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Anchor woman Kelly Tilghman suspended for 2 weeks

Posted by Media Outrage on January 10, 2008

Kelly Tilghman

Golf Channel suspended anchor Kelly Tilghman for two weeks on Wednesday for saying last week that young players who wanted to challenge Tiger Woods should “lynch him in a back alley.”

Tilghman was laughing during the exchange Friday with analyst Nick Faldo at the Mercedes-Benz Championship, and Woods’ agent at IMG said he didn’t think there was any ill intent.

But the comments became prevalent on news shows Wednesday, and the Rev. Al Sharpton joined the fray by demanding she be fired immediately. Golf Channel didn’t know who would replace Tilghman in the booth this week at the Sony Open or next week at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

“There is simply no place on our network for offensive language like this,” Golf Channel said in a statement.

Tilghman became golf’s first female anchor last year when the PGA Tour signed a 15-year deal in which Golf Channel broadcasts the first three events of the year, weekday coverage of all tour events, and full coverage of the Fall Series and opposite-field events.

The suspension ends in time for the Buick Invitational on Jan. 24, when Woods will make his 2008 debut.

Faldo and Tilghman were discussing young players who could challenge the world’s No. 1 player toward the end of Friday’s broadcast at Kapalua when Faldo suggested that “to take Tiger on, maybe they should just gang up for a while.”

“Lynch him in a back alley,” Tilghman replied.

“While we believe that Kelly’s choice of words was inadvertent and that she did not intend them in an offensive manner, the words were hurtful and grossly inappropriate,” Golf Channel said in its statement. “Consequently, we have decided to suspend Kelly for two weeks, effective immediately.”

Woods and Tilghman have known each other 12 years. She was picked to host a club demonstration with Woods in south Florida when he talked about new products from Nike Golf.

Tilghman was helped when Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent at IMG, said it was a non-issue and considered the matter “case closed.”

“Tiger and Kelly are friends, and Tiger has a great deal of respect for Kelly,” Steinberg said Tuesday night in a statement released by Golf Channel. “Regardless of the choice of words used, we know unequivocally that there was no ill-intent in her comments.”

Tilghman had said in a previous statement she apologized directly to Woods, and the immediate support from Woods’ camp was critical.

After Woods won the 1997 Masters at age 21 to become its youngest champion, Fuzzy Zoeller referred to him as “that little boy,” and suggested that Woods not serve fried chicken or collard greens, “or whatever the hell they serve,” at the Champions Dinner.

Woods, who had a different management team in his first full season, did not respond for three days to Zoeller’s apology, and it took Zoeller years to recover from the fallout.

Tilghman’s comment made the rounds Wednesday on TV shows such as CNN’s Headline News, and it was prominently discussed on blogs and message boards on the Internet. It also was a topic on the practice range at the Sony Open.

“I’m sure Kelly wishes she never said that,” Jim Furyk said. “I haven’t spoken with Tiger, but I’ve been told that they’ve had their talk and they’ve discussed it. Anything I say is kind of just like pouring salt in the wound at this point. Obviously, she would love to not have said that and for it not to be news. I’m glad that her and Tiger spoke.”

Fred Funk only heard about the comment Wednesday morning.

“There was no ill intent at all,” he said. “I think it was just a slip, and they said that Tiger has already forgiven her. I think when you’re in the TV tower for that many hours, you’re going to wish you didn’t say some things probably, and that was one thing that slipped out. I think you’ve got to give them a little grace.

“Her integrity, how Kelly is respected out here, is pretty good. I think Tiger really likes Kelly, so that helped squash it. Because Tiger could have run off with that if he took it the wrong way. But he didn’t, so that was good.”

This article was obtained from Yahoo! 

