Several former Washington Redskins cheerleaders felt a 2013 trip to Costa Rica crossed the line beyond their usual responsibilities.聽
According to Juliet Macur of the New York Times, the women were required to be topless as part of Womens Willie Roaf Jersey a calendar shoot while male sponsors and FedEx Field suite holders were allowed to watch.
Several of the cheerleaders were also picked to be personal escorts at a nightclub later that night, although sex was not involved and the team denies that participation in that portion of the trip was mandatory.
The report says several women elected not to return to the team the following season because of the trip to Costa Rica, which made them feel worthless and unprotected.
The publication of the Times’ story comes just weeks after the newspaper reported former New Orleans Saints cheerleader Bailey Davis filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after being fired. Last week, Davis and another former cheerleader, Kristan Ware, proposed a settlement that would ask the league to prepare a set of binding rules and regulations which apply to all NFL teams.
David Sharpe Limited Jersey Earlier in April, the Times also published a report detailing how groping and sexual harassment are common parts of the job for cheerleaders. The latest details of the trip to Costa Rica hammer that point home and further illustrate the need for reform of the way cheerleaders are treated in the NFL.
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