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Subpoena Could Drag the NFL into Cheerleader Wage-Theft Cases

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Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner under scrutiny for his response to domestic violence allegations against a running back, now faces a further potential headache: a subpoena seeking to depose him on the league’s role in cheerleaders’ pay (or lack thereof).

Attorney Christopher Marlborough, who represents former Buffalo Bills cheerleader Caitlin Ferrari in one of several lawsuits underway over alleged unpaid wages in NFL cheerleading, expects the NFL to respond on Tuesday by attempting to quash the subpoena. An NFL spokesperson declined to comment on Monday evening.