The "underpaid" claim is a common one among NFL cheerleaders. The Bills are just one of several teams facing similar claims, including the Raiders and Bengals.
Worse yet, the claims of being mistreated seem to be extremely valid.
Deadspin got their hands on the Buffalo Jills' rules handbook, which outlines a bunch of rather ridiculous rules that the cheerleaders had to follow.
Also, there are some hygiene rules:
There are even rules on how to eat:
All these rules, for a job that pays significantly less than the state-mandated minimum of $8 per hour.
And on top of that, the cheerleaders said that they had to deal with consistent sexual harassment, and endured a "jiggle test" to make sure their body was acceptable for cheerleading.
Looks like the Bills (and other teams) might want to make some changes. Quickly.