Raiders want NFL to arbitrate lawsuit

Updated: March 19, 2014, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders say a lawsuit filed by the team's cheerleaders, who claim they are being cheated out of wages and expenses, should be handled by league arbitration, not in a courtroom.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the team wants NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to handle arbitrating the lawsuit filed by the Raiderettes.

The cheerleaders are paid $125 per home game, or $1,250 per season, in a contract that includes hours of unpaid rehearsals, charity ...

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