Audet & Partners, LLP is investigating claims that management and franchises of the National Football League have conspired for many years to artificially suppress compensation paid to NFL cheerleaders throughout the league. While lawsuits have been brought on behalf of cheerleaders in recent years alleging failure to compensate cheerleaders at a legally-mandated minimum wage, this NFL cheerleader antitrust lawsuit alleges a far-reaching conspiracy that may subject the league to extensive monetary damages and penalties imposed by federal antitrust laws.
The specific allegations being made on behalf of current and former NFL cheerleaders in the antitrust case are the following:
- • That NFL teams conspired to refrain from recruiting cheerleaders from other NFL teams
- • That NFL teams conspired to pay cheerleaders a low, flat per-game wage;
- • The NFL teams agreed, either explicitly or implicitly, not to compensate cheerleaders for rehearsal time;
- • That NFL teams prohibit cheerleaders from being employed by other professional cheerleading squads outside of the National Football League;
- • The the NFL and/or its franchised teams prohibited female athletes from discussing their earnings with each other;
- • That the NFL required all female cheerleading contracts to be filed with the League office to ensure compliance with this implicit agreement or conspiracy.
If you are or have been an NFL cheerleader in any of the past six (6) years, you may be entitled to significant compensation as a result of anticompetitive actions taken by the NFL. Again, this is completely separate from lawsuits filed in the past based on insufficient wages being paid to NFL cheerleaders. You are urged to contact an antitrust class action lawyer at Audet & Partners, LLP for a free, confidential consultation. You can reach us either by completing and submitting the inquiry form on the right side of this page, or by giving us a call at (800) 965-1461.