The concept of cheerleading is a pretty amazing one. They are like a cold beer on a Sunday afternoon for NFL football. Similarly, they are like a beer on a Saturday night while watching a UFC event. I guess what I'm trying to say is that much like the icing on the proverbial cake, cheerleaders take a sporting event and make it so much more via the addition of gorgeous, fit, gyrating women.
With all that said however, they aren't a necessity in the NFL for example. The game can function without them, but they absolutely add something pretty wonderful. As such, they get paid next to nothing. So much that it is a minor issue in the media as these wonderful ladies try to get their pay up to a decent level. For many of them, the cheerleading gig is just that, a gig, or part time job.
All issues aside, I don't want to tiptoe around this for too long, yes, some of them are bad girls. Thinking about it more accurately, a few of them are really bad girls. Some are actually despicable. But while some may be this and that, all of them are smoking hot. Here is our list of the 20 most scandalous cheerleaders in sports history.
Honorable Mention: Every Cheerleading Team to have Experienced Bad Press for Getting Drunk and Posting Naughty Pictures.
Realistically, I could have done an entire article on just these lasses. Now that I mention it, we just might, so stay tuned. There are numerous examples of cheerleading squads who have gotten drunk together and taken pictures of each other. From the high school level to the pro leagues, these girls have been called every name in the book, but ultimately this criticism comes from dinosaurs: people with archaic views and stupid priorities.
Examples include the New England Patriots girls who got loaded and drew on the first one to pass out. The girls of Orange Coast College took a series of naked and nearly naked pictures one night while drunk. The Sacramento Kings' cheerleaders got loaded and took selfies a few years ago, and apparently that was a problem. There is also the story of the Fab 5, a group of high school cheerleaders from Texas who got drunk and took tons of pictures that made it all over the internet. The only thing wrong with that is the high school thing, if they are under 18 and dudes looked at that, it's a crime, but that's on the men out there, not these girls. The Arizona State cheerleading squad took some underwear pictures several years ago and it was great, but they too received some negative press.
There are more examples, but I'm ready to get on with this train wreck. Girls taking scandalous pictures is not newsworthy, it's just great and none of them should have to deal with flack for liking attention. On to some real scandals.
20 Molly Maginnis - Drunken Parking Mishap
Back in 2010, Molly Maginnis was 18 and cheerleading for the Oregon Ducks. She was spotted by a bicycle cop (of all "authority" figures) repeatedly hitting the curb while trying to parallel park her vehicle. Upon a brief investigation, the officer determined she was completely obliterated. She was charged with a DUI and for being a minor possessing alcohol. Driving in such a condition is irresponsible, but get excited because this girl is the tamest of all entries.
19 Kori Lanard - Illegal Part-Time Job
Lanard was a cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons over a decade ago, but would come into a a side project that would see her on the wrong side of the law. She was found to have been helping her boyfriend and sister run a chop-shop. She and her accomplices were found to be in possession of several stolen vehicles back in 2011. She advised NFL cheerleaders to "keep their noses clean" and not hang out with the wrong crowd while in that line of work shortly before her arrest.
18 Whitney Isleib - Didn't Receive the "No More Blackface" Memo
Whitney Isleib worked for the Dallas Cowboys back in 2009. This team is known for having some of the most beautiful cheerleaders in the NFL and in the sports world in general. On Halloween of that year she decided to dress up like Lil' Wayne. Instead of calling it a costume at baggy clothes, a grill and a hat, she decided that the act would not be complete without some skin tone alteration. So she decided to go to her party in blackface. Sure, it's racist, but no harm was meant.
17 Beverly Lynne Hubscher - Some Positively Unremarkable Movies
When I say "positively unremarkable" I mean pretty good, but not mind-blowing. To be more clear, I mean adult films of the soft-core variety. She was on the Philadelphia Eagles' cheer squad back in the 1999-2000 season and was featured on the cover of their annual calendar. She subsequently moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. After some disappointment and no major parts, she accepted a job doing erotic films for Playboy TV. What can I say, except "good for her?"
