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Thursday / February 22.
  • Tiger Admits ‘Sins,’ ‘Transgressions’

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    Tiger Woods came out today with a full apology on his Website, admitting ‘sins’ and ‘transgressions.’

    Rachel Uchitel (left courtesy the New York Post), a 34-year-old club promoter, is one of three women with whom Tiger allegedly had affairs.

    The others are Jaimee Grubbs, a 23-year-old LA cocktail waitress,  and Kalika Moquin .

    “Tiger told Kalika that married life isn’t all it’s built up to be,” an unnamed source told Life & Style’s, according to the Daily News. “He said he wasn’t happy in his marriage or his home life and that there was just so much pressure on him.”
    Here’s the text of Tiger’s statement on his Website, along with a photo illustration courtesy the Daily News:

    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.

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    • What is going ON?

      First, it was Rick Pitino and his Table tennis.
      Then, David Letterman with his Intern.
      Then , ESPX ( ESPseX) with those INTERNS..

      Today , it is TW.

      DOES everyone have SEx on the mind.

      I could not argue with TW statements.
      Hope everything works out.
      I prefer this approach then David Leterman INTERN approach.
      But, the environment for both are so different.

      The one to the left is out of the norm for TW.
      She seems alittle on the wild side…u know.

      Note:
      I was expecting to see some Asian ladies…
      Maybe……..3 is not a lucky number.

      Or is he following the RULE….if it happens outside the United States;then, it does NOT count.

      Everyone agrees with this rule?

      • “The one to the left is out of the norm for TW.
        She seems alittle on the wild side…u know.”

        so you think you know his type and now consider yourself a matchmaker? he’s a confessed fornicator having sordid affairs with several women for crying out loud. you think he’s out looking for ‘miss right’ or ‘miss let’s get hot and wild?’

      • What did I say… 3 is not the lucky number.

        TW is the sexual DUDE…

        But, I have YET to hear about the Asian ladies.

        We have a rule …..just to give YOU an idea.

        For every day spent in Asia, every day there is a NEW Asian woman.
        Get it!

        So, YOU do the adding.

    • after tiger loses all his endorsements due to image clauses, i’m sure TROJANS, VIAGRA and EXTENZE will come a calling to fill his void much in the manner he filled these women’s voids – with a hard on.

      can you imagine these girls shouting “IT’S IN THE HOLE” during 1 of their encounters? i’m sure at tiger’s next tournament when someone shouts that out the responses will be – “RACHAEL’S OR KALIKA’S?” he is never gonna live this down.

    • But, really?

      34 year OLD.
      Dam…that is just wrong Tiger.

      Isn’t 34 just too old for all the risks?

      Dude…age limit of 27…..

      I’m still waiting to read about and see the Asian ladies for which TW… “IT’s IN THE HOLE.”

    • his sponsors are going to stick by him. They will loose more then he will if they dump him.