Lawyer: Tiger Woods Has No Plans to Speak to Police
Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren have no plans to speak to authorities about the controversial car crash Friday.
Police first tried to interview Woods, 33, on Friday, but his wife asked if they could return the next day because he was sleeping. Woods shooed them away Saturday and again on Sunday.
In an e-mail Sunday, Wood's IMG agent Mark Steinberg said: "We have been informed by the Florida Highway Patrol that further discussion with them is both voluntary and optional. Although Tiger realizes that there is a great deal of public curiosity, it has been conveyed to FHP that he simply has nothing more to add and wishes to protect the privacy of his family."
Woods' new attorney Mark Nejame also issued a statement late Sunday: "We stand by Mr. Woods' previous released statement regarding his privacy. Otherwise, I have nothing further to add at this time."
But TMZ.com claims the Florida Highway Patrol is now focusing on obtaining a search warrant -- allowing them to seize medical records from the hospital that treated Woods -- in an attempt to determine if the wounds Woods sustained are consistent with a car accident or domestic violence.
TMZ has reported that Woods didn't suffer facial lacerations from a car accident, adding that injuries were inflicted by his wife, Elin, who was upset over reports that he had an affair with Rachel Uchitel.
Uchitel has denied an affair.
Woods also spoke out Sunday, saying on his website: "This situation is my fault and it's obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I'm human and I'm not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn't happen again."
Woods is to host his Chevron World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif., which benefits his foundation. Woods' news conference had been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, although it was not clear if he would still play, or even attend.
"We do not know if Tiger is playing; we are anticipating a great week of competition," said Greg McLaughlin, the tournament director and president of his foundation.