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Lingerie Football League

NFL's Failed Female Kicker

Isn't LFL Material

3/4/2013 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The female kicker who bombed her NFL tryout isn't even good enough to play for the Lingerie Football League ... according to an LFL rep, who tells TMZ, they're only interested in "real" football players.

You'll recall, Lauren Silberman made history yesterday -- becoming the first woman ever to try out for the NFL ... while humiliating herself on a national scale in the process.

Silberman -- a former soccer player from the University of Wisconsin -- completely botched two kicks ... propelling them roughly 15 yards each ... before calling it quits with a quadricep injury.



But even though Lauren is kinda cute, the LFL (which now officially stands for Legends Football League) says it's "only interested in real football players, not soccer players turned kickers. We don't have girls that just kick in our league."

FYI -- there ARE kickers in the LFL ... but they play other positions as well.

Hehe. Positions.

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16.

Deanna    

She didnt humiliate herself , tmz. Lots of men couldn't make that cut either. This is such a sexist article! You are laughing at her for doing this? What's wrong with you? you should be promoting good sportsmanship. the reference to the lingerie league has nothing to do with her, they made that statement on their own- she didn't seek them at all. Bad journalism .

595 days ago
17.

Violent Pope    

Soccer is a weak azz sport with weak azz players.

595 days ago
18.

Leighton    

I'm sure someone thought the first woman to seek suffrage was also "embarrassing herself."

595 days ago
19.

Los Pepes    

This all had to been a joke
It makes more sense that way

595 days ago
20.

JBNTZ    

Call it publicity, feminism or what this crude attempt really was...FAIL! Now get back to work and cook me a chicken pot pie.

595 days ago
21.

Carl    

All she did was a publicity stunt. Word from the camp is she had no idea what to do and had to ask other kickers how to kick a football.

595 days ago
22.

jim    

Maybe she could be a an onside kick specialist.

595 days ago
23.

Mike    

I've seen practice video of her hitting from 50 yards out. Bummer about the quad injury, get well soon, see you next year.

595 days ago
24.

DudeLebowski    

She needs to go home and bake some brownies for her girlfriend and forget about the LFL (Lesbian Football League)....

595 days ago
25.

Majestik    

I equate this to the Tampa Bay Lightning. NFL had no problems with her trying out, the TBL brought in a female goaltender for a game. Why not, if she has talents to showcase, go for it. IMHO, Hockey and football which are HIGH CONTACT sports shouldn't have men and women playing. I'd like to see a Female baseball player in the big leagues though, or some of those Olympic soccer gals in the European leagues. There are just some groups that women should NOT be a part of. Isn't enough they have a female reporters now?

595 days ago
26.

Pockets    

It's only humiliating if she didn't do her best, I'd feel no shame trying something 98% of the population is too chicken**** to go for.

595 days ago
27.

bernergirl    

2 kicks and she is out! Obviously the NFL is getting tougher requirements since Jamarcus Russell.

595 days ago
28.

Nicoleasm    

I hate to say it, but she was awful. Why would she try out if she's never played? It's great to be the first woman in anything but it means nothing if you have no idea what you're doing along with having no skills

595 days ago
29.

Mrugowsky    

You just have to admit it-men are better than women at sports that matter. Just a natural fact.

595 days ago
30.

Professor Sherlock     

That's totally embarrassing.

595 days ago
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