The Tiger Woods Accident–Something’s Not Right About This Story
By Black Men In America.com Staff
WINDERMERE, Fla., November 29
Tiger Woods issued a statement on his web site accepting responsibility for the car accident that took place outside his Florida home. Woods reportedly canceled his third scheduled interview with police who want to question the golf pro regarding the incident. In his statement, Woods said he wanted to keep the details about the accident private but a Florida Highway Patrol officer said charges still were pending.
Rumors have been swirling around the Internet and on blogs spurred by an article in the National Enquirer that Woods was having an affair with Rachel Uchitel, a party maven and socialite from New York.
Some have suggested that Woods was confronted by his wife, Elin Nordegren, about the affair and that the two got into some type of domestic squabble and the situation escalated as Tiger was leaving the house.
Comedian and talk show host Wanda Sykes discussed the accident on her talk show the day after the incident and detailed what she thinks really happened that night. Check out Wanda’s account in the video below.
Although Woods and his people deny the affair, they have confirmed that Woods and Uchitel have met before. There were also reports that Uchitel checked into the same hotel as Woods when he was playing at a tournament in Australia.
Woods hit a fire hydrant and tree as he pulled his Cadillac Escalade out of the driveway of his house at about 2:25 a.m. last Friday on Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. He was taken to the hospital with injuries and released.
“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.”
Woods’ lawyer said on Sunday that a scheduled interview at the golfer’s home with Florida troopers had been canceled. It was the third day in a row that the Florida Highway Patrol had been denied the chance to question Woods on how his SUV had struck a fire hydrant and a neighbor’s tree.
Let me get this straight. The police are investigating an incident and charges are possibly pending. They schedule at least three interviews with you and you cancel. How many times are you allowed to cancel the interview with authorities before they “strongly encourage” you and your attorney to come to the station? As we understand it, Tiger has no legal obligation to make himself available to the police. So perhaps it is in his best interest not to discuss the details of this incident. However, he runs the risk of tarnishing his squeaky clean public image.
According to reports, when police arrived at Woods’ home on Friday shortly after the accident, the golfer was bleeding from the mouth and was “in and out of it for several minutes,” Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor told CNN on Friday. Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, used a golf club to smash a window of his SUV to get him out, Saylor said.
OK. Something seems odd about this sequence of reported events. The wife smashed the window of the SUV to get him out? Hmmmmm. Media reports say the rear window of the SUV was smashed with the club. If Tiger was behind the wheel of the vehicle in the front, why would she smash the rear window to rescue him. We’re just asking.
Here is the official statement released by Tiger Woods regarding this incident.
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.
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