Cow­boys cheer­leader files law­suit over pay

Edmonton Journal - - SPORTS -

A for­mer Dal­las Cow­boys cheer­leader has filed a fed­eral law­suit against the team, al­leg­ing she wasn’t paid for all her work and made less money than the team’s male mas­cot. Erica Wilkins, who worked for the Cow­boys from 2014 to 2017, is seek­ing “un­paid over­time wages, min­i­mum wages, and all other avail­able dam­ages,” cit­ing the Fair La­bor Stan­dards Act, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments filed Tues­day. The law­suit said fe­male cheer­lead­ers were paid at a rate less than “Rowdy” the mas­cot. The law­suit claims that Wilkins’ usual pay rate is $8 per hour, but that pay­ment was some­times in­com­plete, and that the team’s male mas­cot made $25 per hour and about $65,000 per year.

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