3) Don’t get assaulted The Raider’s handbook suggests cheerleaders stay away from parties, such as one hosted by a player who was later suspended for drug use and arrested for date rape.
It says: “For you on the squad who have attended those parties, just think how narrowly you missed having your photo in all the local papers and/or being assaulted.” So make sure you don’t get assaulted girls – if not for your sake at least for the team’s reputation!
So, rule number one, make sure you have your pom-poms with you at all times.
2) Stay thin or sit in the locker room If you gain five pounds, or appear “too soft”, you won’t get paid and you’ll be spending the game inside the locker room.
After years of putting their heads down and quietly following the rules, cheerleaders are fighting back.
One of California’s Oakland Raiderettes has filed a lawsuit against the Raiders, claiming she is paid well under the minimum wage, has to buy her own tights, and that dancers who gain five pounds are benched.
The Raiderettes have to give up their £75 (5) game fee if they put on weight, but it isn’t just them.If you’re a Raven, you’re “expected to maintain ideal body weight and physical look for the duration of your contract.