Nike Gives Tiger Cover To Blow Off Media, Public

Tiger Woods exercised his power as a celebrity Sunday by embarrassing the Florida Highway Patrol for the third straight day - in refusing an interview request. Woods’ agent now says his client is refusing to meet with the authorities at all.

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(Nike support ensures that other sponsors, like Accenture, won’t bail on Woods)

There’s a possibility that the FHP will indeed back off and issue Woods some sort of traffic citation, even if it suspects a domestic disturbance between Woods and wife Elin Nordegren precipitated the “accident”. But while the public may soon forget that debacle thanks to Woods’ non-cooperation, the story of his alleged affair is just getting started.

The woman accused of a tryst with Woods, Rachel Uchitel, is claiming the National Enquirer report is false and has indicated she may sue the mag for defamation. Today she flew to Los Angeles to meet with high profile attorney Gloria Allred. If Uchitel formally enlists the services of Allred, you can bet she’ll soon turn up on Larry King and every other prominent electronic media outlet.

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(’Tell Octomom to hold my calls, Larry King here we come!’)

Though Uchitel is meeting with Allred under the pretense of denying the Enquirer’s charges, the fact that she’ll be all over the media indefinitely will keep the alleged affair in the public eye, further damaging Woods’ credibility. That is unless Woods himself forcefully denies the story. Read more…

Photos: Tiger’s Smashed SUV At The Crash Scene

WFTV in Orlando has exclusive photos of Tiger Woods‘ smashed up SUV at the crash scene outside his Isleworth home on Friday:

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WFTV’s photos don’t include every angle of the car, but the pics do make you wonder why Woods’ wife Elin Nordegren needed to smash out the back window of the SUV with a golf club to allow him to escape the vehicle.

The ORLANDO SENTINEL reports “Woods’ Escalade received $5,000 to $8,000 worth of damage to the front bumper and grille, according to FHP.” But the FHP did not comment on the supposed smashed-out back window. And why don’t any of these crime scene photos include a shot of the back of the vehicle?

Police reportedly attempted to interview Woods last night, but were told by Nordegren that Woods was sleeping - so they rescheduled an interview for today.

There’s still no word on where the vehicle is and when it will be available for public viewing. Also is the question of the 911 call - which police did confirm exists.

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