Why NFL cheerleaders are so miserable

  • NFL cheerleaders have been complaining about their awful working conditions quite a bit recently. However, it may be hard for some people to believe that these beautiful young and popular women "appear to be frequent victims of both wage theft and other, far weirder indignities," Catherine Rampall of the Washington Post writes. "Some of the rules read like they come from a 1950s etiquette guide; others from Leviticus."

    "In any case, the organization seems to have exerted a lot of control over cheerleaders' lives, on and off the field, while still somehow classifying them as 'independent contractors" despite the fact that independent contractors are expected to have a control over their own schedule and work, Rampell writes. 

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