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Twitter account of cheerleader tackled by Jason Witten disappears

November 27, 2011 |  3:16 pm

Twitter followers are throwing their support behind Melissa Kellerman, the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader toppled by Jason Witten on Thanksgiving Day during the team's win over the Miami Dolphins. Kellerman tweeted twice on the incident before she reportedly was ordered by the Cowboys to delete her account.

Now, BringBack MelissaRae (@BringBakMelissa) says, "Hey Dallas Cowboys (American's Team), we want @MelissaRae back on Twitter. She needs support to recover from that hit during the Thxgiving game. We got ur back M."

It looked like Kellerman was taken down hard during the Cowboys-Dolphins game when the 6-foot-6, 250-plus Witten came crashing out of bounds at the end of a play in the fourth quarter. The tight end snagged Kellerman around the waist, and down they went. The cheerleader soon popped back up, seeming to have lost very little of her bounce.

It may have been tough for some to see why Kellerman's Twitter account was shut down after a couple of seemingly innocent tweets: "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" and "I'm not the best at Jason Witten trust falls."

Kellerman's "Meet Melissa" profile on the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders website describes her as a student and her favorite song as Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." Her lifetime goal is to "have a successful career and marriage, have children and never lose faith in myself, my family, or God." But has she lost faith in the Dallas Cowboys? 

For now, one thing is for sure: She won't be answering that question on her Twitter feed.

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