Was Tiger Woods Telling The Truth?
Hold on a second! What many (including myself) assumed was a cover-my-butt-story about an unexpected reaction to prescription medications may not have been so made-up after all.
A day after Tiger Woods was arrested for DUI in Jupiter, Florida comes some evidence that the story he shared following his release could be the truth. Many assumed Woods had in fact been drinking - especially since his arrest came in the early AM hours - and this tale of an unexpected reaction to a mix of prescriptions was just a story. CNN has gotten a hold of the police arrest report from the incident and according to it, Tiger's blood alcohol level registered 0.000 on a Breathalyzer test.
Woods - who underwent yet another back surgery last month, and has likely been prescribed some sort of medicine to aid in his recovery - was asleep at the wheel, break lights on and a turn signal flashing when he was found by police, according to CNN's account of that police report. It notes that he was unable to walk on his own, but was cooperative. Woods apparently told the officer he was coming from a golf course in Los Angeles and didn't know where he was at the time, CNN reports.
He later changed that part of his story, but it could be explained by the effect the medication had on him, indicating it's possible he really had no idea where he was or what was going on.
He sure looks lost and intoxicated on some level in that mugshot (above).
But does this revelation forgive the incident? Should they drop the charges?
Well, that is something entirely different.
I don't know what warning, if any, may be on the prescription bottle(s) for the medication Woods says caused him to be in that condition. Considering the pill(s) had this kind of effect on him, one would assume there is some kind of warning for a medicine that can leave you in that condition.
Maybe it was the medicine, but just because Tiger Woods may be telling the truth, it does not mean he didn't do anything wrong.
In fact, Tiger seems to be very aware of this. Part of his statement released Monday said that he understood the severity of what he did, and that he would take full responsibility.
Have you ever had an adverse reaction to a medication(s) like this? Please tell us about it in the comment section below.