After playing the deny, “nothing to see here” game for nearly a week while girls continued to come out of the woodwork to share their details of affairs, Tiger Woods finally came clean on his website Wednesday morning (somewhat). Tiger specifically admitted to “transgressions” and “personal sins,” though they were careful not to use the buzz words “cheating” or “affair.” Here’s a few pieces of the 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.
Woods essentially asked people to respect the privacy of his family regarding the issue and understand that things won’t be played out in public. With the tabloids hammering him constantly, it was about time that he struck on the issue and made a move. I believe it was the right one — he admitted he has made mistakes but asked them to remain private issues. That’s exactly how it should have been played. The National Enquirer blew the cover off the story and once that happened, it was necessary for Tiger to act. He finally did, and now we should respect his family’s privacy. Problem is most of the media and many fans won’t let this rest. People love to see failure and public beatings.