February 17, 2010


Posted: 07:17 PM ET

Tiger Woods Breaking News! The disgraced golfer plans to break his silence on Friday. We hear he is expected to apologize for his behavior and discuss his return to the sport. What more will the golfing great say about the scandal that’s followed him for months?

And you better believe Judge Judy will have something to say it! She brings down the gavel on Woods, Sarah Palin, and Kevin Smith's plane controversy - is he too fat to fly? Judge Judy rules!

And we want to hear from you:

What do you think Tiger Woods should say on Friday when he breaks his silence?

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Judie   February 17th, 2010 8:21 pm ET

I think Tiger should tell his beautiful he is sorry in public and then say good bye for ever, he is a cheating-lier and sorry excuse for a man.
Bye Bye Tiger Cheater Woods. No one will miss you except maybe a couple of new affairs that were coming your way. Pathetic!

mrt   February 17th, 2010 8:35 pm ET

Oh, no--I don't care what the "King" has to say. It will only be a scriptedmonologue with no questions to be asked. Nothing's changed-we found out he's always been an actor.

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   February 17th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

He may apologise to the world.
But will is wife forgives him.
To us, he is just a golf supremo.
But to Elin, he is husband, father and a best friend.
The parampunt question is will she ever trust him again?.

A. Smith, Oregon   February 17th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Judge Judy is as funny as she is obnoxious. The only thing she needs to ad is her taking up smoking cigars and blowing smoke rings as she reviews upcoming cases in the cloak room!

Contemplating one of the largest divorce settlements in modern history, perhaps Tiger Woods decided that would be too expensive to further indulge his addiction to sex!

To fat to fly, anyone and I mean anyone that has been unfortunate enough to be shoe horned into sitting next to a morbidly obese individual whose butt checks take up a sizeable portion of your passenger seat should not have to put up with that unwanted physical intrusion.

The Kevin Smith fiasco for SouthWest airlines appears to be to be a hit-job by Kevin Smith to deliberately harpoon and challenge thru social media South West airlines policy regarding obese passengers having to purchase 2 seats to fly.

It is certainly fair and legal for a private company to adjust fuel and cargo costs with the extra weight by morbidly obese fliers! I don't want to pay extra fuel costs because I am fit and trim to make up operating costs for a obese person like Kevin Smith!

Carol   February 17th, 2010 9:24 pm ET

Take the fork out you are done!

Cali MJ Fan   February 17th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Tiger is an incredible golfer. Allow him to do that and leave his private life alone.

Welcome back (hopefully) Tiger!

Ken   February 17th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

After Haiti, I can't get over how Anderson moves right on with his lavish life with Ben in Hollyweird and the Vanity Fair Parties and vacations and their really expensive new home (thanks, Anderson! your awful good to Ben, indulging his every whim!)

How do you do it man? You sleep ok?

c anderson   February 17th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

Welcome back Tiger! Note to Media......get lost!

victoria   February 17th, 2010 10:07 pm ET

That sport's guy sounds very angry. Why? I think Tiger should handle the press and public as he wants. In fact, I appreciate that he does it his way. The media can criticize all they want. What's important is him playing again so that the game of golf can prosper. I am not condoning his behavior. That's separate.

Bill from St Clairsville   February 17th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

Why does the media believe that Tiger "owes" them anything? Who is Stephen Smith and why does he feel Tiger, or anyone else, has to answer to his "interrogation"? It's understood he has to answer to the people who pay him money for his image etc., but my guess is Stephen Smith has no contract with him at all?

larry   February 17th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

Tiger doesn't owe Stephen A. Smith or any other media personality an apology... As for America we have bigger issues to concern ourselves with like a little disagreement in IRAQ, Afganahanstan, the ecomomy, health care etc...etc... The media is eroding america from the inside out...

