Frightening Super Bowl Fact: 10,000 Teen Prostitutes Expected


teensCan't wait for your Super Bowl party this weekend? Just be glad it's at home this year. The greatest game of the year is the worst place to be if you're a teenager.

Something like 10,000 teen prostitutes and their johns are expected to be in Dallas this week. Yes, you read that right. Nestled right in with the Lombardi Trophy and those silly commercials is a scandal of stadium-sized proportions. And don't blame Dallas. The Super Bowl, according to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, "is a magnet for child sex traffickers." I think I may have just lost my appetite for chips, salsa, and sitting in front of the big screen on Sunday.

Why the Super Bowl? What's so bad about a bunch of football fans in one place? Apparently it's just the sheer numbers. There are more people in town for a Super Bowl than for your average convention or regular season game. More people means there's a higher number of freaks -- it's the law of percentages rather than anything particularly nefarious about gridiron junkies.

Phewww! We can still be fans! We don't have to send the little Packers or little Steelers outfits back just yet! Because it's not the city's fault. And it's not the fault of either team in particular.

But that doesn't mean everyone's blameless here. There's a pattern of these teen prostitutes being pimped out at Super Bowl after Super Bowl. Why isn't the NFL doing something to thwart these crazies?

We're talking about kids. Kids who, according to statistics from Traffick911, a Texas-based non-profit that fights sex trafficking, will likely die within seven years of being forced into the trade. And this year they're in Texas, the nation's hot spot for sex trafficking.

We're talking about a game that often garners more viewers than any other TV show on the air all year. It's a perfect platform to spread the word about a horror that affects 100,000 teens in America. It's also a game that earns millions of dollars for the NFL. Spreading that around on behalf of children in desperate situations would be a public relations bonanza -- company does good with its money while the world is watching.

At press time, there were close to 70,000 signatures on an Internet petition begging the NFL and the Super Bowl Host Committee to stand up for the kids on Sunday, and there's been no response.

I will still be watching the Super Bowl this weekend, but knowing this will forever change my opinion of the NFL. How about you?

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miche... micheledo

My husband just made the comment that he is re-thinking have Super Bowl night with the teens from our church.  I'm going to check out that petition and sign it if I still can.  What a great opportunity for people to speak out about this issue!  Why wouldn't they get involved?? 

miche... micheledo

Just signed the petition.  Hopefully MANY more will.  Thanks for your article.

Danielle Linsley

I signed it as well..this is just wrong and disgusting and shows how much are society is going down the hole fast.

sherl... sherlokke

don't rent any rooms at the north end of 360.... thiis is how it's always been.

TonyaLeigh Brady

No worries, I'm certain Ben Roethlisberger will be buying up most of the girls, after Heinz Ward is done watching them strip dance that is.  

Or perhaps we could get all the Catholics invovled with this one, oh' no wait...I forgot...the Church is the one hiring the Pimps, my bad. 

What a relief everything is so "Organized"  we wouldn't want something bad to happen to all these followers.   

mommix4 mommix4

This sadly goes on at every event. Check out "" and see how you can help stop it

Peajewel Peajewel

How sad, I will going to sign it now. 

rb_red rb_red

This is really sad, but I fail to see how it's the NFL's fault. The number of teen prostitutes increases at any large event.

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