Golf Pro Tiger Woods made an emotional public apology Friday morning for his extra-marital affairs.
“I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated,” Woods said in a televised press conference. “What I did was not acceptable.”
He then later apologized to his family and friends for his transgressions.
“I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior I engaged in. I know people want to find out how I could be so selfish and so foolish. People want to know how I could have done these things to my wife, Elin, and to my children. And while I have always tried to be a private person, there are some things I want to say.”
“Elin and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words. It will come from my behavior over time. We have a lot to discuss. However, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us,” he added.
Before ending his nearly 15 minutes long apology, Tiger warned the media to stay away from his wife and kids.
“For the sake of my family,” he said, “please leave my wife and kids alone.”