Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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Followers of the story of Daniel Holtzlclaw, the Oklahoma City cop convicted of sexually assaulting eight women of color while on duty, could be forgiven for knowing nothing of his past as an amateur football player.

Yet this was the focus of a 12,000-word SB Nation profile of Holtzclaw that was published Wednesday and pulled from the site just five hours later amid a barrage of criticism.

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