TouchéWell, Bill Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar and by all accounts an extremely intelligent person (note: not commenting either way on his politics or Presidency, just his brains). That did not stop him.
Fact is, the upper brain being over-ruled by the lower one is not a matter of intelligence. Sometimes brains is not enough to overcome natural instinct.
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This story claims that Tiger may be prepared to pay this bimbo $1mill to stay quiet
This is the nightclub hostess from NY. Apparently she's hired an expensive attorney to represent her or in other words secure a nice payday, and they were going to have a pesser yesterday to announce the revelations. But they postponed it, apparently so as to give them more time to hold up Tiger for more money.
Why in the world would Tiger pay her to stay silent now? She's the third bimbo in this mess, who cares if she joins the crowd? Why would Tiger want to set a precedent for future mistresses that they will get paid handsomely for staying silent? I doubt his wife will take kindly to his behavior hitting her family in the pocketbook.
I don't care how many mistresses Tiger has had but payoff stories like this are what drives these things.
Last edited by Sea Ray; 12-03-2009 at 03:47 PM.
The story on NBC this morning was $5 million, with a moving of the fully vested day from 10 years to 7, at which I believe she is eligible for a $20 million dollar payout.
I think she's fine either way she chooses to go.
What is weird that Tiger is paying the money because it's better for his image to be married.
I tell you, rich people live in a different world.
It also looks like Elin has $55M reasons to stay married to Tiger for at least another 2 years. $80M if it's for 7 more years. Plus she is getting a $5M bonus for signing this new agreement.
Wow. This bimbo explosion is costing Tiger some big bucks...
The answer here is...don't get married to begin with! And certainly don't have children. And if you discover during your marriage that you'd rather sleep around instead of be faithful to your wife, then get a divorce! Why do that? Cheating on your wife, wrecking your family and paying off bimbos with hush money is certainly not noble by most people's standards.
If Tiger Woods has been, and lets face it...the evidence is piling up, cheating on his wife (and family for that matter) with multiple women then I view him as a sleazebag.
If John Doe does the same thing, I view him as a sleazebag.
If that makes me uncool for labeling someone for that one weakness as you say, I will take the heat. I'm not perfect myself and will never claim to be.
MWM...you've made a few comments on here making it seem excusable for his behavior. One was regarding natural instinct and then above you mention the constant temptation in Tiger's life and that others on this board would cheat in Tiger's situation. You would make a nice defense attorney. However, I can sit here and write this with all my conviction...it is never excusable to have an affair. Period. I don't have anything to add to that and it is not up for debate with me.
That said, lets not be naive. One of the conditions of being a celebrity is that any moral failure winds up in the tabloids. Its the unwritten rule and it will never change. I mean seriously, if you are Tiger Woods you have to be smart enough to realize that sleeping around on your wife is a potential 100 million dollar risk. He had to have known that. Yet he did it anyway.
Does Tiger Woods truly deserve this grief over what he did? No. Does Tiger Woods deserve 1 billion dollars because he hits a tiny ball well? No. And there you have the life of celebrity in the year 2009.
Last edited by kaldaniels; 12-04-2009 at 01:10 AM.
Lots of judges and juries around here from people who most likely would do the same thing Tiger did if they were in his situation. Don't fool yourself. No one said it's OK. But if you think almost ALL of the guys who are recognizable, rich athletes aren't doing the exact same thing, you're being naive, IMO.
And yeah, I'd like to think I'm enlightened enough to not think I know the entirety of a person's character (i.e. thinking someone a sleazeball) based on a single weakness I'm aware of. I know I'm far from perfect and I also know there's a lot more to me than those imperfections. There's a lot more to who Tiger Woods is than the fact that he can't resist the sexual advances of beautiful women. So if folks want to think he's scum based on this, have at it. I doubt you'd ever judge yourself with that same scrutiny.
Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie. Grape pie? There's no grape pie. - Larry David
I wasn't shocked to hear about Tiger's action on the side, nor would I be suprised to hear the same thing about other athletes, so I ask that you don't assume I am being naive...those were your assumptions about me.
Wrong is wrong. Would you do the same thing Tiger did if you were in his shoes? Because you assume that others on here would. (Point being it is unfair for me to draw assumptions about anyone but myself)
Last edited by kaldaniels; 12-04-2009 at 02:01 AM.
I have no idea if Tiger's a sleazeball, but this certainly says something about his character. It's pretty simple- once you have kids, you have a new job, which entails being a father. Being a father requires a certain commitment to being honest and maintaining a healthy relationship with your family. Is it difficult to do those things when beautiful babes are tossing themselves at you right and left? Probably, but at the same time when you have as much money as Tiger Woods does you can certainly afford to build whatever world you need to provide an environment that's right for raising those kids and growing your family. The bottom line is whether one cares enough to behave in a way that puts the family first or not. In this case, it certainly seems not.
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