Tiger Woods Once Made "Profane" Digs About Black Athletes, Lesbians

Celebrity News Jan. 4, 2010 AT 12:51PM
Tiger Woods Once Made "Profane" Digs About Black Athletes, Lesbians Credit: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ

The public shouldn't be so surprised by the Tiger Woods sex scandal, says Pulitzer Prize winner Buzz Bissinger.

In February's Vanity Fair, Bissinger recalls a 1997 GQ interview that Woods gave when he was 21. The golfer, now 33, made a "series of profane quips" about women, sex and athletes that now provide "a sustained glimpse of the real Tiger Woods," writes Bissinger, who refers to Woods as a "sex addict."

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At one point, Woods said during the tape recorded interview: "What I can't figure out is why so many good-looking women hang around baseball and basketball. Is it because, you know, people always say that, like, black guys have big dicks?"

Bissinger notes that during a photo shoot -- "where four women attended to his every need and flirted with him as he flirted back" -- Woods told a joke. He rubbed the tips of his shoes together and then asked the women, "What's this?" Woods then replied. "It's a black guy taking off his condom."

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Woods also cracked that lesbians are "faster" at sex than gay men because women "are always going 69," Bissinger notes.

Bissinger writes that the interview "was the only honest and open one Woods has ever given. After that the steel wall of insulation came down, spearheaded by I.M.G.," his agency.

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Joe Logan, a co-founder of a Web site called MyPhillyGolf.com, tells Vanity Fair that Woods -- who has an estimated net worth of $600 million -- fraudulently created an image so he could earn as much money as possible through endorsements.

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"He held himself out to a higher standard he created and built and cashed in on," he tells the magazine. "Everyone feels duped and betrayed. It's not like some guy who got drunk and jumped in the sack with some waitress."

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