Could This Be The NFL's First Lady?

Yesterday, the NFL announced its final five candidates to succeed Paul Tagliabue as NFL commissioner. The list includes the favorite, Roger Goodell, who started as an intern in 1982, as well as lawyers and executives. Tagliabue is retiring in August.

One of those five finalists is Mayo Shattuck, CEO of Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group and one of the people who helped organize the move of the Browns to Baltimore. If you thought that was his most loathsome quality, man, you got another thing coming. Shattuck recently made the news because of his trophy wife, Molly Shattuck, who is the oldest cheerleader in football. She's 39 years old and actually claims with a straight face the only reason she's on the Ravens' cheerleading team is her talent and spirit, even though her husband is one of the five people who have a chance to run the NFL for the next decade.

Cross your fingers Shattuck doesn't get the job; otherwise, we're sure his wife will get the sideline reporter job on Monday Night Football. Entirely on merits, of course.

Five NFL Commissioner Finalists Announced [Bloomberg News]
The Sagging Cheerleader [Deadspin]