Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Melissa Kellerman got ran over by tight end Jason Witten as he ran out of bounds in Thursday’s win over the Miami Dolphins. Witten was gentlemanly and helped her up, but the organization might not have been as gentlemanly.
Kellerman’s Twitter account disappeared over the holiday weekend after she tweeted twice about the incident. Those tweets were as follows, according to the Washington Post.
“I’m not the best at Jason Witten trust falls ;)”
“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. ;)”
Muckraker Darren Rovell took to Twitter to tell his followers the Cowboys made her delete the account, although that tweet now appears to have been deleted. However, the Post was able to grab a screen cap of it first.
Shame on the Cowboys for pulling cheerleader @MelissaRae off Twitter. Not allowing these girls to capitalize is criminal.
Rovell later let everyone know Keller was being made off-limits by the Cowboys.
Cowboys not allowing interviews with tackled cheerleader @MelissaRae regarding yesterday’s game.
The Cowboys, or course, denied Rovell’s claims.
“The Dallas Cowboys Football Club did not. We don’t get involved in administering Twitter accounts,” Rich Dalrymple, the team’s Vice President of Public Relations & Communications, told the Dallas CBS affiliate.
So how does the story conclude?
Well, Kellerman is back on Twitter as of this morning, but her account is protected. Through some sleuthing, we found a tweet she sent that was retweeted. She also denies the Cowboys made her do anything.
Cowboys did not “force” me to deactivate. I chose to spend the Thanksgiving wknd with my family….& not my twitter account.
We suspect she won’t publicly mention the incident again because, well, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are a bunch of assholes. And, hell, maybe she didn’t want to talk to the media, which would seem odd for someone who wanted to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.
We’ll let you be the judge. Also, feel free to judge these photos of Melissa as well.
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