CNN sports anchor Andy Scholes was forced to deliver an apology after remarks he made on air Tuesday in the aftermath of the wreck involving Tiger Woods.
With very little information available about the accident, Scholes speculated that the sports legend’s past use of painkillers may have had something to do with the accident
“What are your thoughts right now?” CNN anchor Brianna Keilar asked Scholes.
“I mean, Brianna, you know, stunned I guess but not entirely surprised by what we’re seeing here,” he answered. “You know, Tiger in 2017 was found by police pulled over on the side of the road asleep in his car. He had said he had taken a lot of painkillers at that time, because we all know Tiger has gone under a lot of surgeries over the years and painkillers have become part of his life.”
He was blasted on social media so much that he had to apologize for his comments:
“I’m sorry. This was delivered poorly,” he told one Twitter user.
According to a statement posted to his official Twitter account, Tiger Woods is awake, responsive and recovering in a Los Angeles-area hospital after the golf legend was injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Woods was driving at a “relatively greater speed than normal” when he crashed.
“[The vehicle] crossed the center divider, to the point that it rested several hundred feet away so obviously that indicates they were going at a relatively — a greater speed than normal. However, because it is downhill, it slopes and it also curves,” Villanueva said. “That area has a high frequency of accidents. It’s not uncommon.”
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