Former Bengals Cheerleader Sarah Jones Reportedly in Line for Reality TV Deal

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 26, 2012

Photo Credit: The Daily Mail
Photo Credit: The Daily Mail

This show is guaranteed to be a hit, and that saddens me to no end. 

The Daily Mail reports Sarah Jones has been pegged by the makers of Jersey Shore to star in a new reality TV show of her own. 

Of course this has happened. 

For those unfamiliar with the name Sarah Jones, perhaps you will recall a story about a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader who had an affair with a 17-year-old boy.

As the report states, "The show will centre around Ms. Jones and presumably Cody York, her much younger boyfriend, whom she recently admitted to having sex with when he was a minor, after vehemently denying it."

As the Washington Post reported earlier this month, the former NFL cheerleader and Kentucky high school teacher pleaded guilty to reduced charges of sexual misconduct following her relationship with a former student. 

The news that she may get a TV show is not being taken well by her now-ex-husband, Nathan Wilburn, or his family. 

The Daily Mail  reported a comment from Nathan's father, Fred: "I know how Nathan feels about this and it is just obscene. It is just disgusting that she is going to make money after telling so many lies and ruining my son's life."

It's funny what we consider entertainment these days, and now a huge reward finds its way onto the doorstep of Ms. Jones. 

Is this really any different than a reality show about a bunch of socialites, who have no real problems, being recorded as they essentially live the rich life as we see in Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Is it any different than the unhealthy obsession America has with Honey Boo Boo and her inarticulate sketti-eating family?

Does it really differ from the think tank of friends that made millions partying for the camera in the Jersey Shore?

That there was a crime committed prior to the show is really the only thing that sets it apart. There is no reaching for a higher commentary with the show, and it's completely devoid of artistic integrity. 

It should be a hit. 


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