Cheerleaders struggle to be heard as NFL teams try to fix problems

The email arrived at 3:29 pm. on Friday February. “Big Meeting” was due in 31 minutes, just two words in the subject line of the Washington Football Team executive’s email.

Candess Correll has decided not to join the Zoom call. For the past six decades, she captained the First Ladies of Football, Washington’s cheerleading team, but is also a full-time senior software engineer who worked remotely during this time. Short notice was “rude and unprofessional”.

Soon after, her teammates told her what she had missed: a four-minute webinar where the team principal, whose screen was blacked out, told everyone present that the First Ladies of Football would be “on hold”. Everyone present was muted the entire time – no one had the opportunity to ask questions. For all intents and purposes, Correll, her teammates and their director, Jamilla Keene, were out of work.

Correll, despite her status as team captain, says she was “as much in the dark” as everyone else. “It sucks as a leader if you don’t have answers for your teammates and the people who admire you,” he says.

Former captain of Football First Ladies Candess Correll.

The NFL is becoming more open to women on the soccer side. In the past six months, Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistants Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust became the first women to win Super Bowl rings as coaches; Kelly Kleine (in Denver) and Catherine Raîche (Philadelphia) were promoted to front-office positions never before held by women; Sarah Thomas, the first female official in league history, was a Super Bowl LV umpire; and Maia Chaka became the first woman of color hired as an NFL official.

However, with the cheerleaders, progress was different. In the past few years, franchises across the league have moved to rebranding, redefining and reimagining cheerleading after years of low pay, lack of diversity, and sexual harassment. But one important voice was cut out of the conversation: the women themselves. This begs the question: Is this really progress for NFL cheerleading – or is it just supposed to look like that?

The image of the NFL cheerleader – tight pants and go-go shoes – is rooted in objectification. During a Cowboys game at the Cotton Bowl in 1967, a stripper named Bubbles Cash drew fanfare as she strutted down the aisle in a short skirt with two cotton candy in her hand. Team chairman Tex Schramm noticed this and began to consider alternatives to co-ed high schoolers on the sidelines of the Cowboys. When Dee Brock, director of the cheerleading team, pointed out that the models – Schramm’s first choice – couldn’t dance, trained dancers filled the roles. The uniforms began to change in 1970 and within two years the look became what it is today.

Since then, NFL cheerleading has evolved. Today, most cheerleaders are high-performance athletes who train all their lives to be on the team. They dance during the foreplay and every time the music starts during the three-hour game. In and out of season, they make community appearances and attend private corporate events. Since the cost of attending an NFL game is prohibitive for many, cheerleaders at community events are often the closest fans to get to the game.

Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders in 1970 (left) vs. ’78.

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“I honestly joined because of the USO tours and many social events,” says Melissa Wallace, a Cowboys cheerleader from 2014 to 2017.

Wallace was a competitive dancer all her life, spending seven days a week in the studio. Cheerleading in the NFL was a way to continue dancing after high school; the attractiveness of the community and the team also played a big role. “I come from Las Vegas, where we didn’t have any sports teams before, so it wasn’t a ‘city’ feeling. Coming [to Dallas] and getting all the Cowboys excited was really cool for me and I wanted to be a part of it.

Despite all these positives, working conditions have historically been problematic. The pay is extremely low considering the time commitment and huge revenue generated by NFL franchises – most cheerleaders are paid minimum wage or slightly above. On match days, they often have to arrive at the stadium four to five hours ahead of schedule to practice and prepare (the time they are paid for). They are also compensated for typically 12 to 15 hours of practice per week during the season. Most work or go to school. One former cheerleader who agreed to speak to AI only on the condition of anonymity says fast food workers earned more than she did as a cheerleader in 2018.

“I know that [employees] Steak ‘n Shake down the street were making $11 an hour,” he says. I work regular hours and only make $8.

Low wages and poor treatment often lead to feelings of disrespect. In the last decade, several former NFL cheerleaders have sued for theft of wages, unfair treatment and a toxic work environment. Erica Wilkins sued Cowboys for stealing wages in 2018 (suit settled out of court); Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields was one of two cheerleaders who sued the Raiders for pay violations in 2014 (also settling out of court); Maria Pinzone sued Buffalo Bills for pay violations, alleging poor working conditions, later that year (still pending, Bills spokesperson did not respond to multiple emails seeking comment); Kristan Ann Ware sued the Miami Dolphins for discrimination, and Bailey Davis filed a gender discrimination complaint against the Saints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2018. Ware, who believes her workplace has become hostile after she opened up about her religious beliefs, and Davis have offered to settle their lawsuits for $1 in exchange for a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Anna Isaacson, the league’s vice president of social responsibility, and the league’s lawyers met with Ware’s lawyer, but Goodell did not. The NFL leaves cheerleading management to individual teams.

