​Well, this is certainly not a story you see every day.


Erica Wilkins, a former ​Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, is suing the team on the basis of unfair pay, alleging that the male team mascot made significantly more money and that she herself was not given money that she was owed.

​​Ms. Wilkins worked for ​the Cowboys from May 2014 to August 2017, making a little over $5,800 in her first year and a little more than $16,500 in her final year.


Meanwhile Rowdy, the team mascot, was paid $25/hour, or $65,000 a year. That is certainly quite a large difference.

Ms. Wilkins says that the team also frequently changed their pay structure from hourly to flat rates and back again, yet in both circumstances she did not receive compensation for some hours that she worked and for overtime pay. 


Finally, Ms. Wilkins alleges that the cheerleaders were instructed to post on social media for the Cowboys' financial benefit, yet were never paid for that work.


We'll have to wait and see how Jerry Jones and Dallas respond to these allegations and whether other cheerleaders will bring forward similar complaints.


​How many more off-the-field scandals can the NFL handle?