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November 30th, 2009
08:45 AM ET

Will crash hurt Tiger Woods' career?

It's the story everyone's talking about this morning: Golf great Tiger Woods and his car accident right in front of his Florida home.

Tiger is not talking. Cops have been told he has nothing more to say to them. Meanwhile there's a lot of speculation about what really happened in the moments before and after the accident and whether there's another woman in the middle of this mess.

Meantime police have released tapes from a 911 call that came from Tiger's neighbor moments after the incident. So with all the rumors swirling around Woods right now could this incident impact his career and all those lucrative endorsements?

David Dusek, deputy editor of, spoke to Kiran Chetry on American Morning Monday.

Related: Woods: 'This situation is my fault'

Filed under: Sports
soundoff (88 Responses)
  1. Capt Stokes

    That's life you make a "hole in one" and everbody cheers. You make multiple holes and everyone castigates you!

    December 15, 2009 at 12:56 am |
  2. Ed Hill

    Tiger will be in the tank and rightfully so career wise. Oh he may play great golf, but as far as endorsements, he will be in the tank. MJ still was a great entaineer but big name sponsers stayed clear of him. Tiger may get a few products in the man's line, viagara, steroid ads etc. Face with all the party time I doubt if that 6-pack came from gym time.

    December 9, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  3. Mary Duhon Gaston

    I am appauled by the media coverage of Tiger Woods and his family. In spite of the fact that he has made a mistake, the media continues to expound on the affairs, which I personally feel is a matter of privacy and a family issue that needs to be resolved among the Woods family, not the public. Everyone has a right to privacy and Tiger Woods privacy is being invaded by people who have absolutely nothing to to do with this issue. The media needs to back off and give the Woods family time so they can deal with the issue and resolve it as soon as possible so they can move on with their lives and focus on being a family again.

    December 9, 2009 at 11:34 am |
  4. Brenda

    Name one person that is perfect in this world!!!!
    It is a shame that you keep throwing stones at Tiger Woods.
    Have you ever done anything wrong in your life?
    Think about it.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:14 pm |
  5. Bret J

    Looks like the legs on this story just keep growing. So much for the early predictions.

    December 8, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  6. mark foster texas

    tiger made a mistake, and committed a sin, if his wife can find a better man ,i say leave tiger and go with the better man, if she cannot find a better man my advice to her is make this marrage work,thru forgiveness. to all the remaining saints ,,i say to he,or she who is without sin cast the first stone,then let the networks look into your lives i am sure you wont look as good to the world as you think..

    December 8, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  7. Catherine Berryhill

    While God or myself condones such behavior, I do not understand others throwing stones. Clean-up your own backyard.

    December 7, 2009 at 4:09 am |
  8. Renee Jones

    All of main stream media seemingly can't get enough of the Tiger Woods saga. However, I find it intriguing that none of you are discussing the possible domestic violence aspect of it. Although to ad nauseam, mainstream continues to cover the Chris Brown and Rhianna story purportedly as a message that domestic violence is wrong. Domestic violence is domestic violence whether committed by a male or a female. No one wants their spouse to commit adultery but that does not give anyone the right to resort to violence. I wonder what the coverage would be if the circumstances of this situation were reversed. Would Elin still be portrayed as some goddess with whom this professional athlete is fortunate to be wed? Or, would Tiger's face then be all over the media being vilified as the second coming of "OJ?" We all know the response!

    December 6, 2009 at 11:16 am |
  9. not blided by the media hype...

    He doesn't have to tell us why, what or anything. He is being hunted because so far he has been a great role model. He is only a HUMAN BEING! I don't care if he slept around or didn't, or if his wife took out his window. WHO CARES! IT IS THEIR BUSINESS! As long as he does good on the golf course and hasn't broken any law, is not hooked on drugs or selling drugs or beating his wife or a serial killer, or something like that.. LEAVE HIM BE!

    TIGER, Just keep your mouth shut. You don't owe ANYBODY an answer except your mamma. lol

    I want to hear REAL NEWS NOW! THANK YOU. and GET Nancy Grace off this, she is awful lately....let it go.. he didn't do anything wrong except make a mistake. QUIT TRYING TO MAKE A BIG DEAL out of it.

