Ron Artest Has Some Words Of Wisdom For Tiger Woods
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you are likely aware of the unfaithful acts committed by Tiger Woods. Since the time it was discovered he may have had an affair with 34-year-old party girl Rachel Uchitel, and was involved in a car accident a few days later, we have been introduced to several more of his “women on the side” so to speak, and a rather odd voice mail, as the media continues to pump us full of our daily Tiger fix.
Perhaps the strangest thing to come out of this whole fiasco was the video interpretation of the incident created by a Taiwanese newspaper. That is until Ron Artest got himself involved.
Feeling like he should interject, Artest posted the following “Letter to Tiger” on his website:
In reading the statements you have made, I can tell you are a stand up guy. Please remember only Jesus is perfect. You made a mistake and you admitted your infidelity.
I have made the same mistakes. Before I got married to my wife, I had a baby with another young lady, after I already had two by my girlfriend who is now my wife. We also had another baby which makes three for us and four for me. Two boys and two girls.
My wife is a much better wife than I am a husband. We still argue and disagree after being together 16 years. and I still cope with the fact that there are so many women out there and I choose to stay loyal to my wife.
I want to be home every night, but with traveling I can’t, and sometimes I might want to go to a bar or club and be one of the fellas. Most of the time I stay in, because I have my kids and wife.
I cannot sit here and say the thought to have many women has never crossed my mind. If I were Jesus I could.
I have known my wife for 16 years– since I was 14 years old.
She was my first.
On the way to 2010 we had many ups and downs on the way, mostly my fault. But I really choose to work hard and play ball to support her and my kids. The same reason you are building your legacy.
I have been disturbed by this because there are many people who are happy that this bad news has come out.
There are a lot of sports announcers and regular reporters who are not perfect in their own homes, yet they want to bring you down.
You have done so much for people, the sport of golf, and your family and you gave your wife a life that people can’t even dream of.
I thought you were 36 or 37 until I read the news today. A 33-year-old man who has been a model citizen with so much at stake. This is your first publicly known issue since you started your career, compared to my 50 or more publicly known issues and mistakes.
You have been the perfect role model for me and my sons for longer than anyone I have known.
With the exception of a few legends.
As your fan, I can’t wait to see you golf again.
And us athletes know how much you personally love your family.
This is just a fan mail letter to Tiger Woods fans and indirectly to Tiger himself.
Please, everyone support Tiger in these tough times for his family.
Also if you are a sports announcer or regular everyday reporter or blogger please step up like Tiger and tell your wife or husband if you have any skeletons in your closet. Especially if you were one of the few attacking TIGER!!
One Love People [Ron Artest]
So where should we start. At times this seems to sound more like a Ron Artest biography than a letter to Tiger. And do we really need all the comparisons to Jesus? Was Jesus perfect? Could he have resisted all of those women?
Perhaps this is why many have referred to Tim Tebow as the closest thing to Jesus himself.
As for myself, there are no skeletons to report here. And if I were in Tiger’s shoes, I believe I would opt for the single life of guilt free sex with thousands of different women. That seems like the most logical way to avoid the media’s scrutiny and golf club beatings delivered through the hands of your own wife.