Nov 28, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT
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.
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