Tiger Woods

Golf superstar Tiger Woods wants his fans to know that he was not in a drunk stupor when he was arrested early Monday morning on a DUI charge. The 41-year-old father-of-2 issued a formal apology to his fans and loved ones on Monday.

According to WENN.com, the sportsman was arrested for driving under the influence near his mansion on Jupiter Island, Florida at 3 a.m.

Woods was pulled over after a police officer noticed him driving erratically and weaving "all over the road".

He was booked into the county jail at 7:18 a.m. then released on his own recognizance at 10:30 a.m.

In his statement Woods denied being drunk. He said he accidentally mixed pain medications and experienced "an unexpected reaction". He likely forgot the instructions from his doctor and the label on the pill bottles warning him not to operate a motor vehicle while on the medication.

“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions," he explained in a statement. "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly."

Tiger recently underwent back surgery in April for the fourth time after suffering from years of back pain and a dependency on pain medicine and sleeping pills.

“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends, and the fans," he wrote. "I expect more from myself, too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again."

Gossip tabloid TMZ reported that Woods was "arrogant" and resistant when the police pulled him over. But Woods disputes that.

According to TMZ, he refused to take a breathalyzer test for officers and was acting rowdy, but Woods insists his conduct was respectful throughout the process.

“I fully co-operated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Dept. and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for their professionalism,” the golfer concluded.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    if it s a side effect from medication (prescribed) why apologize .... FOH Tiger chile ??

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    "I'm sorry but it's not my fault."

  • Starsky Willows

    I can't tell you how many times I accidentally mix Rx meds and then go for a drive at 3 am.

  • tt

    See what happens when you don't want to be black. Scunion on that A@#$.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I wonder how many more times he'll forget? ?

  • Tee Tee

    He was high on prescription medication lmao. He knew better!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Sorry but Eldrick is LYING. Alcohol WAS involved.

    "E! News previously reported that Woods was booked at 7:18 this morning after having been arrested at 3 a.m. for driving under the influence.

    The booking sheet noted that the golf star had an unlawful blood alcohol level."

  • Elevated Soul

    D@mn dude look a scorching mess....

    He's always been a little funny looking to me.

  • Brook York

    "Arrogant and resistant" Leave it to TMZ ...smdh.

    I can't help but wonder if he realizes that he is black now?

  • Bossy704

    I give no fux about Tiger. Sorry.

  • Renee26

    He needs a driver...he's a pill head...and he obviously thinks that's better than alcohol lol

  • the guest

    Honestly, what does how he identifies racially have to do with anything. Addiction does not discriminate. Prescription pills are ruining people's lives. But modern medicine practices prescription writing not healing. His statement is very well written.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    No its not. It contains a blatant LIE.

  • the guest

    He had to apologize because its good legal offense and his ex-wife probably forced him to in order to save face at the country club and their kids' private school. He's paying someone very well because that statement is very well written.

  • the guest

    It contains a well written offense for legal purposes. He's paying someone very well. Offense is everything legally. Without a great offense, there is no great defense legally.

  • wonderwoman

    Also, it was reported by police that they smelled alcohol on him. Stop lying Tiger.

  • the guest

    He's rich, bored, and lonely. A married man really ends up with the worst end of the deal when they cheat on their wife and divorce. I believe he's miserable without his ex-wife.

  • 100milesperhour

    I guess being strung out on prescription pills sounds better to him than being a drunken boozer.

  • Yoni7

    Still a nigga in a coupe.

  • Coy little wink

    You are wrong....apologizing is never good...legally it implies wrongdoing and can be used as an admission

  • Rosalie Parker

    He's Cablanasian - he probably got bailed out but it would have been good for him to be housed with other inmates. I could care less what happens to him because he is a sellout who is ashamed of his black heritage.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    So him lying when something else is legally has been proven, medically... is good? And he has been in DUI trouble before but had strings pulled to not be sent to the hospital for blood testing. Driving under the influence is dangerous to himself and OTHERS. Trying to make yourself look innocent to avoid legal ramifications is wrong

  • Mojo2

    He's a liar. Has always been a liar. Time to grow up, you spoiled POS.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    That arrest record says "Black" tho I thought he was Caublasian LOL. Tiger seems like he has a problem with admitting he made a mistake. He never takes accountability for anything he does in the media. Always passes the blame onto something else (drugs). His life wont get better until he starts to realize the mistakes he made and owns them...

  • Guess Who

    This wannabe everything but black motherfuker. LMMFAO.

