Very rare is it when an NFL cheerleader becomes a hot topic of conversation, but lately the ladies that lead the Dallas Cowboys fans have taken center stage. The latest incident involved Melissa Kellerman, and the team is not happy about her expressing herself on Twitter.
In case you missed it, Kellerman was doing her job on Thanksgiving when Cowboys tight end Jason Witten snuck up on her and tackled her to the ground. OK, maybe he didn't "sneak" up, but he did tackle her.
She had some fun with the incident on Twitter shortly after the game, though you wouldn't know it to go to the social media Web site and searching for her profile because it has been deleted.
According to Chris Chase of Shutdown Corner, the team forced her to delete her account on the popular networking Web site because she had the nerve to talk about it publicly.
Apparently, Jerry Jones is a power-hungry dictator who wants to keep everyone even associated with the team silent when he can.
It's not like Kellerman said anything negative about the team, Witten or the league itself. Actually, her tweets were kind of funny. She talked about not being sore after the hit, and being tougher than she looks.
They were harmless statements that did nothing but show that she is capable of laughing at the whole situation, but the team decided that it was enough to shut her up.
This reflects poorly on the Cowboys, whose cheerleaders are already the most high-profile in the league. As the Chase article points out, they have cameras to record auditions that they put on a national television show.
Plus, they have their own Web site, they sell calendars and other merchandise featuring their pictures.
Kellerman did nothing wrong, was a victim of standing somewhere that a Cowboys player would normally never be, and got some attention because she is attractive and got some attention because of it.
Instead of using this as a public relations movement to generate some money somehow—PR people are smart enough to find a way to make cash with anything regardless of talent or brains, look at Kim Kardashian—but instead they make Kellerman silence herself.
(And I am in no way saying that Kellerman is anything like Kim K.)
Way to go, Cowboys. You take a golden opportunity and throw it away because of your own ego and stupidity