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New Orleans Saints Cheerleader Fired Partially Over This Instagram Photo

A New Orleans Saints helmet sitting on the field.

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet sits on the turf before the start of the Saints and Baltimore Ravens preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Bailey Davis was fired from her job as a New Orleans Saints cheerleader following a series of incidents that included a photo she posted to Instagram.

According to the New York Times, Davis filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Saints organization. Her complaint alleges the team has two different sets of rules, one for the players, and another for the cheerleaders.

Davis revealed to the New York Times that she was fired after attending a party in which Saints players were present, which is against team rules, and following the photo she posted to her private Instagram account.

Per the NYT:

But when she posted a photo of herself in a one-piece outfit in January, Saints officials accused her, despite her protests, of breaking rules that prohibit cheerleaders from appearing nude, seminude or in lingerie. For this indiscretion, and amid an inquiry about her attending a party with Saints players — another regulation that she denies violating — Davis was fired after what she said were three largely trouble-free seasons.

Here's the photo in question.

Despite making her page private, per team rules, Davis was told the photo violated team rules regarding cheerleaders' attire - the rule prohibits cheerleaders from appearing nude, seminude or in lingerie.

Davis was told she used, "Very poor judgement to post a picture like that especially considering our recent conversations about the rumors going around about u,” by Ashley Deaton, the senior director of the Saintsations.

She was then fired four days later.

[New York Times]