Tiger Cancels Cops Again, Releases Statement

TMZ.com reports Tiger Woods has canceled his appointment at 3p ET today with police to discuss his car accident Thursday night.

Tiger Woods Elin Nordegren

He released this statement on his official website:

As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries. I have some cuts, bruising and right now I’m pretty sore.

This situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I’m human and I’m not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn’t happen again.

This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.

The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.

This incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be.

This sounds to me like Woods is confident that the 911 call from a neighbor to be released later today is not damaging to Nordegren’s version of events. But his continued denial of police is not a good sign that his injuries look consistent with a car accident.

Three cancellations in a row is killing his credibility with the media, fans and his sponsors. Shocking.

UPDATE: We now know the 911 call was lame. No contradiction to Nordegren’s version of events last night.  Though Nordegren, curiously, was not mentioned in the call.

Interesting to note that Woods rebukes the media in his message for “malicious rumors” but gives no specific denials. Doubt that’s a coincidence.