Neal in Atlanta   February 17th, 2010 10:13 pm ET

I think that that the guest Stephen was down right rude saying that Tiger Woods was faking his friendship with Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. He doesn't know anything about the relationship between Tiger, Charles and Michael.

marcus   February 17th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

Mr. brown does not know what hes talking about. no one is perfect. we all makes mistakes. everyday. there is no way for tiger to defend all the allegations made against him. it is senseable for him not to answer questions. he has to get his side out. again we not talking murder. he cheated on his wife.

larry   February 17th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

News Flash women of the world... Tiger isn't the only man who ever cheated I bet 99% of the men and women commenting have... So leave him be and let him and family reconcile if they so choose.. Tiger you on the general public NOTHING... I could care less however I feel bad for your Wife and family... Get it together and keep it moving

Susan   February 17th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

Tiger Woods talent as a golfer is what is responsible for his celebrity, not the public. He's a great golfer – he doesn't owe the public anything more than good golf game.

Leave Tiger and his family alone.

iman   February 17th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

Has Stephen Smith confused Tiger with the President/Prime minister of some nation? Does Tiger really OWE us everything Stephen Smith seems to think he does? Are we entitled to an indepth apology, a question and answer forum that will most likely turn into an interrogation and debasement of Tiger, isnt that entitlement, right belong to Tiger's wife and family? Should we not all get of our sanctimonious pedestals and comprehend that celebrities dont OWE us information, insight to all personal details of their personal lives. I don't recall Tiger at any point in time ever declare publicly that he was the consumate father and husband, so where is Stephen Smith's ire coming from? I think Tiger a cad for doing what he did, but if he comitts murder, then lets collectively demand what we are demanding of him for his infedilities. All this outrage is a little much!

aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 10:18 pm ET

Larry et all:

LEAVE TIGER ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 17th, 2010 10:10 pm ET


Leave Tiger alone. Why has everyone else forgotten about David lederman's infidelities on the job and now everyone is focusing on Tiger's out of work private business?

Who are all of you there and in any sort of media that you say he owes you jack?

If I was Tiger, I would not say a thing to anyone. How I solve my infidelity in my family, that too, I would close the door on it.

The public and media in this affair behave like crabs in a basket, always trying to drag each other down.

Many people are envious of Tiger and those envious souls wouldn't rest until they completely ruin him. This is a guy who worked as hard, if not more than anyone for his billions. Leave him alone.

chris b   February 17th, 2010 10:21 pm ET

Tiger Woods owes no one but his wife an apology, I as a fan of the sport appreciate his abillities as a golfer and have never confused what he has done in his personal life with his proffesional life. Im so tired of the voyeristic media that allows this to pass as news.

Tyler   February 17th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

What does Judge Judy think about the Supreme Court's recent decision to allow corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of their own money on political campaigns?

Stephen St. Louis   February 17th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

Tiger's contrabutions are far greater than this gossip story.Stephen A Smith must have anger issues. Judge Judy obvious like to judge;but I simply don't care. If you don't like it just turn the channel or take a nap. It's not that important.

aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 10:24 pm ET

Holier than thou media and pondits: let the firts virgin throw the first stone.
Not let's go down a little on your expectations: Let the first faithful husban/wife throw the first stone.

kona   February 17th, 2010 10:26 pm ET


aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

I want Judge Judy to tell us more about the wholesale democracy for the rich.

aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

a woman just drawn her children. May be it was because she didn't have a job or some other poverty related issues. and we are now debating palin?

aliou Florida   February 17th, 2010 10:33 pm ET

a woman just drawn her children. May be it was because she didn't have a job or some other poverty related issues. and we are now debating palin? Focus on Jobs, Single Payer Health Care Reform, Public Option, Bail out for mainstreet..,.Bring the troops home.

Trinity   February 17th, 2010 10:37 pm ET

I love Judge Judy, I think her logic is right on, if I brought a case to her I would be nervous but know that she would ultimately make the best decision. She's got that something no one else has.
Also, I completely agree with what she says about those who are obese needing to buy two seats. Obesity is a national problem but the choice is also individual, over 50 years ago people weren't as big as they are now and if you are too big for an airline seat then you should have to pay for two to guarantee your comfort and respect the space of those around you. I know it seems harsh but, obesity itself is wrong, and I feel for those with the struggle, I myself am not perfect, I do hope those who are obese get the help they need so they can live life to the fullest.

Stephen St. Louis   February 17th, 2010 10:41 pm ET

Judge Judy think Sarah Palin is an intelligent woman? Sounds like "PC bologna" to me. The Judge is much more critical with "Joe Blow" on TV than against distortions about "Death Panels"? She read Sarah Palin's book? She purchased the book?
The Judge is getting judged and its not looking good.

alfonso   February 17th, 2010 10:53 pm ET

this is totally irrelevant, but i would like to know how Judge Judy would rule against the corporations who took tax-paying American money and continue to do so under the umbrella of the puppets who reside in capitol hill.

dlra   February 17th, 2010 10:57 pm ET

Excuse me with all the world issues, Larry is going to spend a whole hour on did Tiger do a good job saying sorry or not!!! Give me a break no matter how the man appears it will never be good enough for the news media because if it was they would not have a program.

Leave the man alone, what he has done is awful, terrible and anything else you want to call it, but the only people it really effects is his family plus the pocket books of many many people that have made a huge profit off him. Has anyone thought that there is a really deep seated issue going on withTiger, what he has done is not normal behaviour for anyone, it is a major cry for help so instead of trying to understand when someone is going through a terrible mental breakdown, we want to behave like animals and go for the kill, he needs to be pitied more then sensored.

Some where along the line we seemed to have lost our humanity and understanding. I know that I, don't have the right to throw the first stone and so far ( I have lived quite a few years) I really have not met a person in my life time that can. So perhaps it is time that we looked at our own lives first before we sit in judgement on others.

I shudder when I see the level the news media seems to have fallen too in the last few years. Tiger Woods or any other celeb. private lives are not ours, unless they have done something criminal. Report it then leave leave it alone.

Bye the way please feel free to pass this along to all the people at CNN.

Heidi   February 18th, 2010 1:18 am ET

Amen , Dira! I could not have said it better myself

LW   February 17th, 2010 10:57 pm ET

A caller called in and asked Judge Judy about the welfare system what was her thoughts about it. Larry King said the majority of the people on welfare are minorities. That not true. If you look up the statistic on welfare in the united States the majority of people who are on welfare are Carcasian. Lets make sure when we discuss subject like welfare, employment etc. Let be trueful about it. The media is very powerful. We should not judge a group of people without true facts.

alfonso   February 17th, 2010 11:04 pm ET

This is in response to the person above me. Caucassians are the majority or how ever you want to call them, "white." The percent of individual minorities who are unemployed are higher compared to whites. We should reform the welfere system. Maybe even get rid of it.

Catherine Berryhill   February 17th, 2010 11:14 pm ET

I like Judge Judge. We are on the same wave-length. She should be in the whitehouse.. Larry, violent crimes can be more than just piercing the skin. I believe she is intelligent and she has great morals. Something that this country is so lacking.

carol kesling   February 17th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

hands down, i love judge judy !!!! she rocks. this is probally the first time i have ever agreed with stephen a. smith. tiger should not have any rules at the press conference, he needs to answer to the public that supports him...

pw   February 17th, 2010 11:35 pm ET where was she mr King? Sarah Palin...I did not see her on your show...what Happenned? pw

A. Smith, Oregon   February 18th, 2010 12:03 am ET

Between 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 family's here in Oregon now depend on Food Stamps to help them have at least minimal amounts of food for their households!

If McCain-Palin and their Republican purity crooks had their way, all of those family's would simply be out. Out in the Streets, Out of Food, Out of Hope and Out of sight as far as they are concerned.

