Atomatrix, one of the skaters made famous by the 'transfergate' scandal, has apologized for her conduct. She posted a 2 paragraph note on her facebook wall all but conceding that the only reason she felt the need to apologize is money.
I'm sad now as everything our company has done for the industry seems clouded by "transfergate". We were the first to sponsor athletes with Atom All-Stars followed by our male Front-Runner program. First to sponsor juniors and always heavily involved in advertising and making extra efforts to support as many events/teams as possible. The "official" wheel sponsor of WFTDA and DNN's largest supporter for the past 3 years.
How is this even an apology? She's practically admitted that her company is losing money and therefore she sees the financial reason to be contrite.
This goes to prove that the derby community certainly does have unspoken rules and regulations. There was a great hue and cry when she transferred in the first place, and the question was asked "what will be done to curb this in the future?"
Here is the answer. The derby community voted with their dollars, their euros, and their pounds. The vote was NO to those who violated the "rules" and transferred for unacceptable reasons.
The tribe has spoken, and Atomatrix has been forced to apologize by a loss of revenue. At least she's honest about her reasons.