Nancy Armour wrote last week in her USA Today column entitled "No Place In The NFL For Cheerleaders in 2018" that, "The underlying premise of NFL cheerleaders is degrading, presenting women as nothing more than objects to be leered at. With skimpy, suggestive outfits as their 'uniform,' their only purpose is to titillate."
Armour continues, "In this #MeToo era, there's no longer any place for it. NFL Cheerleaders need to go. NBA dance squads and NHL Ice Girls while we're at it, too."
She's completely wrong and misses the point. NFL Teams can certainly choose not to hire cheerleaders, which in the case of the Cleveland Browns makes sense as they have nothing to cheer about. But, the teams that do bring a great tradition to the field and to their fans which enhance the game day experience. I thought women should have the right to choose any career, any hobby, any activity they wanted to pursue -- which includes cheering. Nobody is forcing these ladies to audition for an NFL cheer squad or professional dance team or to accept the position if they win a spot. It's their choice.
Monday on The Scott Sands Show, three former professional NFL Cheerleaders agreed. Listen to what Raquel, Keela, and Heather had to say with our iHeartRadio app below or click here.