Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Melissa Kellerman's Twitter account has been reactivated, but is now locked, after reports said the team forced her to delete her account after the Cowboys 20-19 win over the Miami Dolphins on Thanksgiving.
Kellerman was accidentally tackled by Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who ran out of bounds trying to avoid a tackler after catching a pass. The cheerleader tweeted twice about the incident the next day.
Nothing 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, said the first tweet.
I'm not the best at Jason Witten trust falls, said the other.
That same day, CNBC's Darren Rovell reported that Kellerman tripled her followers since getting tackled, and the next day, he reported that the Cowboys were not allowing her to answer interview questions.
Then, Rovell reported that the Cowboys forced the 22-year-old to get rid of her account.
Shame on the Cowboys for pulling cheerleader @MelissaRae off Twitter, he tweeted. Not allowing these girls to capitalize is criminal.
CBS reported that the team's Vice President of Public Relations & Communications Rich Dalrymple had nothing to do with deleting Kellerman's account.
The Dallas Cowboys Football Club did not [delete], said Dalrymple. We don't get involved in administering twitter accounts.
CBS also reported that Kellerman's account reactivated on Monday, in which the cheerleader seemingly validated Dalrymple's statement.
Cowboys did not force me to deactivate, Kellerman said. I chose to spend the Thanksgiving wknd with my family....& not my twitter account.
Kellerman's account, which is now locked, now has over 3,300 followers,
Watch the video of the popular tackle below.