Abel   February 18th, 2010 12:04 am ET

Here's the problem nobody seems to mention, with regard to the Kevin Smith story: THE FACTS!

Just as Southwest has publicly posted their version of an apology and some vague references to what happened, Kevin has publicly posted his version, which includes a lot of specifics and comes off as the truth.

Speaking as a big man that doesn't fly very often (5 trips in 35 years), I certainly hope I don't ever get so big that I can't meet the requirements for using just one seat. Kevin isn't there yet, either, and the issues that he raises have to do with how Southwest is enforcing their policy. He didn't violate the policy, and shouldn't have been removed because of it.

As to Judge Judy being a judge of anything: I wouldn't trust her judgment on which side to butter bread.

John H   February 18th, 2010 12:22 am ET

What should Tiger Woods say in his address to the TV audience and his fans. IF HE WANTS TO, he should say that he and his wife and worked out their relationship in a way satisfactory to themselves and he feels he is ready to resume his golfing career. To those who feel entitled to an apology (especially the media) there will be none forthcoming. If his wife and children can go on with their lives and try to find some happiness in their futures, then all that need be said has been said.
As for Judge Judy, she is a veritible fountain of homespun justice. She has a certain element of freedom to express herself in a way she may not have in a more traditional courtroom but it does not take away from the thoughtful advice and decisions he hands out to those who stand in front of her for judgement. She is from my generation and so I clearly understand everything she is saying and can testify to the truth of it.

As for my friend Abel, above, I wouldn't trust him to be able to distinguish between and lard and certainly wouldn't trust him to butter either side of my bread.

Heidi   February 18th, 2010 1:08 am ET

Tiger Woods does not owe the public an apology. Only to his wife!!!! Steven Smith is ridiculous in his comments on your show tonight . Larry I wish your producer would treat you like you were Nancy Grace. Please stay true to who you are.......

Thomas   February 18th, 2010 1:11 am ET

I think that he should say that I am Tiger Woods, a man just like any other American male. I lust after women and unfortunately I made some bad decisions. I am a product of American society. A society that promotes the lust of women. Everything we do centers around sex.

Emma Jane Outlaw   February 18th, 2010 1:18 am ET

I'm so TIRED of all the time being wasted on this stuff! Does the public not have anything better to worry about? This kind of thing should be left between the husnband and wife, not them and the public. He became a public figure because of his golfing talent, NOT because he was "perfect". These celebrities are expected to be more than human. As a culture who is far from perfect we have no business judging any one else on their bad behavior. I want to see real issues and REAL news! Not this gossip BS. Celebrities are here for our entertainment, they should not be looked up to as roll models.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   February 18th, 2010 3:52 am ET

Give him a break. If he wants to come back and resume his career, good on him. After all he is one of the greats if not the greatest in his field. Just hope he learns his lessons though.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   February 18th, 2010 4:00 am ET

@ dlra February 17th, 2010 10:57 pm ET
Very good comments you make.

Jayne   February 18th, 2010 6:28 am ET

How very refreshing Judge Judy is, I agree with her whole heartedly.

What about the other guy? No one seems to care.

Eddie Cole   February 18th, 2010 6:31 am ET

Here we have a man who had sex with a minor and fled the country. There are American's that support him and protest his arrest. Then there's Charlie Sheen who is arrested for threatening his wife with a knife at her neck. Then there's Tiger Woods who's cheated on his wife....Why is there such a double standard in the media and press? Tomorrow there's going to be another "SPECIAL" on the Tiger Woods story. WHY? I just heard such stupid commentary on LKL about him being a fake and phoney because he changed his number. I don't blame him...The only person who owes an apology to is his wife.....Its between them not the public. Its shameful to be an American under these circumstances......SAD!! I live in the EU so I get the show late....Its shameful how transparent and color blind the media is. And the stupid people just buy into what they hear and read....blind, dumb & crazy!!!

charlie   February 18th, 2010 6:33 am ET

Tiger woods owes the public nothing, they have recieved all the Golf they paid for which is all Tiger has committed to provide. Celebrities do not owe the public anything beyond their sporting committments. Polititians and Judges (including Judy) do owe the public a high stadnard of behavior, since they either claim to represent those people or to have the moral authority to judge others.

charlie   February 18th, 2010 6:35 am ET

@ eddie: Exactly.

charlie   February 18th, 2010 6:36 am ET

The risk comes from having crazy gun laws that turn inappropriate rages into murders.

charlie   February 18th, 2010 6:39 am ET

@ Judge Judy: If there is a separate justice system for non Americans. As a European I would like to know what that justice system consists of before my next US business trip. Why does the US not trust it's own justice system?.
BTW the trial should be in any secure location. The jurisdiction issue is just legal trivia and to have it in NY is just inconvenient and expensive.

charlie   February 18th, 2010 6:43 am ET

I imagine Judge Judy and SarahPalin could indeed have an enjoyable lunch. They seem to share the same, neanderthal view of the world.

charlie   February 18th, 2010 6:47 am ET

A government system which relies on bi-partisanship to function needs to be changed. Needing 60% to pass anything is not a fault of partisanship, it is a flaw in the rules of the government.
In a world that changes rapidly, the US is stuck in the mud somewhere around the 1960's.

charlie   February 18th, 2010 6:57 am ET

Violent crime is down. But still at the levels above the death rates of some civil wars. Of course Larry feels safe I am sure he lives in a nice neighborhood.

Serge Borel, Geneva   February 18th, 2010 7:28 am ET

dear judge,
on welfare: so you do find it normal that millions of people have to work for a wage that doesn't allow them to cover their minimum needs and on the other side you have bankers who get on being paid billions of $ in bonuses after having just "failed" to ruin the country for good?!
If mainstreet people were paid just decently, not asking for more, the welfare question wouldn't have to be raised... but I can already hear your reactionary "uuuuhh... socialism!"... it's well known that justice is blind... if only it was, in your case, dumb as well...

Jan   February 18th, 2010 10:48 am ET

People need to leave Tiger and his family alone.
I don't want this guy to be the new target for diane dimond and the crowd now that Michael Jackson aint around.
Get a life people, he hasn't murdered anyone and the only person he needs to apologise to is his wife.

eJay   February 18th, 2010 10:53 am ET

I think he should tell the public to take care of their own house and don't worry about his, because they are probably doing the same thing.

Kit   February 18th, 2010 4:00 pm ET

Tiger Woods is a professional golfer. That is the source of his fame and fortune. His private life is just that, private. He is not part of a reality show, where his life is the source of his income. His behavior, while certainly reprehensible and regrettable, has no impact on his ability to play golf.

The public, including his friends, have no right to knowledge of his personal life. They have no right to any kind of "apology" or explanation for his behavior away from the golf course. The only people to whom Tiger has any responsibility are his family members, and those women with whom he was involved. They are the ONLY ones affected by his actions. The rest of us are just spectators.

I don't condone anything Tiger has done, but he does not need to explain anything to me. I don't engage in hero worship, nor do I expect an individual to be perfect just because s/he has an amazing talent. Perhaps all these people crying for Tiger's public humiliation are simply offended because they were gullible enough to believe that being able to put a golf ball in the hole better than anyone else somehow made Tiger a better person than the rest of us.

When Tiger is revealed to have engaged in behavior that somehow artificially enhanced his ability to play golf, or circumvented the rules of the game, THEN, and only then, will he owe me, and the rest of the world, an apology.

j.realme   February 18th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

Tiger Woods has not been moraly right according to many, but even Catholic Priest have been down this road. He didn't make money for me before, and he has not caused me lose any now. Get off his back!

