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Anyone follow Sarah Phillips on Twitter?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ajk23az, May 1, 2012.

  1. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    I unfollowed her a couple months back because I liked looking at what plays she did for betting that day but she quit posting plays.

    If anyone else follows her / knows who she is, this story is pretty fascinating.

    http://********.com/5906658/is-an-espn-columnist-scamming-people-on-the-internet
     
  2. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    1.5 hours after this article was posted, ESPN terminated their freelance agreement with her.
     
  3. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    i was just coming to post this, crazy stuff
     
  4. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    She now posted a string of tweets confessing her side of the story.

    Prettttty shady.
     
  5. Cythim

    Cythim Benched

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    Wow, that is all really nuts. It sounds like some college kid got a little too big for their britches, thinking they could pretend to be ESPN execs and lawyers to bully others.
     
  6. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    ESPN is more or less an asylum, where avaricious sharks and obsequious leeches run free and get promoted. They are beyond reproach.






    YR
     
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    So, what is the story?
     
  8. EGTuna

    EGTuna Active Member

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    I am confused. (I'm also a moron, so I ask that you please bare with me.)

    Which of the following appears to be closer to the truth as laid out in the ******** article:
    1) Is Sarah Phillips real and in cahoots with Prasad?
    2) Is Sarah Phillips not real, and a creation of Prasad?
     
  9. Cythim

    Cythim Benched

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    Looks like option 1 is the truth with Prasad being the mastermind behind it.

    http://********.com/5907081/sources...ple-together-got-fired-from-t+mobile-together
     
  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    This thread sucks.
     
  11. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Haha wow. After reading this I can only think of: Who is Keyser Söze?
     
  12. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I spent something like 3 hours reading about all this stuff last night. Bizarre. People were showing up to her house and everything.
     
  13. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I spent about an hour reading about it myself. This is the weirdest story I've ever heard of.

    The fact these guys were just giving them money... and the kid who got a ton of free advertising for his FB page off the ******** story. And he should've been suspicious when they asked to become admins of his page and he hadn't even met them in person.

    I'm suspicious by nature and I'm not sure I could've done half the stuff they allegedly did in the story.
     
  14. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Is she hot?:D
     
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Yes, but it appears she has weird alien feet (bottom left).

    [​IMG]
     
  16. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    We grew up in a era without an online world. I think kids today grew up living basically an entire life online and are willing to buy into things that you and I would normally see as major red flags.
     
  17. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    Reading this article and following this story, I had an epiphany: I would be the worst scam artist ever.
     
  18. bounce

    bounce Well-Known Member

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    I read the ******** article, and I'm not even 100% sure exactly what went down.
     
  19. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like.

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    Her and her buddy scammed people out of their Facebook and Twitter accounts and at around the same time, ESPN hired her.

    I think that's about the gist of it at this point.
     
  20. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Typical low-level con job using the attractive girl (Phillips-who is a real person) and her boyfriend, in charge of the con (Prasad-they'll claim they aren't dating, but they are).

    They were involved in some schemes when they worked at T-Mobile together. Prasad likes to gamble and was on a message board for a gambling Web site, using Phillips as the 'attactive girl and heavy, knowledgable gambler' schtick.

    The gambling site came to Phillips, who grew in popularity because she was in a world where attactive women are nearly extinct, and they asked her to be a writer for the site. Prasad, the mastermind, decided to use that to his advantage for another low-level scam.

    It was pretty much all low-level scams and such and then Prasad/Phillips hit the jackpot....contribute to ESPN Playbook (formerly ESPN2.com).

    ESPN was clearly eager to sign Phillips on because they are looking for a way to bring gambling talk onto their Web site, but they want to do it the 'right' way. So they brought in Phillips because her gimmick is the 'attactive girl who is a heavy, expert gambler.' But the real gambler was her boyfriend, Prasad.

    From there, Prasad/Phillips used the notoriety they got from being an ESPN contributor to help run more low-level scams (or at least attempt to).

    You would think that ESPN would do a better job vetting their contributors, particularly those involved in...and their primary purpose is involved in gambling. I don't have anything against gambling, but it is a world filled with seedy characters.

    I'm guessing that Phillips will blame Prasad and claim that she has severed the relationship, but in reality they are still seeing each other and waiting for things to cool off before they can possibly run another scam, doing whatever.









    YR
     

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