16 Pilita Corrales - Two-Timing the Boss
This gorgeous babe used to wave pom-poms for the Seattle Supersonics. A few years ago however, she was found to have been embezzling money from her full-time employer, a construction supply company, where she worked in an administrative role. The amount was estimated at around a quarter of a million. Not only did she embezzle money from the company, but she also caused numerous coworkers to be laid off, as the company lost money every time she cashed a forged check or used the company credit card to spoil herself.
15 Taylor Corley - She Met Hugh
In this day and age, there is no need for the stigma that surrounds Playboy and similar publications. It was shocking in the 1950s, it's pretty tame now, so it's time to lighten up and enjoy the naked ladies. Taylor Corley was a cheerleader at Mississippi State back in 2010 and posed for Playboy in November of that year, under the name Taylor Stone. Despite the school saying it would not police student's personal lives, her cheerleading coaches dictated that she would have to choose between nude modeling and being a cheerleader. She enjoyed a few more months of pseudo-celebrity status after quitting the cheer squad.
14 Gabriella Pasqualotto - Should Have Used a Pseudonym
Here is an entry on our list from outside of North America: Gabriella Pasqualotto was a cheerleader for the Mumbai Indians of the Indian Premier League (cricket). An avid writer and fed up with what she saw as abusive behavior by players, she blogged about some of the more aggressive and inappropriate actions by team members. She argued that she and other cheerleaders were "treated like pieces of meat" and that cricket players were disrespectful and expected any woman in plain sight to put out.
For her blog posts, she was fired from her position.
13 Storme Shannon Aerison - She Wasn't Actually a Teenage Girl...
Born Charles Daugherty, Storme Shannon Aerison is a hermaphrodite who posed as a teenage girl to join a high school cheerleading squad. This occurred back in the 1990s, but Aerison had a long history of criminal activity since, including forgery and fraud.
She has been found to suffer from multiple personalities disorder, but managed to join a cheerleading squad back in the early 1990s and attended two pep rallies before being found out as a hermaphrodite in her 20s.
12 Carlie Christine/Carlie Beck - Also Met Hugh
Carlie Beck, who went by the name Carlie Christine in an online photo gallery for Playboy.com, was a high school cheerleading coach back in 2009. When Adelle Geniella, who was cut from the squad the previous year (for not showing up), learned of her coach's online spread (pun intended, you're welcome) she went to her parents and Beck was fired. The family insisted it was a matter of morals and Beck's status as a role model, but many in their community insisted the family was suffering from a serious case of sour grapes.
11 Brandy/Briana Blair - A Few Movies...
Briana Blair was a cheerleader for the Atlanta Hawks around the end of the last decade. Shortly after her contract was finished, she joined the ranks of women who make their living in front of cameras...with men, get what we mean here?. It was 2009 and when asked she explained that she had no problem being in the spotlight and while she had some reservations before her first scene, she eventually found the entire experience to be liberating and fun. She retired from the skin flick business in 2011 and had a two year career in the short-lived Lingerie Basketball League.
In her adult film career, she was featured in just under 100 films.
10 Christy Oglevee - *Gasp* She Dated a Player!
Yep, as the title reads, Christy Ogletree is one of those professional cheerleaders who dated a player. There are a few such stories, but Oglevee's is interesting because she and former Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley dated openly, and he dumped another cheerleader for her. She and two time Pro Bowler Cooley married in 2008 but then divorced in 2012. Okay, it isn't that scandalous, but still, she's pretty hot, so just enjoy that.
9 Danielle Gamba - Forgot to Behave at the Airport
Gamba was a model and worked as a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders about a decade ago. She was popular in FHM during that time and danced with the Oakland Ballet for some time. One day in December 2005, she and Playboy model Carrie Minter were incredibly drunk at the San Antonio Airport. "Incredibly" drunk may not be the right descriptive word for how drunk they were. The pair became unruly on the flight and when cops tried to arrest them, Gamba made multiple sexual offers that the officers turned down. That's one of those situations in which I'd be saying "good for them" no matter what.
8 Samantha Baker - Drugs Are Bad, Ummkay?
Back in 2011 there was a significant drug bust in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Pot was found, as were large amounts of products of the performance enhancing variety. One of the people arrested in that bust was Samantha Baker, a cheerleader for the New England Patriots. She worked as a fitness model when she wasn't on the field and it was alleged that she used various PEDs in that part of her career.
