OKC Mayor Mick Cornett says no to Lingerie Football League
LFL chairman: â€˜I thought our plans were for expansion into Oklahoma City, not North Korea'
From Staff Reports •
Modified: November 13, 2010 at 1:14 pm • Published: November 11, 2010
The Lingerie Football League was looking toward expanding to Oklahoma City.
The key word: Was.
Mayor Mick Cornett told media Thursday that he will not allow a team to play in Oklahoma City. The Lingerie League is made up of 10 teams that feature women playing tackle football in bras, panties and garters.
The LFL said it hoped to have an Oklahoma City franchise ready for the 2011 season, which would begin in August. However, the league did 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. MTV broadcasts some games.