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Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Open Up On TODAY About Photo Shoot | TODAY

Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Open Up On TODAY About Photo Shoot | TODAY


THEY WANT ONE SET OF FAIR AND
EQUAL RULES FOR ALL CERLEADERS EQUAL RULES FOR ALL CERLEADERS
JUST LIKE FOOTBALL PLAYERS GET. JUST LIKE FOOTBALL PLAYERS GET.>>JOINING US ARE TWO FORMER>>JOINING US ARE TWO FORMER TEAM CAPTAINS OF THE WASHINGTON
REDSKINS CHEERLEADERS.ASHINGTON REDSKINS CHEERLEADERS.
THE REDSKINS ASKED YOU TO SPEAK THE REDSKINS ASKED YOU TO SPEAK
OUT ON THE TEAMS BEHALF. OUT ON THE TEAMS BEHALF.
ITS NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE. ITS NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE. WHEN YOU READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT
A TRIP YOU WERE ON WITH REDSKINS A TRIP YOU WERE ON WITH REDSKINS
CHEERLEADERS DID THAT SOUND LIKE CHEERLEADERS DID THAT SOUND LIKE
THE TRIP YOU HAD GONE ON FORCED THE TRIP YOU HAD GONE ON FORCED
TO POSE TOPLESS AND HAVING TO TO POSE TOPLESS AND HAVING TO
ESCORT BIGWIG SPONSORS AND SUCH ESCORT BIGWIG SPONSORS AND SUCH
TO THE BAR? TO THE BAR?>>NOT AT ALL.
>>WE CANT DISCOUNT THE>>WE CANT DISCOUNT THE
EXPERIENCES THAT OTHER WOMEN HAD EXPERIENCES THAT OTHER WOMEN HAD ON THE TEAM. ON THE TEAM. WE CAN BRING TO LIGHT THE FACTS
OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES. THE FACTS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.
>>WE EACH HAD OUR OWN>>WE EACH HAD OUR OWN
EXPERIENCES. EXPERIENCES.>>THE TOPLESS BEING FORCED
SIMPLY NOT TRUE.EING FORCED SIMPLY NOT TRUE.
EVERYTHING IS OPTIONAL. EVERYTHING IS OPTIONAL.
SOME GIRLS WERE EXCITED TO DO SOME GIRLS WERE EXCITED TO DO
THOSE THINGS. THOSE THINGS. IN TERMS OF BEING AN ESCORT, IN TERMS OF BEING AN ESCORT, THAT WAS NEVER A PERCEPTION THAT
I HAD.AS NEVER A PERCEPTION THAT I HAD.
I THINK THAT BEING WELLDOM TO I THINK THAT BEING WELLDOM TO
SPONSORS IS DIFFERENT. SPONSORS IS DIFFERENT.
>>LETS TALK ABOUT THE TOPLESS>>LETS TALK ABOUT THE TOPLESS
SITUATION. SITUATION. CAN I ASK A GENERAL QUESTION?
WHY WAS THERE TOPLESSUESTION? WHY WAS THERE TOPLESS
PHOTOGRAPHY WITH PEOPLE AROUND? PHOTOGRAPHY WITH PEOPLE AROUND?
WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THAT? WHAT WAS THE POINT OF THAT?
WAS IT FOR A CALENDAR? WAS IT FOR A CALENDAR?
>>THIS IS A CALENDAR PHOTO>>THIS IS A CALENDAR PHOTO
SHOOT. SHOOT. THE PERCEPTION OF TOPLESS IS THE PERCEPTION OF TOPLESS IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT IS USED IN DIFFERENT FROM WHAT IS USED IN OUR CALENDARS. OUR CALENDARS. WE ARE ALWAYS COVERED EVEN IF WE ARE ALWAYS COVERED EVEN IF THERE IS A TOPLESS PHOTO.
LIKE WE SAID, WE ALWAYS HAVE THE LIKE WE SAID, WE ALWAYS HAVE THE
OPTION TO SAY NO. OPTION TO SAY NO.
WE ARE NEVER FORCED OR TOLD TO WE ARE NEVER FORCED OR TOLD TO
DO SOMETHING WE DONT WANT TO DO SOMETHING WE DONT WANT TO
DO. DO.>>DO YOU THINK IT IS POSSIBLE>>DO YOU THINK IT IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE YOU DONT WANT TO BECAUSE YOU DONT WANT TO DISCOUNT THE WOMEN EXPERIENCES DISCOUNT THE WOMEN EXPERIENCES THOSE WHO SPOKE TO THE “NEW YORK
