‘Overweight’ Ravens cheerleader banned from Super Bowl

Posted at 1:00 PM, Jan 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-31 13:00:37-05

When the Ravens take the field against the 49ers in the Super Bowl Sunday, there is one team veteran who will not be there.

Ravens cheerleader Courtney Lenz, has been a member of the cheer squad for five years but she did not receive an invitation to attend the biggest game of her career.

She retired at the end of the regular season and she accuses the Ravens of not allowing her to cheer in retaliation for what she calls minor weight gain during the season.

Fans have launched an online petition to let her cheer in the big game.