Adulterous Athletes Continue To Make Headlines

  • Thursday, April 8, 2010 2:09 AM
  • Written By: Steve Silver


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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