The Buffalo Bills will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in a preseason matchup, but they will be without the services of their cheerleading squad, the Buffalo Jills.
According to Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, the cheerleaders are absent due to a lawsuit that will carry into the regular season:
One thing we won’t see today? Cheerleaders. Bills won’t have them this season because of a pending lawsuit.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) August 23, 2014
This development comes two days after five former cheerleaders filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against SteJon Productions, Citadel Broadcasting -- which previously operated the Jills -- and the Buffalo Bills, claiming the defendants failed to pay the Jills in accordance with state minimum wage laws.