One excerpt reads, "For the past 6-7 years, ESPN and its nationwide networks have exploited cheer/dance teams all across the country. They do this by parking their TV cameras on these women for their own personal entertainment."
And in another letter the the writer or writers say, "Pigs park their cameras on us close up, front view, dozens of times each game, yet rarely ever show on TV in this manner."
And if all this isn't strange enough, in one excerpt the person complains about the exploitation of cheerleaders and then goes on to also complain that modestly dressed cheerleaders are getting more media coverage than scantily dressed cheerleaders. In that letter the author or authors make a direct reference to the Ohio State cheerleaders and their long sleeved uniforms by saying, "For the last 6 years, Ohio State cheerleaders have received more TV time than any other Division 1A cheer squad on ESPN, because they wear long sleeved red/white outfits. If they wore sleeveless outfits, they would not get ANY TV time. So, we are fed up with this constant exploitation."
The letters originally arrived with postmarks from Portland and they were delivered in September of 2004. Later batches were received between November of 2006 and this February. Most of the postmarks on the later batch came from Seattle, but there were also some sent from Chicago. According to a statement released by the FBI the person "may be directly or indirectly involved in some element of cheerleading and/or the television production/coverage aspect of collegiate athletics."
If you have any information or think you might know who is responsible for these letters, please contact your local FBI office or visit the FBI's Web site to send an electronic tip.