Is it us or is it getting more and more difficult to focus on the actual reason for the Super Bowl with all this other ridiculousness taking precedence over the actual game?
Keeping with the theme of all things non-football that seems to be surrounding Sunday’s big game, a Baltimore Raves cheerleader who was booted from the squad that will be cheering on their Bmore ballers as they take on the 49ers later this weekend says she was kicked to the curb for weighing too much……at a whopping 124 pounds.
via L.A. Times
Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Courtney Lenz (pictured above), 23, says she has been barred from the Super Bowl because she weighs too much.
Lenz made the comments during an interview on “Access Hollywood” on Wednesday evening.
“They said that I had quote, unquote, a rough year,” Lenz said. “I’d been benched earlier in the season for a little bit of a weight gain. We do get weighed every week during the season, and you can’t fluctuate at all. I gained, I think it was 1.8 pounds. I had been consistent and they let me cheer previously and then I gained 1.8 or 1.6 pounds and they said because I had gained weight and they wanted me to be consistent or they wanted me to lose, they benched me for a game and because it was a disciplinary action, that was the reason.”
Lenz went on to say that she weighs 124 pounds.
“During the season, I was 124. That was consistently, they wanted me to get back down to 121, 120, which is what I was at when I was 18, 19, when I started on the team,” she said. “That was the only disciplinary action I had during the year. I got benched because of my weight, and they said that was the reason.
Anybody that had disciplinary action taken during the season was automatically disqualified [from the Super Bowl]. However, there are some girls on the team that were also benched for their weight, and are going. So they just aren’t consistent, it isn’t fair. That’s why I brought this to the attention of the fans because what they’re doing is not right.”
Lenz has been a Ravens cheerleader for five years.
Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens management stands by their reasoning that only 32 cheerleaders total are permitted to attend the Superbowl and Courtney just didn’t make the cut, which was made based on “seniority, performance ability and personal conduct throughout the season.”
And yes. You read that right. She gained 1.8 pounds. SMH.
Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun