Russell Simmons Tweet today:
“Sorry about blowing up tigers “anonymous gift” such a sweet gesture . People have cared so much about other”secrets” this is inspirng?”
Simmons claimed in a previous Tweet two days ago: “I heard tiger woods donating to send a cargo plane with a mobile hospital out there. Keep ur prayers high!“
Simmons Wednesday night told the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: “Tiger Woods is working on sending a mobile hospital with 50 EMTs to go set up a triage.”
In the past 24 hours, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has been shouting from the rooftops that Tiger Woods is planning to make a large donation to the Haitian earthquake relief effort.
(Tweets were 20 hours ago and nothing from Tiger)
Simone Weichselbaum and Samuel Goldsmith of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS then followed up with this on Simmons and Woods:
Tiger Woods is considering a $3 million donation that would send doctors and supplies to Haiti, rap icon Russell Simmons told the Daily News.
“Tiger Woods is working on sending a mobile hospital with 50 EMTs to go set up a triage,” Simmons said Wednesday night.
Simmons and representatives from Wyclef Jean’s Haitian relief organization Yele have asked Woods to support the effort. Simmons spokesman has been in touch with Woods managment team and they are “excited” about the idea.
“I am waiting to have the conversation [with Tiger] tomorrow morning,” Simmons’ spokesman Marcus Harris said. “I am hopeful that it is a yes.”
“I am just asking for his heart and his hand,” he said.
“Just to meet the needs of the people.”
So we’ve going to “Tiger is” to “Tiger is considering” helping out in the Haitian relief effort. Sounds a little like Simmons might’ve jumped the gun. Especially considering that Woods reps have been silent. If he was going to do such a thing, don’t you think they’d be trumpeting his good deed?