True Story: Eagles Cheerleading Team Wants to Recruit Michael Jackson's Daughter

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistMarch 12, 2013


We offer you a break from the slow start to free agency (at least in the NFC East) with a rather unusual story out of the City of Brotherly Love.

The Philadelphia Eagles have yet to sign a big-name unrestricted free agent, but they might be close to locking up Michael Jackson's 14-year-old daughter.

Wait, what?

Yes, Paris Jackson is a cheerleader, and Eagles cheerleading director Barbara Zaun has already been scouting her, according to a report from TMZ.

"We think Paris will make a great Eagle cheerleader," Zaun told the popular celebrity news website. "We thought that she had a lot of poise, confidence, and enthusiasm in her cheer performance...Paris has that 'wow factor' that makes a great cheerleader."

Apparently, being the daughter of the King of Pop means you can skip the audition process for jobs like these, although TMZ does note that the Eagles cheerleading team will require Paris to complete high school and turn 18 before she can grace the sidelines at Lincoln Financial Field. 

And wait, cheerleaders are scouted at the age of 14?

The more you know.