Washington “immediately looking into” cheerleader report

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The New York Times published a report this week concerning a trip to Costa Rica taken by the Washington cheerleaders in 2013.

Included in the story are allegations that the cheerleaders had their passports taken away upon arrival in the country and that male sponsors and FedEx Field suite holders were invited to observe a photo shoot that included topless women and others in body paint. There is also an allegation that the director of the squad told nine cheerleaders that they were to go out with those sponsors to a night club on an evening when team officials were also present.

Team president Bruce Allen issued a statement in response to the report on Thursday.

“The Redskins organization is very concerned by the allegations involving our cheerleaders in the recent New York Times article. We are immediately looking into this situation and want to express how serious we take these allegations.  Based on the dialogue we’ve had with a number of current and former cheerleaders over the past 48 hours, we’ve heard very different first-hand accounts that directly contradict many of the details of the May 2 article. I can promise that once we have completed looking into this matter, if it is revealed that any of our employees acted inappropriately, those employees will face significant repercussions.

“Our entire organization has great appreciation and respect for our cheerleaders. From the work they do in the local community, to visiting our troops abroad, and for always representing the Redskins organization in a first-class manner, these women are exemplary members of our organization and are worthy of our utmost respect. We are proud of these women and support them during this time. We will continue to take all necessary measures to create a safe and respectful work environment.”

33 responses to “Washington “immediately looking into” cheerleader report

  1. “Based on the dialogue we’ve had with a number of current and former cheerleaders over the past 48 hours, we’ve heard very different first-hand accounts that directly contradict many of the details of the May 2 article.”

    Already calling them liars.

    Does it never end with this clownshow in our nation’s capital?

    This is getting sickening.

  2. I’m not saying that nothing happened but if you expect me to believe that these women were forced to pose nude and act as escorts for rich guys ALL against their will and it’s just now coming out then I have some ocean front property in Arizona I’d like to sell you.
    There is zero chance that this level of disgusting being kept quiet for 5 years. Impossible.
    I’m not buying it.

  3. Do what the Bills did. Get rid of the cheerleading squad. Problem solved and no one misses them or cares.

  4. “Based on the dialogue we’ve had with a number of current and former cheerleaders over the past 48 hours, we’ve heard very different first-hand accounts that directly contradict many of the details of the May 2 article.”

    Translation: We’ve paid off a number of cheerleaders to refute the allegations and we’re in full denial mode…

  5. Good, after 5 years I was starting to worry they weren’t going to do anything.

  6. They may need a definition of “Immediately.” The incident itself would be old enough to be in kindergarten. I’m sure they had ample opportunity to “look into” before it became public 5 years later.

  7. Gotta be smarter than that dan snyder, buy a party bus like jerry did

  8. An off season of disgusting moves that have not made the team better is now sprinkled with exposed mammaries.

    I think I’m going to barf.

  9. skawh says:

    May 3, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Hail to the Redskins! I don’t believe these cheerleaders one bit.

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    Hail to the Redskins brother and I agree 100%!

  10. “We are immediately looking into this situation and want to express how serious we take these allegations.”

    Laughable. Everybody from Synder down had to be well aware of this. Just another aspect of him being one of the worst owners in the league.

  11. I don’t believe it…. If there was a topless team photo of The Redskins cheerleaders it would be on the internet. For research purposes I checked and can confirm it’s not.

  12. they are, in so many ways, the *perfect* team for the cesspool that is Washington d.c..

    My dad used to refer to them derisively as “nixon’s team.” In many ways, they still are.

  13. we need a govt style cover up. at least the craziness is not in the locker room this year. j

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