Tiger Woods: ‘Personal Sins Should Not Require Press Releases’


Is Tiger Woods taking more advice from PR counselors as opposed to legal counselors? While those with a legal background have been advising Woods to stay quiet, PR pros have said he must tell his story, and fast.

Today Woods issued a statement on his website, TigerWoods.com. It read in part:

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.

Now that Wood’s has spoken, will the media storm calm down? We can’t imagine reporters not bringing the topic up at Wood’s next public appearance, whether it be on the golf course or at another event.

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