Former Bengals Cheerleader Accused of Having Sex With a Teenager Speaks Out
The NFL cheerleader accused of having sex with a teenage boy is speaking out. insisting she's innocent.
27-year-old high school teacher, Sarah Jones once captained the Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders.
She appeared Tuesday on Good Morning America, just hours after prosecutors failed to convince a judge to stop the interview by imposing a gag order.
Jones said, "I read on a blog once that I was the female Jerry Sandusky. To read those things and not be able to comment, not be able to stick up for myself is not fair."
"People don't know the real me. There's blogs and postings out there that I have slept with numerous and numerous people. I married my high school sweetheart," she said.
INSIDE EDITION obtained an exclusive video of their wedding day. Jones and her high school sweetheart, Nathan Wilburn, were married inside the Cincinnati Bengals stadium. Even the cake was in the Bengals colors.
But, by the time their Caribbean honeymoon was over, their marriage was as good as finished too.
Wilburn said, "There is no chance we will ever get back together."
Wilburn recently told INSIDE EDITION exclusively that he was tortured by shocking rumors that his new bride, a high school English teacher, was having sex with one of her students. She insisted to him that she had never been unfaithful.
Wilburn said, "I'm not going to lie. It's all I pretty much thought about. I still think about it now."
INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd asked, "You found you weren't able to trust her?"
"Yeah, I wanted her to tell me why people were saying these things," he said.
The honeymoon was a disaster. They fought so much over those rumors that they split up just six weeks after the wedding. She filed for an annulment, claiming the marriage had never even been consummated.
Wilburn said, "Of course I don't want my wife to be guilty of having sexual relations with a young boy."
Boyd said, "It sounds like you want to believe in Sarah, but there's a big part of you that's really skeptical."
"I go back and forth every day as far as to whether I think it's true or not true," Wilburn said.
Prosecutors said they have graphic text messages which prove Sarah Jones and a teenage student had a three month affair.
Wilburn said, "She says she's crushed and her life is over, she has nothing left. Her teaching career's over. Her Bengals career is over."
The marriage was so short, Wilburn never had the chance to watch a home video of his wedding day. As he watched it for the first time, he said he hoped his bride doesn't go to prison.
"I hope she's innocent. I hope she can get her life back together," he said.
Boyd asked, "What if she's not?"
Wilburn said, "If she's not, she deserves to go to jail."