    December 6, 2009 at 2:15 am |
  10. Be Smart

    I think media should stop talking about Tiger Wood, ok he is popular you can say he had an accident but that its. What happend in everybody private life should stay private and the public doesn't need to know any details. He had an accident he was just hurt a bit and will be fine....The rest please shut it up! No ones business...I know you want people to watch your tv or show but this is not fair!

    December 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  11. Helene Kalfuss

    The argument that "men are hardwired to be promiscuous," is bunk. What separates us from the animal kingdom is the abiity to choose to do right or wrong and the ability to actually control our urges and repress them. We all make choices every day to repress our animalistic and/or biologic urges. I wish Tiger and his wife well and hope that they get the counseling necessary to stay together and forgive the transgressions. Behaviour modification is a human trait that can be learned and I am confident that Tiger will benefit from it.

    December 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm |
  12. Timothy Whittington

    I don't understand how so many can take such a passive attitude concerning Tiger's fall from grace. Do you realize that he is an idol among thousands of young people and children. I'm not concerned about Tirger Woods I am concerned about our children and also you who have no problem with what Tiger has done. It's sad that we are not shocked. This sort of stuff has become too common place. Tiger is just another rich powerful fat cat who has fallen from grace. He has lost touch of who is was when he started out. He no longer lives in the same world common folk live in. He's lost his morals, and any since of responsibility for the many impressionable people who follow his every move on golf courses around the world. He deserves what he gets.

    December 5, 2009 at 10:09 am |
  13. A. Parker

    Rediculous!.. So many News Channel leaches on this guys back... This has nothing to do with anyone but Tiger and his Family.. To all those that talk negative about Tiger, be sure to use that same dirty mouth to tell the world about your mistakes as well.. He only owes his wife and children an apology..To the rest of the world, he should treat them like there words and nothing more than a useless tainted opinion...

    December 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm |
  14. Bootsy Renee

    Really....if the media gave every missing child in America this persistence of obsession as they are giving Tiger Woods' drama, I think (I know) that we can expose many of these child molesters and put them where they belong. Leave Tiger and his peeps alone.

    December 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm |
  15. garry

    Come on CNN! With all thats going on in the world your obsession with Tiger is so rediculous. I used to respect CNN and what they covered but you are all falling to the gutter WHO CARES! Let it go. Cartoon channel is more entertaining.

    December 3, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  16. Dan

    We live in a 'kill and eat the wounded' society. Tiger, the last I checked, was human and subject to human mistakes. Does it mollify his actions? No. Is he entitled to his privacy? Yes. If he and his family weather the storm, good for them.

    December 3, 2009 at 8:13 am |
  17. Todd

    Being a man & understanding what life throws at you. I say, let Tiger deal with it, and let's move on! There are not any perfect men on this planet. The world is not going to end because Tiger Woods had some women who wanted to get with him. And all this news attention is little bit over the top. Really, there are more important things to talk about.

    December 3, 2009 at 7:25 am |
  18. joe troy

    Tiger has proven that he is human. He's not on the golf course he's on his front lawn. Tiger doesn't owe anybody an apology for any transgressions he has suffered in his personal life. This just goes to show all of us money and fame doesn't necessarily mean happiness in our personal lives. It's a private matter end of story. It will take another tragedy in our country before this becomes old news and that is very sad.

    December 3, 2009 at 12:25 am |
  19. jack

    gatorade payes this guy 100 million dollars .very sick there are starving people in this world people that work hard to buy gatorade products .do something good or even great for you customers.why give someone all this money.sponser the people .sponser war families and people that need help.100 million dollar to a person that does nothing for your product .i drink gaterade because of how good the pruduct is not because you pay the rich more money .this is why the world is in bad shape BIG BUSINESS .im really not sure how gatorade exc.wake up in the morning and looking in the mirror and say im a good person.

    December 3, 2009 at 12:10 am |
  20. Jan

    Do you really think Tiger Woods will live in peace after what he's done to destroy his marriage ?The most important part of his union with his wife is gone. Trust..... It will never be the same. Been there, experienced it.
    She could stick around and never be truly happy again. Wait until
    you're older and the kids are grown and you regret staying with someone who has broken your heart . Then you realize what a fool you have been to stay with the cheat. Done that !
    She should leave the bum and find someone whom she can love and trust. She is so beautiful and sweet.
    What the H.......did he find in those others ? They aren't even that good looking. Hard-looking women. Any woman who cheats with a married man deserves what she gets and so does he.
    Pity the wife and the kids.

    December 2, 2009 at 11:23 pm |
  21. Sharon Alderton

    Are you the one who asked if I accept his apology? What kind of ridiculous question is that? Why would he owe anyone an apology except myabe his family?

    December 2, 2009 at 11:12 pm |
  22. Melody Nation

    Tiger's problems are just that – his. He and his wife will work through this, as it should be. This is none of anybody's business. This man has led his life in the open since he went professional, put yourself in his shoes. If he had just interviewed with the police regarding this accident, all this issue about his personal life would not be being discussed. My husband and I love to watch him in tournaments and this changes nothing.

    December 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm |
  23. Dave in Iowa

    The only question I have for Tiger Woods is why the heck are you driving a grocery-getter SUV when you could be driving any exotic sports car made?!

    December 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm |
  24. Kitty Norman

    What happens between Tiger & his wife should stay between them. I understand he is a public figure but he deserves his privacy. They both are good people & need their privacy to make this marrage work. If it doesn't – it's their business – NO ONE ELSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 2, 2009 at 6:57 pm |
  25. Patricia

    About all the coverage ans speculation that the Tiger Woods case is causing, just few thoughts:
    -It is evident how shallow is the media...How can you explain doing all this mess around what is a private matter of one rich guy.. discussing with his wife in the middle of the night, leaving angry his home, for latter hitting a tree ? Is it possible that the American society put more interest in this issue than in few things as: EMPLOYEMENT, HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WAR?
    -Tiger is a stupid guy, no question about all of us icluiding the media.

    December 2, 2009 at 5:43 pm |
  26. D Davis

    Nobody cares!

    December 2, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  27. Daniel Bednarik, Ph.D.

    Who really cares? Tiger Woods' personal life is his own - stop packaging and "selling" the news as a commodity. What ever happened to the grace and class of the Cronkite reporting style? CNN, FOX, you are all the same. This is not journalism, just a high-tech version of the rags that one sees next to the grocery check out.

    D. Bednarik, Ph.D.
    Highland, MD

    December 2, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  28. Ellen Edwards / California

    Tiger's admission of transgression has been interpreted in many ways and beyond and society has been quick to judge him. He might be a public entity as a professional golfer, BUT he still deserve to be soared of his private life. His private life is nobody's business but his. And that alleged woman who came out with that voice mail, what is her motive in doing so?

    December 2, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  29. Dan McGarigle

    Here is the whole corrected comment.

    CNN is having the same kind of weakness shown by Tiger Woods.
    Tiger couldn't help having a friend and CNN can't help broadcasting yellow journalism.
    I am very displeased by CNN's incessant reporting of what is basically a "women's" issue with a public figure's private life.
    And YES, I think Tiger's apology is all that is needed in such matters.
    Tiger is a private citizen and a public figure. CNN is also a public figure, and a member of the protected fourth estate. Under the Constitution Tiger has no such protection. Therefore CNN is being totally unfair.

    December 2, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  30. Dan McGarigle

    CNN is having the same kind of weakness shown by Tiger Woods.
    Tiger couldn't help having a friend and CNN can help broadcasting yellow journalism.
    I am very displeased by CNN's incessant reporting of what is basically a "women's" issue with a public figure's private life.
    And YES, I think Tiger's apology is all that is needed in such matters.
    CNN is also a public figure, and a member of the protected fourth estate. Under the Constitution Tiger has no such protection. Therefore CNN is being totally unfair.

    December 2, 2009 at 4:18 pm |
  31. shanna

    Okay I am trying to understand WHY this is even on the news???? He has not commited a crime other than a possible traffic violatio....he wrecked his car for whatever reason and no one was hurt. IT IS NOBODY's BUSINESS?!! Leave him and his family alone...I don't even know why he is entertaining the media...or why the media took this from an accident or vehicle incident to his PERSONAL life...people get your nose out of other people's business!!! I could really care less who he is sleeping with, or if he has a mistress...WHO CARES....that for him and his family to work out....he is a PRO GOLFER...why would any of this effect his job. Good Lord, if we all had to worry about what we did in our personal life affecting our job we would ALL be out of jobs.

    December 2, 2009 at 4:10 pm |
  32. Eric Caruso

    I am becoming more shocked by CNN and HLN coverage of Tiger Woods. They are dwelling on a subject that in all reality nobody really cares. I have always enjoyed CNN and HLN for new coverage on todays MOST IMPORTANT stories. Tiger is an amazing golf Pro , If I wanted to about Tigers bedroom habits I will gladly pick up a National Enquirer or another Rag Mag at the supermarket..... I feel so sorry for his wife and family. All this coverage is just adding to their problems....and to all the people who say they will never buy another product endorsed by Tiger...GET REAL... If we had to buy products endorsed only by people who have never had a "situation". Companies would go broke from lack of sales.....Bring on the real news...Tigers OK in my book!!!

    December 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  33. Diane Fanara

    Leave Tiger alone! Is the media going to torture him for the rest of his life like they did Michael Jackson? If a "celebrity" wants to have his life be private, leave them alone. Report the accident if that is necessary and end it. What is wrong in this country that the"media" thinks the public should know all the unproven garbage about a celeb, but fails to think that maybe we would like to know the good they have done or are doing. How about more news like the CNN Hero thing only about celebs who have done or are doing humanitarian projects! I know why, of course, the almighty dollar and ratings. Let famous people who want to lead a private life alone. They don't owe the public apologies or explanations. They are humans like the rest of us.

    December 2, 2009 at 1:59 pm |
  34. Darren

    I think that Tiger deserves some privacy. If he doesn't want to say anything, for gods sake, let him be!! The media, press and tabloids are nothing but vultures. Have some balls and admit that you would not like it if everyone aired your dirty I really think that all media needs to be put on a short leash. You have no respect and are an ignorant lot. I think we should expose all the media pesonalities dirt and see how it feels to you. All types of media, paparazzi, news, tabloid, radio need to be sued for damaging so many peoples lives due to not getting all the facts before reporting it.You jump so quick to conclusions that you dont think of the damage you will inflict. You have given strategic positions in Wars that give the enemies an edge. You want the wars over and have our men and women back, then start to think and learn what is actual news worthy. Strategic postions is not news worthy and maybe shut your gobs once in a while and maybe things wil get accomplished.

    December 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  35. tony

    athlete's should stop using the line "I'm not perfect" after they make a mistake. We already know that man is not perfect try a new line. Their paying their attorney's big bucks and this the best line they can come up with for these guys.

    December 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  36. tony

    'I'm Not perfect what an idiot statement. How big is ths guys ego to assume that the world thought he was perfect before this. Trust me no one ever thought you were even close to perfect Idiot.

    December 2, 2009 at 11:49 am |
  37. James Yelverton

    Unfortunately their will always be people in this world that will jump at the opportunity to throw stones at someone when they are down. Everyone makes mistakes in life, if anyone thinks they are perfect, “think again”. When a person’s down, we should try to understand what they are going thru and help them if/when called upon, instead of blasting them in their time of need. As for the Woods family, I wish them the best and know that many of us are pulling for you and yours. Keep your chin up, learn and move on.

    I agree, media move on, this is a family matter.
    Sad day when the National Enquirer is a valid source for real news...


    December 2, 2009 at 10:57 am |
  38. Eric Dwayne

    This would really have to mess up his golf game in order to ruin his career. As for his personal life... Who cares, he's a person who has problems like everyone else. I'm not really understanding why this is even newsworthy considering everything else that's going on.

    December 2, 2009 at 8:46 am |
  39. Sandra Floyd

    CNN and all media need to get a life......ANYTHING for a story!!!!!

    December 2, 2009 at 7:43 am |
  40. tigerwoods

    Let Tiger live in peace and seclusion. No one realy got hurt in this incident. It's not like he drove off a bridge in Chappaquiddick and someone drowned. Let him pay his $150 fine and settle up with the insurance company and everyone get on with their miserable lives. We have become a society of morons to think this is some kind of significate event!!

    December 2, 2009 at 3:00 am |
  41. Landell Ealey

    I really don't care about what Tiger is doing or has done. Whether he is having an affair or not, that's between him, his conscience, and his wife. That's his business. Yeah, he's in the spotlight, famous for his golf swing, but, he is still human, just as he was before he became famous. Let you without sin CAST the first stone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm |
  42. Gordon Robbins

    I dont really care about tiger woods hitting a fire hydrant.....its time to get on with some REAL news already

    December 1, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  43. jim

    I have searched the internet. There are no recorded cases of
    a man arguing with his wife–Give him 10 years.

    A grown man leaving his house at 2 AM–unheard of –10 more

    Tiger broke Fl. law by driving barefoot- That's the big one
    lock him up–no bail

    Tiger must learn from his mistakes. He has found out his wife
    is a mean SOB when she gets mad–so-don't get her angry

    Now Congress can get back to Health Care !!!

    December 1, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  44. mary roberts

    everyone should mind thier own buissness, what he doe's in his own time, is no ones buissiness. he didn't commit a crime, so he had a little spat with his wife, owh care's? even if he is the best goffer, it's not not our place to judge him. i am on his side all the way. mary roberts atwater calif.

    December 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm |
  45. george harris

    I think an irate wife was after her man upon hearing about the other woman. After the PING impression disappears from his head Tiger will reappear in public. geo

    December 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm |
  46. tytyty123

    i think that tiger woods should be left alone. people get into the wierdest accidents. how would this have anything to do with his career? its a private matter. there's many people out there who's got problems. like gvnor spitzer, when he hired the hooker, that had nothing to do with his career but people struck at it and it was wrong

    December 1, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  47. LyndaLBD

    Tiger's career would be just fine, if the media would shut up and let law enforcement do their job. But....the media will be the ones that destroy his career.

    December 1, 2009 at 11:23 am |
  48. Pragmatist

    Lest we forget, this so-called "rich kid" is a young man who made his money the hard way-he earned it. Maybe he had a fight with his wife, maybe he just had a bad day. It was an accident on private property and it really is no one's business. The media needs to simply 'butt out' and Tiger Woods is doing exactly what he should be doing–just getting on with his life.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  49. Johnny

    Tiger has done nothing wrong. What is all the fuss about? He was in a car accident close to his home, no one but him was injured so let the man live in peace. The media always wants to make nothing into something until they find another story.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  50. Helen

    I agree with the old navigator. All anchors who want to talk about this, put their own lives out there for scrunity. This man is human and not perfect as all of us are. I know that I will admit it. It is striking to see just how many perfect people we must have in our country as they certainly feel free to judge others. Leave the man and his family alone. He does have 2 beautiful children to care for and he has done so much for other children. I would like to the news be news of "how we as americans can help" stories. What about the molested and abused, killed children. Wouldn' t this be a more valuable story.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:33 am |
  51. john hartnett

    Hey....leave the guy alone. He's got enough good will in the bank to surive this.

    And by the way he hasn't done anything wrong.

    December 1, 2009 at 9:51 am |
  52. Sandy

    The reason all stories get all out of hand is due to the media. It is their opinion, not the facts, as told to them by WHO? That is the question that should be asked. Who is telling all these things. The so-called mistress in this case even denies it. It is not the people as much as the media that wants to know, wants to boost their ratings. Leave Tiger Woods alone. The next time one of the reporters and CNN correspondence have an accident, I think we should know about that too. I just feel bad that you have pick, pick, and pick. Jay Leno making jokes about someone and he does not have the facts to back it up, just so called media reports.

    December 1, 2009 at 8:37 am |
  53. DINAH

    Who cares. This is is private life and why should it be brought up. This is between his wife and himself. I would like to be able to look in on the anchor's private home life. I'm sure that they never fight with there spouses, significant others, etc. And if they do, why isn't it front page news. I'm so tired of the media sticking their noses in people's private life. It doesn't matter if he is an sports star, he's still and human being and entitled to his privacy. Next time Obama and his family have a tiff, I'm sure it will splattered all over the front news.

