With more allegations surfacing about Tiger Woods sticking in his penis in something besides his Swedish model wife, the golf legend issued the standard boilerplate “I’ve let my family down” statement on his website this morning:
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.
Whether this means Tiger actually did occupy Rachel Uchitel’s vagina whenever David Boreanaz wasn’t cheating on his wife in it, remains to be seen. But I think we can all agree Elin Woods definitely kicked his ass before the crash. You don’t look like Tiger Woods then cheat on a smoking hot model without getting a 9-iron to the mouth. That’s just simple physics.
Thanks to Dave Conroy for the pic.
UPDATE: Included the voicemail after the jump of Tiger Woods asking Jaime Grubbs to remove her name from her outgoing message because his wife went through his phone and might be calling her. Jesus. Billions of dollars and he can’t pay a bodyguard to hold his phone while he’s in the shower? That’s what you get, cheapskate.