Cheerleader who says she was body-shamed by Shaker Heights coach dances with Cavalier Girls

Cheerleader who says she was body-shamed by Shaker Heights coach dances with Cavalier Girls
(Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Shaker Heights cheerleader who said her high school coach criticized her for her weight was recently given an opportunity of a lifetime.

At halftime during Saturday’s Cavaliers game, 16-year-old Laylonie Dowdell and her fellow high school cheerleading team danced in front of thousands with the Cavalier Girls, proving that she is confident with herself no matter what others say.

In October, Dowdell claimed a cheerleading coach at Shaker Heights High School went too far. She says they made fun of her weight and made her wear a uniform that was too small.

An assistant coach at Shaker Heights High School resigned as a result of the school’s investigation into Dowdell’s claims.

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