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NFL teams to offer service where fans can order cheerleader to their seat

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Ever been to an NFL game and felt that the gorgeous cheerleaders patrolling the sidelines were so close yet so far away? You almost feel like you could reach out and touch them, but they’re just a little too far and, most importantly, following through on that desire might constitute a crime.

Thanks to the latest in technology, fans will soon be closer than ever to cheerleaders.

Sports Business Journal revealed on Monday that a few teams have partnered with app developer Experience to develop technology that will allow fans to order upgrades when they get to the stadium for a game. The perks will include stuff like getting on the field before a game or having a cheerleader come to your seat.

According to Darren Rovell, the Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are three teams that have already agreed to offer the premium experiences. League officials were expected to encourage other owners to adopt the technology at the NFL meetings this week.

The Falcons actually began offering some of the services to 3,000 of their season ticket holders last season.

“Anything from pregame on-field, to a birthday message, to cheerleader visits, to mascot visits, to the fly-by pass, which is a dedicated lane where you don’t wait to get into the stadium,” Falcons CEO Jim Smith explained. “All the experiential things sold out within the first four hours they were made available.”

[Related: Bengals cheerleaders divided by real vs. fake boobs]

Teams have spent significant time and resources over the past few years coming up with ways to improve the in-stadium experience. Stuff like offering wireless internet at games and showing fantasy stats on stadium scoreboards has done that, but plenty of people are perfectly content watching games on their 60-inch high definition TVs. But can they order a cheerleader to come visit them in their seat? Well, they could probably order someone in a cheerleader outfit … let’s not get into that.

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High school cheerleader Montia Marie Parker charged with prostituting classmate

Montia-Marie-Parker-mugshotAn 18-year-old Hopkins High School (Minn.) student named Montia Marie Parker has been arrested and charged with two felonies after she allegedly convinced a 16-year-old classmate to perform acts of prostitution. According to KARE 11, Parker has been charged with second degree sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution.

A criminal complaint reportedly stated that Parker had a conversation with her cheerleading teammates — one of who is the victim — on March 1 about finding a way to make money. Someone allegedly told the 16-year-old girl that she could earn money by performing oral sex on men, and investigators say she was contacted by Parker via Facebook shortly thereafter.

The victim says Parker asked her to send pictures over Facebook that were “not too nasty but kinda cute” and that Parker then used the photos for an ad on Backpage.com.

On March 5, the victim claims she received a text message from Parker directing her to leave school and meet her at her car. The 16-year-old, Parker and two other girls drove to an apartment where the victim performed oral sex on a man in exchange for $60. Parker allegedly kept the money and deposited it into her bank account and gave none to the victim.

Prosecutors say Parker instructed the girl, who is said to have “cognitive impairments” that leave her vulnerable, to leave school again the next day and tried to convince her to have vaginal sex with another man. She reportedly did not want to and offered oral sex instead, but the client turned it down and Parker and the teen left with no money.

The victim’s mother reportedly brought the scandal to light when she was contacted by the school on March 5 and informed of her daughter’s unexcused absence. She later checked her daughter’s cell phone and discovered text messages between her and Parker. Parker admitted to prostituting the teen when questioned by authorities.

Where do we begin with this one? Parker’s alleged actions are wrong on so many levels that it’s tough to know where to start. We have heard plenty of alarming stories about prostitution in the past, but this one is definitely one of the more disturbing.

Cheerleading coach David Chatman accused of raping high school cheerleader

David-Chatman-mugshotDavid A. Chatman, a 38-year-old cheerleading coach from Corvallis, Oregon, has been accused of raping a 17-year-old high school cheerleader while she was unconscious under the influence of prescription medication. According to KVAL.com, Chatman faces charges of first degree rape and second degree sex abuse by a coach.

The incident reportedly occurred in September of 2012 but was brought to the attention of authorities when the girl’s mother contacted the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office last month. The alleged victim claims she went to Corvallis to visit Chatman, who had coached her at cheerleading school, when she was raped.

Investigators say the girl claimed she took a prescription medication that knocks her out before going to bed and awoke to find Chatman on top of her.

“He was raping me,” she said according to court documents.

The girl has given the underwear she was wearing at the time to police and a crime lab analysis is underway. Chatman was arrested after being interviewed, but has pleaded not guilty to charges against him. He claims he thought the girl was 19 and that the sex was consensual.

But that’s not all. Chatman was apparently a registered sex offender to begin with, stemming from an incident in 2007 involving a 16-year-old cheerleader. He was convicted in federal court of touching the girl on an airplane while she was sleeping. It’s probably going to be difficult for him to build a case in this instance with a prior incident like that hanging over his head.

Atlanta Hawks cheerleader taken off court in stretcher after falling (Video)

Hawks cheerleaderAn Atlanta Hawks cheerleader was taken off the court in a stretcher Monday after slipping and falling during a dance routine.

The cheerleader was hurt between the third and fourth quarter of the Hawks-Dallas Mavericks game at Phillips Arena.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the cheerleader was taken by paramedics to a hospital to undergo tests and that she never lost consciousness despite appearing to hit her head. Hawks reporter Chris Vivlamore later said the cheerleader was treated and released.

The cheerleader, identified as Kristen, has an identical sister Kirsten who is also a cheerleader for the team. Below you can see a picture of the two of them together:

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Ravens cheerleader Courtney Lenz says she was not invited to the Super Bowl because of her weight (Video)

Courtney-Lenz-Ravens-cheerleaderCourtney Lenz is a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, but she is not welcome at the Super Bowl despite her team being one of the two that is playing for a championship. On Wednesday evening, Lenz sat down for an interview on “Access Hollywood” and explained why she has been barred from the big game. She says that it ultimately has to do with her weight.

“They said that I had quote, unquote, a rough year,” Lenz said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I’d been benched earlier in the season for a little bit of a weight gain. We do get weighed every week during the season, and you can’t fluctuate at all. I gained, I think it was 1.8 pounds. I had been consistent and they let me cheer previously and then I gained 1.8 or 1.6 pounds and they said because I had gained weight and they wanted me to be consistent or they wanted me to lose, they benched me for a game and because it was a disciplinary action, that was the reason.”

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Redskins cheerleader gets engaged before kickoff against Cowboys (Picture)

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Sunday night ended up being a tremendous night for Washington Redskins fans, as their team defeated the division rival Dallas Cowboys to clinch the NFC East title and a playoff berth. For one Redskins cheerleader, the victory may not have been the highlight of the evening.

As you can see from the photo above that ABC 2 in Annapolis’ Don Harrison passed along, a Washington cheerleader’s boyfriend proposed to her on the sidelines before kickoff. She said yes. It was obviously a bold move from her boyfriend. Depending on her viewpoint, he either gave her a welcome distraction from the ongoing buzz at FedEx Field or one more thing to think about before the most important home game of the season.

In any event, we’ll give the gentleman somewhere between a B+ and an A- for the effort. It may not beat a proposal on a medal stand, but it certainly tops being rejected in from of an arena full of people.

H/T D.C. Sports Bog

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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