See the Ravens Cheerleader deemed too fat to go to the Super Bowl

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There is a major controversy brewing among the Baltimore Ravens cheerleader squad after a cheerleader claimed she was banned from cheering at the Super Bowl because she gained 1.8 pounds. Hopefully there is another reason the public doesn’t know about, because that is truly sad if true. On radio this morning, Glenn put her picture up and joked that the minor weight gain clearly (note: sarcasm) meant she shouldn’t be at the Superbowl. The radio guys spent a lot of time mocking anyone who thought that she wasn’t attractive enough to be in the Superbowl. 

Check out her photo below:

Thousands have signed an online petition calling for the Ravens to include 23-year-old Courtney Lenz on their Superbowl roster. The petition claims she was benched for a minor weight gain, and now plans to retire at the end of the season.

The petition reads:

Courtney announced she was retiring during the last home game at the end of the season which didn’t go well with the director. She was told she didn’t put in as many appearance hours this season as she did the past 4 yrs while in college. This season she earned her B.S. degree and got a full time job… Bad call. They also stated she struggled with weight on occasion & she had been benched for 2 lb weight gain during a game earlier in the fall, which is a absurd, unhealthy and a complete inaccurate measurement of a woman’s “appearance” and size!

Courtney is beautiful & this organization that is supposedly out there to promote self esteem and healthy body image to millions of young girls and women nationwide has done a big injustice to Courtney & we are outraged! She deserves to be out on the field with her teammates, her family.  ​[Emphasis added]

TheBlaze reported:

Lenz admits she found it difficult to juggle her recently-acquired marketing job and her cheerleading duties, putting in fewer hours this year than in the past.

However, she also thinks her seniority and past accomplishments– including an award for doing the most charity events in one season and ranking 57th among the hottest 100 cheerleaders– should counterbalance that.

“I wouldn’t even have reached out and let fans know if I didn’t think it was clearly wrong,” Lenz toldABCNews.  “I’m just devastated by the whole situation. …They’ve been really hard on me this year since I told them I was leaving,”

But ABC News also got a statement from the NFL and, unfortunately, you’re simply not “entitled” to go to the Super Bowl.

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Here is the bottom line on the matter – did she break the established rules or not? That makes the final difference.

    • americanathlete

       In this case that’s one rule I’d break.

  • landofaahs

    She looks healthy to me. At least she does not look like an A–s patient.  If she’s too fat for the Super Bowl then Hillary is definately too fat for the White House.

    • Anonymous

      Look at the old coot behind her.  What’s up with that?

      • Anonymous

        That’s the first thing I noticed.  That woman looks at least 55. Well at least the Ravens don’t discriminate against old, unattractive ladies when choosing cheerleaders..

      • landofaahs

        To each his/her own. A lady that slim is like going to bed with a sack of baseball bats and horse shoes…you just can’t snuggle up to it with comfort.

      • americanathlete

         Isn’t that Joan Rivers?

      • americanathlete

         Actually, I think the one on the right is Mick Jagger with a blonde wig.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, no kidding.  I wonder if these old bags were jealous.  She’s the only cute one out there.  The skeleton in my Biology class looked better.

          • americanathlete

            Ha ha ha, no kidding!

      • landofaahs

        It looks like too much wrapping paper on a gift you really don’t want.

  • Sam Fisher

    She looks healthier than the people standing around her. Who in running this team Obama’s wife?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, she’s running it by telling everyone else how fat they are as she plows Twinkies into her pie hole.  Oh, wait a minute.  Obama and his minions did away with the Twinkie factory, along with so many other businesses.  My bad.

      • Sam Fisher

        Damn them for killing the Twinkie.

  • Incredulous_one

    “Hand me the crackers, Honey.  To heck with the sheets.”

  • Anonymous

    As the years go by, I realize more and more, there is more to this than meets the eye. Someone in the inner sanctum just does not like her for whatever reason.

  • Jim

    She’s the prettiest one in the picture. If I were 45 years younger!

  • Jim

    I think Michelle Obama is going to take her place, but first Michelle will have to remove those watermelons from the back of her slacks.

    • Anonymous

      HA . . . along with the teeth she stole from Mr. Ed.

  • Anonymous

      The super bowl no longer lives up to its hype in ANY area , she would have been the best they had to offer and now that’s gone , I hope NCIS is good that evening .

  • Anonymous

    There is a peition you can sign on the fox news website, I signed it mainly because the people that did not allow her to be at the game I bet are 200 lbs overweight

  • Butch Blosc

    With the Ravens, it’s OK to stab people to death and have multiple kids with multiple baby mommas, but a 2-pound cheerleader weight gain will not be tolerated.

    • joke

       funny… should pull her rap sheet. It’s not pretty either.

  • Greg Zotta

    The NFL, No Fun League, continuing to do stupid things.

