Tiger Woods has cancelled at least three scheduled meetings with the Florida Highway Patrol to discuss the car accident he was involved in early Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving. He is not required by Florida law to talk to police about a traffic accident under investigation. But he has spoken to reporters in an attempt to dispel rumors that the accident happened in the middle of a domestic dispute with his wife, Elin Nordegren.
According to a prominent Hollywood news website, TMZ, the fight was sparked by Woods’ alleged affair with another woman, Rachel Uchitel, who has denied the relationship. Woods and Ms. Nordegren started fighting after the National Enquirer printed a story about his alleged affair with Ms. Uchitel. He reportedly told a friend that Ms. Nordegren attacked him during the argument, scratching his face and chasing him out of the house and down the driveway with a golf club.
Some have speculated that he is putting off meeting with police to allow the scratches on his face to heal so that his wife will not be arrested for domestic violence. Florida law does allow police to intervene in a spousal abuse case against the wishes of the parties involved.
But in his public statement, Woods stated that “the only person responsible for the accident is me.” The official police report reveals that alcohol was not a factor in the accident, and states that Ms. Nordegren broke the back window of the car with a golf club in order to free Woods from the car.
Ms. Uchitel responded to the rumors of an affair by saying that “despite it being completely untrue, it still must have certainly caused some problems at home.” You can read more about the accident and what allegedly led up to it at Tiger Woods Talks of Mystery Crash for The First Time.
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