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Sarah Jones avoids jail time after pleading guilty to having sex with student

Sarah Jones managed to avoid jail time after pleading guilty to having sex with her 17-year-old former student while she was a high school teacher.

The former Bengals cheerleader entered her guilty plea on Monday after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual misconduct and felony custodial interference, which was less than the two felony charges she initially faced. Her lawyer says she made the guilty plea to avoid having her “embarrassing” and “steamy” text messages read in court. Her trial was set to begin on Wednesday.

As if Jones getting off without jail time and without having to register as a sex offender weren’t enough, she and the now 18-year-old boy walked out of the courtroom holding hands. Keep in mind that Jones was married when the two began their inappropriate relationship.

If you’re wondering why prosecutors agreed to the deal, it’s apparently because the boy and his family would not cooperate with them. They seem to approve of the relationship between the two.

Jones resigned from her job as a teacher at Dixie Heights High School last November and agreed to never apply for a teaching job again. She is currently working as a legal assistant in her lawyer’s office.

So probation for five years, no jail time, and no need to register as a sex offender for Jones? Man did she get off easily. Do you think a male in that position would have been let off on such easy terms? Is that fair?

Video report from WKRC

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Patience Beard is an Arkansas cheerleader despite prosthetic leg (Video)

Patience Beard isn’t letting her lack of a leg prevent her from living her dreams, and neither is the University of Arkansas.

Beard, a freshman, is a member of the Arkansas cheerleading team despite being an amputee. If her prosthetic didn’t have a zebra pattern, you wouldn’t notice any difference between her and the other members of the squad.

Beard participates in stunts, tumbles, and cheers like every other member of the squad. Though her ability to do all this comes as a surprise to many people, it’s not for her; she has been wearing a prosthetic leg since she was 14 months old.

Beard was born with her left leg shorter than her right leg and had it amputated when she was less than a year old. She’s hoping her participation on the cheer squad will inspire others.

“I just hope that everyone that is going through something like me, or has been, that they just know that they can do whatever they want and anything that they set their mind to they can do it,” she told KNWA in Arkansas.

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Vikings cheerleader says cheerleading workouts are tougher than Navy and Marine workouts

Whether you consider cheerleading a sport or not, I think we can all agree that NFL cheerleaders are required to be in impressive physical condition in order to earn a spot on the squad. Their workouts must be strenuous, but I’m going to go out on a limb and assume Vikings cheerleader Kaylee Munson is slightly confused about just how strenuous.

In a feature about the Vikings cheerleading squad that was published in the Star Tribune earlier this week, Munson compared a cheerleader’s workout routine to that of someone in the military.

“A lot of people hear ‘cheerleader’ and think pageant girl or bimbo, but we are so different than that,” Munson explained. “This is the hardest workout I’ve ever done in my life. On game days we’re moving for three hours straight — dancing every break and trying to get the crowd involved. As part of our military performance tours, I’ve worked out with the Navy and Marines and those were all tough workouts but, no offense guys, I have to say that our cheerleading workouts are harder!”

Does she really think the Navy and Marines put the cheerleaders through the same exact workouts that would be taking place if they weren’t there? I’m not saying NFL cheerleaders are bimbos, but let’s find some middle ground here. I’ve never heard of any grandmothers trying to join the Navy or Marines, yet we saw this 55-year-old try out to be an NFL cheerleader.

H/T Hooks, Lines & Sinkers

Boise State cheerleader tackled on sidelines (Video)

One of the best moments from the Boise State-Michigan State season opener on Friday occurred during the first quarter when a Broncos cheerleader got demolished on the sidelines. Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick was rolling to his right on second and goal and threw a pass to the end zone intended for Mitch Burroughs. The ball was a perfect touchdown pass … if the end zones extended to the seats. But unfortunately for Boise State, the end zones have boundaries, so the pass led Burroughs to the cheerleaders’ area, and he barreled into one of the cheerleaders.

Luckily the cheerleader took the entire episode pretty well and was seen laughing hysterically afterward. It’s really lucky that the young lady avoided an injury; that’s the exact sort of way Sean Payton and Joe Paterno tore up their legs on the sidelines.

Former Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones: I am not the female Jerry Sandusky

Former Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones, who has been accused of having sex with a student while she was a teacher at Dixie Heights High School in Kentucky, is not one of those people who doesn’t care what everyone is saying about her and writing about her on the internet. If she did not care, she wouldn’t have said she only had sex with one man during a recent interview and attempted to repair her image.

Despite the request by prosecutors for a gag order on the case, Jones recently sat down for another interview — this time with ABC News — to defend herself once again.

“I read on a blog that I was the female (Jerry) Sandusky,” she said. “To read those things and not be able to comment, not be able to stick up for myself is not fair. People don’t know the real me. There’s blogs and postings out there that I have slept with numerous people. I married my high school sweetheart. I just asked the general public to maybe hold their judgment a little bit longer until the truth comes out.”

Jones’ high school sweetheart, her ex-husband, is not convinced that nothing happened between her and the student. That being said, calling her the female version of Jerry Sandusky does seem unreasonable. Sandusky ruined the lives several children and families and performed numerous heinous acts. Even if Jones did have sex with the student, calling her the female Sandusky is unfair.

H/T Pro Football Talk
Photo Credit: Jonathan Brownfield-US PRESSWIRE

Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones claims she’s only had sex with one man (Video)

Sarah Jones is the Bengals cheerleader who has been accused of having sex with a student while she was a teacher at Dixie Heights High School in Kentucky. Jones conducted an interview with “Today Show” that aired on Wednesday to proclaim her innocence. One of the most notable revelations from the video is Jones’ claim that she’s only had one sex with one man — her ex-husband.

While Jones maintains her innocence, her ex-husband wasn’t as confident when he was interviewed in May.

Other notable items from the video include Jones saying the rumor about her and the student having sex was started by the alleged victim’s ex-girlfriend. Jones says she tortures herself by reading everything written about her (if you’re reading this, Sarah, hello!), and that she can’t even go to her mailbox because she’s being monitored by an ankle bracelet.

Jones’ lawyer seems confident that his client will get off. He’s claiming that the prosecution “can’t prove anything.” We’ll have to see if that’s the case when the trial rolls around. I just know I don’t believe she’s as innocent as she and her friends are claiming.

H/T Sports Grid via Black Sports Online
Photo Credit: Jonathan Brownfield-US PRESSWIRE

Cheerleader helps save collapsed football coach during game

It’s a good thing for football coach Jerry Senter that Jessica Anderson is one of his team’s cheerleaders.

When Senter, head coach of the minor league Indianapolis Tornados, collapsed during Saturday’s game with an apparent heart attack, it was Anderson, a member of the Syrens cheerleading squad, who came to his aid.

Anderson, an EMT and firefighter, reportedly administered CPR on the coach (because heaven forbid there be actual on-duty paramedics with an ambulance already on call at a professional football game). An ambulance eventually came to rush the coach to the hospital. He reportedly is “up and talking.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen CPR administered under unusual circumstances at a sporting event.