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earned, lawsuit says: Report – (NOLA.COM)

A cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys was paid just more than a quarter of what the team’s mascot earned in 2016, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday (June 12), according to The Dallas Morning News

The newspaper reports Erica Wilkins, who was a Cowboys cheerleader from 2014 through August 2017, claims that, when counting the total number of hours she worked in a week, she earned less than minimum wage, nor did she earn the standard 1.5 times that for overtime.

Wilkins seeks class-action status, The Dallas Morning News reports. 

The lawsuit states Wilkins’ earned $5,817.99 in the year she joined the team and $16,516.01 in 2016. Meanwhile, the Cowboy’s mascot, Rowdy, earned $65,000 per year.

Wilkins left the team in 2017.

Wilkins’ civil lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

A Cowboys spokesman declined to give a comment to The Dallas Morning News. 

Read the full story from The Dallas Morning News. 

Read the NOLA.COM article: www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/06/dallas_cowboys_pay_mascot.html

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