CNN Anchor Under Fire After Making Inappropriate ‘Painkillers’ Comment About Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods is in recovery from a very scary single-car crash that left him “lucky to be alive” according to the L.A. County sheriff.

While sports reporters have done a great job provided updates, and sharing support of Tiger Woods during this tough day, one sports anchor is under fire for some inappropriate comments.

CNN’s Andy Scholes said he was ‘not stunned’ by Tiger’s crash because of his drug use in the past. Scholes was asked by a colleague what his thoughts were about the wreck. Here was his controversial response.

“I mean, Brianna, you know, stunned I guess but not entirely surprised by what we’re seeing here,” he answered. “You know, Tiger in 2017 was found by police pulled over on the side of the road asleep in his car. He had said he had taken a lot of painkillers at that time, because we all know Tiger has gone under a lot of surgeries over the years and painkillers have become part of his life.”


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Scholes would later apologize when pressed on Twitter.

Definitely a poor delivery by Andy Scholes here.

Tiger Woods was not thought to be under the influence at the time of his wreck. In fact, he was on his way to meet NFL quarterbacks Drew Brees and Justin Herbert for a photo shoot. Hopefully he gets well soon.


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