Raiderette Suing the Raiders

OAKLAND — A member of the Oakland Raiderettes cheerleading squad sued the football team in Alameda County Superior Court today, alleging that the club is in “flagrant violation” of an array of California wage and employment laws. The Raiderette, identified in the lawsuit as Lacy T., claims the Oakland Raiders club doesn’t pay the cheerleaders for all the time they spend working, withholds pay until the end of the season, and forces them to pay some of their own business expenses.The lawsuit seeks to be certified as a class action on behalf of all present and former Raiderettes who cheered for the team since 2010. Lacy T.’s lawyer, Sharon Vinick, said the cheerleaders are paid only $1,250 per season, which amounts to less than $5 per hour for the time they spend rehearsing, performing and making required appearances at charity events. Lacy T. said in a statement, “I love the Raiders and I love being a Raiderette, but someone has to stand up for all of the women of the NFL who work so hard for the fans and the teams.”

By Candice Naranjo Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 1:00pm America/Los_Angeles

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Hey Lacy, the Raiders are the poorest football team in the NFL. Yes I am a Raiders season ticket holder, and I do love looking at you, but shit, you knew what you were getting into. Sorry the Raiders are broke, suck it up and deal with it. When Warren Sapp left the Raiders in 2008, he was quoted, “There is stuff that goes on in this organization that should never go on in any professional sports organization.” The Raiders are a low class organization, you should be happy to make $5 an hour Lacy! Al Davis ruined our team with over a decade’s worth of horrible draft picks and you’re gonna complain about THIS. You’re a godamn cheerleader. Our team is in the gutter and will be until we get Gruden back as coach and start drafting well, and you’re suing the Raiders over your paycheck? Grow up Lacy, grow up. We need that money for our players, not useless cheerleaders like yourself. Leave the organization and never come back. You’re the last thing the Raiders need to be dealing with right now. GFY.

By: Dago Joe

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