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American Football Scandals

Updated on February 17, 2008

You are here, not because you love football, but because you love scandalous gossip. So, if you were looking for scandalous game calls or almost-wins, you are out of luck. This article is focusing on the scandals surrounding football games and football players. Unfortunately, I can’t cover all of them here, but I’ll get to the ones that are most gossip worthy.

Janet Jackson's Boobie!
Janet Jackson's Boobie!
The Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Nipple Scandal
The Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Nipple Scandal
Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders
Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders

Justin Timberlake Reveals Janet Jackson’s Nipple

If this hadn’t happened during the Super Bowl’s Half Time Show, it might not have been such a huge ordeal. After all, who really cares about seeing Janet’s nipple? Apparently, a lot of Americans do. The outrage was due to the fact that her nipple was obscene. Parents around the country had to quickly cover their children’s eyes (because they’ve never seen nipples before…remember that breastfeeding is not all the rage in the U.S.).

“Oh, Tommy! Cover your eyes! That’s it, no more football for you. It is much too obscene, oh, how shocking. I’m going to call the FCC and lodge a complaint. Now you be a good little boy, and run off to play your video game: Killer Blood Gore III. Let’s see if you can break your record on how many bad guys you can shoot to pieces, okay dear?”

Cheerleaders Have Sex in Public Restroom

Two Carolina Panthers Cheerleaders got caught having sex together in the bathroom of a dive bar. So, why did they get in trouble for it? I’m guessing some guys were pissed off they didn’t get in on the action, so it became a scandal. Do you think there would have been as much press coverage if it had been a football player having sex with a cheerleader in a public bathroom? Or, maybe they were just pissed that it wasn’t two hot chicks having sex…that’s right, a lot of the news coverage included commentary on the nose of one of the cheerleaders.

Anyway, both cheerleaders were charged with disorderly conduct and battery, plus they were kicked off the team for violating a code of conduct.

Vikings Love Boat Sex Scandal

Okay, this is what I know: football players were on a boat with alcohol, gambling, and strippers/hookers. The four players involved were charged with misdemeanors, but I bet their wives and girlfriends charged them with a lot more.

Well, what exactly happened? This is what I’ve garnered from the many news stories about this event (because the media wasn’t covering other, less-important stuff happening in the world, like war and ethnic cleansing):

Daunte Culpepper supposedly got a lap dance from a naked woman (!), and he grabbed her bare ass with his hands. Fred Smoot held a double-headed dildo. Can you believe it? Oh, yeah, and he also used it on two of the naked women. Bryant McKinnie put a naked woman on the bar and performed oral sex on her…in front of other people. Hey…sounds like he’s a giver. Bill Clinton might learn a thing or two from him. Oh wait…later in the evening, McKinnie was seen receiving oral sex. I guess he’s into reciprocal action. Moe Williams also got a naked lap dance, and grabbed the dancer’s bare boobies.

Are you scandaled out?

Don't worry, I'm sure there are plenty of American football scandals ready to be made a big deal out of. After all, what is the point of the sport if it can't be scandalous?


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      8 years ago

      This always happens in Boise.

    • acanderson24 profile image


      8 years ago

      good write...that scandal was crazy...the whole nip-slip may have been over blown....especially when you look at the provocative dress cheerleaders wear every Sunday...

    • optimus grimlock profile image

      optimus grimlock 

      8 years ago

      great hub!!!! The nip slip was a little shocking but it was planned by justin and janet and it created contraversy.

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      9 years ago

      nice to know such hot scandals

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      9 years ago

      I think everybody is really freakin out about this whole thing.

      1) teens have sex no matter what parents do... besides its a natural thing... i have sex... my mom has sex... you mom had sex.

      2) it was a accident... there is no way what so ever i see "violence" towards women by an accidental "wardrobe malfunction" shit happens

      3) maybe if parents weren't to strict and douche bags towards there kids then maybe... just aybe they will have a normal teen age life...

      just sayi

    • TampaBayBucs profile image


      9 years ago

      You are totally off base with the Carolina cheering "scandal".

      They got in 'trouble' because they were causing disorderly conduct and making other patrons wait in line at the woman's restroom at an actually nice bar / club called Banana Joes in Channelside-Tampa, Florida.

      This is nothing to do with jealousy or guys that were just upset because they couldn't get in on any of the 'action' as you put it.

      It's called girls holding up a restroom stall when other girls need to use it, and fooling around while there is a long ling in a very big club.

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      9 years ago

      Everyone it is human and have needs, sportsmens also do....

      Funny to read about scandals , NFL stars will always give something for press to publish it on frontpage.This is the business and must go on ...

    • Hazok profile image


      10 years ago from Malaysia

      right, not as expected but still great and funny hub.

    • Stacie Naczelnik profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacie Naczelnik 

      10 years ago from Seattle

      I love the Onion!

      I also love ther term Nipplegate. Fabulous.

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      Jason Menayan 

      10 years ago from San Francisco

      I heard that 99% of the complaints to the FCC about Nipplegate were from one hyperzealous group that apparently thinks the thing we were all sucking on for sustenance as babies is something utterly detestable. I loved the Onion's satire of it:

    • stephhicks68 profile image

      Stephanie Hicks 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      I'm with Patty - the juxtaposition of the cartoon and the photo were really cool. But the violence aspect.... not so much. Good hub!

    • Blogger Mom profile image

      Blogger Mom 

      10 years ago from Northeast, US

      Great read...thanks for sharing! =)

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      No, and it's not cool to promote sex anytime anythere with anything, like timberlake seems to act - man, woman, boy, girl, cat, dog, drainpipe. I'm exaggerating. This junk is why I don't watch stuff like the superbowl. Besides, I like hockey.

      I like the setting of the cartoon and the actual photo together. Very nicely done!

    • Stacie Naczelnik profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacie Naczelnik 

      10 years ago from Seattle

      You know, I didn't see the nipple action. I think the shocking thing is not her boob, but the fact that a dude ripped her top off. Is it cool to promote violence against women?

    • Talem profile image


      10 years ago from South Carolina

      I was shocked at the nip slip. When I saw it on tv, at first I was debating whether it was some sick joke using prosthetics. lol. Her nipple ring is disturbing. 0_0

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      10 years ago from Antioch, TN

      very cool hub, Stacie. I remember seeing photos of the nip-slip for months afterward. It was nothing short of hilarious.


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