A former cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is suing the team alleging that it violated federal wage laws while she was employed with the franchise.
According to Deadspin, Manouchar Pierre-Val is claiming the Buccaneers forced her into making several unpaid promotional appearances, participating in multiple practices per week, and enduring several hundred hours worked for a flat per-game wage.
Here is more on the story from the Tampa Bay Times:
Pierre-Val, 25, is a registered nurse from Orlando who cheered for the Bucs during the 2012-2013 season. During that time, her attorney said, she was paid $100 per game but worked many more unpaid hours leading cheerleading clinics, visiting charity events, posing for swimsuit calendars and practicing.
"If you do the math," Woods said, "you see she earned less than $2 per hour — while the minimum wage in Florida was $7.67."
As it stands now, Pierre-Val is the only plaintiff listed in the lawsuit and alleges that she was paid $3,000 less than minimum wage requires during her one year of cheering for the club.