According to a Nola.com article, a former Saintsation has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Saints organization. Baily Davis, the former Saints cheerleader, was fired after posting a picture of herself in a one-piece swimsuit on her Instagram account in January. This allegedly violated a nudity clause in the Saintsations’ contracts.
Davis reported that the Saints organization does not apply the same rules they have for the cheerleaders to the players. The standards they hold the women to are much higher than those for the men. The cheerleaders are forbidden to have any contact with the Saints players, yet the players are not prohibited from reaching out to them. Also, the cheerleaders must block all the Saints players on social media accounts.
Furthermore, they are not allowed to be seen in the same public place. If a cheerleader arrives at a restaurant and a Saints player is dining there, then she must leave. If the cheerleader is already dining at the restaurant and a Saints player walks in, then she must still get up and leave (even though she was at the establishment first).
"If the cheerleaders can't contact the players, then the players shouldn't be able to contact the cheerleaders," Sara Blackwell, Davis's lawyer told The New York Times. "The antiquated stereotype of women needing to hide for their own protection is not permitted in America and certainly not in the workplace” (Nola.com).