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Cowboys cheerleader's blackface irks some

Nov. 3, 2009 at 5:31 PM

DALLAS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Photos circulated on the Web show a white Dallas Cowboys cheerleader dressed as black rapper Lil Wayne on Halloween.

The pictures were posted on a sports blog, Deadspin, and later removed, The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. They showed Whitney Isleib, who has been a Cowboys cheerleader since 2008, wearing braids and fake tattoos, posing in one snapshot with two black women and in another with two men dressed as mariachi singers.

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The newspaper said it was unable to reach Isleib.

"We are aware of the images and we are handling it internally," Brett Daniels, a spokesman for the team, said Monday.

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