Others wore nothing but body paint. They had a special assignment for the night. Some of the male sponsors had picked them to be personal escorts at a nightclub," Macur wrote.
The women told the Times they felt they had been "pimped out."
Bill Chappell. Washington's football team is facing allegations from its cheerleaders about the way they were treated on a trip to Costa Rica. Here, the squad warms up before an NFL preseason game in A "mandatory" trip to a nightclub where they were told to escort wealthy sponsors. A topless photo shoot that male spectators were invited to attend. Those are two of the main allegations made by cheerleaders from Washington's NFL team about a trip to Costa Rica to photograph the squad's swimsuit calendar. Citing interviews with five cheerleaders who were there, the Times ' Juliet Macur reports that the women were unhappy with their lack of privacy — and worried that the team wasn't concerned enough with their safety. Also unsettling: They said the team collected their passports early in the weeklong trip. The team told the Times that it normally collects passports on international trips as a matter of security. Captain Susan's shoot is underway!
A bombshell New York Times report detailed a 2013 trip to Costa Rica for a photo shoot.
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 report adds to the growing pile of evidence that NFL cheerleaders across the league are forced to work under unfair conditions, and, as suggested by the women who spoke to the Times, often beyond the confines of their jobs on the football field. During a calendar photo shoot trip to Costa Rica, the cheerleaders said, the team invited a group of all-male sponsors and FedExField suite holders to watch the squad members pose topless or in nothing but body paint for their photos. Several of them began to cry. Other girls were devastated because we knew exactly what she was doing. The cheerleaders noted that their escorting duties did not require them to have sex with the men.