Tiger Woods Downward Spiral

Tiger Woods Mad

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It seems that the Tiger Woods debacle is just getting worse and one has to imagine that all of the deity status that most had with Tiger are about to get majorly tarnished and that Tiger is human after all.

The trouble started last week when Tiger Woods wrecked his truck into a fire hydrant and then a tree where he then needed medical attention.  Tiger was taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries which also included “scratches on his face”.  What would seem like a self inflicted minor accident then started presenting red flags as Woods refused to speak to authorities to address their questioning for days after the accident.  Many were trying to assess the cause of the accident and then a rumor arose that it had something to do with an altercation between him and his wife Elin Nordegren over an affair with a New York Club Manager named Rachel Uchitel which possibly explained the scratches.

Rachel Uchitel - London Entertainment Photo

Rachel Uchitel denied the allegations that she was having an affair with Woods, but sources say that Uchitel frequently bragged about having an affair with not only Woods, but also Yankees players Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, as well as actor David Boreanaz.  Being “overwhelmed” with all of the attention, Uchitel hired “lawyer to the stars” Gloria Allred to keep the wolves at bay which is really not working too well and only adds to the speculation that things are about to get really bad before they get better.

Meanwhile, Florida authorities had no choice but to subpoena certain traffic and hospital reports and aspects of the events to put the traffic part of the case to rest.  They ended up charging Tiger with a non-criminal charge which will cost Tiger $164 in fines (pocket change), but will also cost him 4 points on his drivers license.  As far as the authorities were concerned, the case was closed.

Then another “mistress” appeared out of the woodworks named Jaimee Grubbs, a cocktail waitress that he met in Las Vegas in 2007.  Not only was she not denying a relationship (excuse the double negative), but she also came to the party with text messages and even worse, voice mail recordings of Tiger pleading with her to remove her name from the cell phone ID because his wife was becoming highly suspicious.

Jaimee Grubbs - Photo from People.com

The voice recording is unmistakably Tiger’s voice pleading, “Hey, it’s Tiger. I need you to do me a huge favor. Can you please take your name off your phone? My wife went through my phone and may be calling you. So if you can, please take your name off that.  Just have it as a number on the voicemail. You got to do this for me. Huge. Quickly. Bye.”

Grubbs reported to a British tabloid The Sun that they had 20 sexual encounters spanning a 2 and half year time period with the first one being literally days before the birth of Tiger’s son.   She quoted Woods as telling her that “quietly and secretly we will always be together.”

As expected, with so much evidence verifying the allegations as truth, Tiger has had no choice but to try and come clean to some extent, but insisting that it’s a family matter with his statement on his site saying, “I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.”  Which in some cases is true, but he is a public figure, paid by the public (via tournaments and attendance), but even more damaging adored by the public both young and old.

Tiger Woods & Wife Elin Nordegren - Photo by Regina H. Boone / Detroit Free Press / AP

Tiger’s statements on his website do everything but admit to the affair which included statements such as:  “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.” and then finally, “Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions… 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.”

In closing, one would simply have to say that while, yes, this should be a private matter, he made it into a public matter by refusing to speak with authorities which caused all kinds of rumors and allegations to spawn from what started as a simple traffic violation.  One also has to be concerned that this may possibly be just the beginning of a slew of women that may come forth digging this hole deeper than it is now.  If there were two, there most likely are many more.

What do you think?

LeAnn Rimes Admits to Affair with Cibrian

leann-rimes-affairThe rumor started when a restaurant camera caught LeAnn Rimes and her Northern Lights costar Eddie Cibrian kissing.  The photo (shown right) shows Eddie standing up and leaning over the table for a passionate kiss with the superstar country singer.  Then the video was released by Us Magazine that additionally shows the couple holding hands and cuddling.  Two days went by without word from either camp until within 24 hours of each other,  Cibrian released a statement saying to Access Hollywood that, “It is a fabricated story that is using random snapshots as connective tissue to create a scandalous relationship.”

Seemed like the rumor would be dead in the water and people would just have to believe what they wanted and leave it at that.  But how exciting could that possibly be?  Obviously LeAnn Rimes people didn’t talk with Cibrians’ camp because LeAnn then admitted to the affair.   She stated on her website for her fans to “Have faith…. This is a difficult time for me and my loved ones, but I appreciate all your continued support,” she writes. “I would like to assure all of you that this is a place for you to hear things directly from me and as you all know, not everything in our lives is always black and white.”   which essentially admits to the affair, because a “No it didn’t happen” means “No it didn’t happen“.  The statement she actually released could be translated as, “Yes, it happened, but its a little more detailed than what you know and I can’t talk about this right now.”

While we all love LeAnn, things do happen.  LeAnn is married to her backup dancer Dean Sheremet in Dallas, Texas in February 2002.  And Cibrian is married to Brandi Glanville and has two sons (Mason who is 5 and Jake who is almost 2).   Cibrian stands a lot to lose with his up and coming stardom and children to boot.  So this is not good.

So what do you think?  Was this just a “thing” that was a mistake of the moment? Does anyone buy into that?  Or could it possibly a false rumor that the network fabricated to boost ratings for the show?  Regardless, everyone can check out the controversial couple on the Northern Lights film they were shooting starting March 21st on Lifetime.  Check your local listings to see if you can spot the sparks.  And while you’re waiting, you can check out Lifetime’s morning programming at 7:30am EST Monday through Friday to watch great episodes of Get Married for the best in wedding tips, wedding planning, and all things that are NOT related to this fiasco.