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Bengals Cheerleader Sues Over Pay
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader has filed a lawsuit accusing the team of violating federal wage laws.
Alexa Brenneman says in the complaint that cheerleaders put in more than 300 hours attending mandatory practices and charity events and performing required volunteer work.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Bengals say the team will address the lawsuit in due course.
ABC 22/FOX 45 Morning Show Host Ann Reynolds is a former Bengals cheerleader. She says the cheerleaders know about the pay going into the job. She understands both sides of the argument, but says the long hours at charitable functions and volunteerism is more about the honor of serving those causes than getting a paycheck.
Reynolds also says the position of NFL cheerleader is not intended to be a primary source of income.
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