TV anchor apologizes for “Lynch Tiger Woods” remark
Golf channel anchor Kelly Tilghman has apologized for comments that she made a week ago. Tilghman said that any golfer trying to test Tiger Woods might have to “lynch him in a back alley.”
Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent, issued a statement saying that “This story is a non-issue,” and that “Tiger and Kelly are great friends and Tiger has a great deal of respect for Kelly.”
In a press release from the Los Angeles Civil Rights Association, they stated that “this racially insensitive and offensive crack is worse than the tirades of Imus and Dog the Bounty Hunter. Both were fired.” The statement went on to say “We urge the Golf Channel to terminate Kelly Tilghman immediately,” says Eddie Jones, president, Los Angeles Civil Rights Assn., and Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president, Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable.
Michael Vick may be released from prison early
Suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback may be released from prison early. Vick has entered a drug treatment program at a Kansas prison, which could reduce his 23-month sentence for dog fighting by up to one year.
Vick tested positive for marijuana in September while he was on supervised released following his guilty plea. Vick had never failed an NFL drug test.
If Vick is granted early release he could be ready for the 2009 football season, but he more than likely will not be reinstated to the NFL for a year after his release.
Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, is back. Sort of. Based on winning his third PGA-rated tournament of 2013 this past Monday (because of a weather delay), he is again the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, for the 11th time.
As prodigal golfer Tiger Woods resumes the world’s No. 1 ranking, his chief sponsor, Nike, unveiled a slogan Tuesday that provokes robust debate on what is redemption and has Woods attained it.
“Winning takes care of everything” is what Nike declared on its social media outlets after Woods completed his long climb back to the top ranking, more than three years after his extramarital affairs ruined his marriage and embarrassed him. Woods and ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, have two children.
So, the cat’s out of the bag.
Golfing great Tiger Woods confirmed a very loosely kept secret Monday: that he and six-time reigning World Cup downhill skiing champion Lindsey Vonn are an item.
The Monday night football game this week was a lesson in life and redemption. I only saw the first half, but that was enough. I got so excited about the performance of Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback, Michael Vick, that I shelved my intended column topic for this week and started over.
Whatever Tiger Woods did that he’s confessed to or may have done that he hasn’t confessed to, has nothing to do with him playing golf.
You don’t know how long I’ve wanted to say that, but this week was one last pitiful plea from the media to drill Tiger, supposedly “no holds barred” before the largest (and most prestigious) golf tournament in the world. And the Professional Golf Association (PGA) accommodated the press for fear of continued distractions during the Masters Tournament.