The Lingerie Football League said on Friday it would reevaluate whether it wants to expand into Oklahoma City.
The LFL took a step back after Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett told several media outlets on Thursday that he would not allow an LFL team to play in Oklahoma City.
â€œDue to Mayor Cornett's action, our executive committee is meeting internally early next week to decide the next steps,â€ LFL spokesman Stephon McMillen said Friday.
â€œWe have never had this type of a response from a city official blocking the LFL.â€
McMillen went a step further, questioning what the mayor would and wouldn't allow in Oklahoma City.
â€œWe find it interesting that satanic worship at the Civic Center and cheerleaders wearing far less than our athletes is moral, but LFL is not,â€ McMillen said.
The LFL said earlier this week that it hoped to have an Oklahoma City franchise ready for the 2011 season, which would begin in August. However, the league does not have an ownership group in place for an OKC franchise.
Lingerie Football League chairman Mitchell S. Mortaza said Cornett was taking away the freedom of individuals to choose what sporting events to attend.
â€œOklahomans should be provided the opportunity to choose for themselves and not dictated to,â€ Mortaza said in a statement. â€œI thought our plans were for expansion into Oklahoma City, not North Korea.â€
The Lingerie League has teams in major markets such as the Chicago Bliss, Dallas Desire, Los Angeles Temptation, Seattle Mist and San Diego Seduction. MTV2 broadcasts some games.