Molly Shattuck

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Molly Shattuck
Born Molly A. George
Nationality American
Alma mater Ford City High School
Indiana University of Pennsylvania[1]
Occupation Former Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader
Known for Oldest NFL cheerleader to date
Spouse(s) Mayo A. Shattuck III (1997-2015)
Children 3

Molly Shattuck (born Molly A. George) is an American socialite[2][3][4] and former wife of Mayo A. Shattuck III. She came to national prominence when she became the oldest cheerleader on record for the National Football League when she began cheering for the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders at age 38.

Starting in 2014, Shattuck was the subject of national attention when a sex crimes case was opened against her for statutory rape of a minor. In August 2015, she was determined guilty by a Delaware Court.[5]

Early life[edit]

Shattuck was born Molly A. George and attended Ford City High School in Ford City, Pennsylvania. Before graduating in 1985, she was voted Homecoming Queen. After high school she went straight into the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from where she graduated with a marketing degree.[6]

Marriage and family[edit]

In 1997, Shattuck married Mayo A. Shattuck III, millionaire CEO of Constellation Energy, as his second wife. The two had met while she was working at Alex. Brown & Sons as a marketing executive.[7] When Shattuck first got pregnant, she suffered a miscarriage, followed by four more. Eventually, the Shattucks had three healthy children. The three, named Spencer, Wyatt, and Lillian, attended the "posh" private McDonogh School.[8][7] While married to Mayo, Shattuck played the role of hostess and socialite within the Baltimore society scene.

The couple divorced in 2014 after documents were unsealed in November, revealing a nine count indictment against Shattuck.[9]

Cheerleading[edit]

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Shattuck stated that she had wanted to be a cheerleader since she was in high school and had added "being an NFL cheerleader" onto her bucket list. In 2005, Shattuck tried out for the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders and made the team after lasting through all five cuts. In doing so, she became the oldest cheerleader in NFL history, a distinction she still holds to this day. At age 38, she was an average of 15 years older than the rest of her teammates and the only mother on the squad.[10][11][1]

When trying out for the squad, the women were not allowed to give their last names to the panel. That helped Shattuck to allay rumors of nepotism, as her husband Mayo had helped broker the sale of the Baltimore Ravens team to its new owner.[12]

Gelf Magazine was critical of Shattuck, stating, "...don't forget that being a pro cheerleader is a joke. High school and college cheerleading can involve competition and athletic ability, but pro cheerleading simply requires memorizing a few routines and being really hot. Both of which Shattuck seemed to handle with aplomb in her two years on the squad."[13]

Sex scandal[edit]

In 2014, Shattuck developed a relationship with the friend and classmate of her oldest son Spencer. Spencer originally acted as his mother's liaison, texting his friend "Call my mom. She thinks you're hot."[14] After exchanging sexual text messages and explicit photos, the relationship escalated into Shattuck checking the boy out of school for them to rendezvous in her car. Eventually, the boy joined them on a family outing (sans husband Mayo) to a rented beach house on the Bethany Seashore. The overnight trip resulted in Shattuck performing oral sex on the boy.[15]

When the headmaster at the victim's school received information regarding the alleged inappropriate behavior, he immediately reported the allegations to authorities. After Shattuck pleaded guilty, Judge E. Scott Bradley sentenced her to serve 48 weekends in prison, register as a sex offender and undergo sexual disorder counseling, and pay for the victim's counseling, and $10,650 in restitution to the victim's family.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 CNN News Center Self
2014 International Desk Self
2008 Secret Millionaire Self
2000 Super Bowl XXXIV Self

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fulton, Bob. "Dream Job". IUP Magazine. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ Fisher, James (August 21, 2015). "Ex-Ravens cheerleader sentenced to weekends in custody". Delaware Online. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Knezevich, Alison (August 21, 2015). "Molly Shattuck sentenced to 48 weekends in jail in Del. rape case". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ Ortiz, Erik (August 21, 2015). "Molly Shattuck, Ex-NFL Cheerleader, Sentenced to 48 Weekends in Jail for Rape". NBC. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Miller, Jayne (August 21, 2015). "Molly Shattuck sentenced in child sex abuse". WBAL TV. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ Martin, Julie E. (November 5, 2014). "Ex-Ravens cheerleader from Ford City charged with sex with teen". Tribune Live. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Busy mom of three has something to yell about". NFL Cheerleader. August 28, 2005. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ Andrews, Helena (June 16, 2015). "Molly Shattuck pleads guilty to the rape of a 15-year-old". Washington Post. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ Duncan, Ian (June 16, 2015). "Ex-Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck pleads guilty to rape". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ McNamara, Melissa (October 18, 2005). "Give Me An M-O-M!". CBS. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Baltimore Ravens': Molly Shattuck 2-4-6-8, the NFL's Oldest Cheerleader Proves That It's Never Too Late" (Vol. 64 No. 21). People. November 21, 2005. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  12. ^ Reilly, Rick (September 26, 2005). "Good Golly, Ms. Molly". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Molly Shattuck: Cheerleader, Secret Millionaire". Gelf Magazine. December 9, 2008. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Chase, Randall (August 21, 2015). "Former NFL cheerleader gets 2 years' probation after pleading guilty to rape of 15-year-old". The Providence. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Molly Shattuck faces prison in rape case". Suffiled Times. August 15, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.