Jenn Sterger Refutes Sports by Brooks, Fanhouse on SI Firing & Erin Andrews (Suck It)

1. Sports by Brooks claimed in late 2007 that Jenn Sterger had 'officially' been fired by Sports Illustrated. Ms. Sterger answered:

I had a contract. I fulfilled all my obligations but it seemed like my time with them had run its course. I have a great relationship with them still and I look at assignments with them on a case to case basis. I was not fired like some say I was. And I was upset that no one took to defending me on the internet when it came to that ‘story’ because I was never fired. I had done everything that I could do with them and your career needs to progress at some point. I keep them in my speed dial.



2. Sports by Brooks claimed in the same article that Jennifer was "furiously auditioning in L.A. over the past year for any and all reality shows that will consider her. And we’re happy to report that although she hasn’t landed any of those coveted roles....."

3. Will Brinson of AOL Fanhouse wrote in 2008 that Sterger had 'ripped' into Erin Andrews during an interview on THE KILLER B's" ESPN 1470 in Tampa. Will wrote that Jenn said (about Andrews): "She's very talented. But it's so funny because if you look at her old tapes back when she worked at the Lightning, it was the most dreadful stuff you've ever seen in your life. People compare me and say, well, she's no Erin Andrews ... and I'm like, well, who's No. 1 on the computer. Suck it." Brinson added, "Regardless of her brief stint with humility though, it's pretty ridiculous that she thinks she can even remotely compare to Erin Andrews."

And you know how huge Brinson is. I know. I know. You had to Google him to even have an idea of what he does.

Deadspin got in on the page hits 2 days later by posting the same exact quote, attributed to Sterger, except they added 'Actually': Actually, this is what she said: "She's very talented. But it's so funny because if you look at her old tapes back when she worked at the Lightning, it was the most dreadful stuff you've ever seen in your life. People compare me and say, well, she's no Erin Andrews ... and I'm like, well, who's No. 1 on the computer. Suck it."

The only problems are A) She wasn't interviewing all over town for reality tv programs - she looked into a couple.

She told Mantz, "I have never auditioned for reality tv. I have met with producers regarding opportunities but you know what? My life is not a hot enough mess for them. They need so much more drama…than my life is…I don’t have this psychological disorder resume to get on one of those shows. I’m not trying to date Flavor Flav or Brett Michaels or anyone like that so there really is no point to me doing reality tv at this point." [And Deadspin did cover Bob's article, Jennifer Sterger & Bob Mantz: The Complete 'Broadway Bombshell' Interview, completely and later had Jenn in as a guest columnist. So kudos to them.]

Mantz continued, And you know the psychology of it because you were a double major in psych and criminology, right?

Sterger, "Exactly!"

Jenn then cleared up exactly what was said about Erin. No, no suck it anywhere:

Mantz, "ESPN Radio. Erin Andrews. Suck it or 2nd?"

Sterger, "Laughter. Second! S-E-C-O-N-D. It's so stupid if you read the quote anywhere it makes absolutely no sense as 'Suck it' - it's not a coherent thought. I was misquoted. If you read through the transcript it is a total misquote. If you are going to go out of your way to transcribe something just get it right. That's all I'm asking. The guy in Tampa blew it out of proportion and then kept asking me to come back on and I said there is nothing to clarify except maybe you need a better microphone."

Mantz, "Is there audio of this?"

Jennifer, "Oh yeah, there is audio. I actually have audio that is slowed down three times so it is extremely evident that it is 'second'. I was speaking off points. I said 'first' I am on the internet [compared to Erin at the time being on TV], then I said 'second' while the hosts were talking over me. Bad microphones, bad audio, and just someone looking for extra publicity and wanting to drag my name through the mud. If you want to get hits that way then by all means go for it."




Not on this audio but immediately prior to her saying, "Well, number one...": Jenn: "It's so funny, people compare me and they are just like "Well she is no Erin Andrews" and I'm like..."

Slowed down Audio starts there: "Well, number one, I'm on the computer..." Host #1: makes catty noise interrupting her between her saying 'number one' and 'computer'...Jenn: "Second.." Hosts 1&2: Laughing and starting to say "Here come the claws as Jenn repeats "Second.."

So that's all cleared up now. Finally. Almost 2 years and a video peeophole stalker later, Sterger was paying Erin a compliment - that Jenn was an internet sensation, while S-E-C-O-N-D, but we never got to that because of the Killer B's, Erin was a TV star. Now they're both internet sensations and Sterger is doing movies!

Sterger, "I have people like [Former Agent] Roger [Finger] and my family who keep an eye on the internet and we try to stop people from slandering me. But I know how the internet works and...People just tag things to get hits. I'm just so glad that you took the time to listen to my answers and print the truth. People always want the juicy answers and really sometimes my life is just not all that interesting. People trying to start drama."

And some of us girls are trying to help stop it.

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