TIMES.”HO SPOKE TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” IS IT POSSIBLE SOMEONE MIGHT
HAVE FELT — EVEN IF SOMEONE HAVE FELT — EVEN IF SOMEONE
SAID IT IS YOUR CHOICE. SAID IT IS YOUR CHOICE.
YOU KNOW HOW LIKE I DONT KNOW YOU KNOW HOW LIKE I DONT KNOW
IF IT IS REALLY MY CHOICE. IF IT IS REALLY MY CHOICE.
IS IT POSSIBLE THEY FELT LIKE IS IT POSSIBLE THEY FELT LIKE
THEY WERE FORCED INTO IT? THEY WERE FORCED INTO IT?
>>I CANT SPEAK TO IT.>>I CANT SPEAK TO IT.
>>WE KNOW THE FACTS AND THE>>WE KNOW THE FACTS AND THE
CIRCUMSTANCES WAS THAT NOTHING CIRCUMSTANCES WAS THAT NOTHING
WAS FORCED UPON US. WAS FORCED UPON US.
>>EITHER OF YOU GUYS AT THAT>>EITHER OF YOU GUYS AT THAT
SPONSOR EVENT WHERE THEY SAID SPONSOR EVENT WHERE THEY SAID
THEY FELT LIKE — I THINK THE THEY FELT LIKE — I THINK THE
GIRLS DESCRIBED IT AS THEY WERE GIRLS DESCRIBED IT AS THEY WERE
KIND OF PIMPED OUT. KIND OF PIMPED OUT.
>>THOSE TERMS PIMPED OUT,>>THOSE TERMS PIMPED OUT,
ESCORT THEY NEED TO STOP. ESCORT THEY NEED TO STOP.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT WHAT IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT WHAT
HAPPENED. HAPPENED.>>I WAS THERE.
I DID NOT FEEL THAT WAY. I DID NOT FEEL THAT WAY.
FOR ME IT WAS A RELAXING NIGHT FOR ME IT WAS A RELAXING NIGHT
WITH MY FRIENDS. WITH MY FRIENDS.
AND TO PUT IT INTO CONTEXT THE AND TO PUT IT INTO CONTEXT THE
WOMEN ARE NOT SELECTED BY THE WOMEN ARE NOT SELECTED BY THE
SPONSORS TO ESCORT THEM TO THE SPONSORS TO ESCORT THEM TO THE
CLUB. CLUB. WE ARE ALWAYS WITH SOMEONE WE WE ARE ALWAYS WITH SOMEONE WE KNEW. KNEW. WE WERE ALWAYS TOGETHER. WE WERE ALWAYS TOGETHER. THE TWO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE
REDSKINS, I HAVE GREATS FROM THE REDSKINS, I HAVE GREAT RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM AND I
WAS HAPPY TO SEE THEM THERE.I WAS HAPPY TO SEE THEM THERE.
SAFETY FIRST AND I NEVER FELT SAFETY FIRST AND I NEVER FELT
PRESSURED. PRESSURED. IT WAS SOMETHING THAT OUR
DIRECTOR ASKED US TO DO — NOT DIRECTOR ASKED US TO DO — NOT
ASKED US. ASKED US. SHE WANTED TO KNOW IF WE WANTED SHE WANTED TO KNOW IF WE WANTED TO ENJOY A NIGHT WITH OUR TO ENJOY A NIGHT WITH OUR FRIENDS. FRIENDS. WE WERE VETERANS ON THE TEAM.
WE DID ANOTHER ZIP LINING TRIP, WE DID ANOTHER ZIP LINING TRIP,
AS WELL. AS WELL. IT IS SOMETHING TO DO TOGETHER.
>>WE JUST SAW ON THE PIECE NOT>>WE JUST SAW ON THE PIECE NOT
A LARGER QUESTION ABOUT THE A LARGER QUESTION ABOUT THE
CULTURE OF NFL CHEER LEADING AND CULTURE OF NFL CHEER LEADING AND
WHETHER THEY ARE TREATED WITH WHETHER THEY ARE TREATED WITH
RESPECT THAT FOOTBALL PLAYERS RESPECT THAT FOOTBALL PLAYERS
GET, WHETHER THEY ARE SUBJECT TO GET, WHETHER THEY ARE SUBJECT TO
IN SOME CASES KIND OF STRICT IN SOME CASES KIND OF STRICT
RULES THAT SEEM OUTSIDE THE RULES THAT SEEM OUTSIDE THE
BOUNDS OF WHAT SOMEONE MIGHT BE BOUNDS OF WHAT SOMEONE MIGHT BE
PUT UP TO. PUT UP TO.
DID YOU GUYS SEE ANY OF THAT? DID YOU GUYS SEE ANY OF THAT?
DO YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH DO YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH
THE CULTURE IN GENERAL? THE CULTURE IN GENERAL?
>>THE CULTURE BEHIND OUR>>THE CULTURE BEHIND OUR
