Recently, Tiger Woods came forward making a public apology for his extra marital affairs. He said, "I'm deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior that I've engaged in. My wife, Elin, and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. The real apology to her won't come in words. It will come from my behavior over time."
It was quite ironic that this story remains headlining the news for Tiger to continue his apologetic speech with, "However, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us. Eventhough, I've always tried to remain private."
Perhaps Tiger Woods forgot that he's the best golfer that the world has ever seen? Maybe he forgot that he's a multi-millionare? Or maybe he forgot that a married man in his position could never be discreet in anything that he indulges in. The car crash and the golf club through the rear window just opened a can of words for him.
What baffled me most was, "I realize the pain I've caused to you by my behavior. My behavior has been a personal disappointment."
Now that much I'll agree with as far as his behavior being a personal disappointment. Yet, does he owe the public an apology or his wife?
You see, we idolize our sport's figures and place them on a pedistal. We applaud their greatness as fans. But are we the one's invading in their private life and then expecting who we made our hero to answer to his own ovation? There's a thin line which we all may have crossed. Our expectations dehumanize and desensitize the real issues at hand.
For starters, there's not much mentioned about the rear window being shattered in his vehicle. Being that the golf club didn't fly there by itself, there had to be some sort of domestic violence that occured. I guess, that's not news worthy and the sex scandal became the focus of all of our attention.
The apology continued, "My behavior has caused considerable worry to my business partners, to everyone involved in my foundation, including my staff, board of directors, sponsors and most importantly, the young students we reach. Our work is more important than ever."
Case and point, was Tiger Woods expecting women to keep their alledged sexual romps a secret and not let the "cat" out of the bag. Mind you, people cheat everyday. Some swap partners or just pay up front a fee to be pleasured. Prostitution or sex for money is the oldest profession in the land. Yet, being a married man and rich is grounds to be sued? Tiger wasn't thinking and cheating is frowned upon. No one likes a loser and everyone loves a winner.
I highly doubt this last quote, "I have made you question who I am and the wrong things I have done. I am embarrassed that I put you in this position. For all that I have done, I am so sorry."
These quoted words were all of Mr. Tiger Woods. It was a well staged tear jerker. But what killed me most was that he's attending rehab because he's addicted to sex. What man isn't addicted to sex? It's just that we have to make the right choices in life. I don't question who Mr. Woods is as a person. He doesn't owe me an apology. This is a private matter that should have been between him and his family. To me, he'll always be Tiger Woods, a golf legend, a hero and human...
By: Benjamin Janey