Ex-Cowboys Cheerleader Sues Team – Says Mascot Got Paid More Than Her

June 13, 2018 at 11:21 am by Terez in Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Erica Wilkins filed suit in U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas on Tuesday, and she claims the team failed to even pay her minimum wage and overtime. “They’re profiting off our images and our bodies that we work so hard to keep in shape,” Wilkins told Dallas television station WFAA-TV. “We put in so much work and not to be compensated fairly is really an injustice. They’re profiting off our images and our bodies that we work so hard to keep in shape.” Wilkins was a part of the cheering squad from May 2014 through August 2017, saying the most she made in a year $16,516.01. Wilkins says the team violated The Equal Pay Act and Fair Labor Standards Act and seeks “other available damages.” Her lawyer she was paid $8 an hour while “Rowdy” the mascot was paid $25 an hour. “Rowdy is in a costume, you have no look requirements, no height requirements, and no weight requirements,” Wilkins said. – TO