Friday, February 19, 2010
Golfing great Tiger Woods said he thought of only himself during a string of affairs that lead to scandal.
“I brought this shame on myself,” Woods said in a televised statement aired today, Friday, Feb. 19.
Wood apologized to his family, his friends, his business partners and the children that looked up to him.
“I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior,” Wood said.
Woods, who said he was treated more than 40 days for sex addiction, said that he will not repeat his cheating ways.
He also denied reports that his wife Elin attacked him on Thanksgiving before he crashed his car. The accident happen after reports of his affairs hit the media.
“There has never been an episode of domestic violence in our marriage,” Woods said.
“Elin deserve praise not blame.”
He said he now knows his actions were wrong and is working to repair damage done to his marriage.
“I convinced myself that normal rules didn’t not apply,” he said. “I felt I entitled.”
Woods also took the opportunity to chastise the media for following his children. He ask that his family be left alone.
The champ didn’t rule out a return to golfing, but for now said he would return to treatment and concentrate on the core values taught by Buddhism.
He asked that people find room in their hearts to once again believe in him.
In a matter of hours, Tiger Woods will speak publicly for the first time since a sex scandal sent him into hiding three months ago. Twitter users are sounding off on what Woods should do and their general feelings about the troubled golfing star before his 11 a.m. talk to the media.
“Why are people pressed for Tiger Woods to speak? He won’t say much and he ain’t answering questions.”
“I can’t believe networks are breaking for tiger woods that’s crazy to me.”
“Tiger Woods day. Like Groundhog day only more predictable.”
“Off out…finally…hopefully will get back intime to see tiger woods theatre performance.”
“I wish they would just leave Tiger Woods alone—Yes, he made bad decisions but living under a microscope can’t be easy.”
“A man FLIES A PLANE into an IRS building and all they are talking about today is Tiger Woods?!?!? (sigh).”
“I am about 99.9% sure that what ever Tiger Woods has to say today will not help at all. At least for me.”
What do you think Woods will say? For those not closed to the TV, Tiger’s show will be streamed on YouTube.com.