Tampa Bay Bucs Pays Ex-Cheerleader $825K in Suit Over Unpaid Wages

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Some of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders will have some extra spirit and pep in their step, as a former Bucs cheerleader reached a settlement with the NFL team for $825,000.

Manouchcar Pierre-Val, who used to cheer for the Bucs, sued the Bucaneers claiming the girls were only paid $100 per game and nothing for practice time or other team events. When all their hours of work was added the cheerleaders were making less than $2.00 an hour.

Pierre-Val demanded $661k, but according to court documents, the Bucs agreed to hand over $825k to 93 cheerleaders. The lawyers have to take their cut ($264k), so that leaves $561k for the cheerleaders.

When it’s all broken down it means each former cheerleader will receive just under $6k.


Gooooo class action!