Sharon Moonchild   February 18th, 2010 10:21 pm ET

I don't really care what Tiger Woods does in his private life. It's not newsworthy...I don't care if he apologizes or not.....I am sick of
hearing about him...why dont you talk about the guy who has been married for 40 years, doesnt cheat, isnt a drunk, and goes to a job that makes golf clubs so Tigers wife has something to hit him in the head thats newsworthy...

j.realme   February 18th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

If he wants to, he should apologize to his wife. But then again, if the water was warmer in the other pot, what cook blames him for sticking his noodle in it, ok so it was warmer in the other pot, well that one was't right , ext.. ext.. ext......

Lise Faucher   February 18th, 2010 10:31 pm ET

His is not just an "unfaithful husband". He is a very phoney role model. Being an athlete that is said to be one of the best in the world comes with a minimal responsibility to act civilised and if possible, be honest. He is nothing like that. He just happens to be a great golfer but he's all crooked inside. Too bad for is family who were fooled like all of us. If Elen stays with him it's obviously for the kids and her dream of having somewhat of a family. I will not judge that. But please everybody, stop saying that he is just an unfaithful husband. He is the worst role model for our kids who would like to play golf. Thanks to Federer, we'il stick with tennis!!!

Bill   February 18th, 2010 10:40 pm ET

I saw a great Elvis tribute show in FL starring Chris Mcdonald. I don't need a lot of gimmicks, special effects, dancers and a huge waste of money. I'd rather see a simple great tribut show like the one I saw at the Coral Springs Center for The Art in FL this past January.

As far as Tiger goes, the only one he needs to apologize to is his wife and hope she can forgive him.

aulsfair   February 18th, 2010 10:42 pm ET

What he should say Friday when silence is broken is " NEXT !!! "

A. Smith, Oregon   February 18th, 2010 11:04 pm ET

Larry King, CNN Staffers, the UK citizens have issued a major website and campaign to issue a citizens arrest on Tony Blair for WAR CRIMES complete with a 1 Million dollar reward.

Shouldn't the UK expand that arrest warrant to include GW Bush and Dick Cheney in a charge of conspiracy to commit War Crimes?

How about some coverage on that expanding issue?

Isn't it time for Americans to do the same for Bush jr. and Dick Cheney?

Issue Million Dollar reward and citizens arrest warrants on GW Bush and Dick Cheney for WAR CRIMES also?

A. Smith, Oregon   February 19th, 2010 12:00 am ET

Rudy Gulliani's choice to head Homeland Security was sentenced today to 4 YEARS in prison. Kind of tells you something about Rudy that the Republican party doesn't want you to know!

How about the Tea Baggers for Palin-Kirik in 2012?

Arlene Stevenson   February 19th, 2010 1:10 am ET

It is absolutely ridiculous that grown men are asking a grown man to apolgize for cheating on his wife. Unbelievable. This is a private matter. And for Pat to comment is even more ridiculous. As many skeletons that continually fall out of his closet!

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   February 19th, 2010 4:04 am ET

I support you on the issue.
Bush and Cheney should not be left off scot-free.

charlie   February 19th, 2010 6:14 am ET

Will the world forgive Tiger Woods? What nonsense.
Tiger has done nothing for which he needs the world's forgiveness.
Any foregiveness is between Tiger and those he loves and who love him..

charlie   February 19th, 2010 6:22 am ET

I think Tiger is displaying an object lesson in how to handle such a situation. Deal with it in private, and talk to the public when it suits Tiger. The presumption and endless "advice" from the media and umpteen "communications experts" that he should say anything whatsoever is just self serving by those leech like professions.
The main story here seems to be the admirable attempt by a celebrity to treat his private life as private.

Cynobia   February 19th, 2010 7:50 am ET

I think he should tell everyone to go get a life, at least thats what I would tell them. Since when did it became everyone's business what this man does with his own private parts, he didn't hurt any of us or cause us harm. His infidelity is between him and his wife. It is people in politics and congress that have had mistresses for years and even fathered children, and do we hear about them? NO. He is not responsible for writing policy or running the free world leave him alone.


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