“If Roger Goodell had just invited us to the table and literally said, ‘I’m willing to work with women who have spoken out so bravely about injustice and mistreatment in the NFL, if the NFL changed the way they treat women, [can] you see how will the rest of the world follow suit?” says Ware, who dropped the lawsuit. (A spokesperson for the league did not respond to multiple emails seeking comment on the story.)

You can also find cheerleaders who are completely satisfied with their employer and salary. This is in part because franchises operate their own lineups, pay, time commitment, and overall treatment vary. Emma Hess, a former Minnesota Vikings cheerleader, says she and her teammates were “lucky” because they were paid the Minneapolis minimum wage of $11.25 an hour instead of the Minnesota minimum wage of $9.86. Sponsors typically allow cheerleaders to receive free or discounted services such as nails, hair, tanning, and more.

A raise in cheerleading wages would not be an act of charity. Melanie Coburn was part of a bygone era for the Washington Football Team, as a cheerleader from 1997 to 2001 and the team’s director of marketing for the First Ladies of Football from 2001 to 2011. She says that during her time as marketing director, the team’s revenue grew from $20,000 to over $300,000 a year due to paid appearances and sponsorships. She says the team could afford to pay the cheerleaders more, which she estimated was around $50 a game during her time with the franchise.

“I think [the team] thinks the cheerleaders are disposable and they can find other women to replace them and that they don’t deserve [better] pay,” Coburn says.

Along with sponsorships, most teams sell cheerleading calendars as another source of income, and some require cheerleaders to buy and sell their own calendars. (Correll, for example, says she bought Football’s First Lady calendars for $25 each and sold them to friends, family, and fans for $50.) teammates saw no gains (the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders publish five calendar formats a year). When she wanted to give her mother a calendar, she had to buy it herself.

“I buy a calendar with me on the front,” says Wallace. “We get a free paid trip to Mexico or wherever they’re filming, so I’m not saying it’s totally [wrong], but I think there are a few things that could be improved to make it a little easier for the girls, [so] we’re not so stressed out money.” (A spokesperson for the Cowboys did not respond to multiple emails seeking comment on this story.)

One former cheerleader says she wasn’t upset that she didn’t get any profit from the calendar because she was just enjoying “making the calendar.” But shooting for the calendar — which required “following rigorous diets and training regimes, being super conscious of your physical appearance and how well you sell,” she says — was so stressful that she hasn’t returned to the beach since.

“I liked the bond that the band had [during filming],” he says. “I’m very grateful for the paid trips, but as an introvert who has had to juggle school with photo shoots, scheduled activities, camps, performances, dinners, and all the mental and physical stressors of those two weeks, I’m not sure if I had the chance again I’d be just as blinded by the charm. I would have to consider anecdotal evidence before considering whether he would be willing to go through something like this again.

However, the most serious problems concern sexual harassment. “The number of strangers touching my ass at professional corporate events is scary if you think about it for too long,” says one former cheerleader.

This cheerleader’s team had security on hand that would step in as soon as she looked at them or tensed up. As another ex-cheerleader says, her team’s “protection” at community events was the equal of a couple of marketing interns – they couldn’t do anything when a fan touched her.

The pause imposed on Football’s First Ladies came less than six months after the Washington Post reported in August that former WFT cheerleaders had appeared in lewd videos, consisting of snippets of photos from a 2008 and 10 swimwear calendar, without their consent. The Post also reported that Tiffany Bacon Scourby, the former first lady of football, accused team owner Dan Snyder of suggesting she join his friend in a hotel room so they could “get to know each other” at a 2004 charity event. (Snyder denied the allegation in a statement last summer; two spokesmen for the Washington Football Team did not respond to Sports Illustrated’s questions about the Post’s story.)

The problem is men harassing cheerleaders. But, says Correll, it’s the cheerleaders that are punished.

