Former Tennessee Titans cheerleader accused of sexual battery on 12-year-old

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 3:13pm
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Elizabeth Leigh Garner

Elizabeth Leigh Garner, a 42-year-old former Tennessee Titans cheerleader, has been arrested for the alleged sexual battery of a 12-year-old Rutherford County boy.

Garner, of Highland Park Court in Nashville, was arrested in Nashville on March 14 and then booked into a Rutherford County jail. She is charged with aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for rape of a child.

According to Murfreesboro Police Department records, in February while Garner was staying at the 12-year-old boy’s home, he got up in the night to go to the bathroom, and Garner followed him into the bathroom. Garner allegedly asked the boy if he’d ever been with a woman and grabbed his penis from the outside of his pants, before attempting to take his shorts off and stating that she wanted to perform a sex act on him.

Garner told police that she was drunk that night and got the boy “confused” with a man who was also at the home at that time.

The case was presented before a Rutherford County grand jury earlier this month, and Garner was consequently indicted on the charges.

28 Comments on this post:

By: La-La on 3/21/13 at 2:31

Such a disgrace to the Titans team,etc., etc. The team, etc, has enough to deal without getting press out this! I have lost all respect.

By: Rasputin72 on 3/21/13 at 8:54

The Titan cheerleaders are a second thought to this dysfunctional organization.

By: TITAN1 on 3/22/13 at 4:54

It has been 4 years since she was a Titans cheerleader, but don't let facts get in your way.

By: govskeptic on 3/22/13 at 4:58

Knowing nothing but what is written, this sure sound like an overcharge by the
Police and DA's office even if true. Are they going to request the death penalty?
Of course, we have lots of that in this "Hang em High" State, except when it comes
to political or law enforcement infractions.

By: TITAN1 on 3/22/13 at 6:02

Overcharge? She admitted doing it! She was so drunk she thought it was a man! And there you go again showing your lack of respect for authority. Sad, very sad!

By: jwk6179 on 3/22/13 at 8:42

Either, the 12 year old boy is big for his age or the man she was staying with was pretty small in order to get them confused. I've got a 12 year old nephew and a 12 year old granddaughter and there is no way I can confuse them for an adult. Her defense sounds pretty flimsy. She's 42 and she was a Titans cheerleader only 4 years ago. I hadn't seen too many 38 year old cheerleaders, either. Once a Titan, always a CRIMINAL!!!

By: TITAN1 on 3/22/13 at 9:30

And I thought jw was turning things around. :(

By: Jughead on 3/22/13 at 9:31

I hope she was hotter looking 4 years ago. Maybe the boy ratted her out because she was ugly.

By: courier37027 on 3/22/13 at 10:35

I'll open my home to you, Miss Garner. No more couch surfing for you. You need some guidance and structure. Self-esteem will return. Trust me.

By: Jughead on 3/22/13 at 11:31

I admit---I try to have standards---but I'd still hit it given the opportunity.

By: TITAN1 on 3/22/13 at 12:23

jughead, do you not have a problem with what happened?

By: courier37027 on 3/22/13 at 1:22

Jughead, I agree. For 42 years old, a mug shot after a night of drinking she still passes my looks test.

By: TITAN1 on 3/22/13 at 1:58

Come on courier, I know you don't condone what happened.

By: courier37027 on 3/22/13 at 2:18

T1, you know I am baffled by the almost cliched events where rich, successful athletes and attractive women find themselves exercising poor judgment. For this one time, influenced by your mantra of felons deserving a second chance, I am offering Elizabeth a place to stay. Come home to daddy, Elizabeth.

By: Jughead on 3/22/13 at 2:23

I only wish that had happened to me at that age. An event that young men dream and boast about until they get married.

Instead, I was surrounded by old hags and porkers. I must have done something wrong in a prior life.

By: Jughead on 3/22/13 at 2:25

Beavis and Butthead would have approved.

By: Jughead on 3/22/13 at 2:26

At least the Titans are good for something since McNair took a dirt nap.

By: courier37027 on 3/22/13 at 2:32

Elizabeth, can you cook and iron?

By: TITAN1 on 3/22/13 at 2:38

I think Beavis and Butthead DID just approve.

By: TITAN1 on 3/22/13 at 2:42

C, I don't think someone would give you their approval.

By: courier37027 on 3/22/13 at 2:44

Fire, fire, heh, heh, fire, fire.

By: TITAN1 on 3/22/13 at 2:52

Drinking early, huh?

By: courier37027 on 3/22/13 at 2:52

T1, Elizabeth would be safe with me. No kids at my house, but sometimes I act like 12 years old. No debt, no drugs, no mortgage, funding my retirement: all she would need do is stay clean and sober. I know women of her ilk; thinking men like me are too far above her reach. Women who feel guilty if they are happy and fulfilled. Do nt fear success my blond goddess. Daddy is home.

By: TITAN1 on 3/22/13 at 6:16

LOL! There is someone who would not even want you posting that, but that isn't my problem.

By: Vuenbelvue on 3/23/13 at 10:21

I bet there were legal guns in the house the police forgot to take outside and check the chambers for bullets in front of the news camera's. LOL

By: the truth101 on 3/23/13 at 5:57

If this were a 42 year old man and a 12 year old girl you would all be calling for his execution. Hypocrites much?

By: courier37027 on 3/23/13 at 6:33

the truth, I thought my posts covered the absurdity of those falling in love with criminals. We hear of women falling in love with male prisoners, convinced these men are innocent and a woman's love will change their ways.

By: yucchhii on 3/25/13 at 10:01

JUG head...You'd hit anything that has a breath in it. Your last girlfriend was in a's an OLD movie. She was that CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON! Shows how desperate you are!!!