The Latest Cheerleader to Sue a Football Team Says She Made $2 an Hour

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders perform during an NFL game in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 8, 2013 Photograph by Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo

When Manouchcar Pierre-Val joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleading squad in the spring of 2012, she was working full time as a registered nurse. Shaking pom-poms on Sundays for thousands of fans at National Football League games was a way to “let go and have a great time,” she says on a video posted to the Buccaneers website, which splices images of Pierre-Val caring for diabetic patients and posing in a bikini for a beach photo shoot.

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