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Golf Channel anchor says Tiger Woods should be lynched

Posted by Media Outrage on January 9, 2008

Kelly Tilghman

Golf Channel anchor woman Kelly Tilghman who is a former Blue Devil golfer, put more than her foot in her mouth last Friday at Duke’s telecast of the Mercedes Benz Championship, the PGA tour’s inaugural event of the season, when she said on air “golf’s young player’s should lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley“.

She was allowed to continue commentating which is wild to say the least. We do not know the context of how she was using such an inflammatory remark but will say that it doesn’t matter because you should be smart enough to know what is very offensive to an entire group of people especially if you get paid to speak for a living. Wow with these kind of blatantly racist remarks Rev. Al Sharpton will never be out of a job. She should definitely lose her job for making such a derogatory remark.

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Tiger Woods incs deal with Gatorade!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on October 17, 2007

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods will have his own brand of sports drink next year under an endorsement deal announced Tuesday with Gatorade that marks a couple of firsts for the world’s No. 1 golfer — his first U.S. deal with a beverage company and his first licensing agreement.

Gatorade said it will introduce “Gatorade Tiger” in March, with more products to follow. Woods even picked out the flavors himself, with the drink available in a cherry blend, citrus blend and grape.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Golfweek magazine reported last month it was for five years and could pay Woods as much as $100 million, moving him closer to the $1 billion mark in career endorsements.

“There have been some licensing elements to things we’ve done,” said Mark Steinberg, his agent at IMG, who cited video games produced by EA Sports as an example. “But everything he does with Gatorade is going to be creating new products. It’s something Tiger and I and our licensing business has been looking at for some time.”

Great for Tiger Woods! He is just walking in blessings! GOD definitely has his hand on his life. To see how much Tiger Woods is worth click Here

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Tiger Woods 1st Athlete to earn $100million in a year!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on September 22, 2007

Tiger

He just keeps on breaking records!!! Forbes says that Tiger Woods is the first athlete to earn $100million in one year! His current net worth is around $650million and he is on pace to become the 1st billionaire athlete around 2010. This guy is just killing the game right now!!!

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Tiger Woods Billion Dollar Pension!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on September 10, 2007

Tiger

This guy is just rolling in the dough…Now he’s just making money by accident lol. Nah he’s just blessed!!!
They are now saying that Tiger might end up making $1 billion in his pension! This is after golf when the dude turns 60…Nothing to do with the money he already is making while playing Golf… for full story click the link…

http://sports.yahoo.com/golf/pga/news?slug=dw-pension090407&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

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Tiger Woods is the world’s Richest Athlete!

Posted by Media Outrage on September 9, 2007

Tiger Woods

According to a number of sources, Tiger Woods is the Richest Athlete in the World right now. Yes his money surpasses that of Michael Jordan and Michael Shumacher. Tiger is reportedly worth more than $650 million, and is on pace to become the first Billionaire Athlete.

In a recent issue of Esquire Magazine they dug into the Tiger Economy. Woods earned $100 million alone last year. It is still unbelievable that this man has already surpassed the financial net worth of the most famous athlete on the planet! Michael Jordan. But we are going to provide some further insight on the enormous wealth of Tiger Woods.

Tiger was recently in Dubai playing a tournament and shooting Gillette commercials and designed his first golf course as a part of an exclusive development called Tiger Woods-Dubai. He is reported to be getting anything up to $45 million for just putting his name on the project.

His list of endorsements read like this; Accenture, American Express, Buick/General Motors, TAG Heuer, Gillette, NetJets, Electronic Arts and of course Nike. Nike will not disclose how much their contract with Woods is, but his 1st contract with them was reported to be $40 million and the 2nd $100 million over 5 years, and Bob Wood who is president of Nike Golf says “that anything less than $200 million for 7 years wouldn’t be exciting anyone.”

Industry insiders say that in Tiger’s first year as a pro he brought in an additional $653 million to the game of golf. When he turned pro Woods singed endorsement deals worth a reported $67 million. We will have more on the amazing bank of Golf’s greatest player in the coming weeks…..

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