Tiger Woods Breaks Silence on Current Events, Asks for Apology and Privacy

Not directly addressing reports of him having affairs with Jaimee Grubbs and Rachel Uchitel, he deflates talk that a physical fight with wife Elin Nordegren led to his weekend car crash.

AceShowbiz - Amidst the hard-to-be-stopped scrutiny surrounding his marriage to former model %cElin Nordegren% and his weekend car accident, %cTiger Woods% has written a message on his official blog to address the on-going issues. In the post dated Wednesday, December 2, he expressed his regret for what has happened in the last few days and at the same time asked the public to respect his privacy.

"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves," said the golfer at the beginning of his post. "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 went on stating, "The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect."

"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," read the message.

Woods, furthermore, wrote, "Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult."

The 33-year-old athlete then concluded, "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."

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