|11-07-2005, 12:34 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Panthers Cheerleaders Arrested
Two Carolina Panthers cheerleaders were arrested early Sunday after a fight in the bathroom of a Florida night club, police said.
Police were still sorting out the identity of one of the cheerleaders late Sunday and had asked the NFL for fingerprints of the squad.
The skirmish started at 2:10 a.m. Sunday at Banana Joe's in Channelside near downtown Tampa, police said. Here's what happened, according to a police report:
Witnesses told police the two cheerleaders were engaged in sexual activity in a bathroom stall. Other customers got angry and started yelling "because they took too long" in the stall.
When the women emerged, the arguing escalated and one of the cheerleaders punched a third woman in the face, giving her a black eye.
All three women were escorted out of the bar.
TopCat Angela Keathley, 26, of Belmont was intoxicated, could barely stand and refused to cooperate with police, the report said. She allegedly began yelling profanities, drawing a crowd. She jerked and pulled away as the officer cuffed her, the report said.
Keathley was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer. Police are trying to confirm the identity of the second woman who allegedly punched the customer. Police say she may have been using the driver's license of another cheerleader who was not at the bar.
"We are trying to get the fingerprints of all the cheerleaders from the NFL so we can get this right," said Lt. John Newman. "The girls really look alike, so the last thing I want to do is base this on a photo."
The second cheerleader was charged with battery. She will face additional charges if she misled police about her identity, Newman said.
The women spent the night in Hillsborough County jail. They were released after making bond Sunday morning.
The cheerleaders do not cheer at away games and made the trip to Tampa on their own, team officials said. They said they were aware of the report, but declined further comment.
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