are just the latest team to face a lawsuit from a member or former member of their cheerleading squad. (Carlos M. Saavedra/SI)
Another day, another NFL team in hot water over a former cheerleader.
During the past few months, the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills have all been the subject of lawsuits filed by one-time cheerleaders, and you can now add the New York Jets to that list.
According to NBC Bay Area, the plaintiff "Krystal C." filed the class-action suit "seeking damages for unpaid wages and reimbursement of work-related expenses."
"Krystal alleges, while she and her 'Flight Crew' squad are paid $150 per game and $100 per special event, her salary drops to just $3.77 an hour because of all the additional 'off the clock' hours she and the squad are required to work. That total drops to $1.50 an hour counting the mandatory hair, makeup and transportation expenses the cheerleaders must spend, her suit claims."
It doesn't appear as if the allegations run as deep as those surrounding the Buffalo Jills. The Bills have suspended operations on the Jills after the suit claimed underpayment and hostile conditions. Unlike the Bills, the Raiders and Bengals have continued to operate their cheerleading squads despite pending litigations.
The Jets have yet to comment on the allegations.