ENVIRONMENT AS CHEERLEADERS IS ENVIRONMENT AS CHEERLEADERS IS
SUCH AN EMPOWERING AND SUCH AN EMPOWERING AND
SISTERHOOD. SISTERHOOD. IT IS A BOND.
FROM DAY ONE WHEN WE MAKE THE FROM DAY ONE WHEN WE MAKE THE
TEAM IT IS — WE ARE ALREADY TEAM IT IS — WE ARE ALREADY
LIKE AS A — KIND OF HELP ME OUT LIKE AS A — KIND OF HELP ME OUT
HERE. HERE.>>TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION I DO
AGREE.ANSWER THIS QUESTION I DO AGREE. THE NFL IS TOTALLY MALE
DOMINATED. TOTALLY MALE DOMINATED. NOT TO SAY THEY ARE NOT FEMALE NOT TO SAY THEY ARE NOT FEMALE EMPLOYEES AND FEMALE FANS EMPLOYEES AND FEMALE FANS BECAUSE I WAS ONE OF BOTH AND AM BECAUSE I WAS ONE OF BOTH AND AM ONE OF BOTH, THE FACT THAT THE
ARTICLE PAINTED SUCH A HARSHHE ARTICLE PAINTED SUCH A HARSH
LIGHT AND THE FACT THAT LIGHT AND THE FACT THAT
STEPHANIE, THE DIRECTOR OF THE STEPHANIE, THE DIRECTOR OF THE
CHEERLEADERS, A GROUP OF WOMEN CHEERLEADERS, A GROUP OF WOMEN
LED BY ONE WOMAN WOULD SUGGEST LED BY ONE WOMAN WOULD SUGGEST
THAT IT WAS HER RESPONSIBILITY THAT IT WAS HER RESPONSIBILITY
TO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THIS IS TO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THIS IS
PRETTY — PRETTY —
>>ONE FINAL QUESTION BECAUSE>>ONE FINAL QUESTION BECAUSE
THIS STRUCK ME AS OUTRAGEOUS AND THIS STRUCK ME AS OUTRAGEOUS AND
BOTHERED ME. BOTHERED ME.
I READ THAT AN AVERAGE I READ THAT AN AVERAGE
CHEERLEADER MAKES $150 PER GAME. CHEERLEADER MAKES $150 PER GAME.
THATS ON THE HIGH END. THATS ON THE HIGH END.
THE LOW END IS $75 PER HOME THE LOW END IS $75 PER HOME
GAME. GAME. ARE WE IN THE BALLPARK AND IS ARE WE IN THE BALLPARK AND IS THAT RIDICULOUS TO YOU GUYS?
>>A LOT OF STRIDES HAVE BEEN>>A LOT OF STRIDES HAVE BEEN
MADE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS MADE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS
ESPECIALLY FROM WHEN I STARTED ESPECIALLY FROM WHEN I STARTED
TO WHERE THEY ARE NOW. TO WHERE THEY ARE NOW.
ITS IMPROVEMENT TO GETTING PAID ITS IMPROVEMENT TO GETTING PAID
BETTER, BEING TREATED LIKE — BETTER, BEING TREATED LIKE —
>>IS THAT THE BALLPARK?>>IS THAT THE BALLPARK?
I DONT KNOW WHAT BEING PAID I DONT KNOW WHAT BEING PAID
WELL. WELL.>>WE ARE NOT ON THE TEAM
ANYMORE.E NOT ON THE TEAM ANYMORE.>>IS THAT WHAT IT WAS?>>IS THAT WHAT IT WAS? CLOSE. CLOSE.>>APPROXIMATELY.>>APPROXIMATELY.>>I CAN SEE THAT IT UPSETS YOU.
WHY? CAN SEE THAT IT UPSETS YOU. WHY?>>I HATE THAT THE NEGATIVE>>I HATE THAT THE NEGATIVE LIGHT HAS BEEN PORTRAYED ON OUR
ORGANIZATION FOR SOMETHING I WAS ORGANIZATION FOR SOMETHING I WAS
SO PASSIONATE ABOUT AND SO MANY SO PASSIONATE ABOUT AND SO MANY
WOMEN FELT THIS WAS THE BEST WOMEN FELT THIS WAS THE BEST
YEARS OF THEIR LIVES. YEARS OF THEIR LIVES.
MY EXPERIENCE WAS NEVER ANYTHING MY EXPERIENCE WAS NEVER ANYTHING
THAT WAS PORTRAYED IN THIS THAT WAS PORTRAYED IN THIS
ARTICLE. ARTICLE. I LOVED IT AND I CANT THANK
STEPHANIE ENOUGH FOR THEANK STEPHANIE ENOUGH FOR THE
OPPORTUNITIES THAT WERE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WERE
PRESENTED TO ME. PRESENTED TO ME.
>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING
HERE. HERE. ITS NOT EASY TO COME OUT AND BE

