Cheerleader Too Fat for Super Bowl? - FOX 35 News Orlando

HOT TOPICS

Cheerleader Too Fat for Super Bowl?

Posted: Updated:

A veteran Baltimore Ravens cheerleader says she's been sacked from the SuperBowl because she's too fat. Courtney Lenz says she was benched after gaining two pounds. She weighs 124 pounds. Her fans set up a Facebook pageand petition to try to get her to be on the field Sunday. The page has thousands of likes and more than 27,000 people signed the petition. But the Ravens aren't making a change. USA Today reports the Ravens have a squad of 60 cheerleaders and by league rules are only allowed to bring 32 to the game. The Ravens, in a statement to ABC News, say their decision as to who would cheer or not would be based on seniority, performance, and personal conduct during the season.

"Personal conduct" is the sticking point. Lenz tells Access Hollywood she was reprimanded twice during the season for weight fluctuation. Because that's technically "disciplinary action" Lenz suspects that's why she didn't make the cut.

She is the most senior member of the squad, but it's also her last year with the team, she reportedly said this year would be her last. So is she booted for quitting, her weight, or something else going on behind the scenes?

Follow us on Pinterest

 

FOX 35 Weather Authority

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices