Adulterous Athletes Continue To Make Headlines

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010 10:09 PM
  • Written By: Steve Silver

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The wide world of philandering athletes just keeps getting better.

After receiving a lot of negative reactions to my “Judge athletes on performance not personal life” post, supposed nice guy Tiki Barber did me a favor by reaffirming my thoughts with his best John Edwards impression.

That’s right, the affable running back turned television personality is leaving his long-time and now pregnant wife to rock some barely legal slam piece that used to intern for NBC, according to The New York Post.

It’s sad to see a marriage of 11 years come to an end and know that four kids will have to grow up without an attentive father – especially a father that once publicly reprimanded his own absentee father.

Unfortunately this only proves my point from a few weeks ago. Athletes are athletes. Judge them on the field but do not hold them to any higher standards than the average guy on the street.

In fact, it’s probably safe to hold them to a lower standard.

Tiki’s new girlfriend better watch out for the next crop of college interns.

While we are on the subject of unfaithful husbands, Sir Eldrick Woods will not only play in the Masters this weekend, but he will appear numerous times in perhaps the creepiest commercial ever made:



Everything about this commercial seems off.

From the disturbing close-up of Tiger’s supposed repentant face to his father’s ghostly words, which Nike is basically using to say, “My son did about the worst thing possible to his family, but he will be come back stronger and make you want to buy more Nike crap.”

Unfortunately the commercial ends with a lonely swoosh. Where is the “Just Do It” slogan when we need it most for comedic relief?





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Ann
They have sunk to a new LOW!
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Jrbrass
Amazing how they think of capitalizing on cheating on women in order to make money. What a world, only in America.
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Andy
I would bet his new piece is white, right!! The only thing to remember about him and his brother are their big white teeth... Sorry to say but we fans have helped make these scumbags think they really are important..
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George
If Nike continues to promote damaged goods,their 'goods' will be damaged. Really dis- gusting money grab.
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John
Let the PGA change the color of the golf ball and Tiger will loose interest in the game!
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George
If Nike continues to promote damaged goods,their 'goods' will be damaged. Really dis- gusting money grab.
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Kate
I have bought my last Nike anything! Too crass for words. This week I am hoping that ABT wins the Masters--Anyone But Tiger. When I look at him I used to "Wow." Now I just think "Yuk."
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Charles Wallace
Tiger Woods, All American Male, All American Man, All American Hero!
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Lou
yup...Tigger...all american cheatin bastard.....a real credit to the cablanasians, whatever a cablanasian is. See..he can cheat on the woman he vowed to be faithful to. Why? Cause all the money in the universe can't buy character....now go out thewre and hit that little ball BOY!
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Marko
Poor bastard...Hey Tig....What's it like to be a slave to sex? Just sitting around wondering...if you like worked at Walmart, say a greeter or something, would you be in all this scandal stuff? Don't think so....the white chicks wanted to dip into your pockets, cheap bastard as you are, a real tipster I hear! Your wallet is just as fat as your lips!
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ED HEINZ
NBC WAS ALL OVER TIGER FOR CHEATING....BUT NOT A WORD WHEN TIKI ONE THEIR OWN DOES IT...NO WONDER NBC IS A DYING NETWORK...CAN TIKI.....
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Taildog11
loser white boys, shut up already, stop being mad because they boinkin white women you can't lol
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SuPets
No more Nike for us!
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mjsjr52@aol.com
Nike will act in their interests at all time- to sell product, it's to be expected. Tiger Woods (and other high profile athletes) have largely prostituted them selves to these people for money and when they whistle are expected to respond. It's a shame he has no one around him to help him recover his dignity. He will probably be able to recover his standing in Golf.
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mario
This commercial confuses me. From what I've read about Tiger's father, he was a big womanizer too. I read about Tiger's hiigh school girl friend saying that TIger would telephone her crying that his dad was cheating on his mom. So is he telling Tiger he should have been more discreet with his womanizing?
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whatever
I just think we are too hard and too judgmental. It is not our place to lay judgment on people. NO ONE is perfect. He is really wrong to cheat on his wife. Really wrong. But, he is a great golfer. These are two separate things. I have to agree Nike should not have brought his personal life into their commercial. Tacky! But, they made a mistake too. They should have focused more on the sport. We should too. We are not his judge and we don't need to poke our big long Pinnochio noses into his and his wife's personal business. But, that is what America can be. Evil, unforgiving and judgmental when we do the same or worse. Good pointing fingers, isn't it?
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whatever
I just think we are too hard and too judgmental. It is not our place to lay judgment on people. NO ONE is perfect. He is really wrong to cheat on his wife. Really wrong. But, he is a great golfer. These are two separate things. I have to agree Nike should not have brought his personal life into their commercial. Tacky! But, they made a mistake too. They should have focused more on the sport. We should too. We are not his judge and we don't need to poke our big long Pinnochio noses into his and his wife's personal business. But, that is what America can be. Evil, unforgiving and judgmental when we do the same or worse. Makes you feel really good pointing fingers, doesn't it?
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whatever
I just think we are too hard and too judgmental. It is not our place to lay judgment on people. NO ONE is perfect. He is really wrong to cheat on his wife. Really wrong. But, he is a great golfer. These are two separate things. I have to agree Nike should not have brought his personal life into their commercial. Tacky! But, they made a mistake too. They should have focused more on the sport. We should too. We are not his judge and we don't need to poke our big long Pinnochio noses into his and his wife's personal business. But, that is what America can be. Evil, unforgiving and judgmental when we do the same or worse. Makes you feel really good pointing fingers, doesn't it?
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whatever
I only posted one time. Something went wrong with multiple posts. I tried to post and it did not post, so I corrected a typo and posted and it too. Sorry about the error. See I am not perfect. :)
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LD
The worst part of all these cheating scandals coming to light lately (Tiger Woods, Jesse James,Tiki Barber) is not only what they have done to the wives,but there are little kids invoved in all 3 situations,2 that aren't even born yet. That is the saddest thing. Try explaining any of this to a child.
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anmulet
i will never touch anything made by nike ever again! using his own deceased father for commercial gain - dignity for sale! there goes my ex-hero...
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Beth
Any company that pays Tiger Woods for endorsements should be ashamed of their self. Tiger Woods is a no good, bad example for ALL people & should be banned from Golf for the rest of his life. He is just a Common Low Life person who thinks that he is the best golfer ever. He has a lot to learn about that. He struts around the golf courses like he is God, But he is no more than a G.D. Fool who needs to wake up & face the facts.
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Yarinah
Is There No Forgivess
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Yarinah
The Best Golfor of All Time...
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savvy
look at this article - nobody has balls enough to put their name to it
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savvy
so sorry, I see your name now - not that it matters
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shirley
I thought this ad was terrible, give the guy a break. I'm still routing for him!!!!