Dear Cowboys - Is 1,000 Followers Really That Bad?


The Dallas Cowboys played the Miami Dolphins this past Thursday and thanks to an accidental tackle by Dallas tight end Jason Witten, cheerleader Melissa Kellerman must say goodbye to her twitter followers.

Kellerman was taken down by Witten as he ran out of bounds after catching a pass. Witten immediately helped her bounce back up and show the crowd her gorgeous smile and good spirited attitude. Following the game Kellerman shared some cute tweets with her family, friends & followers like any other college girl would do but the Cowboys franchise did not approve. 

She sent two tweets Friday morning:
"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. ;)"

Is this honestly grounds for forcing the poor girl off a social networking site? The Cowboys seem to think so. They forced her to shut down her @MelissaRae account and say goodbye to her followers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kellerman's twitter followers tripled to almost 1,000 after Thursday's game. - If I were the Cowboys I wouldn't exactly cry over two tweets reaching only 1,000 followers.

Personally, if it's a bigger spotlight for the cheerleader that they are worried about, I think the Cowboys just created it themselves. Before taking control of Melissa Kellerman's right to tweet the incident was just an example of chivalry and a cute girl with a good attitude. Now the Cowboys franchise has turned this into negative press for themselves and managed to shine the spotlight even brighter on the cheerleader.

Any thoughts?

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