    December 1, 2009 at 8:11 am |
  54. Tony

    Leave the guy alone....So what if he has problems at home, who doesn't. Another question is how far have we sank, news wise, when we are getting our "reliable" sources from a tabloid. Keep on reporting anything to get ratings.....I think all news should have a disclaimer stating that, "This is a one sided news station and all of our comments are ratings driven." What tiger does at home is his business plain and simple.

    December 1, 2009 at 8:06 am |
  55. joey

    I ask in such a prestigues and high profile neighborhood where are the security tapes ?? you can not tell mean individual of tigers fame and fortune has no security cameras in his drive way.come on people its an obvious cover up if the police really want the truth go to thesecurit footage .oh well thr rich get away with what would incarcerate the rest of us yes one country two very different standards jail for the poor cover up for the rich. Be a real man tiger take responsibilit for your actions and dont hide behind your riches you Tiger and I both know you were up to something be a man about it.

    December 1, 2009 at 6:51 am |
  56. botch

    The only thing to hurt Tiger's career will be his performance on the course, not his driving abilities or personal life.

    December 1, 2009 at 6:12 am |
  57. christa

    Leave Tiger Woods and his wife alone. We here have more to worry about other things then about them. They always were private about their lifes and it should stay this way. The people of the media are like hyenas, everyone wants a little piece of him and his wife. If it is another person calling the police, the police does'nt even come, you have to be dead for them to show up. We already saw what kind of policemen we have, stealing from a surrogate mother, who carried the twins for Sarah Jessica Parker. She needed to be protected, but the policechief broke into her house. So again Media just go away.

    December 1, 2009 at 4:34 am |
  58. Matt

    No one got hurt but Tiger and his relations with his family. He is not a politician or church leader, so why don't we leave him alone. he's not going to press charge against his wife if she whacked him, so why pursue any investigation that leads nowhere. Do the cops have too much time?

    December 1, 2009 at 4:27 am |
  59. Rachel

    I think that it will hurt his career a little because people want answers and until those answers get answered then the public is going to look at him from a different prospective. Just by him not wanting to talk to the police just making the public eye think that the wreck was not just an accident.

    December 1, 2009 at 3:24 am |
  60. Dwayne

    No I do not think it will hurt his career at all. I really think he will be OK.

    Really the news people should leave him and his family alone. Stop trying to make money off his name and boost there TV Rateing up.

    Because at the end of the day does CNN or any other TV News station care about Tiger Woods and his Family? No because if the news stations did CNN and other news stations would be concern about his health and his family not his romantic, domestic, and social problems. That's Tiger and his wife business you think?

    December 1, 2009 at 3:15 am |
  61. Kathryn White

    If your son, brother or husband, had left the home at 2:30 am and was involved in an accident, you would want to know what happened. Many of us feel that way about Tiger. We have invited him into our homes and in some cases traveled many miles to see him play. He put himself out there and we embraced him as our own. It is not fair to treat 'family' that way. Now, I want to know son what happened? I am 73 years old and you are getting on my nerves.

    December 1, 2009 at 3:07 am |
  62. Keefer

    Tiger's career isn't lagging so probably not...but if his career is lagging I just pray that he doesn't go the usual route celebs go, a book deal alledging incest, many, many, many trips to re-hab, going on STUPID REALITY SHOWS, etc. P.S. Tiger, if you read this, PLEASE don't step out of your car where the paparrazzi take pictures of your privates 'accidentially' are better than that!

    December 1, 2009 at 2:17 am |
  63. ryan

    one thing i can't stand is how everyone worries about other people.
    i say worry about yourself and you might be doing something.
    obviously something else happened who care let the man get puss.
    people make mistakes. at least he's not raping little kids and shooting up. he'll do more for anyones community than your going to do for yours. plus when you have the skills he has your to important
    to be an inmate. take it from someone who has been on the inside
    theres bigger fish to fry.

    December 1, 2009 at 12:34 am |
  64. jen

    stop talking about tiger woods , please! if he's guilty or not. this crap should not be our headline news. there are more important things going on in the world.

    December 1, 2009 at 12:14 am |
  65. Nat

    This will not hurt his career. He is a great athlete. That is all needs to focus on. He owes us nothing. If I got into an accident I wouldn't want to talk about it to anyone but my family. Especially if it has only been a few days!! It seems like the more u talk to the news, the more they would twist ur story around and try to make it look worse then what it really is. Like everyone is doing now. He is human. Just because he is famous doesn't mean assumptions need to be made about him. I'm still a fan of Tiger and always will be. This wreck doesn't change his talent!!!!

    November 30, 2009 at 11:49 pm |
  66. Dickson Melville

    This could well be an example of Tiger being better at putting than driving.

    November 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  67. sam

    Do you really think I give a flying flip about Tiger woods and his stupid accident? There are much more important things in this world to be reporting on. Such as are men and women fighting our war, lets get real here people tiger is a nobody in this world. So what he plays on grass with a ball. Get over it and report on the real news already. I am sick and tired of hearing this evertime I turn on my internet. What about the ship that was just hijacked isn't that more important than some guy who hits a stupid ball on grass? I think so!
    Get real and quit reporting on this stupid idiot already, he was a drunk fool who had a fight with his wife, over done with gone. If I had an accident with my Dodge Stratus and am a nobody in this world would you be putting me all over the internet and the news? Think not so get over it and stop talking about this jerk and move on.
    Thank you for once again ruining my day with useless information

    November 30, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  68. Michael M Golfer

    Its obvious......... His wife was freaking out after reading some tabloid concerning Tiger's mistress. Tiger's wife threw him out, screaming at him and probably beating him with the club. Tiger appears to be a little wimpy, so his wife probably beat him silly. Tiger's wife got lucky that no one saw her, & that Tiger didn't rat her out. This stuff happens all the time in America.... nothing special about the Woods family either.

    November 30, 2009 at 9:23 pm |
  69. C. S. Glover

    I've had it up to my ears about your broadcast about Tiger Woods. What makes you think YOU need to know the details about his accident, when in reality he does not have to answer any questions to the local police. Give them a break and quit making assumptions that you have no proof to report. Infact, what goes behind his closed doors should stay there. I certainly wouldn't let you in my doors as its none of anybodys business what happens in my home.

    Give them a break and report REAL news like the four officers that were brutally slain while putting their lives on the line for us!!

    November 30, 2009 at 8:08 pm |
  70. Lucian Stone


    And Norm is so right when he wrote the following: "I would like to see all CNN anchors listed on a link to the CNN Web Site. Each week, next to their names, a updated list of their personal happenings should be posted. Include: legal, romantic, financial, accidents, medical, domestic arguments, dishonesty, and/or social problems. Pictures would enhance the weekly update."

    LEAVE THE MAN ALONE. I don't care one bit about what is happening in his life. He made a mistake, he said that, and it is not my business or yours. GET OVER IT. Has CNN become one of the muck rakers like the "rush limboughs"? I hope now.

    Thank God you got rid of Lou Dobbs!

    November 30, 2009 at 7:15 pm |
  71. Lucian Stone


    November 30, 2009 at 7:10 pm |
  72. Old Navigator

    Tiger Woods' career is only dependent of the numbers on the score card. I feel sure he will be OK. Anyone ready to play him a thousand a hole? I thought not.

    November 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  73. Norm

    I would like to see all CNN anchors listed on a link to the CNN Web Site. Each week, next to their names, a updated list of their personal happenings should be posted. Include: legal, romantic, financial, accidents, medical, domestic arguments, dishonesty, and/or social problems. Pictures would enhance the weekly update.

    November 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  74. Joan

    I am so tired of hearing about Tiger Wood's accident. Give it up, please. There are so many really important stories out there – give us real news, please.

    November 30, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  75. JB

    When the guy's earned a billion dollars, it's hard to imagine anything's going to hurt his career. Of course, if the rumors are true, he will probably soon be worth half that...

