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Cowboys cheerleader's blackface irks some

Nov. 3, 2009 at 5:31 PM   |   Comments

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.

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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