23 thoughts on “Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Open Up On TODAY About Photo Shoot | TODAY”

  1. Anyone catch that "Shoulder Bump " and discomfort from the one on the right at the 03:28 mark?

  2. Come on – are they serious. She’s asked if they are treated as equal to the male players and her response is that it’s a female empowering environment, on and on. That is absolutely ridiculous – after hair, makeup, uniform, and other costs these cheerleaders are paying out of pocket to dance half naked for strangers. If they are working as a server or any other actual job, they have to leave their own workplace if a player walks in as they cannot fraternize with players. As a women, that is NOT empowering and FAR from equality.

  3. Its a damm shame the cheerleaders get paid $150.00 a game. What a big bull of crap. NFL teams should be ashamed. Pay the cheerleaders what they deserve.

  4. So, let's repeat the mantra of the American female, especially when it comes to the never ending abortion debate: no one is going to tell me what to do with my body. These females know exactly what they're getting into and each year when try-outs are held, it's standing room only with applicants. No one is forcing any female to become an NFL cheerleader. Remember, it's their choice.

  5. I wonder what there paycheck looks like compared to the other girls that didn’t feel comfortable. New team name “ bareskins”

  6. 'Charro' caught herself up. "When we we're asked…not asked but…" By your director? Guess it was a coincidence that you "wanted" to all go to the same club/bar that the sponsors were going to?? You for "team bonding". What is your motive for lying for an organization you're not apart of any longer?? That part is bazaar. But just know sweetheart, NO ONE believes you.

  7. These 2 ladies are coached liars. The one on the right is controlling the responses of the one on left.
    The Redskins are obviously whoring them out but I also believe 99.9% of the women knew what they were signing up for.

  8. Anyone know why they're both "Former" cheerleaders? Turning your back on your so called "Sisterhood" may have made things a little less "Comfortable" for them. These women don't seem credible at all.

  9. They are the captains of their squad and had different experience so how did this happen? They obviously failed as captains to protect their squad.

  10. Why did they not ask about the passports being collected? Why did these two get granted an exception to the confidentiality clause. Such a powder puff interview.

  11. This is crazy that they are defending the abuse of so many women. I love the Redskins, but if there are people who are being affected by them in any way, all responsible persons need to gtf..

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