  • hottlanta

    Just saw Tiger Woods at Church's Chicken ordering a 2 piece snack with a coupon and jalapeno peppers on the side. When he asked for that grape jelly for the biscuits I said he is black.

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  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    NYC just had it's first NON-TRUMP first page cover on New York Times and Daily News since the election. All it took was a Black Celeb Mug shot ??

  • hottlanta

    You mean to tell me that the white terrorist who was harassing Muslim women who also who killed 2 people didn't make the front cover but they put a drunk black man on the cover. Yep you are right.

  • JV

    Woods actually was cooperative, and passed the Breathalyzer test:

    ' Woods took a Breathalyzer test, registering a 0.000 on it, and a urine test, the report said. The report also noted that Woods was cooperative.

    On Monday, Woods said in a statement that alcohol was not involved and that he had "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications." '

    It was found passed out in his car, but was not driving.


  • JV

    Important to note he was arrested for suspicion of DUI, which is different than conviction.. I've seen him look like he's been in a lot of pain trying to swing a golf club, and I would not be surprised if he took too much of his pain medication. That stuff can be way more dangerous and addictive than alcohol, but if he passed his Breathalyzer I don't think he was drunk.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The officer smelled alcohol. Woods refused to take the Breathalyzer test. That's why he was arrested.

  • JV

    If you look at the second page of the arrest warrant, you'll see under "odor" it says "none". Maybe the officer forgot to mark it, but I'm not seeing it on here. On the second page you'll also see the Breathalyzer results, which were .0. I got this from TMZ.


  • Please Stop The Madness

    You can get an alcohol DUI if you are passed out behind the wheel. I retract my post then. Still glad they got him. He asked the police where he was and how far he was from his house.

  • Lady_Elle

    My co-workers told me that as long as the key is in the ignition... you can be parked and sleeping... and still get a DUI.
    Trick then is to take the key out of the ignition. I need to confirm this.

  • JV

    Yeah he should've gotten arrested -- you can't be messed up behind the wheel no matter what you're on. I just don't think it was alcohol anymore, and it might've not been his fault if he just was prescribed some new meds and maybe had a bad reaction. Pretty sure he just overdosed though.

  • Lady_Elle

    That was smart of Woods... this is not his first time at the rodeo!
    If they took something... he had time for his numbers to change. I am sure his attorney advised him in the past.

  • JV

    I think even if you have your keys anywhere on you or in your car, you can still get one.

  • hottlanta

    He's gonna start popping those pills again because they put black on his arrest record because Callibanian was too difficult to spell because it wasn't in spell check and the race definition line was too short so they didn't have enough space to type it in.

  • Lady_Elle

    I checked... it seems that as long as you in the front seat with the keys you are considered in control of the vehicle.
    You might have a better argument if you are in the back seat.
    But... justice is blind. The RICH tend to plead out easier!

  • Lady_Elle

    The news reported that Tiger... makes $45m from endorsements!
    Tiger could LOSE $45M in endorsements!
    There are a number of young Caucasians that are SQUEEKY clean.
    There isn't a huge reason to pay Tiger the big bucks any more. This could be devastating!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Go on Canili race or whatever he said he is. LEAVE US ALONG!!!

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  • the guest

    His father did not raise him to identify as black.

    In Tiger's case and in the case of many other mixed people, black people don't accept or are cruel toward them so mixed people move on with life. No one should be expected to spend their life vying for the acceptance of a group that does not accept them.

    If Tiger never became wealthy and famous, black people wouldn't have ever cared to claim him.

    Some mixed people are just not begging black people for acceptance. I've observed this on college campuses.

  • hottlanta

    Satan on the main line.

  • Rosalie Parker

    I don't buy that. Tiger can look in the mirror and know he's black. Hell he's darker than me. I think he has a preference and his preference is white. When I was a teenager there were white kids who chose to hang out with the black kids even though their parents forbidded it. He turned blacks off when he went on Oprah talking about he's Cablanasian. Actually when he first came out blacks were proud of Tiger.

  • BlueHousen

    He's lived his whole life denying his black race so I don't expect any warm fuzzies here. Having said that, this man is at the bottom of a dark pit and going deeper. His career is over thanks to his bad back and he's probably on all kinds of pain killers. I hope he gets the help that he needs, maybe start by exorcising his demons.

  • pure_rachet

    If you put the key in the trunk you are safe from a DUI. Probably shouldn't be out and about if you are so messed up you need to sleep. IMO lol

  • pure_rachet

    So right.

  • pure_rachet

    This was too funny to me.

  • Allihave2say