The Jets Can’t Even Beat Their Own Cheerleaders, Will Pay Them $324,000 To Settle Lawsuit Over Wages
The New York Jets have reportedly agreed to pay roughly $324,000 to their cheerleaders in order to finally put a class-action lawsuit to bed. The lawsuit, which was settled on Friday, held claims from 52 current and former members of “The Flight Squad” that they were cheated out of wages, ordered to team practices that they were not compensated for, and forced to cover work-related expenses; things like makeup, hair care, and transportation to and from home games.
All it took for me was one look at the hair going in the top right of the above photo for me to COMPLETELY understand why additional expenses were required and needed to be covered.
Here’s the best takeaway quote from the story, courtesy of Jets spokesman, Bruce Speight:
“The Jets deny the claims and the parties have agreed to a settlement to avoid the expense, time and distraction of litigation.”
Even when the Jets lose, they still deny losing. Sounds about right. Though I must say, this is quite the sizzling start to the offseason.