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Cowboys deny forcing cheerleader to delete her Twitter account

Nov 28, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

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Remember the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader who got trampled by Jason Witten on Thanksgiving during their game with the Dolphins? Of course you do. As a result Melissa Kellerman rose briefly to Internet stardom via Twitter, but then, suddenly, her account disappeared. Many assumed the Cowboys pulled the plug, but the organization is denying it, according to CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.

This morning we asked the Cowboys if they had made Kellerman delete her account.

Here’s the reply we got from Rich Dalrymple, the team’s Vice President of Public Relations & Communications: “The Dallas Cowboys Football Club did not. We don’t get involved in administering twitter accounts.”

Monday morning (in fact, while this story was being written), Kellerman’s account reappeared. But now she is protecting her tweets.

Here are two tweets that Kellerman sent out the night of the collision:

“Not hurtin’ today, like some of y’all thought I would be! Our TE isn’t as tough as he looks… That or I’m WAY tougher than I look. ;)

“I’m not the best at Jason Witten trust falls ;)

Then the next day, broadcast silence ensued. Kellerman’s response to all of this:

@ThomasRedfearn Thomas Redfearn
RT @MelissaRae: Cowboys did not “force” me to deactivate. I chose to spend the Thanksgiving wknd with my family….& not my twitter account.

Kellerman’s Twitter account is protected, so the above tweet is available only because Busted Coverage found a retweet.

Kellerman seemed thrilled by the attention on Thursday night, but by Friday she protects her account? Something’s fishy.

Cowboys: We Didn’t Force Cheerleader To Delete Her Twitter Account [CBS DFW]

  1. mutter69 - Nov 29, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    I have no doubt the Dallas Cowboys made her delete her twitter account. They want cheerleaders to be a every game, practice for endless hours and they have to maintain an exact weight. For this the greedy owners and players want to pay them nothing and if they do a promotion in the outfit the teams and the players take all the money.

    • samnet45 - Nov 29, 2011 at 11:54 AM

      When the cheerleaders sign up to wear the uniform, they are aware of the contents of the contract. As for the “greed” of the owners and players, their demands are fueled advertisers and ticket holders. If we did not buy their “stuff” and watch the show in their pretty stadiums they would go broke. Don’t watch the show and buy the stuff, that will show them…………….

  2. meluvulongthyme - Nov 30, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Of course they made her delete her twitter account. Then for them to deny it, just goes to show how stupid they think we all are. I would have more respect for them if they had just kept their yaps shut and not said anything.

  3. samantha949 - Apr 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Thomas is Melissa’s boyfriend, I think they have been dating not too long. really cute though.