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Former Buffalo Jills speak out on lawsuit
Buffalo, N.Y. -- Two former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders spoke to WKBW-TV in Buffalo Wednesday about a lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court disputing their pay and alleging sexual mistreatment.
Five former 'Jills' said they were forced to work hundreds of unpaid hours and were not reimbursed properly in accordance with New York state minimum wage laws.
They also claimed they were subjected to a degrading treatment called the "jiggle test" to measure their fitness.
"We pretty much paid out of pocket for everything, including $650 toward our uniform," said Maria, a former Jill who did not want her last name disclosed.
Two other NFL teams, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Oakland Raiders, also had lawsuits filed against them this year.
"We want there to be proper management for the organization," said Alyssa, another former Jill. "We want them to recognize that this is a national issue across the league."
The Bills released a statement saying, "We are aware of this lawsuit and it is our organizational policy not to comment on pending litigation.