Proof that Tiger Woods is smart, or that he has good people surrounding him
November 30, 2009
Whatever the case may be, the best thing that he did is to not say a freaking word to anybody, especially the cops. What Miranda versus Arizona has taught is that you have the right to remain silent and that anything you say can be used against you in a court of law.
I am going to put some quotes together from the the Times Online that illustrate my point.
Captain Mark Welch, chief of public affairs for Florida Highway Patrol, told The Times today: “In Florida, you are not compelled to speak to police officers concerning traffic crashes. There is a requirement to furnish your driver’s license, insurance and vehicle registration, and that he has done. He has complied with what the state requires him to do.”
At that point, you don’t have to say anything else. The fact that people want to know more is irrelevant to Tiger and his handlers. When you open your mouth, things can be used against you and can lead you into more trouble. Had Plaxico kept his trap shut, then he wouldn’t be uptown served hard time right now. But, the fact that it’s Tiger means that people want to know and think that they have a right to know. Now, the police are trying to get in his business. The simple fact that he ISN’T speaking to them is causing them to get nosy. It is just a Catch-22.
State troopers probing Tiger Woods’ mysterious car crash were today said to be applying for a search warrant allowing them to seize his hospital records.
Florida Highway Patrol wants to establish whether the facial injuries for which Mr Woods was treated at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida, last Friday were consistent with his wife’s version of events, or whether they may have been inflicted during a domestic incident.
That the police are trying to go backdoor to get his medical record should worry some people out there, as it worries me. Why is this some time delay that you didn’t work on at the scene? Aren’t officers trained to notice those things? Simply put, this was a one car accident. The only thing that we need to know is that he hit a tree and a fire hydrant. The fact that he is not saying more is that there is nothing more.
The one thing to remember is that the main sources for this celebrity drama is TMZ.com and the National Enquirer. While they occasionally get one right, they get a lot more wrong….