|A longtime cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys recalled a home game when her squad walked near a group of Philadelphia Eagles fans. “We were walking by, waving and smiling, and one guy caught my eye,” said the cheerleader, who requested anonymity because she, like many others, was forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement. “He looked at me and said, ‘I hope you get raped!’ That’s the kind of stuff we’d have yelled at us. Even from our fans, once they get drunk, they yell things, and you’re like, ‘Really?’ It’s part of the job. It comes with it. You’re supposed to take it.”
Philly fans... Pro Cheerleaders Say Groping and Sexual Harassment Are Part of the Job
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it’s a huge liability with little to no upside. The cheerleaders themselves make essentially minimum wage or less so it isnt a career either.
You put a squad of beautiful women wearing their cheerleading outfits out on a field surrounded by drunken men, yeah - shocker.
I'm sure a squad of Channing Tatums dancing on a field surrounded by drunken women would garner the same kind of attention.
Because people are assholes.
Can we just do away with NFL cheerleading already?
Are some of the most dispicable and deplorable people I know. I'm not talking about all fans, but people like this. The ones who say stuff like this and send death threats to players and referees. Get into fights, start brawls, just unbelievable unruly behavior.
It's truly sad that people have to act like this.
and does nothing for the game. Enough already.
But is anyone surprised to hear that? Have you heard what people say to the players? Some of it is as vile as anything you've ever heard in your life.
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Brown Recluse said:
| You put a squad of beautiful women wearing their cheerleading outfits out on a field surrounded by drunken men, yeah - shocker.
I get it, but it takes a special kind of asshole to wish for a woman's rape. No surprise it was an Eagles fan.
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Greg from LI said:
| But is anyone surprised to hear that? Have you heard what people say to the players? Some of it is as vile as anything you've ever heard in your life.
And what's said to the officiating crews.
Pro cheerleaders that pay so little and have to work so many weekends?
send them to fan events where alcohol is involved. Problem solved.
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| Pro cheerleaders that pay so little and have to work so many weekends?
For many of them it's simply because they love cheerleading... love the game of football themselves... or both. I used to be really good friends with a Redskins cheerleader (she also cheered for the Wizards) and she used to tell me all the time how she's probably do it for free if she had to and looks at cheerleading for the Skins as just a way to make a little bit more money on the side (not to mention the networking opportunities they get by making appearances throughout the year) doing something she enjoys doing while being able to watch a football game for free.
Guess I’ll have to tell my daughters that NFL cheerleader’s off the list of worthy professional aspirations. And it looked like such a great gig.