Et tu, Tiger Woods' kindergarten teacher? Et tu?
Another Gloria Allred client is about to step up and speak out about a man: Tiger Woods' kindergarten teacher will participate in a press conference at the attorney's office at 10:30 a.m. PDT Friday, TMZ reports.
At issue is an anecdote related more than once about a young Tiger being harassed and racially taunted on his first day of school. TMZ reports that the teacher specifically will address the version Woods told Charles Barkley and writer Michael Wilbon in 2004 for the 2005 book "Who's Afraid of a Large Black Man?" Here's what Tiger told the two:
I became aware of my racial identity on my first day of school, on my first day of kindergarten. A group of sixth-graders tied me to a tree, spray-painted [the n-word] on me, and threw rocks at me. That was my first day of school. I used to live across the street from school and kind of down the way a little bit. The teacher said, "Okay, just go home." So I had to outrun all these kids going home, which I was able to do. It was certainly an eye-opening experience, you know, being five years old. We were the only minority family in all of Cypress, California."
We're guessing that the part about a teacher telling a 5-year-old to run away home after being assaulted by kids more than twice is maybe the part someone might want to confirm or deny. While sitting in a lawyer's office.
Just a hunch.
Oh, coincidentally, practice rounds for the Masters start Monday -- when Woods will hold a press conference of his own.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Visitors to a Bangkok restaurant adjust the cap on a life-size Tiger Woods mannequin dressed entirely in brightly colored condoms. We realize this has absolutely nothing to do with Woods' kindergarten teacher, but really, can you blame us for selecting it? Credit: Barbara Walton / EPA.
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