Brandel Chamblee Apologizes
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/23/13
Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee touched off a firestorm with a column in which he hinted at Tiger Woods being a cheater — on the golf course, anyway. Interestingly, on Tuesday afternoon Chamblee told CBS Sports blogger Kyle Porter that he was standing by his comments, refused to back down, and even took a slap at Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg:
"What people want to infer about that is up to them. I have my opinion, they can form theirs.

"I thought it incomprehensible that anyone with the slightest understanding of libel laws wouldn't know the definition of and the difference between libel and opinion."
Sometime on Tuesday evening, Chamblee decided to backpedal:

Mr. Chamblee will have to excuse those of us who are not convinced that he was not asked to apologize, given his rather fierce heel-digging just hours earlier.

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jasonfish11 says:
Tiger is a dick. Brandel is an a-hole. Anyone who has watched the movie Team America knows the rest of the story.
bkuehn1952 says:
That's an apology??
Matt McGee says:
"I'm standing by my comments... until the person who signs my paychecks notices that I'm full of sh*t, and that it's affecting ratings. Subsequently, my heartfelt, but obviously orchestrated retraction will be forthcoming."
Wes11point5 says:
Jason.....that is the funniest thing I have read in a long time!
mjaber says:
When is he going to apologize for wasting oxygen?
mustang6560 says:
Never say "Your Sorry", right?
toothid says:
Tiger....cheating ??? How could you think that? Maybe you need to ask Elin and the kids. It could be a case of "maybe I can get away with this because , " I am who I am"." . Brandel's reply..".got yah on that one". Don't think you can separate sport from life.
mmontisano says:
I love how we, the consumer, beg for people to speak their minds, and then promptly burn them at the stake when they actually do. same thing with Stacy Lewis, people love her candidness, then makes one comment about China and gets crucified with people on this very site saying she needs to be quiet and accept her paychecks.

seems a bit unfair, no?
bkuehn1952 says:
@badcaddy: reasonable point but in Mr. Chamblee's case, he could have just stated, "I think Tiger Woods cheats at golf." Instead, he danced around the subject and implied that Tiger cheats. He did not speak his mind. Then, when he caught flak, he offered up a lame series of Tweets.

Ms. Lewis's comments about the crowds in China did not bother me. It was the timing. It was patent poor sportsmanship when she offered up insincere congratulations to the winner and then proceeded to complain about the crowds, comment on the lucky shot and essentially talk about how her rightful spot in the winner's circle was snatched from her.
mmontisano says:
he's not catching flak for the apology, he's been getting it since writing the initial article, the flak from the article made him issue the apology.

we can't hope to have these people to speak their mind if we're going to blast them for it every time they do. they'll all become like Tiger Woods.
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