Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Melissa Kellerman got quite a surprise during the Thanksgiving game against the Miami Dolphins when the Cowboys’ tight end Jason Witten collided with her after he caught a pass from Tony Romo.
Later, Kellerman took to her twitter account to reassure Cowboys fans that despite her unexpected moment in the spotlight — her shock was apparent in replays — she was just fine.
“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,” she wrote the next day, adding a winking emoticon. Later, she added, “I’m not the best at Jason Witten trust falls.” With another emoticon for good measure, of course.
That night, Kellerman’s twitter account was deleted.
Which, of course (??) spurred lots of media coverage and an investigation. Because her Twitter is apparently super important to tons of people.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell reported that the Dallas Cowboys administration forced Kellerman to delete her Twitter. “Shame on the Cowboys for pulling cheerleader @MelissaRae off Twitter,” he tweeted. “Not allowing these girls to capitalize is criminal.”
Huh? The Cowboys, in turn, denied meddling in Kellerman’s online life. “The Dallas Cowboys Football Club did not. We don’t get involved in administering twitter accounts,” the team’s VP of PR told CBS.
Kellerman’s Twitter is now back online.
The mystery remains, however, because it’s locked. All we can see now is her bio, which, for the record, states: “22-ish. Wears white cowboy boots and stars to work. Bridesmaid x2. Chapstick addict. Enjoys romantic walks to the fridge.”
Story developing. Obviously. Because it’s very important.