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Colts cheerleader Malori Wampler sues after being fired for nude pictures

Wampler, formerly affiliated with Playboy, claims the club told her that her affiliation with the entertainment organization would not be a problem when she was hired. Attorney Kimberly Jeselskis told Crimesider that Wampler attended a party at the Playboy Mansion and helped host a Playboy golfing event. Jeselskis said Wampler also had pictures taken for the company's publication.
Kim Jeselskis
Malori Wampler
Kim Jeselskis

(CBS/WISH) INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader Malori Wampler is suing the football team for discrimination after she claims to have been let go over some racy photographs snapped by Playboy.

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The 26-year-old was a cheerleader for the 2010-2011 season, but her season was cut short in Nov. 2010 when team managers received nude photos of her in a painted on swimsuit.

CBS affiliate WISH reports that according to the lawsuit, Wampler was let go even though she did not violate the team's conduct policy because the photos were taken before she was hired by the Colts.

The lawsuit says the club discriminated against Wampler, because she is female. She claims numerous male players have broken the club's conduct rules and have not been dismissed.

Wampler, formerly affiliated with Playboy, claims the Colts told her that her affiliation with the entertainment organization would not be a problem when she was hired.

Attorney Kimberly Jeselskis told Crimesider that Wampler attended a party at the Playboy Mansion and helped host a Playboy golfing event.

Jeselskis said Wampler also had pictures taken for the company's publication.

The Colts' general counsel Dan Emerson told the Associated Press that the ex-cheerleader doesn't have a case.

"It's my belief and the Colts' contention that her claim or claims have no merit whatsoever," Emerson told the news agency. "I just think that it's a very sad situation that it's gone as far as it has."