The Super Bowl is No. 1 Human Trafficking Event?

Everyone is happy for the Baltimore Ravens and those others who have played in the Super Bowl, but there is an ugly underbelly that supporters of the sporting event may not have been aware of.

For the first time, we are learning of yet another sex scandal, but the Super Bowl is at the center of it. According to the Huffington Post, the Super Bowl is the No. 1 attractor for human traffickers.  Now this goes beyond prostitution and into the world of women being involuntarily sold into sex slavery throughout the country.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Texas area hosted the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told USA Today in 2011:

“The Super Bowl is the greatest show on Earth, but it also has an ugly underbelly,” “It’s commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States.”

Well I’m sure it isn’t as common knowledge as he thought.  Huffington Post reported:

“Clemmie Greenlee was expected to sleep with anywhere from 25 to 50 men a day.”

“If you don’t make that number (of sex customers), you’re going to dearly, dearly, severely pay for it,” Greenlee told the Times-Picayune.”I mean with beatings, I mean with over and over rapings. With just straight torture. The worst torture they put on you is when they make you watch the other girl get tortured because of your mistake.”

The report states that 10,000 prostitutes were brought to the Super Bowl in 2010 and 133 underage arrests were made at the 2011 Super Bowl in Texas.  As of Friday, five women were rescued and eight human-trafficking related arrests were made in New Orleans, according to FOX 8.

Some news outlets like the Village Voice have the audacity to refute these facts and some believe because of the advertising dollars they receive from supporters and/or ads they post on their Backpage.com

Read more here.

-J.C. Brooks

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