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SPORTS ILLUSTRASIAN: Tiger Woods To Issue A Public Apology

February 17th, 2010 | 7 comments | Posted by Jen

After expressing regret for his “transgressions” in a written statement in December but maintaining that “(p)ersonal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions,” Tiger Woods is set to eat his words on Friday, when he plans to issue a public apology in front of a small group of friends, colleagues, and reporters in Florida.

Which is nothing short of historic.  I mean, have you ever heard of a professional athlete apologizing for being a dog and having sex with women other than his wife?  (Somewhere, Michael Jordan is laughing his ass off at a blackjack table.)  Isn’t that the sort of behavior we’ve come to expect from athletes like Tiger, the sort of behavior that, in fact, we not-so-secretly relish about them, that they aren’t physically bound by the same laws that we civilians are, both on the playing field and in their pants?  (Somewhere, Wilt Chamberlain, layer of 20,000 women, is rolling over in his grave.)

Let’s think about this for a second.

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