SR's SI career 2008- 2011
SR's NYT career 1996- 2007
Might Selena Roberts have been forced to leave Sports Illustrated ? The likelihood is great.
2009 SR wrote 70 SI articles
2010 SR wrote 30 SI articles
2011 SR wrote 10 SI articles.......that's all ? I would leave too if my employer didn't give me work. Or does SI pay writers to do nothing ? Selena Roberts' list of SI articles: http://sportsillustr...oberts&x=23&y=7 See for yourself her declining number of SI articles, hence, her career. And remember, this follows her assault on A-Rod where apparently her own employer, the NYT, undercut her on the "tipping batters" story. http://gawker.com/52...-the-correction
To me, SR was apparently not being given work and as a result she was forced to leave SI for the need of employment and she chose to be self employed, only the market hasn't been buying her garbage. Her new employment doesn't seem to be paying too well, until yesterday when she hit paydirt. She stated that she "left" SI and that she decided it was time to "do something different and shake it up a little bit" http://www.thebiglea...ts-illustrated/, and she has exactly done that in the past 24 hours. ( I never heard of Roopstigo until today. Have you ? ) Apparently Roopstigo did very little shaking over the past year since its inception, so to gain attention we suddenly hear the name of Selena Roberts splashed everywhere because of her article based on the assertions by an accused felon who soon shall be facing trial. What questionable motives might abound in such comradery between a disgruntled journalist and a man who just lost his lawyer and is facing 25 years of imprisonment ? Both, it seems, have a desperate need to fill by hurling false accusations toward Auburn University Athletics. SR's hit piece yesterday apparently has garnered the attention that her new failing journalistic attempt needed.
Interesting to note that her new venture into journalism with Roopstigo has a prior attempt at defaming Auburn University. The author of the article "How Auburn Lost It's Way", Ray Glier, wrote a piece that lures the reader in with sympathy to those AU players murdered in June, 2012 only to segue into an attack on AU's program. http://reader.roopst...84/#/chapter/1/
Also, Selena Roberts wrote an article highly critical of Chette Williams in 2005. http://fromthebleach...-to-editor.html .
Even more puzzling is how an Auburn graduate wrote more SI articles that were sympathetic with Mark Ingram and his father and never one positive article regarding her alma mater, even after Auburn Magazine graced its cover in 2009 with her picture. What's up with that ? (makes me think that Gay Talese must have been her mentor at the NYT):
SR seems to have a beef with Auburn and her career needed a jump start after falling into ignominy with her flailing career at both SI and the NYT. Don't all criminals go to familiar surroundings when seeking shelter ?
Lest we forget, prior to SR's stint at SI we know that she falsely attacked another collegiate institution, ergo Duke lacrosse players, http://www.scoresrep...-duke-lacrosse/ , so why not go for broke and attack a school that is still licking its wounds from being falsely accused, Selena Roberts alma mater, especially in a state where the opposition would GLADLY assist her in spreading her "truth", or is that website hits ? As pointed out in the WarEagleReader today, "where there's smoke, there's smoke" and SR has the whole Auburn family choking on this big fable. http://www.thewareag...n/#.UV2eoaJwquJ Be SURE of this, SR is a REC godsend. By the way, I wonder how much the REC pays disgruntled AU alums to write defamatory articles about their alma mater ?
Last of all,
Deadspin: "What the Hell is Going on in Selena Roberts's Auburn Story ?"
SR interview on 790TheZone: http://www.790thezon...s.aspx?PID=2610
SR will NOT release the recordings of her interviews, even if requested by the NCAA
Edited by Elephant Tipper, 04 April 2013 - 03:53 PM.