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Tiger Woods Confesses
The Business Insider ^ | 12/2/09 | Nicholas Carlson

Posted on 12/02/2009 8:22:48 AM PST by FromLori

"I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves."

Tiger Woods, allegedly caught cheating on his wife, just posted an apology on his Web site.

Bonus: See who forced Tiger Woods to confess.

We think it's good enough to keep him in Nikes for years:

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.

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1 posted on 12/02/2009 8:22:49 AM PST by FromLori
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To: FromLori

Related

http://www.businessinsider.com/who-owns-tiger-woods-2009-12#nike-1


2 posted on 12/02/2009 8:23:35 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

I wonder how long he’ll stay behind closed doors. A sabbatical from golf for an extended period?


3 posted on 12/02/2009 8:25:22 AM PST by sarasota
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To: FromLori

Who cares????? Only the gossip people care about this stuff. He’s the only one that looks at himself in the mirror.


4 posted on 12/02/2009 8:27:22 AM PST by RC2
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To: sarasota

I don’t know but this has been going on a while

http://www.businessinsider.com/tiger-bribed-national-enquirer-to-kill-affair-story-two-years-ago-says-ex-staffer-2009-12


5 posted on 12/02/2009 8:27:41 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: RC2

Really well he represents national brands and maybe people don’t want their children influenced by the likes of him anymore then clinton.


6 posted on 12/02/2009 8:29:00 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: sarasota
Any period away from his merchandising is going to cost him millions.

Hopefully Elin has hired a great lawyer, and will truly teach Woods a lesson about how ADULTERY is supposed to end.

7 posted on 12/02/2009 8:29:02 AM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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People need to leave the guy alone. Mid-career/life crisis or whatever. Doesn’t matter.


8 posted on 12/02/2009 8:29:15 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: FromLori

Talk about a bad “lie.”


9 posted on 12/02/2009 8:29:24 AM PST by maggief
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To: FromLori

“I’ve been caught red-handed, and see no way out but a mea culpa. You ain’t buying my lies, but please keep buying my stuff.”


10 posted on 12/02/2009 8:30:05 AM PST by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: FromLori

It always shocks me when people who make more money than I can believe and more then anyone I know will EVER earn, put together.... and are clueless about HOW TO LIVE!

What is so complicated about doing what is right? I am certain that with even a tenth of what some of these people earn, I would be just as honorable and self respecting as I am on my piddling income.


11 posted on 12/02/2009 8:30:25 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: FromLori
Finally, something other than TMZ, National Enquirer and unnamed sources with their adventures. Shame of you Tiger! Now get your life back in order and take care of your family. Don't make us wait too long before getting back out on the course!
12 posted on 12/02/2009 8:30:33 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: RC2
Hopefully your kids don't have any Tiger Woods video games or Wheaties in the cabinet.

Woods' ugly head is usually advertised on these types of things.

13 posted on 12/02/2009 8:30:48 AM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: FromLori

If true, how could he possibly continue his extramarital affairs after that? Arrogance and elitism rarely end well (are you listening Obama??)


14 posted on 12/02/2009 8:31:17 AM PST by sarasota
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To: SMARTY

PS:

AND I would love the opportunity to prove it!!


15 posted on 12/02/2009 8:32:03 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: SMARTY

EGO drive this nonsense.


16 posted on 12/02/2009 8:32:17 AM PST by sarasota
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To: auboy

“but please keep buying my stuff.”

Do you really think many people buy things based on who is welling them? GM would not be BK now if that were true.

I have never purchased anything based on the person selling it.


17 posted on 12/02/2009 8:33:35 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: combat_boots
A mid-life crisis could be resolved a number of ways, but this isn't a mid-life crisis.

Possible resolutions would include a change of career, relocation. And one's marriage would stay intact.

This is called adultery.

And it matters because it's a sin before God, a sin against one's body and a sin against the spouse and children.

18 posted on 12/02/2009 8:33:50 AM PST by flying_bullet (El Conservo tribe member)
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To: FromLori

WE DEMAND TO KNOW THE SORDID DETAILS!!!!

actually I could care less


19 posted on 12/02/2009 8:34:13 AM PST by woofie
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To: sarasota

On the other hand, this may add to his ‘street cred’


20 posted on 12/02/2009 8:34:44 AM PST by organicchemist
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To: FromLori

I stuck up for him concerning the accident and the MSM frenzy. The laws were in his favor on this.

