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Dawn Knight

Dawn Knight

The author of Taliaferro: Breaking Barriers and a high school English teacher.

Actions speak louder


I wouldn't want fame and fortune, and Tiger Woods is a perfect example why. Outwardly there may be much to admire, including million dollar endorsement deals, homes, and cars. Underneath the gilding, however, there is little I would desire.

As far as I'm concerned, whatever Tiger says today is irrelevant. Rehearsed apologies are meaningless, and the cynic in me wonders whether it is sincere or simply about wooing back sponsors. This goes for Tiger's stint in rehabilitation as well. Too often stars who make a mistake conveniently blame it on an addiction. Instead of his words, I would look to Tiger's actions in the coming months.

It will be those actions that indicate his true sincerity. I hope to see Tiger get it together and return to golf. His importance to the game is unquestionable. When this all blows over as these things do, he might even be easier to relate to. More importantly, I hope he makes amends with his family, because in the middle of this media circus are real people who have experienced real hurt.

By Dawn Knight  |  February 19, 2010; 8:41 AM ET  | Category:  Fans , NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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