I'm fed up with hearing about "Spygate," the tuck rule and especially "deflategate," but with Baker's arrest there is definitely a short but sweet list of jokes I could make about people around the Patriots caught cheating. It should be noted as well that much like Tom Brady ducking his suspension, the charges against Baker were dropped.
7 Courtney Simpson - She went to Arizona State, what did you expect?
Arizona State is considered to be one of the best party schools in the country. This shouldn't be news, but not everyone knows, call me Captain Obvious if you must. Simpson grew up Mormon and within a couple of months at ASU, she started getting involved with the adult film industry and similar trades. She was investigated by the school due to the fact that she wore her ASU cheerleader outfit in a scene in 2005. By 2006 she had retired from the business, with over 200 films under her belt.
6 Vanessa Curry - Hooked Up With Kobe
She's an impressive, beautiful and talented girl, and Vanessa Curry was a Laker girl and would later be a member of the Pussycat Dolls from 2010-2012. She has also been on some high profile commercials, music videos and Dancing With the Stars.
Back in 2008 however, she was rumored to have been having an affair with Kobe Bryant. She left the Lakers because of this scandal, which erupted because Bryant was married at the time.
5 Jill Moore - That's a Bad Coach
There have been a couple of cheerleader coaches on this list already, but Jill Moore might be the worst. She coached a high school team in South Carolina and when he showed up to a recruiting event at the school, National Guard Sgt First Class Thomas Fletcher and herself started an interesting relationship. In short, the two not only fooled around with each other, but Moore brought her cheerleaders (though none were younger than 16) to "party" with some of the young men in Fletcher's unit. Moore also bought alcohol and cigarettes for the girls, who were minors. She resigned and Fletcher and a couple of members of his unit were suspended from the National Guard in the wake of this scandal.
4 Angela Keathley - That's Not What the Bathroom is For!
We'll stay in the Carolina's for this one. Two cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers were arrested back in 2005 for going at it in a bathroom stall and then starting a fight after other patrons of the bar complained about the said act.
The other cheerleader involved was Renee (no last name given), a student when not on the field. She was not arrested. Angela Keathley, however, was arrested, because she started a fight by throwing a couple of punches at Kristen Owen, the main patron who complained about their shenanigans.
3 Sarah Jones: Became a Teacher and Bedded a Student
Jones was a cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals years ago, but after she was done with that adventure she became a teacher. She was alleged to have dated and slept with a student who was 17 years old. She and the student maintained that he was not one of her students, but that their two families had known each other for years. Regardless, the relationship was considered extremely taboo.
She also indicated that when she became close to the student in question, it was partially due to her deteriorating and abusive marriage and divorce. Cody (the student) and Sarah got engaged when news of their affair boiled down, so this one has a happy ending.
2 Lauren Beard - Fake Police Report
This is a confusing one. It is not surprising that a cheerleader would have a stalker. They're beautiful women who are in the public eye and plenty of them have outgoing, friendly personalities. But in this case, there was no stalker. Lauren Beard came to police back in March 2008 with threatening emails that seemed to amount to a stalking case. When she returned, the cop dealing with her situation had figured out that the emails were sent from her computer. She made up her own stalking case. Her lawyer essentially said that she had been under a ton of stress recently, but refused to comment further at the time. This may not be the most shocking or sexy of cheerleader-related scandals, but it sure is the dumbest.
1 Molly Shattuck - Shacking Up with a Minor
She was known as the NFL's oldest cheerleader and was 38 when she cheered for the Baltimore Ravens over ten years ago. She was retired when her scandal came to light. Last month, she was sentenced to jail time for sexual misconduct with a fifteen year old boy.
She was a trophy wife for a businessman ages ago, but found her 15-year old boy-toy on Instagram. They chatted for a while before actually meeting up. They fooled around for a few weeks and then she made her move, did some "mouth stuff" and tried to sleep with him, but he denied her. She was charged and found guilty of sexually assaulting the young man. Looking at her, could she not have found someone closer to her own age or just stuck it out for someone three years older?