Sun. Mar 24th, 2019

SB Nation Terminates Oakland A’s Blogger

“Rainwater said that she hoped Murray was “a stupid, selfish baby and brat” and that she would laugh if Murray were “critically injured in your rookie NFL season.””

SB Nation and its Oakland A’s microsite Athletics Nation have parted ways with blogger Jen Rainwater. On Wednesday night Rainwater went on a Twitter rant about the news that Heisman Trophy winner and Oakland A’s first round draft pick Kyler Murray plans to enter the NFL Draft. In that rant, which has since been deleted, Rainwater said that she hoped Murray was “a stupid, selfish baby and brat” and that she would laugh if Murray were “critically injured in your rookie NFL season.”

After the Tweets took off, a few other members of the Bay Area sports memories shared stories about their experiences with Rainwater, including NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jessica Kleinschmidt, who shared screen shots of harassing private messages Rainwater had sent her.

Athletics Nation posted a message on Twitter saying that Rainwater, who has since deleted her Twitter account, was no longer writing for the site.

Rainwater responded with a Facebook post, which has also since been deleted. In it she claimed that she has been the target of a sustained campaign of harassment and trolling and that some of the tweets and behaviors attributed to her were not written by her.