The New York Jets have settled a class-action lawsuit with former cheerleaders over wages. On Friday the Jets agreed to pay the women $324,000.
The 52 women claimed they were cheated out of wages, ordered to practice and forced to pay for work related expenses. They said they were given $150 per game, but were not compensated for travel, practice time or expenses related to the job, such as hairspray and makeup.
The NorthJersey.com reports that each woman will receive between $2,559 and $5,913 depending on whether or not they were part of the squad for one or both seasons and whether or not they took part in the calendar photo shoots.
The team has denied the claims but said it agreed to settle in order to avoid the expense and distraction of litigation.
Cheerleaders for the Raiders, Bengals and Bills have also filed suits against their respective teams.