Former Carolina Panthers cheerleader spared jail for bathroom brawl
UPI News Service, 03/14/2006
A second Carolina Panthers cheerleader has pleaded guilty to getting rowdy in the ladies room of a Florida bar.
Victoria Renee Thomas was sentenced Monday to 12 months probation, 50 hours of community service and $400 restitution for the incident at Banana Joe's in Tampa, the Smoking Gun Web site reports. Like her co-defendant, Angela Keathley, Thomas has been fired from the cheerleading squad.
Three women who were in the ladies room with the two cheerleaders say that they were waiting to use the facilities while Thomas and Keathley in a single stall. Thomas allegedly struck one of the women after being called a couple of bad names.
Keathley, who pleaded guilty in January, allegedly made trouble for police officers who were called because of the disruption.