Sweatpants aren't allowed in public. NFL cheerleaders must adhere to a number of intense rules if they want to keep their jobs, according to a recent report from The New York Times. These directives don't just pertain to cheerleaders' workplace conduct, either. The mandates dictate how cheerleaders can behave when they're off the clock, too. Specific guidelines vary from team to team, but it's not the first time the treatment of NFL cheerleaders has been the subject of a controversy.
Being a cheerleader is hard work and glamorous and you can bet that any woman that makes it that far figured out long ago how to handle tampon usage and the right shaving techniques, but the NFL doesn't think so. The New York Times r eviewed the handbooks for seven different NFL team's cheerleaders and found they included things like hygiene, weight Cincinnati Ben-Gals have to be within 3 pounds of ideal weight , what they have to do when a player from their team comes into the same restaurant leave , and no sweatpants in public. All this for a job that pays very little and requires in some cases the cheerleaders to buy their own expensive uniforms. While I wish the entire world had a no sweatpants in public rule although, really for the men, because if we're going to be sexist here , that's the rule I'd make , this is over the top. But is it illegal?
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O ne dollar. Both athletes have accused the NFL of discriminating against women. Last season, Davis claims she was fired from her position cheering for the New Orleans Saints after sending a private Instagram photo of herself in a one-piece bathing suit. Ware alleges she lost her job with the Miami Dolphins when she showed up to work wearing a ring that signified she was a virgin. Both were underpaid, subject to extreme control over their lives, and expected to adhere to anti-fraternization rules that applied to them but not the players they devoted their lives to cheering for.