“I think the men at this table who are making these decisions are thinking, ‘Hey, it’s just easier to remove the show, to remove the possibility of mistreatment of these women. So instead of choosing to treat them fairly and equally and as human beings, we just keep them out of sight.”

The Washington Football Team recognized they had a problem. There have been wholesale changes to the front desk over the past year, including the hiring of a new team president, Jason Wright, in August.

Washington was confidentially settling lawsuits against a group of cheerleaders who appeared in lewd videos from the making of the calendar. And they hired Petra Pope to create a new co-ed cheerleading team.

In media appearances, Pope (whom Washington did not make available for an interview for this story) used the terms “sporty” and “inclusive”. According to information provided by the team, Pope’s co-ed team will consist of “nearly 40 dancers, gymnasts and stuntmen”, approximately two-thirds of whom will be women. It is said that every former cheerleader who tried their hand made a team, and “nearly half” of the team are former First Ladies of Football. (There were 36 women in the squad for 2020.)

This isn’t the first time Pope has stepped into a beleaguered franchise. After a Milwaukee Bucks dancer sued the band for salary theft in 2015 (the case was settled), the band brought in Pope to renew the lineup. Other NBA dance teams followed suit, tackling the image of cheerleaders, which some executives said were not “family friendly.”

Several NBA dance teams went from all-female teams that performed in crop tops to co-ed hip hop teams that performed in sportswear. At the time, several dancers publicly opposed the changes. The changes were made in response to the #MeToo movement, but many women see the solution – and management’s approach – this way: Women can’t complain about a workplace culture if they don’t have one.

“It has a lot to do with this country and sexism and how women have been treated from the start,” says Sierra Martinez, a former Miami Dolphins and Raiders cheerleader. “It bewilders me… It doesn’t make sense why we have to change everything about ourselves to accommodate what they think is the problem – but really it’s them.”

Some NFL cheerleading teams have undergone a more subtle rebranding over the past few years that attempts to show cheerleading in a new light. Viking cheerleaders replaced shorts with skirts with long leggings, and instead of a calendar in swimsuits, women pose in gyms. Taylor Fondie, a Vikings cheerleader from 2016 to 2019, says the rebranding happened around 2017.

“A lot of people mistakenly see [cheerleading] as very sexualized… [The Vikings] wanted us to be seen more as athletes,” he says. “What we do is hard work. Many of us grew up dancing, and dancing and cheerleading is a sport. I know a lot of people like to argue about this, but with the training routines we go through, a lot of people would have a hard time doing something like this.

Viking cheerleaders performing in 2016 (left) and ’18.

David E. Klutho/Sports Illustrated; Nick Wosik/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

In late 2018, the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders underwent their own rebranding when the team cleaned up their Instagram and posted a post about #CCNextChapter.

“This approach aims to elevate the Colts Cheerleaders to one of the best cheering and dancing teams in the NFL by moving away from many of the stereotypes often associated with professional cheerleading and redefining what it means to be a cheerleader and athletic performer,” one caption reads.

The rest of the Instagram feed is filled with photos of the cheerleaders on and off the pitch to show that they are more than short skirts on the sidelines. They are engineers, doctors and mothers.

Fondue says Vikings wanted women on the team who could “represent the brand” and talk to people “on a personal level.”

“I think it’s really important,” he says. “It shows the fans, the audience and the people that we are human too. We have a lot to ourselves. We can connect and talk about football and you will be very surprised. We know things. We’re not on the pitch just to look pretty.

Other teams, such as the Titans, added men to their teams and replaced the stylized pom-pom dance with more traditional cheerleaders. Martinez says the Dolphins cheerleaders underwent a rebrand in which go-go shoes were replaced with high-heeled sneakers and the cheerleaders’ cleavage was covered.

Mhkeeba Pate, a former Seattle Seahawks cheerleader who now hosts the Pro Cheerleading Podcast, says the branding changes feel “forced” to her. While she doesn’t think it’s wrong to highlight other women’s achievements, cheerleaders shouldn’t be burdened with having to respond to someone’s narrow point of view that they’re just sex symbols.

“We are not what needs to be fixed; you have to change the way you think,” says Pate. “If we stop holding onto this false narrative and really feel like we have to react to it all the time – like changing our uniforms, toning it down, changing the essence of who we are – I think we can really have the freedom to express ourselves.”

