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!