Cheerleaders offer to settle lawsuit for $1 in exchange for meeting with Goodell
Two cheerleaders who have recently filed discrimination lawsuits against the NFL say they would settle the case for $1 in exchange for a meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell.
The offer comes from the representative for former New Orleans Saints cheerleader Bailey Davis and former Miami Dolphins cheerleader Kristan Ware, and was delivered to NFL attorney Steven Hurd on Tuesday, ESPN reports.
Davis accused the Saints of firing her for policy violations she has disputed and having separate rules for their male players and female cheerleaders. Ware filed a complaint in April claiming she was discriminated over her gender and religion.
Both would settle for a "good faith" meeting between Goodell and four cheerleaders. They've given the NFL a May 4 deadline for a response.
"We're not asking them to admit fault, or to admit guilt, or even admit that there is anything wrong, but if they do want and expect that cheerleaders should have a fair working environment, as they have stated, then it doesn't make any common sense why the answer would be no," lawyer Sara Blackwell told the New York Times.
A number of current and former cheerleaders have recently spoken out about the dangers and unhealthy environments of the job.
The claimants are also seeking for the NFL to institute rules and regulations for all NFL teams.
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