They've got spirit… for lack of a better word.
The entire cheer team at Coastal Carolina University has been suspended due to a criminal investigation alleging that some members of the squad have worked as strippers and escorts.
According to a report obtained by The Sun News from the college, cheerleaders have been working at strip clubs and accepting between $100 and $1,500 per date to serve as escorts through a sugar daddy website.
The report states one cheerleader was offered $800 to escort a man to New York Prime steakhouse (high end!) — of course, the girls were flexible with their payment options, also accepting shoes, clothes, and designer purses.
Out of the 18 squad members, only 7 were unaware of the escort service reportedly going on behind the scenes.
The report does note, however, the cheerleaders would not engage in sexual favors. Though the investigation did find "evidence of an escort service" that ran through the website seekingarrangement.com.
Text messages between the girls advised cheerleaders working at strip clubs — including Thee DollHouse — to quit their jobs until after the national cheerleading competition in Daytona Beach, Florida. Priorities!
Amy Lawrence, the attorney representing five of the squad members, called the suspension "unprecedented" in a statement, writing: