Apparently, he was.
Aikman says via Twitter that he won’t be appearing on the show, because it “interferes with American Idol auditions.”
Aikman’s comments suggest that he regards appearing on Dancing with the Stars as the equivalent of appearing on American Idol. The difference, of course, is that two of his best-known teammates, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith, have appeared on Dancing with the Stars, along with other current and former NFL players.
And even though, as Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram points out, the next season of Dancing with the Stars would conflict with Aikman’s football duties, the show has two “seasons” per year. So Aikman possibly could have appeared “next year” as in, literally, next year.
Either way, Aikman’s on-air partner, Joe Buck, likely doesn’t appreciate the fact that Aikman decided to mess with Buck’s favorite website.