December 2nd, 2009 14:00 EST
Tiger Woods Makes "Profound Apology"
"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."
Tiger Woods` apology from his Web site
For the second time during Tiger`s ordeal, he has chosen to communicate via the Internet. These cyber apologies simply will not do, Tiger needs to stop hiding in his mansion, and face the public.
Tiger apologized to his family, but that`s not enough, he needs to express his regrets to his fans and sponsors.
Tiger expresses surprise and dismay at the scrutiny he is getting from the media. Tiger doesn`t seem to realize that he is finished as a icon, and now he is simply fodder for the tabloids. Get used to the scrutiny Tiger, now you are just another celeb.
Tiger yearns for a "measure of privacy", forget about it pal. You are a brand name, you are public domain, and you ain`t gonna get any privacy. (especially if you insist on bedding every attractive woman who bats her eyes at you.)
Tiger`s cyber apology isn`t worth a hill of beans. Tiger needs to be a man and face the public.
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