Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren refused to talk to police about the car accident again on Sunday.
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Tiger Woods broke a three-day silence Sunday to admit his “obviously embarrassing” car crash was all his fault – even as he continued to stonewall investigators.
“I’m human and I’m not perfect,” the golf champ wrote in a cryptic statement on TigerWoods.com.
“The only person responsible for the accident is me,” Woods wrote. “My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.”
Woods divulged no details of what caused the bizarre crash outside of his suburban Orlando home early Friday, or the status of his relationship with his wife, Elin Nordegren.
He also did not address allegations of a relationship with Manhattan club hostess Rachel Uchitel.
For the third time, Woods canceled a sit-down with state troopers who want a word with the the embattled athlete about the smash-up.
The Highway Patrol had expected to interview Woods and his wife at 3 p.m. but were told by Woods’ lawyer, Mark Nejame, that the meeting would not happen.
“It has not been rescheduled,” said Sgt. Kim Montes, spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol. “He’s not required by law to give us a statement.”
“The crash investigation is ongoing and charges are pending,” she said. It was not clear if anyone actually would be charged.
Nejame did provide cops with Woods’ driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance, as required
Police have said Nordegren used a golf club to smash a window of Woods’ Cadillac Escalade to free her husband after he rammed a fire hydrant and then a tree shortly after pulling out of their driveway.
TMZ.com has reported that Woods was running away from his Swedish supermodel wife after a fight over allegations he had an affair with Uchitel.
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Woods said in his statement he had “a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries.”
“I have some cuts, bruising and right now I’m pretty sore,” he said, adding that the incident has been “stressful.”
A recording of the 911 call in the moments after the crash offered few clues about what transpired. A neighbor called to report the crash and ask for an ambulance – but didn’t mention who the famous victim was.
“[He's] laying on the ground now,” the neighbor said. When asked if the driver appeared to be conscious, the neighbor replied “no.”
Meanwhile, the party girl who reportedly has Tiger Woods in the rough with his wife fled her Manhattan apartment early Sunday for Kennedy Airport.
Beauty Rachel Uchitel emerged from her Meatpacking District pad at 5:45 a.m. to walk her two dogs before hopping in a black car bound for the airport. She had a large duffel bag in tow.
“You know I would love to speak to you, but you know that I can’t,” Uchitel said when approached by a Daily News reporter. “I really wish that I could say something, I really wish I could.”
In an interview published this week, Uchitel’s bar mate, Ashley Samson, told the National Enquirer that Woods was stepping out on his wife with the nightclub hostess.
Uchitel had denied an affair with Woods and told The News she never met Samson. The Enquirer countered Uchitel’s dismissal with photos of the two girls partying together in Spain.
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Uchitel arrived in Los Angeles in the afternoon and was met by her new attorney, celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. The two ducked into a Town Car without speaking to the crowd of reporters at the airport.
Uchitel told Fox News on Sunday she “never crossed paths with Tiger in Melbourne” this month during the Australian Masters, contrary to the Enquirer’s claim that the two had a tryst at the event.
Woods did not address the alleged affair in his statement, instead saying “the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.”
Woods, one of the world’s most recognizable faces, is due in California on Tuesday for a tournament, but it was not clear that he would still attend.
TMZ.com reported Sunday that Woods talked about giving his wife a “Kobe Special” after the fight – referring to the $4 million purple diamond ring basketball star Kobe Bryant bought his wife, Vanessa, after he was acquitted of rape charges in 2003.
An unnamed source told TMZ he spoke to Woods over the phone on Friday, and that the golfer said he needed to visit Zales jewelry store to buy his wife “a house on a finger.”
According to Soundscan, Attention Deficit sold 28,100 copies last week. In this day and age, when album sales are as tough to pick as the winning lotto numbers it’s hard to gauge what’s a success or failure. But when you come to find out that only 30,000 were shipped it can cause one to stop and scratch their head in puzzlement for a second. So the question needs to be asked whose fault is it. The Label (Interscope)? The fans for not buying? Does being different always equate to being good?
“This is my biography. It’s honest. Raw emotion. It’s close to me. That’s why part of me will be a little offended if it doesn’t get heard. I don’t want people to take lack of sales as me taking a hit. This is something different. My label is letting me put out an album with a single that released seven months ago. We’re not going for first week sales. We’re only shipping out 30,000 of them. We’re going for that grind. We’re showing people that you can build a fan base the old fashioned way.” – Wale in Honey Magazine
Sure “Chillin’” didn’t set the world on fire (although it does get spins), but there wasn’t much more Wale could have done. He’s made countless high profile media appearances & been on tour with Jay-Z for the last few months. I know for a fact that he was touring before that, because I’ve seen him myself twice this summer. He’s put out new material outside of the album and has been featured on other prominent artists’ work. So dude’s done his due diligence in regards to going out and keeping his self in the forefront. Since I don’t have idea on the particulars on his contract, it appears he’s saying the right things about his album being under shipped, because you’d think he’d want units sold to recoup. Or is recouping a thing of the past nowadays?
In my mind, the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of the record label. Because if 30,000 is the amount they actually decided to ship out, they severely under shipped it. As it stands, 93% of the copies put out were sold, leaving roughly 1,99 copies on store shelves scattered across the country. I mean, 30,000 copies break down to 600 copies per state. What crackerjack executive had the envious task of diving up where the album went? You’d think they’d be able to sell 30,000 in the DMV area alone. And if they got extra copies, then it’d only makes fewer copies available for everywhere else.
Meaning people probably went out looking for the album and left the store empty-handed. I was not one of them, despite my affinity for the album. I’ve gotten into the habit of picking up multiple albums at a time when the mood strikes instead of running to Best Buy or Target every week. So I can appreciate wanting to keep album sales going week after week. . Hopefully, the old fashioned way will work for Wale & Interscope, but it hasn’t worked out too well for many other recently. Those same people, who didn’t find Attention Deficit, might not be so willing to trek out in search of it again. And that’s were under-shipping could come back to bite you.
First week sales don’t make an album a success or even good. But it’s the one time where (barring an Oprah appearance a week or so after your album release) that anything is possible. Maybe Interscope played it right and it would’ve sold that amount if they had shipped out 115,000 copies. We’ll never know now. If you want to win, you have to play the game. It’s hard to play catch-up when you’ve already dug yourself in a hole.
NEW YORK — Hundreds of Yankees fans poured into the streets of New York early Thursday to celebrate the team’s 27th World Series championship, a party that extended uptown and began building hours earlier when the crowd at Yankee Stadium danced and sang to the music even before the first pitch.
Fans in Yankees jerseys and hats who watched the 7-3 victory over Philadelphia at sports bar Stout spilled out onto 33rd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues early Thursday in Manhattan. Greeted by an NYPD van, several patrol cars with lights flashing and officers standing on street corners, they remained well-behaved.
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New York City police said there were no early reports of disturbances related to the Yankees victory.
A ticker-tape parade and ceremony to honor the team has been scheduled for Friday, the mayor’s office said.
Outside the team’s $1.5 billion ballpark in the Bronx, 16-year-old Ryan Wessel of Somers, N.Y., bought two Yankees hat right after the game. He reveled in the team’s win, underscored by Hideki Matsui‘s record-tying six RBIs. Matsui was named World Series MVP.