Dan Wetzel has it right when he writes about the Tiger Woods crash. He doesnâ€™t have anything to gain from addressing the media.
Heâ€™s a golfer, not a moral-crusading politician. Saying nothing may not convince people who suspect this was a wild marital incident â€“ TMZ.com is reporting some of Woodsâ€™ injuries came from Elin, not the car crash â€“ but no amount of explaining will do that.
People are going to believe what they want. Heâ€™s a cad. She clubbed him. Whatever. Itâ€™s too late for damage control now.
The only problem is those pesky cops. No one likes being lied to, but the police can do something about it. Unless Elinâ€™s unbelievable story is somehow true, then this gets a little tricky.
Letâ€™s say this was as crazy as you can dream up. I wouldnâ€™t blame Elin or Tiger, in the heat of the moment, from trying to concoct a story that made it sound a little more innocent. Other than the fire hydrant, thereâ€™s no aggrieved party here. No crime was committed â€“ unless you want to stick Tiger with driving without a seat belt.
They should be able to move on.
The police may see it differently.
So what does and doesnâ€™t get explained to investigators â€“ comments that will become public via the police report and could cause further legal headaches â€“ is paramount.
Which is why you canâ€™t blame Tiger and Elin for delaying the interview a couple of days, or indefinitely, if possible.
As much as America wants to know the truth, itâ€™s their life, perfect or not. Iâ€™d be stunned if Tiger didnâ€™t just politely hand over his information, lawyer up and deal with whatever he needs to deal with in his typical manner â€“ privately.