Sarah Phillips, a former ESPN.com writer is admitting, kind of, to not making the best of decisions. After Deadspin found out that she was conning popular web producers out of the rights to their work, she tweeted a few choice items. The self-professed gambling expert convince people with large social media followings to join a “sports comedy venture” that didn’t exist.
She reportedly deleted a few tweets after the story broke, and she unfollowed several hundred people. Then she started talking over Twitter. She says in one tweet, “I’m not deleting my account. I understand if you unfollow. At the end of the day, there are two sides to every story.” In another, “I never wanted to be in sports media. It just happened. I concealed my identity so I wasn’t a “gambler” to future employers.”
She says, “I made poor choices with who to trust. I’ll correct that moving forward. It’s not an excuse,” and “I’m not a victim. We all contributed to these issues in one way or
another. I needed to have better control over the situations. I didn’t.”
Since that time, there are more controversies about lying about which Twitter handles she owns. We’ll keep you updated.