The Smoking Gun has revealed the Lingerie Football League to be a cheap, exploitative outfit that behaves goonishly toward its own athletes, which is acceptable in America only if you're the NFL.
The Smoking Gun got its hands on a letter from one of the league's lawyer to nine former players. It threatens legal action over the "posting of false and defamatory internet posts regarding the Lingerie Football League, its current players and League Staff." It's not clear what the posts were, but the site reports:
According to several former players, league founder Mitchell Mortaza and his deputies have repeatedly threatened legal action when players have complained (or simply inquired) about health coverage and wages. [...] Mortaza, a former "Blind Date" contestant whose rap sheet includes drunk driving and public intoxication arrests, is the league's chief enforcer. In an October e-mail to a player who had written to him about disorganized practices, Mortaza responded, "Let me give you a little advice and this goes for any other player creating unnecessary, drama. Simply SHUT UP and play football."
And if, in the course of playing football, they were to flash a little skin, well, so be it. It's in their contracts:
Player shall wear wardrobe provided by Producer. In light of the foregoing, said wardrobe material shall be "non-see through" material. Player shall not wear any additional garments under wardrobe provided by Producer without prior written consent from Producer. Should Player violate this clause, Player shall be fined a total sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) per occurrence.
NUDITY: Player has been advised and hereby acknowledges that Player's participation in the Event and the related practice sessions and Player's services and performances hereunder may involve accidental nudity. In light of the foregoing, Player knowingly and voluntarily agrees to provide Player's services hereunder and has no objection to providing services involving Player's accidental nudity.
Arbitrary fines, horrible contracts, bullying management-types, picayune rules about wardrobe, total disregard for the health of the players. It's just like the NFL, the only difference being that the NFL shows a lot more ass.