Arizona State University Cuts Cheerleading Squad After Racy Photos Surface on Blog
ASU cheerleaders pose in a photograph posted on the blog 'The Dirty.'
Friday , May 02, 2008
Arizona State University may have less cheerful sidelines at sporting events next season.
After racy photos of members of the university’s cheerleading squad were spotted on a campus blog called “The Dirty,” the school cut the squad completely, MyFOXPhoenix reported.
The school's athletic director, Lisa Love, made the decision Thursday evening.The pictures on the blog feature 6 of the cheerleaders posing in nothing but their bras and panties.
Although only six members of the squad are shown in the photographs, the entire 16-member squad will suffer the consequences, MyFOXPhoenix reported.
The cheerleaders told MyFOXPhoenix that the photographs were a result of college kids goofing off, and they believe the decision to disband the team has been in the works for a while. The photographs are two years old, and were taken at a “cheer party.”
ASU cheerleader Briana Barcelo told MyFOXPhoenix she believes the Web site is insignificant, and a way to ruin people’s lives.
“It’s just good timing on their part I guess,” Barcelo said of the photos surfacing at the same time the school decided to cut the squad. “And now it’s been all taken away.”