Tiger Woods said some astonishing things in his statement to the media — fessing up to behavior he called "irresponsible," "selfish" and "foolish" and saying he convinced himself "that normal rules didn't apply" and he felt he "was entitled." But his "televised news release" fell short, concluded sports author John Feinstein. "At a moment when the arrogance that makes him a great golfer should have been put aside, he couldn't do it. Seconds after delivering his various mea culpas, he started lecturing the media," Feinstein wrote. And he should have taken questions. "Woods, who says he now understands that he's not above the rules of common decency, is still above answering questions from those who are paid to represent a public that has helped make him a billionaire. He still insists he's entitled to a private life when no one has said he's not. What he is not — and was not — entitled to is the secret life he led while passing himself off to the public as the devoted husband and father."
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