2 Members Of Sugar Mocs Forced To Sit Out Game When They Object To Skimpy Shorts

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Two members of the UTC Sugar Mocs were directed to sit out at the homecoming football game versus Georgia Southern on Oct. 16 because they objected to wearing skimpy shorts, the UTC Echo reported.

The student newspaper said Jennifer Cardwell of Friendsville, Tn., and Shawna O'Neal of Cedar Hill, Tn., felt the new shorts were too skimpy and wanted to wear flesh-colored tights.

Coach Ashli Skiles told them they would have to dance without the tights or sit out, the Echo said.

The dance went on with the remaining 10 girls on the squad performing at halftime.

However, one dancer, Megan Nash, told the Echo she was uncomfortable wearing the shorts after the dance started and the shorts began shifting around.

She said, "At first the shorts fit right, but after we started dancing the shorts shifted and I was showing more skin than I would have liked to. I've seen pictures of myself after the game and couldn't believe I wore them. I was embarrassed to represent my school like that in front of 17,000 people."

She said she thought the punishment against the two girls was too harsh.

Ms. Skiles said the squad voted to not wear tights for the game.

She said she understands the concerns of some of the dancers and is open to possible changes.


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