It did surprise me that the issues with the NFL cheerleaders recently are almost identical to what we experienced. Skip navigation! In the last month, hair-raising stories about working as an NFL cheerleader have become familiar, like the Washington Redskins performers whose passports were confiscated before a destination photo shoot where they were asked to pose topless and later served as escorts. Or the lack of protection from sexual harassment and violent verbal abuse during promotional parties and events.
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Few look it: most are lithe and fit from a lifetime of exercise. Now they are buzzing around a banquet hall set up in a club-seating deck on the upper level of Nissan Stadium in Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans. There are nearly former N. There are sparkles on dresses, sparkles on earrings, sparkles on stilettos. The ex-cheerleaders have been drawn here by their shared past—a collective nostalgia for their days on the sidelines, their moment in the spotlight. But despite their giddiness at being re-united, they know there is no escaping the present. Over the past year , the N.
N.F.L. Cheerleaders and the Gender Gap
Current and former cheerleaders in the NFL and NBA have revealed how they were required to interact with supporters at events and parties, where they were repeatedly the subject of unwanted sexual comments. One former cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys - who was forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement - recalled an incident when her squad walked past a group of Philadelphia Eagles fans. She told the New York Times : "We were walking by, waving and smiling, and one guy caught my eye. It comes with it. While she also added that should anyone object to advances from fans at parties, they would be "dismissed from the team. But you definitely experience that when you encounter people who have been drinking beer. Shockingly, in a handbook for the Cincinatti Bengals squad, they were told failure to obey orders would see them axed from the team. You will be benched or dismissed!!! While a former cheerleader for the Washington Redskins recalled one incident when she along with six other girls were made to feel like escorts after being sent to a fans home for the afternoon. The whole thing is so messed up.
Jones told her side of the story in July on ABC. A former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with her year-old former student while she was a teacher at a northern Kentucky high school, a move that will allow her to avoid jail time. Jones said the relationship began in February when the boy was 17, saying that the two had sex, that she sent him sexually explicit text messages and lied about the relationship to police. The teen had been in Jones' freshman English class in , and she was his peer tutor in and before he graduated at the age of 17 this year, according to Monday's plea agreement, signed by Jones. In accepting the plea agreement, Judge Patricia Summe granted prosecutors' recommendation to sentence Jones to five years of diversion but no jail time, and she won't have to register as a sex offender. The diversion requires Jones to report to a probation officer and undergo drug tests. Prosecutors said they were willing to make the deal because the teen, now 18, and his family were uncooperative with them and on Jones' side. They were proactive for them. She was indicted in March, and her trial had been set to start Wednesday.