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Sarah Phillips Quiet on Twitter a Day After Being Fired from ESPN

International Business Times UK

New layers of the Sarah Phillips story seem to be discovered every few hours.

Deadspin.com first investigated the ESPN columnist, who had been accused of scamming people whom she met on the internet. The lengthy story detailed her rise from a message board commentator, to a columnist for Covers.com, to a writer for ESPN.com. Her actions had many questioning her identity, and if she had been using her position to steal money from others.

Shortly after the story ran, Phillips was let go from ESPN. Immediately after her firing, Sarah Phillips took to Twitter to explain her side of the story.

In a string of 14 tweets, Phillips set out to defend her actions.

She tried to answer questions about her identity by saying the picture that is used for her avatar is indeed her. She also tried to quickly dispel rumors that she intentionally scammed individuals she met through her column.

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Here are several of Phillips' tweets from Wednesday.

"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."

"Please don't judge anyone else's actions as mine. I've communicated with many of you. Never asked for anything, always tried to help."

"Today was a good day. I was able to evaluate everything and move away from sports media. You live and learn. I'm just a fan now."

"Thanks for your time, sorry for jamming your feeds, and hope to speak with more of you soon. G'night."

Since releasing those statements on Twitter Wednesday, Phillips has not been heard from, despite more allegations of fraud. Phillips, and her rumored accomplice, Nilesh Prasad, are being linked to fraud at a T-Mobile store in Oregon.

Her Twitter account has not been deleted, but she hasn't tweeted in over 24 hours.

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