The Florida Highway Patrol has closed it’s investigation into professional golfer Tiger Woods weekend car accident. Woods was issued a citation for careless driving and fined $164.00:
The Florida Highway Patrol says pro golfer Tiger Woods will be cited for “careless driving” and could be fined up to $164 for hitting a tree and fire hydrant near his Windermere home with his car.
Sgt. Kim Montes of the FHP says the Highway Patrol now considers the incident closed and will not be pursuing any criminal charges.
The traffic accident though is just the tip of the iceberg though, Mr. Woods released the following statement earlier today:
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.
While I agree that the tabloids are out of control, the reality of the situation is Mr. Woods is public figure who is looked up to as role model by thousands of young fans. I’m sorry Mr. Woods but with all due respect you can’t be one of the best athletes known in the world and apparently cheat on your gorgeous dedicated wife with whom you’ve had two children, and expect to be left alone. You should have thought of that before you reportedly carried on multiple affairs with fame-hungry woman.
Your an idiot, and in my book not much of a man… simply put sir, a man doesn’t betray his wife and children.