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Former ESPN Reporter Getting Crushed For Comment About NFL Cheerleaders

Britt McHenry smiling on the sideline.

A new report on some of the harrowing things that come with being an NFL cheerleader was published today. The New York Times had a deep report on some of the things the Washington Redskins cheerleaders have had to do.

Redskins cheerleaders were reportedly forced into a topless photoshoot and had to accompany male supporters to a night club while on a trip overseas, per the report.

From the report:

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. Given the resort’s secluded setting, such revealing poses would not have been a concern for the women — except that the Redskins had invited spectators.

A contingent of sponsors and FedExField suite holders — all men — were granted up-close access to the photo shoots.

One evening, at the end of a 14-hour day that included posing and dance practices, the squad’s director told nine of the 36 cheerleaders that their work was not done. They had a special assignment for the night. Some of the male sponsors had picked them to be personal escorts at a nightclub.

The full story can be seen here.

Of course, this is disgusting and something that shouldn't happen.

Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry, though, decided to tweet this out:


I’ll get crushed for this but let’s be serious. These women dance in glorified bras and underwear on a field for male entertainment. If you don’t want to be treated like a “sex object,” perhaps don’t be one for $.

— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) May 2, 2018

">she's getting crushed pretty badly for this one.