Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Racy CFL cheerleader photos cause stir for Winnipeg

Racy photos of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers cheerleaders hit the internet recently, and it has caused a stir for the team. In fact, according to The Canadian Press, "After the photos were published in local newspapers last week, Blue Lightning dance team coach Dena Clark resigned. Clark joined the volunteer dance group as a cheerleader in 1998, and became its coach in 2003." According to the National Post, though, the women in the photos were not part of this year's Blue Lightning cheerleading squad. According to the National Post: "The pictures surfaced at a time when the team is winless after three games and mired in a public debate over whether tax money should be invested in a new stadium." Bomber spokesman Arash Madani released the following statement: “Many of the photos are dated from no later than 2005, and involve individuals who no longer have a connection with the franchise or have never been affiliated with Blue Lightning at all."

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