Shaquille O'Neal Defends Tiger Woods

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Shaquille O'Neal Defends Tiger Woods
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On Tuesday, Florida Highway Patrol said that Tiger Woods will receive a careless driving citation and a $164 fine for the now infamous Escalade into the fire hydrant (and then a tree) crash near his home, closing the investigation.

Wonder who was paid off to make this part of the saga go away?

Imagine the outrage if he was still a Buick spokesperson.

This occurred the same day allegations of an extra-marital affair other than the one involving Rachel Uchitel surfaced. Better hide the golf clubs Eldrick. And the cutlery. And watch out for those finely manicured nails.

He better hope Elin doesn't go the Anna Benson route who claimed she would "screw every member" of husband Kris's New York Mets if she caught him cheating.

Sorry for the John Daly-having-sex visual.

Tiger might wish he kept his date in California to host and play in the the Chevron Open this week. Chez Woods might not be the best place in the world to be right about now for the world's greatest golfer.

And now comes the reality TV guy with all the Twitter followers to the rescue.

“Tiger’s my guy,” Shaquille O’Neal said on Tuesday. “I’m not going to be like everybody else and say off-the-wall comments. I just hope he’s OK. The problem going on is when you have people disguising as media putting out reports, and then people believing what they read. We don’t know what’s fact, we don’t know what’s true. We just hope he’s OK.”

This is like Alex Rodriguez attempting to defend Manny Ramirez for taking that uterus repairing drug. Preposterous.

If Charles Ponzi were alive to defend the actions of Bernard Madoff, it would be similar to Shaq trying to defend Tiger.

This is the same Shaq going through a messy divorce and the subject of rumors that have him stepping out with the fiance of Gilbert Arenas. If you don't believe me, check out the e.mails between the two .

The real question is if any prominent pro athlete is faithful to his wife. Is it even possible? It wasn't for Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Dr. J, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, O.J. Simpson, Steve McNair...and so on.

Why do these guys even get married? Being young, wealthy, famous, constantly on the road, and targeted by aspiring female reality stars sounds like the perfect recipe for infidelity.

That television show Cheaters could really get some monster ratings if they started targeting pro athletes instead of suburban nobodies. What's with Joey Greco's hair ?

The story gets more interesting by the day and this could just be the tip of the iceberg.

It's not news when a pro athlete gets into this type of a predicament. If any member of the Cincinnati Bengals found themselves in this situation, no one would bat an eye, but this is different.

Tiger's carefully crafted image appears to be just that—a carefully crafted image, not necessarily rooted in reality.

Doesn't mean I won't watch the Masters. If only to hear the new type of heckling he'll endure out there.

Will be interesting to see if any of the companies whose products he pimps decide to back out. Will we still see those Accenture commercials? What the hell is Accenture?

I suppose Shaq could recommend good divorce lawyers if Tiger ends up in the market for one.

He should also go practice some free throws.

Otherwise, if I'm Tiger, I think I could do without the endorsement from Shaq-Fu.

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