This article is from the archive of our partner. It's one of the biggest national cheer competitions before the World Championships in April — a chance for teams to show off new uniforms and new routines before the big dance. Teams take the competition seriously. So when cheer uniform company Rebel Athletics announced that the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders would be making a special sponsored appearance at the convention center Friday night , some in the all-star community weren't happy. That is not what all-star cheer stands for. One parent wrote on Fierce Board, the popular all-star cheer forum ,.
Two cheerleaders at Bothell High School, near Seattle, were suspended from the squad after school officials learned nude cell phone pictures of the girls were circulating throughout the student body, via text message. Now, the girls' parents are suing the Northshore School District, alleging school officials acted inappropriately while reprimanding the cheerleaders and failed to go after the students who actually sent the photos. One was suspended for 30 days and the other for the whole school year. One teen's mother, whose name CBS News is withholding because her daughter is a minor, told us, "If she had been caught taking illegal drugs twice, she would not have been punished this severely. The school has arbitrarily taken away the one thing that my daughter loves most. She will never get that back again.
Teen All-Star Cheerleaders Are Not Impressed by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Police believe a College Station cheerleading coach asked one of his underage students for nude photos and received them. Jose Alvarez was arrested and charged with sexual performance by a child after he allegedly asked the year-old for those images. The child was a student at Powersports, where Alvarez was a coach.
As former NFL cheerleaders continue to speak out about mistreatment and misconduct amid ongoing discrimination claims against the league, a troubling account about a trip the Redskins ' cheerleaders took to Costa Rica in emerged on Wednesday. Speaking with The New York Times , five cheerleaders, all of whom weren't named due to confidentiality agreements with the team, accused the Redskins of "pimping us out" by using them as personal escorts for male sponsors after the men were invited to watch a topless and body paint photoshoot. According to the report, the details shared by the five cheerleaders were supported by others who heard about what happened at the time. For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity. Others wore nothing but body paint.