Bengals.com & Perez Hilton
In March 2012 former Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts—that was a mouthful, I know.
Both felony charges stemmed from an affair that Jones, a 27-year-old married high school English teacher, had been having with a teenager at her school. Both parties initially denied the affair, but facing five years on each count, eventually decided to play ball with authorities.
Jones pleaded guilty and was able to avoid jail time. Although national controversy wasn't nearly enough to derail this train wreck of a relationship. Not long after the case was settled Jones announced the pair were engaged and were still planning a wedding as of June 2013.
This incident wasn't actually the first time Jones had made headlines. Three years prior she filed a defamation lawsuit against Nik Richie, owner of TheDirty.com, who had posted various photos of her, allowing users to comment about her sexual activities and allege she had STDs.
In July 2013 Jones was awarded $338,000 in damages by a jury in federal court. The jury returned a unanimous verdict in a case that is expected to set a precedent for similar legal action in the future.