  • Anonymous

    Courtney Lenz if that is how they wanna be you don’t need them.I think they should get their heads out of their you know what and let you be out there.You look good to me and to many others.It can’t be easy being a cheerleader and it takes hard work to stay in shape,but you did well.Being a cheerleader today in America whats their to cheer about anyway.God bless.

  • Robert Bare

    When she signed on to be in that organization she knew the rules. Whether you agree with them is irrelevant. She agreed to them. If you don’t like their rules, don’t join. There are MANY other cheerleaders also not going to that game. They can’t take the whole squad, only about half. The weight issue is a small part of the overall evaluation of who goes and stays. This is the epitome of “pity me because I don’t agree with the rules I signed.” This is whining pure and simple. Get over it dear.

    • Dean Sorensen

      Excellent point Robert!  While very pretty, there are rules.

    • Anonymous

      This looks more like a case of pure retaliation because she succeeded in accomplishing her goals of getting her education and the skills she needs to move on with her life after 5 years of sacrifice. She earned her spot at the Super Bowl and the Ravens are denying it to her in retaliation. I was going to root for the Ravens. But, not now. The owner(s) don’t deserve a Super Bowl victory with an attitude like that. I wanna see them denied the millions of dollars they could have reaped from a victory as poetic justice for what they are doing. Despite my not wanting to see San Francisco win still another Super Bowl, I have to say….Go 49ers!

      • americanathlete

         Go Niners!

  • Mark

    Instead of promoting unrealistically super-thin anorexic cheerleaders (and women in general), maybe the Ravens cheerleading squad should be PROMOTING Ms. Lenz for being a HEALTHY, and BEAUTIFUL weight. Personally, I think she looks gorgeous, and should be PROUD of herself for being healthy. The NFL is once again making a mistake by leaving her out of the cheerleading lineup on Sunday. She got her B.S. and a post-football job lined up, and that is to be commended – not punished! 

  • Anonymous

    hey klickster , that old coot aas you call her is hot enough for me, bet she looks better than yo mamma

  • Anonymous

    Here’s your 15 minutes of fame. Take it to th bank sweetie.

  • Barry Holler

    all i have to say is go 49ers

  • Miss Kitty

    Sorry, but there are some other photos of her online, and if she’s only gained “1.8 pounds,” I’ll swallow my own bonnet.  She’s gained at least 20.
    And, I’m sorry, but you’re a cheerleader.  Your belly is going to be showing on national television.  Don’t gain 20 pounds.

  • suz

    she’s beautiful.

  • robert

    Politically incorrect? It’s a job with requirements people! Agree with Ravens, dare I say, she’s too chubby! With all the young beautiful girls available, why not have top tier, isn’t that why people like cheerleaders? Evidently she was letting herself go, so they set a weight point at which she would be benched, not simply because she gained 1.8 lbs. Some day the cheerleaders will be unionized and your fat grandma may be waving pom poms on TV. Ever wonder where all the beautiful stewardesses have gone? Oh well, I’m old enough and fortunate to remember America when beautiful meant beautiful. Not “beautiful” as interpreted and dictated by a majority overweight population. If it isn’t already, even thinking of someone as “fat” will be deemed a hate crime.

  • John Poirier

    She isn’t Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader material, that’s for sure.

  • americanathlete

    She’s too beautiful to be on the Ravens cheerleading roster. Come on over to the Niners, honey!

  • Guy L. Stephenson

    Let me just say one thing….”Who gives a crap?” Wow… It’s a game people. And if she’s overweight, even by a few  pounds, I don’t want to see her jumping up and down in skimpy outfits with rolls of fat jiggling around. This world has too many screamin’ hot women to be forced to accept one that doesn’t take her appearance seriously. She’s hired to do a job and fit the job description… which apparently she has “outgrown.” Time to move on.

    • Steven King

      What do you mean behind her, did you not take a close look at the one in front? She could be the other chicks mother…. But you are right, if she signed on knowing she had to “make weight” then she should accept the consequences. Jockeys, boxers (male and female) Stewardesses, Playmates as well as every other Cheerleader for every pro sports team in the US must meet standards they contractually agreed to when they signed on. If one other Cheerleader in the same situation is still being permitted to travel to N.O. she has a gripe, otherwise Darlin, go home break out your favorite old sweats, fire up some wings and kick back and enjoy the game like all the rest of us mere mortals… Besides who really believes there will be anything Super about this one,  Ravens vs 49rs and Obyonceama at half time???? I’m recording with a one hour delay…..

  • K. Hunter

    Glenn, it’s hard for me to believe that you’d question an employer’s right to choose among his or her own employees for any given assignment.  Not that that would be out of line with current standards, still it surprises me.  Even if you would have made a different choice under the circumstances the fact is that the choice is yours nor mine to make.

  • Mike Lawson

    When the old Browns left Cleveland for Baltimore and became the Ravens, they took their pseudo-guido classlessness with them. Good place for them, since Maryland’s one of the most criminal-friendly states in the union! 

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