Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tiger Woods Victim of Domestic Violence?

California v Stanford

I've NEVER heard anything bad about Tiger Woods. If anything he seems be the consummate gentleman.

What I am saying is who didn't see that this "accident" involved one very angry wife and not some golfer "accidentally" hitting a fire hydrant.

My husband and I were very busy with moving, Black Friday Shopping, etc. so amazingly enough we did not have time to listen to the news. We did catch a brief headline blurb something about Tiger Woods hitting a fire hydrant with his Escalade and his wife having to "break the window of his vehicle to get him out."

I looked at Darryl and said, "There's got to be more to that story." Obviously a statement like this doesn't take a rocket scientist. The question was the why did this happen? What charges did the police say were forthcoming? Why had Tiger been hospitalized?

Later we heard a little more about the incident that occurred at 2:25 a.m. Friday. Police classified the injuries as serious. About 13 hours later Wood's spokesman said that it was a "minor accident," and Woods was in good condition after being treated and released.

Saylor said his two officers found the 33-year-old Woods lying in the street with his wife, Elin, hovering over him.

Saylor said Woods' wife told officers she was in the house when she heard the accident and "broke the back window with a golf club." He said the front-door windows were not broken and that "the door was probably locked."

She supposedly got him out and laid him on the ground," he said. "He was in and out of consciousness when my guys got there."

This information only made me more certain that this was the work of a very angry wife.

Tiger has yet to be formally interviewed by the Florida Highway Patrol but these are the alleged details about what happened before the accident.

According to the news Tiger said his wife had confronted him about reports that he was seeing another woman. The argument got heated and, according to our source, she scratched his face up. Woods says his wife followed behind with a golf club. As Tiger drove away, she struck the vehicle several times with the club.

That does sound far more plausible than his wife Elin Nordegren trying desperately to FREE him from his vehicle with a golf club.

Guess we will have to wait for the 911 tapes to be released.

While I'm on my soap box I would like to remind my readers that domestic violence is perpetrated by females and males but the majority of domestic violence is perpetrated upon women by men. Men are often the victims of domestic violence in an emotional or verbal sense, although more men are reporting physical abuse. Domestic violence affects the entire family. Domestic violence is usually hidden from outsiders, not talked about and a secret kept within the family unit. Male victims are embarrassed to file domestic violence injunctions if they are battered by their spouses or significant others.

Some people scoff at the idea that men could be the victim of domestic violence. The idea that men could be victims of domestic abuse and violence is so unthinkable that many men will not even attempt to report the situation.

If this is a situation of Domestic Violence then my concern is for their two children. As a child I witnessed my father's abuse of my mother. One would think this would steer me away from a violent relationship. The fact is we are comfortable in what we know and tend to be more likely to accept the abuse dished out upon us. I married a violent man the first time around and put up with that abuse for years.

Stop the cycle! End the violence.

I'd love to hear from you. Do you feel that this was a domestic violence incident? Do you think it's really none of our business? Should Tiger keep the facts secret in order to "protect" his family and his privacy?

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