SSC wrote:I thought all this was speculation since no official police report or investigation is complete, he is suppost to see the Hwy. patrol tomorrow with a statement.. The check-out rags have been running an article according to a new report about an alleged affair, but the woman in question is filing a defamation suit against these tabloids according to her attorney. I'm sure this will be totally blown out of proportion in days to come.
well as we see no its not blown out of proportion.. as i thought also,,and it may get bigger, its on all major tv news networks, as i went on AOL it was on the welcome screen, with what i found a tick amusing the golfer that introduced tiger to his now wife, said " she should have used a 3 wood on him rather than an iron" but im not posting that article but another article on the AOL welcome screen which i thought this author put it into perspective rather well, as more women come forth, and is reported the Woods are seeing a marriage counselor and they are redoing his wifes prenup. i think for a more larger sum for her. that was on tv, but anyway, here is the article i thought summed it up, well , the bottom part especially, take care,
Tiger Leaves Himself in Ultimate Trap
12/02/2009 5:15 PM ET By Greg Couch
Greg Couch is a national columnist for Golf FanHouse
Tiger Woods does not owe us an apology. Not even an explanation. His sex life is his sex life, if that's what led to his little driving mishap the other night, and it's none of our business.
While the media trucks park as close to his house as possible and helicopters show us pictures of a damaged fire hydrant, this is all starting to look a little O.J.-esque. I keep waiting for Tiger to drive away in a white Bronco, followed by the Florida Highway Patrol.
He's making a left-hand turn now. He is going slowly. What's he thinking in there? Watch out for that fireplug.
Look, no one has been murdered here. And not only that, no rules of golf have even been broken, no banned substances, and no broken laws, other than, allegedly, the scourge of barefoot driving.
We're not entitled here. And in case you consider this a newsflash, here goes:
If we wrote about every athlete who cheated on his wife, there wouldn't be enough room in the newspapers.
Or on the Internet.
So Woods should not have to apologize or explain, and that said, he had better come up with an honest, complete explanation and heartfelt apology soon. His defiance and lack of contrition do not sit well, even though I agree with him. He wrote this on his website Wednesday:
"Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.''
I agree. They shouldn't. But they do. He's going to have to explain it anyway, because our celebrity culture and our modern media, oftentimes rumor-filled and irresponsible, are going to haunt him until he does.
Of course, the media wouldn't sell things if customers weren't wanting to buy.
These celebrities have sold themselves, made fortunes on this culture. And it's not possible, apparently, to sell only a part of yourself.
If this sounds contradictory, well, it is. I know. I usually don't feel bad about athletes being burned by the spotlight they've profited from.
But Woods has not flaunted his social life, and this is just a private decision about the way he has chosen to lead his private life.
The culture, though, will demand more than what he's saying now. People already believe the rumors, and the rumors will only grow and grow.
In the celebrity culture, the line from rumor to fact is invisible.
If the story is that a guy was stepping out on his wife, and she called the mistresses, and then he had to flee in the middle of the night, well, that will go great into the gossip mill, I guess.
It's certainly not a nice thing that he has done.
But the police seem to be hungry for publicity themselves. What are they after?
The women allegedly involved are all of-age, right? There is no sign that Woods' wife, Elin, has been physically harmed. No sign that Woods was drunk or anything?
So what is the story, exactly? Be honest: This is driven by pictures of good-looking women. That, mixed with Woods' celebrity and the fact that there are an awful lot of Beavis and Buttheads out there, heh-heh giggling because of the sex factor.
Still, Woods' non-statements don't come across as protections of his privacy so much as admissions of guilt.
And the statements he makes are so lacking, so slow in coming and also so flawed in logic that they come across the same way.
Woods says he won't make comments, but then admits on his website that he made "transgressions." That is a contradiction.
"I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means,'' he said. "For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives.
"The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. ... But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy."
If he will deny that gossip that Elin attempted to hit him or scratch him, then why won't he deny other details?
And he is not in position now to be pointing fingers and lecturing on principles.
Woods is trying to camp out, wait for everyone to walk away and leave him alone.
When the cameras do move along, he will be followed later. Every personal detail is now a story, and that's to quench thirst for details he's leaving out.
Meanwhile, if women are being paid six figures for their stories, as we hear cocktail waitress/reality TV person Jamiee Grubbs got for her saved text messages and voicemail, well, that's going to be awfully tempting to others.
Each one that sells her story, even if it's all untrue, will be reshaping the public truth.
The admissions we've gotten recently have been about athletes using steroids. They were cheating the game. Andre Agassi admitted to using crystal meth. He was breaking the law.
We aren't due an apology for what Woods did, but he had better speak up with it, loud and clear. He's used to being bigger than everything and everyone.
But this is a more powerful force than even Tiger Woods.