The Campaign For DA

11.10.2005

Alcohol and Cheerleaders

Pretty interesting article about alleged drinking by Southlike High School cheerleaders during a game. "Several cheerleaders and their parents said five senior cheerleaders brought vodka to the stadium – concealed under jackets and in duffle bags – and consumed some before the game. The girls also said their teammates clustered into a bathroom stall at halftime to down shots of alcohol but dropped the shot glass on the floor, shattering it, alerting others in the bathroom. Several cheerleaders said they could smell the alcohol on their teammates' breath and observed them swaying on the field, stumbling, reaching for balance and slurring their words. " The school resource officer investigated the claim (maybe), but found no evidence to substantiate it. I love this quote from one of the accused cheerleaders: "We're disgusted, and we feel disrespected."