Dallas Cowboys cheerleader files lawsuit, claims she was paid less than minimum wage

Lawsuit claims cheerleader paid less than mascot made

(AP Photo/Roger Steinman)
(AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

DALLAS – A Dallas Cowboys cheerleader has filed a lawsuit claiming she was paid less than minimum wage and was denied overtime pay.

Erica Wilkins was a Cowboys cheerleader from 2014 to August 2017, according to a DallasNews.com report.

Wilkins said she, and other cheerleaders, were paid less than half of what Rowdy, the team's mascot made.

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According to DallasNews.com, Wilkins said she was supposed to get paid $8 an hour for practices, training, rehearsals and filming for the CMT show "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team."

But she said her pay didn't even add up to the federal and state minimum wage when divided by the number of hours she worked in a week. She also said she wasn't paid overtime or paid for time she spent posting to social media.

The lawsuit claims male mascot, Rowdy, made about $25 an hour.

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