Buffalo (WSYR-TV) – A group of former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders has filed a lawsuit against the organization accusing the team of demeaning treatment and unfair pay.
The five former “Buffalo Jills” say the team controlled everything from how much bread they could eat at formal dinners to how to properly eat soup, ABC News reports
The cheerleaders say they were required to wear bikinis and were subjected to degrading sexual comments and touched inappropriately at an annual golf tournament.
ABC News reports the women say they had to take a “jiggle test” every week, and those who failed, in some cases, “were penalized, suspended or dismissed.”
According to the suit, one Bills cheerleader claims she was paid $105 for the entire season.
When reached for comment, Scott Berchtold, the Bills’ senior vice president of communications told The Buffalo News
, “We are aware of this lawsuit and it is our organizational policy not to comment on pending litigation.”
ABC News says the NFL isn’t commenting on the lawsuit.
The litigation brought against the Bills follows suits by cheerleaders from the Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders, some of whom claim they were paid less than $5 an hour.
The Jills suit says they earned less than minimum wage.
For more information, read this ABC News article