Now he admits to being a lousy hubby. I don’t have any pity for him on this. He isn’t even noble for admitting it. The bimbo eruptions just keep on coming. He will suffer in many ways.

Can we say fool?


21 posted on 12/02/2009 8:34:59 AM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: sarasota

EGO = edging God out


22 posted on 12/02/2009 8:36:08 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: sarasota
You were saying ...

EGO drive this nonsense.

Well, actually..., what drives these article posts on Free Republic (as it seems to me) is the insatiable appetite that FReepers have for salacious gossip and rumor-mongering... LOL...

And that's probably not such a bad thing. It gives us a good defense in another area. When some liberals start calling us "right-wing whackos" over here, then we can say no, that's not true... "We are just as interested in salacious gossip and rumor-mongering as you are, and are about as ignorant of the Constitution and rights therein as you!".... :-)

23 posted on 12/02/2009 8:36:11 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: FromLori

Statement from Tiger Woods

11/29/09

As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries. I have some cuts, bruising and right now I'm pretty sore.

This situation is my fault, and it's obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I'm human and I'm not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn't happen again.

This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.

The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.

This incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be.

24 posted on 12/02/2009 8:37:05 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: combat_boots
People need to leave the guy alone. Mid-career/life crisis or whatever. Doesn’t matter.

Yeah, but public shame is such a powerful motivator to do what is right. If he's going to accept public adulation for living honorably, he's got to face public scorn when he lives wrongly.

25 posted on 12/02/2009 8:37:37 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: SMARTY
What is so complicated about doing what is right?

Do you have unimaginably hot women more or less throwing themselves at you wherever you go? Ever had a "difficult" period with a spouse at the same time? It's not to justify his actions, but there's a reason the phrase, "deliver us from temptation" is in the Bible.

26 posted on 12/02/2009 8:38:11 AM PST by garbanzo (Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem.)
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To: SMARTY

Well put. I feel the same way.


27 posted on 12/02/2009 8:38:15 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Star Traveler
So Tiger and his wife are having breakfast. 

Wife- "What’s this in the Enquirer?"

Tiger- "Er, um, those jeans sure do make you look FAT!"

Not a good way to start the day.

Sometime in the afternoon Tiger was sitting on the couch, in the living room. 

His wife sits down next to him and asks "What on the TV?"
 
"Dust"  he replied.
 
and the wife fuming from the earlier insensitive comment storms off in a huff saying something about "Tiger sleeping outside until he becomes a little more domesticated".
 
Tiger puts a hand to forehead saying to himself "Geesh!"
 
They didn't speak to each other for the rest of the night.  Tiger fell asleep on the couch, in the media room and at 2 in the morning, heard the screech of a banchee and something about a "...G&)*&damn toilet down or up...!" realizing he committed a capital offense by leaving the toilet seat up, he rubs his eyes and fumbles looking for his car keys.
 
Making a hasty retreat to the garage his wife cuts him off.  She is breathing heavy, with her hair everywhere and stuff coming out of her eyes.  Additionally, she is nervously gripping a 3 Wood and suddenly screams "What's with the car keys Mr. Can't do anything wrong?  Hmmm?  Going to see your harlot?  Well, thanks for pointing out My Fat ass, which just took a dunk in gold plated toilet".
 
Tiger laughed a little, nervously and because the whole thing was just funny and that is when she lost it.
 
That is all took and she screamed "You a Tiger?  Humph!!  I am the Lion and Queen of this jungle.  I am in the mood to go hunting, game on!".
 
Then she started swinging.
 
A bit a long story but that may be what happened.
 
 
 

28 posted on 12/02/2009 8:38:48 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

New VH1 Reality Show starring Tiger Woods “Putting from the Ruff”


29 posted on 12/02/2009 8:38:49 AM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: FromLori

Yes, I don’t want my lil chillun buying any cars or after shave from this guy.


30 posted on 12/02/2009 8:39:09 AM PST by cydcharisse
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To: edcoil
I have never purchased anything based on the person selling it.

Neither have I. But, somebody's buying the products he advertises. Or, his sponsors are throwing money down a hole.

31 posted on 12/02/2009 8:39:44 AM PST by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: Vendome

Ahh... we do love our salacious gossip and rumor-mongering on Free Republic... and that makes me feel better, actually. I feel more normal and like the liberals now — instead of being called a right-wing whacko... :-)


32 posted on 12/02/2009 8:42:53 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: FromLori

Just look at the bimbo women he chose to have affairs with.

