Woods statement, published today on his website, pleas for the media to get lost, so he can deal with his “transgressions” privately.
“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,” he wrote.
“Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives… 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.”
Following the revelation of Woods’ alleged affair with Rachel Uchitel, in an upcoming issue of Us Weekly, a California cocktail waitress name Jaimee Grubbs, 24, has revealed that her and Woods have been seeing each other since she was 21. She claims she’s had 20 sexual encounters with Woods, and has 300 text messages and photos to prove it.
Today, Us Weekly posted private voicemail messages from Woods to Grubbs.
This is Woods’ second statement regarding the incident. —Linda Hobbs