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Dallas Cowboys cheerleader criticized after blackface Halloween photos emerge

08:08 AM CST on Tuesday, November 3, 2009

By JEFF MOSIER / The Dallas Morning News
jmosier@dallasnews.com
A Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is getting attacked on blogs nationwide for dressing up in blackface at a Halloween party over the weekend.

The sports blog Deadspin posted photos of Whitney Isleib, a Cowboys cheerleader since 2008, dressed as black rapper Lil Wayne. Isleib is white.

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

Isleib could not be reached for comment Monday.

The photos were posted on Deadspin on Sunday but later taken down. A new post that went up on the Web site Monday had the word "allegedly" added.

The photos appear to have come from the Facebook page of another Cowboys cheerleader.

Isleib's Facebook page had been deleted by Monday.

The photos show Isleib wearing dark makeup, a

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Added: Nov-3-2009 Occurred On: Nov-3-2009
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