The Tiger Woods scandal is one of the most sensational controversies involving sports stars in recent times.Scandals involving celebrities, however, are nothing new.David Beckham, Michael Phelps, Shane Warne, Mohammad Azharuddin, Hansie Cronje, Michael Jackson – all have been part of it. They’ve been embarrassed by it. They’ve managed to recover from it. And most of them have got back to business.
"Last week Tiger Woods hit a tree and a bunch of ladies fell out." (via @sethmeyers21 on Twitter) If you're the world's highest earning athlete right now, it is an extremely difficult time. The past week would have unfolded like a nightmare. The paparazzi is offering exorbitant prices to those who will get the next Tiger Woods mistress. Practically speaking, every few hours someone is claiming to have made love to Tiger Woods.
The highest earning sportsman in history has crashed his SUV, his wife is allegedly upset with him and she’s used his golf club to smash a window of his vehicle.What’s more, there’s an allegation of a third woman in Woods’ life - a woman who’s been labelled ‘husband snatcher’, ‘party animal’ and more.The noise about Tiger Woods across all media is reaching a crescendo, making one wonder whether all the hoopla is justified.
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