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The 10 Most Notorious Cheerleaders

01/23/2013

The life of a cheerleader ain't easy -- just ask the girls of Cheer Perfection for proof of that. Even so, there are some cheerleaders who take it a little too far. And that can lead to mayhem -- and even murder.

Below, the 10 most notorious cheerleaders ever!

 

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Shana Holloway 

 

Shana Holloway's mother Wanda wanted her to be a cheerleader so bad that she was willing to kill for it. In 1991, Wanda Holloway was peaved that her daughter was beat out for a spot on the Channelview, Texas, cheerleader squad by Amber Heath, so Wanda hatched a plot to kill Amber's mother. Fortunately, the man she hired to carry out the job went straight to the police, and Wanda was convicted of solicitation of capital murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison. 

The "Fab Five"

Oh, high school girls can be awful sometimes. A group of five cheerleaders at McKinney North High School in McKinney, Texas, should have gotten kicked off the squad after posting photos of themselves drinking and partying on a social media site. But the crew was given extra special treatment and only suspended for two weeks, because one of the girl's mother's was the school principal. The girls had the run of the school, and faced little or no punishment for their actions. They were so bad, their behavior forced several cheerleading coaches to quit. Coach Michaela Ward, though, took the district to court over the principal's lenient behavior, and it resulted in the five girls being removed from the squad and the principal and vice principal being fired. In 2008, the story was made into a Lifetime Movie titled Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleading Scandal. Michaela was renamed -- Emma Carr -- and was played by Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Not bad!

Renee Thomas And Angela Keathley

In 2005, Carolina Panthers cheerleaders Renee Thomas and Angela Keathley were arrested after an incident ina Charlotte, North Carolina nightclub. Both women were charged with giving a false name to a police officer, battery and unlawful display of a license. A crowd of nightclub goers apparently became angry while waiting for the two women to finish using a bathroom -- a bathroom that some claimed the pair were having sex in. After they left the bathroom, they got in an altercation with another patron. Both women denied that they were having sexual relations. Geez, some women just take a long time in the bathroom, okay?
 

Sarah Jones and Megan Crafton

In 2012, former Cincinatti Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones was arrested, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy. Jones met the boy while working as a teacher at Dixie Heights High School in Kentucky and admitted, "I began a romantic relationship while he was a student and I was in a position of authority." Jones took a plea deal and will not serve any jail time, but instead will serve five years on probation. Jones wasn't the only one preying on young boys -- Shelbyville High School, in Indianapolis, Indiana had a similar scandal. Assistant cheerleading coach Megan Crafton was arrested for having sexual relations with a student. And here's the kicker: They were caught in a supermarket parking lot. That's classy.

--Julie Gerstein

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