The Florida Highway Patrol is denying a report this morning on celebrity gossip Web site TMZ.com that police are trying to get hold of medical records from the hospital that treated Tiger Woods following his car crash early Friday morning in an attempt to zero in on the cause of his head injuries.
“Not true,” Capt. Mark Welch, a department spokesman, told the Herald.
Welch said the pro golfer, 33, arguably the most recognized athlete in the world – and now in the hands of criminal defense attorney Mark NeJame – has already declined to meet with them today for the fourth consecutive day.
“He’s only required to provide us with specific information, which he has complied with: driver’s license, registration, proof of insurance,” Welch said.
Regardless of whether Woods says why he was driving away from his manse in Windermere at 2:25 a.m., with Elin Nordegren, his wife of five years on foot in hot pursuit with a golf club in her hand, Welch said, “We’re looking at every aspect of the crash to find out its specific cause.”
Although the highway patrol would not be the ones to respond to any prior calls for help at Woods’ residence, Welch said, “I’m not aware of any.”
Welch declined to comment on how important Woods’ cooperation is to reaching a conclusion.
“It’s our job to investigate crashes,” he said, “and that’s what we’re going to do.”
I had family home for the afternoon yesterday and expressed my feelings regarding this outrage.
“If I had the money Tiger has I’d walk into the most high powered law office I could find in New York, drop a cheque on the desk for around 50 million dollars and give them their instructions.
Bankrupt the National Enquirer, TMZ and all the outlets that carry their rags at the checkouts. Enough of this bullshit. I have a life and they don’t count.”
You could have heard a pin drop in the room.
Perhaps I sound a bit extreme but famous people need time to themselves. It first came to the fore with Diana’s death…chased by reporters. In the years hence it is becoming a major problem and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to become famous because they do something well. Why would a person seek elected office in the face of sensationalist media? Better to sit back and let someone else do it.
Why would anyone want to become a famous movie star and let their talent show when they realize they can be eaten alive by wolves?
Why would anyone give up their privacy for the greater good?
The truth is this. Maybe (or maybe not) Tiger and his wife had a spat because of a story that first appeared in the National Enquirer. A couple of pictures they took and all of a sudden he’s into an “affair” and “wee wifie” goes ballistic when he gets home if the “rags” are to be believed (and they are not).
That’s not Tiger and she should have known that. More to the point it was noted in the conversation that when a man is married to such a beautiful woman and has two children by her why would he look elsewhere?
Exactly so and end of message.