More people have come forward to claim Tiger Woods may have lied about a racist attack he suffered on his first day of kindergarten. Tiger Woods’ kindergarten teacher, Maureen Decker, held a press conference Friday to refute Woods’ story he was the victim of a racially motivated attack as a child in her class.
In an interview for the book The Wicked Game, Tiger Woods claimed that a group of older children tied him to a tree and sprayed “n****r” on his chest on his first day at kindergarten. Ms. Maureen Decker, Woods’ kindergarten teacher, says no such thing ever happened.
Donald Hill, the former principal of Cerritos Elementary School, said in a press statement that he never heard of any racist attack against Woods while he was at the school. A parent at the school, Linda DaVeiga, also supports Woods’ kindergarten teacher’s claim that the incident never happened. According to TMZ.com, DaVeiga was around the school “constantly” and heard nothing about any such alleged attack.
In a press conference on Friday with lawyer Gloria Allred, Ms. Decker said she suffers terrible migraine headaches as a result of Tiger Woods’ allegations that she “really didn’t do much of anything” in response to the incident he claims shaped his “racial identity.”
If Tiger Woods really did lie about being a victim of a racist attack as a child, we personally think that’s about the worst thing he’s done – even above and beyond all his sordid sexual escapades behind his wife’s back. We really hope Woods wouldn’t be that disgusting.
This has got to be one of the weirdest – and maybe most disturbing – stories to come out about Tiger Woods so far. The golf legend’s kindergarten teacher, Ms. MaureenÂ Decker, has come forward claiming Woods blatantly liedÂ in 2005 when he told a story about how he was a victim of racism as a child.
Back in 2005, Tiger Woods told a moving story of being victimized as a child because of his race. In an interview for a book written by Charles Barkley, Woods said he was abused by a group of kids on his first day of kindergarten because of his skin color.
“I became aware of my racial identity on my first day of school, on my first day of kindergarten,” Woods said in the interview. “A group of sixth graders tied me to a tree, spray-painted the word ‘n****r’ on me, and threw rocks at me. That was my first day of school. And the teacher really didn’t do much of anything.”
Well, now that teacher has decided to speak out about Woods’ story of her failure to respond to the alleged attack against Woods in kindergarten, according to TMZ.com. Backed by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, Ms. Decker claims that “no such incident ever occurred to Tiger Woods while he was under [my] care as a kindergarten pupil on the first day of class.”
“No teacher should ever be treated in such a callous and unfair manner, especially one such as Ms. Decker” Gloria Allred said in a press statement. “The time for Tiger Woods to make direct amends to her is now.”
Ouch! It’s gotta hurt when even your old kindergarten teacher is out to get you!
Tiger Woods will be speaking out for the first time since his freakish Thanksgiving car crash on Friday. Woods will not, however, be answering any questions from the press. Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, says the press event is part of the golfer’s “process of making amends” to his fans.
â€œWhile Tiger feels that what happened is fundamentally a matter between he and his wife [Elin Nordegren], he also recognizes that he has hurt and let down a lot of other people who were close to him,â€ Mark Steinberg said in a press statement on Wednesday. â€œHe also let down his fans. He wants to begin the process of making amends and thatâ€™s what heâ€™s going to discuss.â€Â
‘Discuss’ is a relative term here. Tiger Woods will not take any questions from the sparse collection of media approved to attend the event. Only one camera will be allowed in the room while Tiger Woods reads some kind of apology statement and talks about his next move.
The Tiger Woods non-press conference will take place at the Accenture sponsored Match Play Championship in Arizona. We can’t help but note that Accenture was the first sponsor to boot Tiger Woods after his illicit sexual activities with various alleged mistresses first hit the press.
Woods could have come out and said his piece anytime, anywhere and the world would have stopped to listen. So we can only feel it is more than a bit rude that he decided to hog the spotlight during an event sponsored by a company that gave him the boot as their representative over the whole sex scandal thing.