New England Patriots Cheerleaders

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New England Patriots Cheerleaders
General Information
Team New England Patriots
Established 1977
Members 27

The New England Patriots Cheerleaders are the official cheerleading squad of the NFL's New England Patriots. The Patriots Cheerleaders perform various dance stunts at Gillette Stadium. The squad was formed in 1977.[1] The squad currently (as of the 2011 New England Patriots season) has 27 members.[2] The squad also makes appearances off the field with Patriots mascot Pat Patriot.[3] The group also has a Junior Patriots Cheerleaders, with girls of ages 7–17 being allowed to join, with a fee of $425.00 per participant.[4][5] The squad also releases a swimsuit calendar yearly.[6][7] The Patriots Cheerleaders' auditions take place at Gillette Stadium.[8] In 2008, the squad went to China to train Chinese dancers for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[9][10]

In 2008, a Patriots cheerleader was kicked off the team after photos of her drawing penises, sexual and anti-semitic terms, as well as a pair of swastikas circulated on Facebook.[11] According to a statement released by TMZ, she does not assume responsibility for the incident, and claimed that "the kid in the picture was a 'drunk guy who passed out and was written on,' as his costume for the night".[12] The incident eventually became the second trending search topic on ninemsn.[13]

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  1. ^ a b c "Patriots Cheerleaders - New England Patriots Cheerleaders". Footballbabble.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  2. ^ "Official Website of the New England Patriots | Cheerleader - Roster". Patriots.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Official Website of the New England Patriots | Cheerleaders - Appearances". Patriots.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  4. ^ "Official Website of the New England Patriots | Cheerleaders - Junior Cheerleaders". Patriots.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Junior Patriots Cheerleaders Registration Form" (PDF). Patriots.com. 
  6. ^ Matthew Arieta. "Official New England Patriots ProShop - 2012 Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar". Proshop.patriots.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  7. ^ "Official Website of the New England Patriots | Cheerleaders | CHEER365". Patriots.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  8. ^ "Official Website of the New England Patriots | Cheerleaders - Auditions". Patriots.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  9. ^ Brinson. "Patriot Cheerleaders: Goodwill Bangkok Edition". Brahsome.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  10. ^ "Patriots' cheerleaders lead Chinese volunteers - The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games". En.beijing2008.cn. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  11. ^ Fee, Gayle (2008-11-05). "Caitlin Davis’ life is not so cheery now - BostonHerald.com". News.bostonherald.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  12. ^ "Fired Cheerleader: I Did 'Not See' the Swastika". TMZ.com. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  13. ^ Notify me of new posts via email. (2008-11-06). "Former Patriots Cheerleader Caitlin Davis Artistic Skills Very Popular In Australia | BustedCoverage – Sports Gossip | Drunk Athletes | Hot Cheerleaders | Football News". Bustedcoverage.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  14. ^ Pageant History (2007) Retrieved February 8, 2007.
  15. ^ "New England Patriots: Alexa". Patriots.com. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  16. ^ "Alexa Flutie is now a San Diego Chargers cheerleader (Pictures)". Larry Brown Sports. 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  17. ^ Goode, Jon (2005-02-14). "/ Sports / Football / Patriots / Catching_up_with_Mark_van". Boston.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 

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