Courtney Lenz has been cheering for the Ravens cheerleading squad for the past 5 years, and she'll be retiring from her role with the Ravens at the conclusion of this season. Despite that, she did not receive an invitation to join the team in New Orleans to cheer for the Ravens in the Super Bowl.

For the Super Bowl, teams are not allowed to bring their entire cheerleading squad. So many of the cheerleaders are left out, but one would think that a 5-year retiring veteran would be a shoe-in, right?

Well, that's not the case. Apparently the Ravens selected their group based on what we could assume is their cheering talent.  But many fans are outraged by the apparent wronging of such a dedicated member of the cheer squad, and have started an online petition to send Ms. Lenz to the Super Bowl.

Courtney recently sat down with Access Hollywood and explained that she feels like the real reason could be because of a very minor weight gain during the season.  Check it out:

1.8 pounds?  Are you kidding me?  Wow...just WOW!!!!!  I realize there is always two sides to every story, but come on...seriously?  What do you think?