Monday, June 9, 2014

Ex-Buccaneers cheerleader demands $661k in unpaid wages

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A former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader is suing the franchise for $661,000 after she claims the Bucs underpaid her and fellow cheerleaders over the last five years.

According to TMZ Sports, Manouchcar Pierre-Val alleges in the suit that the team paid cheerleaders far less than what the state of Florida requires for minimum wage. Pierre-Val claims the girls were only paid $100 per game which amounts to less than $2 per hour when one includes practice time and other appearances.

Pierre-Val is seeking $661,000 to make things right and to split with the rest of her former Buccanneers pom-pom shakers. She arrived at this figure after calculating the roughly 34 women on the squad should be owed an additional $4,000 per year.

The Buccaneers have previously filed court documents in response to the suit which denies any wrongdoing. So the ultimate outcome of this case could be come down to the discretion of a judge.

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