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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

Bad Tiger, good Tiger

December 2, 2009

Remember what I said about leaving Tiger Woods alone? Remember why I said to leave him alone? In case you don’t, here’s an excerpt.

“He is keeping personal matters personal and he knows his rights – I’d say that is a role model to look up to, regardless of what happened. But, this silence will not last long I fear. He’ll be pressured to the point where he’ll have to say something just to get it all behind him.”

Well, that moment has come. He’s admitted to “transgressions” in a statement that he released as a PDF.

So, bad Tiger for doing anything wrong. Every man should be held accountable for his actions – especially by his family. But here’s the bit where he agrees with me.

“But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don’t share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.”

Good Tiger.