As the whole world now knows, golfer Tiger Woods made a carefully controlled public appearance on Feb.19 to issue a public apology for his infidelity. The event was held to start the process of rebuilding his brand and business empire.
He said he was sorry for "irresponsible and selfish behavior" in a 13 minute statement before a small group that did not include his wife Elin. "I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated," Woods said. "What I did was not acceptable."
He referred to the women that he was involved with as "temptations" and offered no apologies to them. He spoke in a monotone most of the time, raising his voice only when he denied that his wife had ever hit him and asked the paparazzi to leave his family alone. His next steps will be a return to therapy and treatment for sex addiction.
Did you watch this presentation or discuss it with others? What were your thoughts about it? Is this a private matter between a husband and wife that's been blown way out of proportion? Is this a public figure who influences millions of young people and needs to make public amends? If this had been your husband, what would you have done?