A look at the NBA gives you a sense of what’s coming next. One current NBA dancer who has worked on both her team’s all-female and co-ed teams and who agreed to speak with AI on condition of anonymity to avoid professional repercussions says she tried to get on her team’s co-ed hip-hop team after spending a year on an all-female team because by the time the team announced the change, it was too late to try elsewhere.

Men joined the squad, the appearance of the dancers changed, as well as the style of dancing. Instead of stylized jazz, the dancers were supposed to perform hip-hop and tricks.

The Milwaukee Bucks “414 Crew”, overseen by Pope, helped usher in a new look for dancers in the NBA.

She says the pay stayed the same, but instead of practicing almost every night, she and her teammates only practiced once or twice a week. The community’s performances almost stopped and, he says, due to the change in their outfits, fans did not recognize the dancers in the arena.

“It was like if we got rid of the all-girl teams, we wouldn’t have to worry about any lower wage factor or anything like that,” she says. “And I guess in that era, what was labeled as something so progressive and inclusive implied that [all-female] bands weren’t [progressive and inclusive] – and they definitely aren’t.”

While the rebranding may seem like a step to lift women’s spirits, many cheerleaders feel that the NFL and team management do not respect them. Cecile Nguyen, the former first lady of football, says that feeling intensified when Washington Football Team executives failed to ask the cheerleaders for their input or perspective before firing them in the middle of the workday 31 minutes in advance.

“No matter how many videos we make to talk about important issues in the world and share our perspective, no matter how many times we post or share information about the workouts we do, the fitness regimens we follow and how to guide other people, no matter how many routines we present that show our different styles and different technical skills, such as doing fouettes on the pitch and aerials and tumbling on the pitch, no matter how many times we talked about it and shared it in interviews, word of mouth, magazines we write, articles, blog posts, everything, I don’t think they really understand who we are,” says Nguyen.

In 2014, five former members of the Buffalo Jills – then the Buffalo Bills cheerleading team – filed a lawsuit alleging pay violations and poor working conditions, such as keeping them high but not paying them as employees. Stejon Production Corp., the company that manages the team, suspended all cheerleading operations (the matter is covered in the documentary A Woman’s Work: The NFL Cheerleading Problem). Seven years later, the lawsuit has not been settled and the Jills have not returned.

“As Buffalo Jill, I knew what was going on and what I saw was not right, wrong, wrong,” says Maria Pinzone, one of the reasons. “Every time I have any doubts or I’m sad or upset about not having a team… I feel terrible about it, but I’m not the reason it happened. They decided to handle the situation this way and that’s their business. (A Bills spokesperson did not respond to multiple requests for comment, and a voicemail left at the number listed in Stejon Production Corp.’s corporate records was not returned.)

The “you’re replaceable” mentality seems to be a running theme for many NFL cheerleading teams, but America has a glimpse of it with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. CMT’s Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team, a reality show that just wrapped up its 15th season, follows the candidates trying to become one of America’s favorites. Women are constantly reminded that cheering for the Cowboys is an honor and a job for which they should be grateful. When one of the boot camp applicants made the mistake of saying in a mock interview that she hoped to use her time as a cheerleader to help advance her journalism career, she was removed from the team’s boot camp within days. In season 4, when returning cheerleader Lauren Castillo sat down for a panel interview during auditions, the panel asked her a simple question: “Would you say you make the uniform, or does the uniform make you?” She replied, “I’m making a uniform because I’m fully prepared to come with everything I’ve got and be a rock star.”

The judges were not pleased. “I’m making a uniform.” You’re kidding? Castillo did not form a team this year.

“The sad part is that you don’t always say what’s expected of you,” says the former NFL cheerleader, who agreed to speak to the AI ​​on the condition of anonymity. “Usually at the end of your job you have a final interview or stats review of how you’re doing, and it’s only happened once in all of my professional dance groups. It’s hard because sometimes they have thoughts about you that you could probably change or do differently, and you don’t even know what your goal is, so there are ways to manipulate the system.

The Buffalo Jills haven’t performed since 2014.

Coburn, who judged the First Ladies of Football auditions when she was their marketing director, says the judges “had no problem” cutting women off for speaking up.

“We always felt disposable,” he says. “That’s what they say. “Oh, that girl. It’s a hard cookie. She said something about the team; we’re not bringing her back,” and they just think it’s a dozen dimes and there’s going to be a line at rehearsals.

