When I first read this story I was hoping it was a late April Fool’s joke, because it’s just so ridiculous. According to TMZ, Tiger Woods’ former kindergarten teacher is going to hold a press conference with Gloria Allred this morning at 10:30 Pacific in order to set the record straight on an incident of alleged racism committed against Tiger on his first day of school. Tiger told a story in a book written by Charles Barkley in 2005 in which he claimed that other students tied him to a tree, spray painted the word “n*gger” on him, and that “the teacher really didn’t do much of anything.”
That teacher, Mrs. Decker, now says that story isn’t true, and she waited five years and right before Tiger’s comeback at the Masters tournament to deny it. I guess Tiger refused to pay off Mrs. Decker for her silence. He allegedly paid $10 million to Rachel Uchitel, also repped by Allred, and Mrs. Decker probably thought she should get at least six figures for her trouble.
The mystery teacher is speaking out even before her news conference, claiming Tiger Woods’ tale of childhood racism is a lie.
Tiger told a story back in 2005 about how, when he was a child, “a group of sixth graders tied me to a tree, spray-painted the word ‘nigger’ on me, and threw rocks at me. That was my first day of school. And the teacher really didn’t do much of anything.”
Ms. Decker, Tiger’s kindergarten teacher, couldn’t wait, and even before she takes the mic at Gloria Allred’s office at 10:30 AM PT, she’s denying it ever happened, saying, “… no such incident ever
occurred to Tiger Woods while he was under [my] care as a kindergarten pupil on the first day of class.”
Allred, released a statement saying, “No teacher should ever be treated in such a callous and unfair manner especially one such as Ms. Decker. The time for Tiger Woods to make direct amends to her is
So what does Ms. Decker want now? TMZ will live stream at 10:30.
This stunt is right up there with Allred comparing novelty golf balls with Tiger’s mistresses on them to domestic abuse. In a press conference with Tiger’s porn star mistress Joslyn James, Allred even used a big cut out golf club and a giant recreation of a ball to show how the faces on the balls would be obscured when they were hit.
Why issue a simply stated press release that a story isn’t true when you can get so much more publicity from a dramatic press conference with the queen of drama herself? Here’s Tiger’s Kindergarten teacher speaking out about how she was oh so hurt by an allegedly false story that everyone forgot from five years ago. Who’s next – Tiger’s childhood friend? His hairdresser? Elin’s midwife? Give me a break.