May 6 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Jets became the latestNational Football League franchise to face litigation overcheerleader pay when a former member of the team’s squad sued torecover unpaid wages and work-related expenses.

A Connecticut woman identified only as Krystal C. filed the lawsuittoday in New Jersey Superior Court in Bergen County, saying thatthe Jets have “historically and currently” paid their cheerleaders,known by the team as the “Flight Crew,” less thanminimum wage, according to a copy of the complaint provided byher lawyers.

The Jets require the women to work off the clock at their homes andto attend rehearsals and charity events without pay, according tothe suit. Members of the Flight Crew are allegedly forced to spendtheir own money on travel, uniform maintenance, cosmetics andhairstyling.

The case follows similar lawsuits against the Buffalo Bills, theCincinnatti Bengals and the Oakland Raiders earlier this year inwhich women accuse the teams of underpaying their cheerleadingsquads.

Bruce Speight, a spokseman for the Jets, didn’t immediately respondto an e-mail seeking comment on the suit. Brian McCarthy, aspokesman for the NFL, said the league doesn’t comment on teamlitigation.

The complaint couldn’t be immediately verified in courtrecords.

The case is Krystal C. v. New York Jets LLC, Superior Court of NewJersey, Bergen County.

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