One former cheerleader says that because she stood up for the Black Lives Matter movement last year, she had to watch her behavior for the rest of the year.

“I was like, ‘If I keep doing this, they literally won’t take me back,'” she says. “They don’t want trouble. 500 girls compete for a place in this team. It’s not hard to get rid of me.” It’s something I had somewhere in the back of my mind.

With nowhere else to go, the cheerleaders often confide in Pate, who usually addresses major cheerleading issues and highlights them on her podcast. Pate found that cheerleading alumni often look critically back at their NFL performances, wondering why they don’t have more to show for their time with the organization. However, current cheerleaders often seem just happy to be there.

“When you’re in a team, when you’re just thinking about everything it takes to make a team, there’s an evolution of emotion and readiness and attitude towards that opportunity, and it’s completely different when you just grab the opportunity,” says Pate. “It’s something you’ve been working so hard for that you’re very grateful for and excited about. You just have this mindset that it really is the best thing in the world. I think some of the experience and the high of achieving goals and paying for all the hard work is probably more of a driving force.”

Alumni cheerleaders such as Pate and Amanda Ross, who was a Ravens cheerleader and now union organizer, are eager to join current cheerleaders. Not only could the union prevent the abrupt end of the First Lady of Football, but it would also ensure that cheerleaders had consistent standards across the league. Each team has different perks. For example, Martinez says the Raiders cheerleaders had personal nutritionists and nutritionists working with the women to help them stay in the best shape for their physique. Dolphins didn’t have that; instead, they ran women empowerment series during rehearsals where motivational speakers were invited to practice.

Any employee can unionise, but the problem with NFL cheerleaders is that some are hired as independent contractors, which allows the team not to officially hire them, but still binds them to employee bylaws.

“I think it goes to show that [teams] don’t really value cheerleaders,” says Ross. “I think they just want us to do what they want us to not complain and be a pretty face on the pitch.”

One former cheerleader says she doesn’t think unions will ever happen because cheerleaders are expected not to want more. “There’s pride in the team’s heritage and tradition and how the whole experience is incredibly glorified where you should be really grateful to be there,” he says. “And honestly, it was a dream come true for me. This is amazing. I don’t think it’s perfect and I don’t think it suits every woman. I think the thought of unionizing [cheerleaders] would find that ungrateful.”

Ross believes that the lack of knowledge about labor unions prevents the cheerleaders from forming one. “I think fear is a really big barrier,” she says. “I think [cheerleaders] also recognizing their worth, understanding that we may not bring in the millions of dollars that players bring in, but we bring in a significant amount of money – I mean we do all of the community performances that players don’t always come to.

“But their mentality is a barrier. And education. Knowledge is power – the more knowledge they can have about what unionization is and that this is not a lawsuit and we’re not going to go head-to-head with the league. We are only asking for cooperation, which should be offered in every workplace.”

Even without a union to help solve problematic working conditions, cheerleaders have proven they can take matters into their own hands.

When Drea Lewis, a black former Broncos cheerleader, was on the team, the team’s hair sponsor allowed cheerleaders to receive free or discounted services. But the hairstylists were adept at working with white women’s hair, so Lewis paid out-of-pocket for her hair. And Lewis says there was no makeup artist who knew what shades to use to complement Lewis’ skin tone, so she did her own makeup. (In response, a Broncos spokesperson says, “Diversity, equality, and inclusion are priorities throughout the Denver Broncos organization, including our cheerleading program … [for] the last few seasons, cheerleaders who chose to get their haircut at another salon have been eligible for a full refund costs as part of a formal policy. The problem reported by [Lewis] was never reported to our staff who would immediately address it and provide alternative solutions.” Lewis says the team was aware of its pocket money but did not offer a refund).

Diversity is a major concern in NFL cheerleading. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports annual NFL report, which found that 69% of NFL players in 2020 are men of skin color. TIDES does not collect data on NFL cheerleaders, but based on a survey, Pate estimates that 17% of NFL cheerleaders are black.

Lack of regulation – the NFL, for example, has a Rooney Rule to promote consideration of head coach candidates to black applicants, but no such oversight for cheerleaders – plus a standard of beauty that emphasizes a white European appearance seems to be contributing factors says Sheila Ward, board member of the Black Women in Sport Foundation. Black women dance in “safe and affirming places” like black colleges and community centers and black-owned dance studios, she says, but not in the NFL.

