Cheetah Woods

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

11:01 PM UPDATE: I guess someone saw the blog post title. You can buy the t-shirt here.

Tiger Woods, as you probably know, has his own website where he'll inform people what he deems informative. So, anyways, he put up an apology and some thoughts on the current events:

I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.

Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. 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. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.

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. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.

Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult.

I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.

The real good stuff are the 4,000+ comments from people. Here are just a few samples...

johnnyBgood wrote:
If Tiger and his family stop listening to the radio, television, internet, and reading the papers, they'll have the space they need to solve this marital crisis. It's totally their choice and has nothing to do with how bad the media frenzy is.

Bensisco wrote:
I wish you and your family the best. The public should back off and allow you and your family the space to work things out in a way that’s best for all of you (not what’s best for nosey people who have never met you).

tigersdone wrote:
lol you think hes reading this idiots

BoomBoom wrote:
I feel a personal hearbreak about this mess. I have never, in 71 years, idolized a sports figure as I have Tiger Woods. If this lengthy affair is true, and I suspect that it is, my idolization is over. No more will I mentally encourage this young man to "go for It". I have watched my last golf tournament. Oh, Tiger, your father would have been outraged. My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to your lovely wife and children. You, sir, are a cad.

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A-Rod said...

Jeter is the same.. just better at hiding it.