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The Ravens will be going to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans this year, but one senior cheerleader on their squad won’t be because she is too fat according to reports. Courtney Lenz, 23, of Baltimore, has a Facebook page, HelpUsGetCourtneyToSuperbowl, collecting likes to try and overturn the Ravens decision to leave her at home. Currently it has over 5,700 likes. There is also a petition with over 25,000 signatures.
The controversy started when the Ravens became upset with her weight gain going from 121 lbs. to 124 lbs. Courtney weighed in at 120 lbs. when she started with the Ravens and figured a few extra would be allotted for each year of seniority with the team. She was wrong.
Even after hiring a personal trainer and a nutritionist Courtney could not lose the weight, and in fact, ended up gaining more fat! In the end she ended up weighing 125.6 lbs. which was a lot more than the Ravens could bare.
Since then she seems to have added even more weight. If I didn’t know any better I would say her current size has her looking exactly like Food Network personality and chef Rachael Ray.
Is she too fat to cheer?
I have never been one to shy away from a girl with a few extra pounds, but cheerleaders do a lot of bouncing around. A lot of curves need to keep their place. At her current size I don’t see that happening.
Courtney has an exit plan and will go on to do something outside of cheerleading. Where ever she ends up those people will be blessed to have her. Good luck, Courtney!