Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Courtney Lenz was not invited to perform at the Super Bowl, and she says it's because she gained too much weight.

During the regular season, Courtney was actually benched for a game because she had gained 1.6 to 1.8 pounds, bringing her up to a whopping 125.6 pounds. The team disputes her claim, saying, quote, "Our selection process was based upon three criteria: seniority, performance ability and personal conduct throughout the season."

The team only gets to take 32 of its 60 cheerleaders.  Courtney wasn't one of them, and she says her weight is the reason. BTW Courtney has been on the cheer squad for 5 years. Use the player below to hear what Courtney has to say in her own words: