The Tiger Woods controversy continued Thursday, with reports Tiger Woods was found snoring, barefoot and bloody outside his home right after the crash.
FHP investigators have released new audio of interviews with witnesses who saw Woods seconds after his crash. They say he was not wearing a seatbelt.
Several women have come forward claiming Woods had an affair with them. Now, there are reports Woods’ wife is forcing the golfing star to increase their prenuptial agreement to upwards of $300 million in exchange for her staying with him.
The latest on the day’s developments can be seen below in this Fox 35 report:
December, 2 Update:
Tiger Woods sex scandal?
A woman has come forward claiming she and Tiger Woods have been having an affair. She gave US Weekly a voicemail from Tiger Woods as proof. Listen to the message below:
US Weekly reports Woods was cheating on his wife with 24 year-old Los Angeles cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs. When Woods’ wife got suspicious, Grubbs says he called her and left the message begging her to change her voicemail greeting so the wife wouldn’t know whose it was.
Woods is finally starting to come somewhat clean about the scandal. He released this statement on his Web site after the message was released:
“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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.”
FHP: Tiger Woods At Fault, Must Pay $164 Ticket
The Florida Highway Patrol released this statement to KnightNews.com today regarding the Tiger Woods crash:
Statement by the
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
Regarding the Nov. 27 Tiger Woods Crash
Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol has concluded its investigation of the vehicle crash involving Mr. Tiger Woods. The investigation has determined that Mr. Woods is at fault in the crash. This afternoon, FHP issued a uniform traffic citation for careless driving to Mr. Woods.
Any person operating a vehicle upon the streets and highways within the state is required by law to drive in a careful and prudent manner so as not to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person. Failure to drive in such a manner is defined as careless driving. Careless driving is a moving violation and upon conviction may result in a fine of $164 and four points on a driver’s record.
This was a single vehicle crash, with a single occupant. Unfortunately, it is one of thousands that occur in our state each year. Mr. Woods has satisfied the requirements of Florida law by providing his driver license, registration and proof of insurance to us. With the issuance of the citation, the Florida Highway Patrol has completed its investigation into this matter.
The FHP is not pursing criminal charges in this matter, nor is there any testimony or other evidence to support additional charges of any kind. After reviewing the evidence available to us, and in consultation with the Office of State Attorney Lawson Lamar, it was determined that there was insufficient evidence available to issue a subpoena for additional medical information that may exist in this case. We cannot speak to the existence of any blood evidence, nor are there claims of domestic violence by any individual.
The Florida Highway Patrol will not conduct additional press conferences or interviews on this matter.
A copy of the crash investigation report is a matter of public record and will be finalized and available to members of the media by noon tomorrow for $10. Additionally, a supplemental package of all photographs taken at the scene is available as a matter of public record for a fee of $105. Media representatives wishing to obtain these documents in person may contact the Florida Highway Patrol Office located at 133 South Semoran Blvd., Suite A, Orlando, FL 32807.
Media representatives wishing to obtain these documents via e-mail must submit a certification form attesting to your eligibility as a member of the media, and a form with the required credit card information to facilitate payment. Requestors should submit both forms to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles headquarters in Tallahassee via fax at (850) 617-5108. The Department will e-mail the requested information to the requestor as soon as possible upon receipt of payment in the order in which we receive the requests.
Nov. 30 Update
In the three days since Tiger Woods was hospitalized following his mysterious 2:30 a.m. crash Friday, the wealthy athlete has hired a lawyer and refused to talk to FHP investigators during three separate attempts.
Woods’ lack of cooperation comes as celebrity Web site TMZ.com reports that his wife attacked him over allegations he cheated on her. The Web site reports Woods’ wife followed him out of the house, smashed his Escalade with the golf club and distracted him enough to cause him to crash.
TMZ.com obtained pictures of the crash we put over the 911 call released to KnightNews.com.
After Woods turned FHP investigators away without an interview three times, TMZ reports sources tell them troopers are working to obtain a search warrant so they can seize medical records from the hospital that treated Tiger Woods in order to see if Woods’ injuries to his face were caused by an auto accident, or from an attack by his wife.
There has been speculation that Woods turned troopers away because he did not want them to see his facial injuries and determine they were not consistent with a car accident.
Comedian Wanda Sykes offered this commentary on the situation:
KnightNews.com will continue following this developing international story, unfolding just 30 minutes away from UCF.
UPDATE 7:45 P.M. 11/27
TMZ.com is reporting Tiger Woods and his wife had a “domestic issue” before he crashed into a fire hydrant outside his Windermere home in Orange County, Fla., less than a half hour from the UCF campus.
The Web site cited “multiple law enforcement sources” as saying Tiger Woods’ early morning accident came right after an argument with his wife, Elin Nordegren.
Cops were reportedly told this at the scene by Woods’ wife, and were later told the same story by Woods’ himself at the hospital.
Woods was reportedly in and out of conciousness right after the accident. Woods’ wife reportedly used a golf club to smash one of his windows to rescue him from the car
Read more from TMZ at: http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz0Y6wzsYTC
Original Breaking News Story at 4:30 p.m.
Tiger Woods has been involved in some sort of crash early this Black Friday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
“I am able to confirm that the Sheriff’s Office did respond to a call for service in reference to a traffic accident on the 6300 block of Deacon Circle at about 2:30 AM today, 11.27.09, and that Tiger Wood was involved in the accident,” a sheriff’s spokesman confirmed to KnightNews.com in an e-mail.
According to the Associated Press, “Woods, 33, had just pulled out of his driveway in his 2009 Cadillac SUV and had begun to drive down a street when he struck a fire hydrant, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The front of his vehicle then struck a tree.”
FHP called the crash serious, and Woods was reportedly hospitalized and treated for injuries to his face before being released. The golfer lives in an Orlando community called Windermere.
KnightNews.com will continue following this developing story and update you when we get more information.