    November 30, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  76. Aleth57

    People please - this is nonsense. The man probably had a fight with his wife and stormed out as many men do - hello it anyone else out there married. In his state it is easy to see how he may have thought he put the car into reverse and then went forward instead. It is all pretty embarrassing I am sure – but not a crime. If I crash my car – no alcohol involved – why should I have to tell anyone what me and my husband were arguing about before I left the house?
    Moreover, if the girl says no affair, there is probably none or she would already be raking in money on the talk show circuit seriving up juicy details. The news peple who seem determined to dig up some dirt need to get a life!

    November 30, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  77. pockets

    If the rumor is true that he is having an affair it will 'stain' his career and people who have placed him on a pedestal will realize he is only to human, having a billion dollars does not elevate anyone to sainthood.

    Tiger has 'loins' like most men and he was out trying to get his itch scratched, and 'apparently' did.

    His marriage may need more work than his golf game. Time to take some time off and work on the relationship and family. Two kids and a wife are more important than some trophy.

    November 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  78. Doug

    It should hurt his career. Tiger was always one of those athletes you could look up to and say he never got into trouble. He should at least answer the questions from police. I've always been a fan of Tigers but now I think he is completely guilty and hiding something.

    November 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm |
  79. Joe Romeral

    A CRASH would not hurt his career. However, being chased at 2:00 in the morning by his wife and attacked with a golf club because of an affair COULD. Not telling the truth WIIL.

    November 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  80. Tony

    Nobody "pulls out of their driveway" so fast that all these "injuries" occur! He should be, at the very least, arrested for wreckless driving.
    People hold him on a pedestal. He's nothing more than little rich kid gone wild! Another example of stupidity of the rich and famous. If another woman is involved in this issue, its not our business, its between him and his wife. What IS our business is that we have another rich kid acting stupid and taking the lives of our kids in his wreckless hands! If he was driving that fast, he could have killed someone on his way out of his driveway! He obviously didnt stop at the end of his driveway to check the roadway! But, we're talking about "Good ole'" Tiger now. This wont hurt his career one bit.
    People adore stupid rich kids!!!

    November 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm |
  81. jan

    I would honestly say, leave the guy alone. Realizing his popularity as a sports figure, one can simply say yes there could have a been domestic issue, which he now resents became known. He is a very private individual, just like Elin is. So, please keep your curiousity to yourself and let them be who they are.

    November 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  82. REEN

    GO CC!! This was an excellent story!

    November 30, 2009 at 2:10 pm |
  83. Kate

    Why don't y'all leave it be! This is going on ad nausum

    November 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm |
  84. missy

    Ok, Tiger had an accident. Enough already. Really why are the media showing us this story.? Surely there must be something going on in the world that is more important. It has to be for ratings, because I don't get it.........

    November 30, 2009 at 10:45 am |
  85. nancy

    Who cares?? He'll continue to be a "money" maker for those companies.

    November 30, 2009 at 10:36 am |
  86. Danny Clemons

    Please ask your viewing audience how many of them KNOW that they are NOT REQUIRED to answer the questions asked by the police at the scene of an accident they were involved in?
    As a retired police officer (30 yrs) in S. Florida I can tell you that I personally witnessed dozens, if not hundreds, of people arrested for doing the same. This does not count those people who became violent or abusive or refused to produce proper paperwork & license.
    Living in N. Florida now (Suwannee Co.) I have been told by the local sheriff quite bluntly, when vaguely accused of something I didn't do, that I must provide a written statement or I would go to jail. Upper brass explained that "...the laws are different up here". Unbelievable that Florida State Statutes change between N. & S. Florida.
    So be sure to tell your audience to refuse to answer any questions posed by FHP after displaying license, ins. card & registration.
    ........Or is it that only really rich people can do that?????

    November 30, 2009 at 10:28 am |
  87. Al

    Stop making a story where there is none . I know news has been slow and you can't fill the hours that your on. I'm sure you can find some other junk to cover. Would you like it if i started a network to cover all your screw ups. I could fill even the slow times with something new !!! Than You

    November 30, 2009 at 10:25 am |
  88. ray

    Tiger Woods is smart not to speak to the State Troopers.
    The comment "CHARGES ARE PENDING" is reckless
    and therefore any 1st year law student knows that you
    don't say anything in this situation. Ray

    November 30, 2009 at 9:09 am |