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Please Keep Six Feet Between You And The Cavs Dancers

Currently, in the Ohio (of course) legislature, there's a bill attempting to define what constitutes a strip club and how they should be governed (for example, they're considering not allowing dancers to perform after midnight and instituting a six-foot buffer between dancer and patron). But yesterday, one enterprising politician pointed out that the new rules could end up applying to the Cleveland Cavaliers dance team.

David Miller, a member of the Citizens for Community Values (CCV), the group pushing for strict new regulations on Ohio's strip clubs, joined lawmakers peering inside as a Beachwood Democrat explained the contents. Inside: The definition of semi-nude used in the strip-club bill, which includes the phrase "the showing of female buttocks," a dictionary definition of buttocks, and a handful of pictures of the Cleveland Cavaliers dance team performing with their rear ends partially hanging out of their skimpy outfits. It was time for Budish's question: "How would this law not apply to the Cleveland Cavs dance team?"

After calling it a "bit of a stretch" to think the Cavs dancers would fall under the law, Miller conceded that his organization would entertain a change to the bill "so it does not cover the Cleveland Cavs dance team," as the standing-room-only crowd laughed.


Frankly, looking at that picture and the dance's team's Web site, we're not quite sure how they don't classify as strippers. Ah, Ohio.

Cavaliers Dancers Get Legislators' Attention [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
Cavs Girls Dance Team []

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