The NFL has to decide if it’s a family operation or if they want to sell sex and brutal power. Case in point: team cheerleaders. Many teams sell calendars with all sorts of pictures of their cheerleaders wearing next to nothing. But in this case, a cheerleader for the Indianapolis Colts had some pictures taken BEFORE she was on the squad that showed her in one of those painted on bikinis . . . like we all oogle over in Sports Illustrated every winter. This time, we think fired cheerleader Malori Wampler might just have a case against the team.
And no, we haven’t been able to find the pictures of this Colts cheerleader.
Details from the Indianapolis Star:
A former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader is suing the organization, claiming she was discriminated against when they fired her for posing in risque photographs. Malori Wampler, 27, Indianapolis, was fired in November after a fan sent the Colts pictures that showed her posing in what resembled a painted-on bikini. Her private parts were covered.
Her attorney claims she didn’t violate any of the Colts’ rules of conduct for cheerleaders, which forbid them from committing “any act that will or may create notoriety,” because the photos were taken before the Colts hired her.
Wampler, who is Indonesian, says the Colts discriminated against her based on her gender and ethnicity because other cheerleaders — as well as Colts players, who must follow similar rules of conduct — have committed acts that created “notoriety” but were allowed to keep their jobs.