Lingerie Football Players Punished for Wearing Pads

They're OK on the field, but not on magazine covers

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 25, 2010 9:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Players in the Lingerie Football League wear pads on the field, but apparently not in photo shoots—and now two of the best players are on probation for doing exactly that. An LFL rep says Miami Caliente quarterback Anonka Dixon and receiver Tina Caccavale are in trouble for wearing shoulder pads and a Nike wristband on a cover shoot without authorization, but the real problem might be league founder Mitch Mortaza’s unhappiness with the original article.

After all, “This is a league where ‘accidental nudity’ clauses are written into every contract and the players are often covered in baby oil before team photo shoots,” writes Michael J. Mooney, who wrote the piece that accompanied the offending cover for the Broward-Palm Beach New Times (and says the league was cooperative) and has since been “banned” from covering future LFL events. The issue? Mooney wrote about Mortaza’s appearance on reality show Blind Date, but “failed to focus on any of Mr. Mortaza’s success,” the rep says.

The pads in this picture are not OK as far as the Lingerie Football League are concerned.
The pads in this picture are not OK as far as the Lingerie Football League are concerned.   (Broward-Palm Beach New Times)
If you play lingerie football, apparently you cannot wear pads in photo shoots.
If you play lingerie football, apparently you cannot wear pads in photo shoots.   (Broward-Palm Beach New Times)
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