A report stated NFL cheerleaders are subjected to strict rules including weight goals and what to wear. NFL cheerleaders must maintain "an ideal body weight," engage in the "proper use of tampons" and refrain from wearing sweatpants in public, according to a new report detailing the strict rules imposed on cheerleaders around the league. Everything is up for grabs, according to the report, including the women's personal hygiene, dating life and wardrobe.
That is, until she posted a photo of herself in a one-piece lace bodysuit on her private Instagram account. The Saints fired the year-old this January for violating a code of conduct that prohibits cheerleaders from appearing nude, seminude or in lingerie. It wasn't the only strict rule that Davis and her former colleagues had to follow — cheerleaders for the Saints can't have players follow them on social media, must have private social media accounts and are required to leave parties or restaurants if players are there.
Bailey Davis was a Saintsation, a cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints football team - that is until she posted a photo of herself in a one-piece outfit on her private Instagram account. The Saints fired her for breaking rules that prohibit cheerleaders on the team from appearing nude, seminude or in lingerie. And that's not all she was prohibited from doing.
However, a new controversy involving a New Orleans Saints cheerleader suggests that the league has some backward policies and, one might argue, represent institutionalized sexism in professional sports. Cheerleader Bailey Davis was recently fired from her three-year career with the Saints, after posting a photo of herself clad in a one-piece outfit to her private Instagram in January. For the photo and allegedly attending a party where Saints players were present another no-noshe was fired. As it turns out, the Saints handbook is filled with all kinds of double standards for cheerleaders and players re: women and men.
On the surface, the life of an NFL cheerleader looks extremely fun and glamorous. Millions of girls and young women have dreamed of joining famous squads like the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, the Cincinnati Ben-Gals, or New Orleans Saintsations and shaking their pom-poms while wearing tiny but tasteful outfits. Of course, they all hope to perform choreographed dance routines on the fields of NFL stadiums — all in front of thousands of adoring fans who appreciate their athleticism and traditional femininity.
A former New Orleans Saints cheerleader has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over aspects of her job that were anything but equal. The team has a strict anti-fraternization policy, but the entire burden of upholding that policy is on the women. It gets worse.
We're going to be counting this as a sex scandal because 1. Caitlin Davis of the New England Cheerleading squad partied pretty damn hard one night one would almost even say she did so "like a rock star" with her friend, also a hot girl. Of course, the day after she posted a picture of herself holding a marker next to her friend that had penises drawn all over her body, as well as even just the word "Penis" in case you didn't get the point looking at the rest of her body, the professional cheerleader got into some hardcore trouble.
Bailey Davis has revealed the dark truth behind cheerleading. She also said the team had different rules for football players. You would not drink anything because you had to be the weight you were at auditions or you could be benched. The director told us to get the ambulance to park on the side and no one would know.
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