Ex-49ers Cheerleader Can't Use Pseudonym In NFL Wage Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 22, 2017, 10:25 PM EST) -- A former cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers who filed a putative class action against the NFL over an alleged leaguewide conspiracy to suppress wages lost her request to continue to use a pseudonym in California federal court on Wednesday.

The Jane Doe plaintiff filed the antitrust action on Jan. 31, alleging the NFL and the 26 teams with cheerleading squads have agreed among themselves to pay the the female athletes below market value — and that teams have also agreed to avoid recruiting performers from other squads.

After filing suit, Jane Doe asked the court if she could continue using a...

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