Cheerleaders Rumors

In a league where top teams are worth $2 billion or more, and every franchise is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Andresen says that some weeks Herington earned about half the $7.25 hourly pay mandated by federal minimum-wage laws. “They sign players to $100 million-plus contracts. And you can’t afford $7.25 an hour to pay a cheerleader?” notes Andresen, who grew up in East Dundee. “Here’s an idea: Park one more car in the parking lot, and that should cover it.” Herington, 21, who grew up in Decatur and danced competitively in high school and one year at Millikin College, says she moved to Milwaukee for the offer to be a dancer with the Bucks organization for the 2013-14 season. “It started out to be pretty stressful and a lot of work to put into everything,” says Herington. “It never got to be a better situation.”
A former dance teacher and Utah Jazz dancer has been sentenced to jail for having sex with a 17-year-old student at the studio she owned. Amber Telford, 33, was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail for a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy who danced at the studio she owned at the time. She will then be required to perform 150 hours of community service, complete probation and register as a sex offender, according to court documents.