NFL team this year to be sued by cheerleaders for allegedly violating state labor laws.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cheerleaders; laborlaws; nfl; salary
"Cincinatti"? Nice writing and editing.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 6:17:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

The cheerleaders need the NFL more than the NFL needs the cheerleaders. They willingly took these jobs. They knew what kind of outfit they had to wear. I think many of this women have a pole in their future, as opposed to what..rocket science?


2 posted on 05/06/2014 6:20:04 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: ConservativeStatement
Well, the LA Times has censored news about the climate pause, so they have to write about something.
3 posted on 05/06/2014 6:20:41 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ConservativeStatement

Revolting cheerleaders, I haven’t done that in years.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 6:22:15 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: fhayek

“The cheerleaders need the NFL more than the NFL needs the cheerleaders.”

Speak for yourself buddy.


5 posted on 05/06/2014 6:23:24 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: fhayek
It is not as though anyone needs any of them, players, coaches, referees, cheerleaders.

Its all mere entertainment.

And of course these people are corrupt and do not honor their contractual obligations. Do these women not pay attention to how many of these athletes are serious drug addicts off the field? Did they think that stops when they move up to the coaching staff?

Absolutely the management of major sports will pull any crap you don't have the money to cause the courts to correct. Good behavior went out in the early seventies when they abandoned even a vague pretense of what used to be called “sportsmanship. “

6 posted on 05/06/2014 6:29:48 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: fhayek
The cheerleaders need the NFL more than the NFL needs the cheerleaders.

Don't know about other teams but the Dallas Cheerleaders work damned hard and deserve more than just fifty dollars a game/the last figure I heard.

I don't know how much they should earn but these owners can spare a few more bucks to these young ladies for the hours and effort they put into being entertainers.

I know Jerrah Jones can afford to pay his team's sideline beauties a lot more.....
7 posted on 05/06/2014 6:30:19 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Cheerleading audition photo of a woman completely unconnected to this story, posted at the link for no apparent reason (except the obvious).

Another cheerleading photo, also unconnected to this story, posted by me for no apparent reason (except the obvious).

8 posted on 05/06/2014 6:30:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: staytrue

TTIWWP.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 6:30:34 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: fhayek
Bring back the Old School Cheerleaders.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 6:30:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fhayek
Correct. They are paid by the game - it is not an hourly wage job. And I bet the terms are clearly laid out in the contract they all signed.

For what it's worth, the players are paid by the game, too. If they are suspended for a game, they lose 1/16th of that year's salary. So they are not paid for practices, either. The players do get separate bonuses for post season games, but I think that is paid by the league.

11 posted on 05/06/2014 6:30:51 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Never mind....


12 posted on 05/06/2014 6:31:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: staytrue
As for me, I would rather watch the cheerleaders than the NFL players. I am a connoisseur of women with exquisite feminine beauty. BUT, if there were no cheerleaders, who would notice? If there were no NFL, where would these young ladies be? Ministering to the sick? Building suspension bridges? Teaching advanced calculus? They would be on a platform with $20 bills hanging out of their underwear. And they are a dime a dozen. Am I wrong?
13 posted on 05/06/2014 6:33:20 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Pollster1

They don’t add much to the game.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT by ully2
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To: ConservativeStatement

The only thing more useless than cheerleaders are those people who “look” at your receipt when you leave Costco.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 6:48:26 PM PDT by llevrok (Time for a change)
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To: dfwgator
Old School Cheerleaders you say ?



I couldn't resist..... George the Younger.
16 posted on 05/06/2014 6:48:29 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Pollster1
F1 might not have Cheerleaders, but we DO have GridGirls... 8^)

17 posted on 05/06/2014 6:51:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Pollster1
...posted by me for no apparent reason (except the obvious).

Your daughter is obviously a lovely young lady.

18 posted on 05/06/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: ConservativeStatement

From time to time, I sit close enough to see the cheerleaders up close and personal. It’s not a pretty sight. Hard boned, excessive make up and silicone enhancements are on parade. Their routines are uninspiring and set piece. I do not like them, Sam I am.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 6:51:55 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

They have decent bodies, but they wear about a quarter inch of makeup. Thank God I am the living embodiment of Adonis...