“When [black women] have these national rigs, people feel uncomfortable that they have to recognize that you have a group of women who are out there and are proud of who they are and what they look like and are ready to present it to the world and other young girls and even young boys and men admire them for admiring their beauty,” says Ward.

Lewis says, “When [a black cheerleader] becomes part of the team, you feel tolerated because, in the first place, there are never enough resources to help you win in the same way as white cheerleaders. Hairstyle and makeup are just one example.

Now, to help future black cheerleaders, Lewis runs his own hairdressing business, selling wigs, braids and extensions for black women. After all, she wants to turn it into a non-profit organization so that black cheerleaders don’t have to pay out-of-pocket for high-quality hair care like she does.

“I want [this] so that you don’t have to go bankrupt or be stressed or not feel good or not feel confident because you can’t afford it when there aren’t many companies or people catering to the needs of Black NFL dancers. I want to be that contact person.”

According to Pate’s diversity study, the First Ladies of Football were actually the most diverse team in the league – more than half of the cheerleaders were women of color. “If we were part of that [rebranding] process and got our input, they would realize they were improving,” says Nguyen. He adds that the organization should have asked, “How can we support [the team] to take it to the next level instead of trying to solve the problem when they don’t know.”

Correll was one of the all-star cheerleading squad that performed at the 2019 Pro Bowl festivities.

Now that the First Ladies of Football have been eliminated, many cheerleaders are wondering where their sport stands and whether the NFL will ever appreciate them.

“We’re professional athletes,” says Correll. “We are the best of the best. We beat people to make our college dance teams, we beat people to get on the NFL field, and then in our teams we beat people to be captains. We beat people who became professional NFL bowlers like me.

“These women put in a lot of work before they even put on shoes and wear a pompom. Players train their whole lives to wear this NFL helmet. We’ve been training our whole lives to put this shoe on and put our feet on the NFL court.

Correll decided ahead of Zoom’s February call that she wouldn’t be returning for the 2021 season. She’s ok that she won’t be seen on the sidelines this fall. What she wants most, like many other cheerleaders in the league, is to be heard.

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What NFL team got rid of cheerleaders?

In fact, there are seven teams in total that do not have cheerleaders as part of their organization. To see also : Cheerleader brothers Jordan and Payton Huguley on opposite sides of the Alabama-Ole Miss game. NFL teams that do not have cheerleaders include the New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Chargers, and Cleveland Browns.

Why don’t the Chicago Bears have cheerleaders? What happened to the honey bears? According to contemporary accounts from the Chicago Tribune, the cheerleaders were told that their contract with the team would not be renewed after the 1985 season.

Are NFL cheerleaders still in vogue? All but seven of the 32 franchises use cheerleading squads. The Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Steelers stopped practicing cheerleading. Critics often mention that cheerleaders distract players.

Did the Chargers get rid of their cheerleaders? The group was dissolved in 2021 for financial reasons.

What NFL teams do not have cheerleaders?

But in 2021, perhaps the most surprising thing is that seven teams don’t. See the article : Celina flag football cheerleaders raise funds for childhood cancer research through lemonade stand. The Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Steelers do not have cheerleaders.

Don’t Some NFL Teams Have Cheerleaders? So what are NFL teams without cheerleaders? There are seven soccer teams without NFL cheerleading teams: the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, LA Chargers, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Steelers.

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How much does a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader make a year?

For example, the cheerleaders of the Dallas Cowboys, or America’s Sweethearts, which are one of the most popular groups in the NFL, earn about $15-20 an hour, or $500 a game. See the article : FAMU Cheerleading Squad – Image 1 from Homecoming Memories 2022: Florida A&M University. Therefore, their annual salary is around $75,000.

Who is the highest-paid NFL cheerleader? 1 – Teri Hatcher – $50 million In fact, Hatcher told TMZ in 2015 that she received a Super Bowl ring from the team after their 1995 win and still wears it, but “only during the season.”

How Much Money Does an NFL Cheerleader Make? According to various media sources, NFL cheerleaders typically earn around $22,500 a year on average. That’s an average of around $150 per game and $50 to $75 per public appearance. However, professional cheerleaders can earn more or less depending on several factors.

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