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Exclusive: Ex-NFL Cheerleader's Father Speaks Out

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Her dad tells momlogic that his daughter has been "wronged."

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18-year-old Caitlin Davis was removed from the New England Patriots cheerleading squad this week in the aftermath of pictures from her Facebook page going viral on the Internet. Photos showed her appearing to be writing on a passed-out friend who already was covered in ink with sexual terms, drawings, and antisemitic verbiage, reports USA Today.

In a statement to TMZ, 18-year-old Caitlin Davis refuses to take responsibility for the offensive images drawn on a drunk guy who passed out at a party, because, "The kid in the picture was a 'drunk guy who passed out and was written on,' as his costume for the night."

"Caitlin is under tremendous stress as is the whole family," Caitlin Davis' father Tim Davis tells momlogic exclusively. "It's a very difficult time for us. She's been wronged and we're struggling with that."

Do you think Caitlin was wronged?

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32 comments so far | Post a comment now
Jean November 7, 2008, 11:23 AM

What this girl did to her classmate is despicable and she deserves to be punished. Her parents need to give her a lesson in taking responsibility for humiliating another human being, whether he was drunk or not.

JustMe November 7, 2008, 11:31 AM

No. I believe she knew what she was doing. Young girls don’t realize that pictures they post on their facebook/myspace pages can haunt them for the rest of their lives. Employers are now checking out prospective job candidates on facebook and myspace. I currently watch the the CMT reality show Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team. In the last episode they let a cheerleader candidate go because of pictures on her myspace page. I assume all the professional cheerleader/dancer squads have the same rules.

gloria November 7, 2008, 12:13 PM

What was she doing wrong? Writing on another person? BIG DEAL.

LB November 7, 2008, 12:34 PM

Unfortunately, when you’re representing a NFL team or any brand/company that is in the public eye, you are under a microscope. On the positive, she’s still young and will bounce back. Caitlin, please avoid all PICS you’re in a tasteful environment.

liz November 7, 2008, 12:44 PM

Was it a dumb thing to do? Yes and now she will pay the price. To bad the overpaid football players who do a thousand times worse things aren’t held up to the same punishment.

lisa walker November 7, 2008, 12:47 PM

she’s blonde, and 18 what do you want! Dad what excuse will you give when she follows the crowd and they kill someone accidentally or not you need to educate her on the big picture. This is one of society’s moral things - you do get that, don’t you? lastly what if that was caitlin passed out would she be okay with her friends? write on her!!

Common Sense November 7, 2008, 12:49 PM

Fact is … she was NOT representing her employer at the time in any way. Since when does your employer have the right to take control over your personal life! Get a life and grow up America, find some issues to stand for.

SoutherGirl November 7, 2008, 12:58 PM

Seriously! Does anyone have respect for other people anymore? This is rediculous. This girl knew exactily what she was doing and since everyone else was doing it she decided to do so also! Quick question … IF ALL YOUR FRIENDS JUMPED OFF OF BRIDGE WOULD YOU? … She should have been trying to stop it when all she did was join in. Although she was not representing her company at the time, when you do “big” things such as cheerleading for the NFL people watche you like a hawk. I guess you could kind of say you’re almost famous because before you now it gossip could be everywhere. You have to watch what you do and say. If you act one way while doing one things and another way doing something else people could tend to call you a hypactite or something of that nature.
I’m sorry that her consequence was so great but cleary she deserved it.

Jill November 7, 2008, 1:10 PM

What she did is wrong. But at the same time, what she did was on her own personal time. Besides we’ve all done things that we are not proud of.

pattyskins November 7, 2008, 1:14 PM

My daughter is a highschool cheerleader and has to sign a contract that states you are representitive of the school whether you are in the uniform or not. What was she thinking? So she has no excuse.

Ken November 7, 2008, 1:27 PM

What is wrong about this situation is the mindset of a person who, as an adult confronted with the reality of consequences for incredibly irresponsible actions, can’t or won’t accept responsibility for them. I’m speaking of the father, which helps to explain why the daughter is suffering what he perceives as a ‘wrong.’ She brought disrepute on herself and embarrassed her employer - what consequence would anyone face from such a situation? I would certainly expect that my employers would fire me if I compromised their reputation.

Lisa November 7, 2008, 1:39 PM

I am with Liz…OMG! This girl is exactly that…a girl…18 year old girl…at a party. Yes, she represents a professional team, but she was not in uniform and she was on her own time. She has a life of her own above and beyond work…as we all do. And as Liz wrote…she gets fired for a picture and the big boys get a slap on the wrist and a pay check for rape, drugs, physical abuse, theft…I could keep going…but I think I have made my point. Hang in there, Girl!

Lucy November 7, 2008, 1:57 PM

What is the big deal? Don’t you think this political corretness has gone a little too far? Give me a break. So what.

Toker1969 November 7, 2008, 2:18 PM

She wrote on some drunk guy who had writing on him all over already!!

BFD!!!

Get over it society. Who cares!!

marjay November 7, 2008, 2:20 PM

you people are hilarious..who gives a f**!??? She ‘s 18 aand drinking…as if every one of you hasnt done something 100 things worse when drunk - all you people who are offended are a joke!! give your head a shake - You Americans are obsessed with judging other people - thats all you do, relaity shows, dancing shows, judging shows…wake up losers

Gary November 7, 2008, 2:28 PM

She should be publicly humiliated in the same way,make her cheer a high school game all marked up like that or receive I’m sure which would be her first spanking !!!!!

DPS November 7, 2008, 2:45 PM

Welcome to the school of hard knocks and the University of Life. It(swastica) may not represent her beliefs but you have to be careful about the images you portray in society. You have to own the responsibility of what people are seeing. If she is 18-not legal drinking age- people are going to think what they want and you cannot be responsible for that however, there is a responsiblity to your team & what they represent & how they want their team represented. That is why she got fired. The team does not want that stigma attached to them. You never get a second chance to leave a first impression.As a parent, you have to let you kids suffer the consequences of their actions in order to learn a lesson. I bet she never does it again.

come on November 7, 2008, 3:00 PM

exactly marjay- americans ARE obsessed with judging others and sometimes i am embarrassed to be an american. we must look ridiculous to other countries.

jim November 7, 2008, 3:00 PM

she needs a good spanking.

MJ November 7, 2008, 3:04 PM

What she did was wrong. After all, we (as women) would scream rape if we (and are sometimes) taken advantage of when we are passed out. I see it as the same thing. Don’t do to others as you would not want done to you.


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