Report: Washington Cheerleading Program Undergoing "Family Friendly" Changes In Wake Of Escort Scandal

The fallout from the revelation that the Washington NFL team deployed its cheerleaders as escorts for sponsors and suite holders on a trip to Costa Rica in 2013, among other abuses, has finally produced some small progress in the way the team treats its cheerleaders. Thursday the team announced a number of changes to…

Report: Washington Cheerleaders Were Told To Serve As Escorts For Rich Sponsors On Unsavory Costa Rica Trip

Of the many queasy revelations in Juliet Macur’s story in the New York Times today about the Washington Redskins’ sketchy-unto-sleazy treatment of its cheerleaders, the most mind-boggling concerns a trip to Costa Rica in 2013. Five cheerleaders told Macur that the team had them serve as escorts for male sponsors and…

Ex-NFL Cheerleaders Offer To Settle Discrimination Suit Against The NFL If Roger Goodell Agrees To Meeting

Last month, former Saints cheerleader Bailey Davis filed a discrimination complaint against the NFL after she was fired for posting an Instagram photo of herself in a bathing suit. The photo violated a Saints rule forbidding cheerleaders from “appearing nude, seminude or in lingerie,” which is an equally regressive…

Cheerleaders Display "Trail Of Tears" Banner Before Game Against Team With Indian Mascot [Update]

Tonight’s Ohio high school football game between the Greenfield-McClain Tigers and Hillsboro Indians featured this embarrassing banner presented by the Greenfield-McClain cheerleaders, promising a “Trail of Tears Part 2" for Hillsboro. If that weren’t bad enough—and trust me, it is—it was an away game for…

Ben-Gals Cheerleaders Win $255,000 Settlement In Lawsuit Against The Bengals 

NFL teams tend to treat their cheerleaders not so much as valued employees, but rather as rock-dumb sex objects. Hits include the ridiculous list of petty fines Raiderettes could earn for, say, “improperly polishing their boots,” the Ravens’s exacting micromanagement over cheerleaders’s weight, and the Bills explaining

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