These are long but I tried to bold wisely. Chilling first-hand experience of Ella Masar at MagicJack and an article that gives background to the whole situation... and Abby Wambach's sorry part in all this. :|
Yesterday I tweeted this: Hard news to hear today about WPS. If we only knew last off-season what we knew today. Pride is a dangerous weapon
And then someone responded with this.
@emasar3 Yes, you should have said something while it was going on with Dan the man, you turned your back on your team mates. Pride? Are you feeling guilty you did not back your teammates that were being badly treated? By your paymaster? #money
I immediately became infuriated. How dare someone say that to me after my time spent there. Yet, after I calmed down, I realized I never really told my side of the story.
No more silence.
Now that my nose surgery is paid off and Dan has no grip on my career, I feel it is time for me to really speak and explain what just happened down in Florida with me.
You are going to have to bear with me, it can get confusing with the timeline, and I will try my best…
I remember it like it was yesterday.
It was mid July and we were all (MagicJack) sitting in our locker room. Dan had called a meeting to give us our options with the grievance being filed earlier in the week.
Of course, he did not show up. He just relayed his “dirty work” to some of the girls on the team and gave us two options:
1) Disagree with the grievance and tell the league that we stand by him.
2) Agree with the grievance and he will pull the plug on our team and the season is over.
At this point in time Dan was pointing a lot of fingers to different girls on the team to see who exactly started the grievance. Fortunately, for us, he had pissed off ONE too many girls and could not single anyone out. He sent one too many emails or said to the girls one too many times, call me “Daddy.” I wish I were kidding.
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Source. God. What we'd already heard about Borislow made me very afraid that this is what he would be like if given any power over people, but it's so upsetting to see just how bad it was.
“You crossed the line first,” Alfred tells Batman as the Caped Crusader struggles to comprehend the Joker’s motivation and madness in "The Dark Knight".
“You squeezed them. You hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation, they turned to a man they didn’t fully understand.”
Like the Gotham City mob, Women’s Professional Soccer investors – in their desperation – turned to an enigmatic megalomaniac they didn’t understand. And like the mob, the league has lost control of the beast it unleashed.
The Joker killed cops. Dan Borislow has killed a league.
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Source. ABBY WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY. As if this whole thing wasn't devastating enough, her siding with this asswad is just the shit icing on a cake of shit. Heartbreak everywhere. Hope she comes out and says something that... yeah idek. ;___;
And just in case you haven't had enough of this yet, this and this are two more of the best articles I've seen on the subject.