Usually the words “Playboy Playmate” and “college football locker room” are only used when brainstorming porno ideas, but UCF alumni Shanna McLaughlin seems to be the exception to the rule. Shanna did a photo with aXis Magazine inside her alma mater’s locker room, a move approved by head coach George O’Leary. And here I was, thinking that kind of recruiting only happened at SEC schools.
“I approved the magazine,” O’Leary told a Sentinel reporter after practice ended Saturday. “The guy called my office and basically wanted to know if they could do a magazine shoot. There was a UCF girl who had her MBA and all that. And the only thing I asked is, ‘Is that a magazine that is distributed on campus?’ And they said, ‘Yes.’ They’ve done I think four, since I’ve been here at least four, initial copies of football [previews] opening up the football season.”
“Let me make this clear, UCF does not condone the photos and the video. We have spoken to the employee in question and we will speak to our entire staff to make sure that this does not happen again. To any fans who were offended by this, we sincerely apologize.” –Orlando Sentinel
Nothing says your school has the glitz and glamor of Florida, Miami, or Florida State like apologizing for having Playmates in your locker room. George has made some questionable decisions while serving as a head coach throughout his career, so what does he have to lose? It’s awful that he’s in hot water for this, while Rick Pitino gets off unscathed for his sexcapades. The folks at Louisville probably felt sorrier for Rick than anything else. Have you seen Karen Sypher? She looks like a 50 year old Lindsay Lohan. Video of the photo shoot after the jump.
(More photos available at aXis Magazine)