Raiders owner Al Davis is many things, but one thing he is not is discriminatory. He had the first Hispanic head coach (Tom Flores), one of the first African-American head coaches (Art Shell), and now he has a grandma on his cheer squad. That’s right, the good folks at Busted Coverage introduced the internet to Susie Sanchez this week. Sanchez made the Raiderette cheerleading team as a rookie this season and announced during her tryout that she was a mother of three and grandmother of one.
Sanchez’s bio on the Raiders’ site confirms her matriarch status “In her free time, Susie spends time with her husband and three children and her granddaughter, born in January 2011.”
She said that becoming a Raiders cheerleader was a dream come true, especially after failing to make the team in four previous tryouts. She’ll be joining another notable woman on the Raiderettes — Tony La Russa’s daughter.
It’s a fantastic honor for Sanchez and we’re happy she’s living her dream … but we have just one question: does she really look 37 to you?
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