20 posted on 05/06/2014 6:54:44 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: ConservativeStatement

I have had a few conversations with a man who makes his living as an NFL mascot . Like the cheerleaders he doesn’t make that much for his in game performances(He is known for his death defying stunts), but they clean up doing personal appearances


21 posted on 05/06/2014 6:56:46 PM PDT by drumr337
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s the finest of editting.


22 posted on 05/06/2014 7:00:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The cheerleaders should just all quit; that would really show the NFL. Then they could go back to their normal jobs as doctors and nuclear engineers.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 7:09:19 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: dfwgator
Bring back the Old School Cheerleaders.

Agreed!


24 posted on 05/06/2014 7:13:42 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: centurion316
we sat in front of the raiders dance team at the LA Colosseum. They were a buncha tall ones, but not much in the dance department. I was able to notice they could walk to a four count beat. Forgot who won the game or who the visitors were for that matter.
25 posted on 05/06/2014 7:22:44 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Pollster1

Not connected? You’re much too modest FRiend. You’re posting in one of the finest and most hallowed traditions of Free Republic and that is any story talking about babes must have photos of babes in it. Such are the RULES!


26 posted on 05/06/2014 7:43:52 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: fhayek

There are options to make everyone happy...:)

27 posted on 05/06/2014 7:53:02 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Teams don’t need cheerleaders

They accepted those terms when they signed up didn’t they?


28 posted on 05/06/2014 8:02:50 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: RedMonqey

They deserve whatever they agreed to take when they signed up


29 posted on 05/06/2014 8:03:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: centurion316
From time to time, I sit close enough to see the cheerleaders up close and personal.

When the Cardinals first came to Arizona, I went to one of their games. I hadn't been to a professional football game in decades, and a Cardinals game was the closest thing to a professional football game for miles. I was amazed to see men staring at the cheerleaders on the jumbotron through binoculars. Those must be some very lonely guys.

30 posted on 05/06/2014 8:10:13 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: fhayek

RE: “Thank God I am the living embodiment of Adonis...”

I thank God my wife has bad eyesight.


31 posted on 05/06/2014 8:10:33 PM PDT by Gil4 (And the trees are all kept equal by hatchet, ax and saw)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If they will come and cheer the efforts of my software implementation team, we will try to show them respect and good fellowship.


32 posted on 05/06/2014 8:24:32 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: fhayek; Lazamataz; JRios1968; Old Sarge
I think many of this women have a pole in their future,

Nope. Not goin' there.

33 posted on 05/06/2014 8:52:43 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Uh, neither is this guy: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3153037/posts


34 posted on 05/06/2014 8:57:18 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: MrEdd

“It is not as though anyone needs any of them, players, coaches, referees, cheerleaders.
Its all mere entertainment.”

It isn’t even that! (the football that is)! The last time I went to an NFL game, the play was so poor that only watching the cheerleaders saved the evening for me. Just glad I don’t live in “some big $hit hole city” that’s taxing me so they can provide a cheap place for these a$$holes to play in while the owners and a flock of brainless Holder’s persons get rich.


35 posted on 05/06/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: llevrok

Did you know that there is a Costco receipt checker that has a facebook fan page with over 5000 likes?


36 posted on 05/06/2014 9:56:23 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: ConservativeStatement

The J-E-T-S did not even have cheerleaders until a few years ago and as a J-E-T-S fan I did not mind that one bit. I thought it fit the image of NY as a serious professional town. The football Giants are still one of the hold outs that do not have a cheer squad. I hope the J-E-T-S respond to this suit like I believe the Bungles did and get rid of the cheerleaders.


37 posted on 05/07/2014 6:14:29 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: llevrok

The only thing more useless than cheerleaders are those people who “look” at your receipt when you leave Costco.


I like Costco’s low markups, because they prevent theft. Receipt checking is one way to help do that, as these “checkers” develop a good sense for profiling and cart contents. They can also scrutinize anyone’s cart if security earlier noticed something suspicious.

They also make it easy for me to have a hotdog after checking out, without worrying that someone is putting my stuff into their cart.

Costco has the data to know they’re getting their money’s worth from the receipt checkers.


38 posted on 05/07/2014 6:22:41 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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To: HereInTheHeartland

The cheerleaders should just all quit; that would really show the NFL.


And the other 999 rejected applicants for each position will happily take the spot, unpaid.


39 posted on 05/07/2014 6:22:41 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001
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To: rlmorel

Where the most important stat in the league is number of wardrobe malfunctions.


40 posted on 05/07/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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