Nuff said.


33 posted on 12/02/2009 8:43:18 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SMARTY
I am certain that with even a tenth of what some of these people earn, I would be just as honorable and self respecting as I am on my piddling income.

For proof, there's the Jerry Springer show.

34 posted on 12/02/2009 8:43:26 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: FromLori

Tiger Woods' Statement: Full Text

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.

35 posted on 12/02/2009 8:44:27 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Star Traveler

Everybody loves dirty laundry.


36 posted on 12/02/2009 8:44:57 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: FromLori

I’m with the wife on this one unless she has cheated too. If they have both cheated on each other, then they both deserve each other and should face all the necessary charges and counter charges that they may face individually and as a couple. Hey Bill, are you listening?


37 posted on 12/02/2009 8:45:57 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: FromLori

He’s been cheating on his wife for at least half the time they’ve been married. Someone like that shouldn’t get married.


38 posted on 12/02/2009 8:46:48 AM PST by library user
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To: GI Joe Fan
Hopefully your kids don't have any Tiger Woods video games or Wheaties in the cabinet.

Yeah, we only want PERFECT people...

39 posted on 12/02/2009 8:47:09 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3%)
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To: Star Traveler

Many of us here are defending what we consider a basic conservative value here. And Tiger has given us pause to define and stick to it. What’s his religious/spiritual background?


40 posted on 12/02/2009 8:47:22 AM PST by sarasota
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To: FromLori

Well, I was taught and my children were taught, when they were young, not to pay any attention to celebrities on packages. Even my grand children don’t pay any attention to them. They have better things to do. If celebrities have that much power over us, our focus is in the wrong place.


41 posted on 12/02/2009 8:47:43 AM PST by RC2
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To: SMARTY

“It always shocks me when people who make more money than I can believe and more then anyone I know will EVER earn, put together.... and are clueless about HOW TO LIVE!

What is so complicated about doing what is right? I am certain that with even a tenth of what some of these people earn, I would be just as honorable and self respecting as I am on my piddling income.”

Shameful but it may not be the wealth but a character flaw to begin with.


42 posted on 12/02/2009 8:48:15 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: GI Joe Fan
And how is Adultery supposed to end? Maybe she will forgive him for the sake of keeping the family together. Maybe he might realize that what he has at home is pretty special and he'll do whatever it takes to fix himself and this whole situation.

I for one believe that this does not automatically have to be the end of their marriage. He already did the right thing by admitting to it and taking responsibility which is more than most men do. I would rather see them work it out and keep the family together instead of hoping for another broken family in America.

43 posted on 12/02/2009 8:51:40 AM PST by Mind Freed (Maybe Obama was the Wright choice... Let's wait till everything Ayers out.)
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To: sarasota
You were saying ...

Many of us here are defending what we consider a basic conservative value here.

Maybe so... but, from what I saw (also) there were FReepers basically trashing another basic value (having to do with our Constitutional rights) in this story...

And that was one thing I posted frequently on, during this story...

And actually, I would consider that one Constitutional rights issue to be the overwhelmingly more important "story" here -- and way over and beyond whatever was going on with Tiger Woods privately...

And yet..., even so... many were actually more concerned with the salacious gossip and rumor-mongering than the Constitutional issue raised (in discussion here and the mistaken assertions that FReepers were making in regards to it...).

45 posted on 12/02/2009 8:54:41 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: FromLori

Just call a press conference and cry, THAT'S what they want to see.

46 posted on 12/02/2009 8:54:44 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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To: combat_boots

Mid-life crisis??? He is in his early 30’s....has not reached the seven year itch in his marriage.

I pray for him and his family, I don’t want anyone to feel the pain and loss of Love they are feeling at this time.


47 posted on 12/02/2009 8:55:22 AM PST by Paratrooper
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To: UCANSEE2
You were saying ...

Everybody loves dirty laundry.

From what I see of the "piling on" -- on Free Republic, with salacious gossip and rumor-mongering -- I would heartily agree, that this is so... :-)

48 posted on 12/02/2009 8:56:34 AM PST by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: Star Traveler

I hadn’t thought of it that way and it’s very relevant.


49 posted on 12/02/2009 8:56:47 AM PST by sarasota
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Post 44

A little uncalled for, maybe you should have it deleted.


50 posted on 12/02/2009 8:59:05 AM PST by Peter Horry (Those who aren't responsible always know best.)
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