In a bombshell exposé written by Juliet Macur for The New York Times , Washington cheerleaders have gone public about their treatment by team officials—and it’s a story that will cause you to grind your teeth into enamel dust. The treatment of cheerleaders in the NFL is a disgrace. There is an easy answer: the NFL can pay them decent wages and cover them with basic labor protections. That the league cannot accomplish these modest goals speaks volumes about both Roger Goodell’s leadership and his league.
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