Too Much Football + Not Enough Lingerie = Players SuspendedMarch 25, 2010 No Comments
If you didn’t think the owners of the Lingerie Football League would get any sleazier, you’d be wrong.
They just put two of their best players on probation for wearing their team uniforms during a pre-approved photoshoot, complaining that the women were not naked enough.
They were wearing a bra, panties and shoulder pads.
Quarterback Anonka Dixon and receiver Tina Caccavale were involved photo shoot for the New Times cover story of Miami Caliente. Instead of the satin lingerie set the players are usually shot in, the mag wanted them to “look like the fierce athletes they are.”
Both have been suspended for wearing their shoulder pads without permission.
The New Times blog hits back at the league, complaining about the punishment and about the fact that the reporter involved with in the story is now banned from covering the burgeoning sport.
During games, the women wear shoulder pads, elbow pads, kneepads, and helmets. But when the women of the LFL are photographed, the league generally has them wear only the satin bra and underwear. For the photos accompanying our story, which details the lives of a few lingerie football players as well as the history of the league, we encouraged the women to wear their shoulder pads to look like the fierce athletes they are.
Now the team is down two players: Dixon, who is responsible for 80 per cent of Miami Caliente’s touchdowns and Caccavale, who lead the team in interceptions.
If anyone needed more evidence that this league is more about sex than sport, here it is. Just don’t act surprised about it.