Melissa Kellerman – Cheerleader Melissa Kellerman had her Twitter account deleted after she was asked by the Dallas Cowboys to delete her recent tweets. Apparently, the Cowboys didn’t think Melissa should be posting messages about last week’s incident. The cheerleader was thrust into the spotlight Thursday when she was accidentally tackled on the sideline by tight end Jason Witten during the team’s game vs. the Miami Dolphins.
In fact, later that day, she had more than tripled her Twitter followers — to more than 1,000 — as a result of the incident, CNBC’s Darren Rovell reported.
On Friday morning, she tweeted twice about the knockdown, writing: “I’m not the best at Jason Witten trust falls ;)” and “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. ;)”
But it seems the Dallas Cowboys organization didn’t approve of the messages. According to Rovell, Kellerman– a student who is in her fourth year with the team — was forced to delete her account by the NFL franchise.
“Shame on the Cowboys for pulling cheerleader @MelissaRae off Twitter,” he tweeted from his own account. “Not allowing these girls to capitalize is criminal.”
He also claims that the Cowboys didn’t allow interviews with Kellerman afterward.
“If Cowboys don’t trust the cheerleaders to speak for themselves, why do they even interview them for the squad?” he wrote.