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December 11th, 2009
09:48 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/11/09

Tonight on 360°, the bombshell announcement from Tiger Woods. He's taking a break from golf and admitting infidelity.   Plus, new video from inside a drug tunnel along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  1. Lori

    Hi Anderson, Erica, Everyone! Happy Friday!

    Does anyone have any thoughts on why married men with beautiful wives and children and everything else do these things?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  2. wilson-michigan

    He had everything what an idiot – drop him Nike and all the other sponsers

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  3. J.R.

    How someone deal's with adultrey is a private matter. However, Tiger Woods has put himself in this situation by not understanding the "Game" when it comes to Being a player...I pray for him and his family. He can repent and become a better person. I agree, he needs his time to reflect.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  4. Karen, MN

    Tiger needs to work on himself before he can save his marriage. My ex-husband cheated. It's about boundaries and values. For me I made the right decision.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  5. Bryan- Los Angeles

    Why do all these recent incidentses at the home of Tiger Woods happen between 2:00-3:00 a.m.?? Don't these people sleep at night? Aren't there small children in the house who should be a a regular sleep schedule?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  6. Josh

    Remember This Old Quote:

    Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones! It's sad to see the media trying to trash Tiger.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  7. paul wurst

    It is interesting that Tiger is getting all this attention. There are many rumors that some of the most famous and liked golfers have had affairs. I wont name these individuals but they include the biggest names from past and current generations. Why hasn't the media investigated these individuals?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  8. jennie

    Give Tiger a break.. He may be a cheater, but not a beater. Had he been the one to smash the wife's car he would be in hell right?.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  9. Emily

    @Shanny,
    Tiger should have said that he was going to go to a Sex Rehab!

    This story will not be going on for so long if he did!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  10. kevin mcgaughy

    finally, mr. smith has joined the fray! finally we are hearing what we need to hear, not what we want to hear. i care only a little what tiger has done, however, mr. smith has said what i have been saying from the beginning. its none of my business what goes on in his life, im just disappointed that i was fooled into believing that he was portraying himself as something he was not. now, lets play golf and put this behind us. dont ever leave us s. smith!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  11. Lisa A., Philadelphia, PA

    I don't understand women who can take back a man who has had multiple affairs, but that's me. Whether Tiger can keep his paws to himself has nothing to do with his ability as an athlete. All that money and attention can inflate the ego toss on that the attention from beautiful women and it was obviously too much for him.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  12. Annie Kate

    I think Tiger is keeping the story going with the decisions he is making – not talking to the police when he had the accident would have made the accident just another statistic and the questioning would have probably ended there. His statements that say everything but "affair" – people are not dumb; they figured it out pretty quick. Now to withdraw from golf for an indefinite time – if he stayed with golf the emphasis would be on that and not on his extracurricular activities as much. Like one of the commentators said – he's done the wrong thing at each turn.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  13. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    IF you act like a "goody-goody" and you turn out not to be...be real and stand up and admit what you really are.

    Live your life as if it were on the cover of a magazine, for time reveals all!!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  14. Sherri, Somerset MA

    Did they really have to recap everything thats happened to Tiger Woods? I so sick of hearing about him.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    What kind of "family man" has 7 mistresses?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  16. Elinor Bowles

    Stephen Smith is absolutely wrong. Tiger has acted with great intelligence and respect for his public and his family. He will spend whatever time is needed to heal his marriage and understand his behavior and may then return to dominate golf again. And if he doesn't return, it will be because he has decided to take his life in another direction. Given the situation, he has conducted himself with the class and intelligence we have come to expect from him. The only people who really look bad are the TV commentators who have decided to use this event to run their mouths, get back at someone whom they envy and dislike, and get themselves more TV time. The immaturity and lasciviousness of most Americans is appalling.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  17. Winifred

    It is only in United States of America that women will shamelessly lineup to claim that are a amn's sex thing. He is married and they all knew that. Shame on all those women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  18. Sophia - Texas

    Who cares about PR! Family means everything and going away is exactly what that family needs. They also need our prayers more than anything.

    T.W. really needs to stay away from people who would influence him to be disloyal to his wife and their little babies.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  19. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    @Shanny, that's funny!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  20. Albert

    Tiger is doing what he has must do to repair his relationship with his family. I will miss watching him. Looking forward to him in a Sunday battle with a fellow competitor. He'll be back. Better than ever!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  21. Don

    I'm not a golf fan and couldn't tell a five-iron from a sand wedge, but I can spot a perfect marriage when I see one. Nike and Tiger were made for each other, and their collective mantra for life is "Just Do It".

    I bet most of your commentator guests tonight would be doing a "fist bump" if they could have Tiger in the studio.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  22. Caroline, Los Angeles

    The SNL skit was very funny. 🙂

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  23. Charlie in Memphis, TN

    He is afraid of publicity because HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO USE IT! Obviously he doesn't because he now is letting the train run away from the station...all the bimbos have control now, he has exerted none at all since Thanksgiving night. He has given over control to the bimbos and news media and he obviously doesn't care. He must have felt very guilty for all his clandestine activities to let everyone control this whole situation except himself. He couldn't control himself before and he can't control his situation now. He is afraid of publicity now and has always been and probably will always be. He's not a very good example as a corporate entitty to let this all happen without trying to get control. He is now getting what he thinks he deserves!!!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  24. Jenny Jung

    Money and fame cannot give people happiness.
    It's sad. But we shouldn't forget honesty and promise for family.
    if you live without them, you will be paid for the rest of your life.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  25. Catherine

    I think this really goes to show how much we all love Tiger. We just can't seem to get enough of him, whether he's playing good or bad, both on an off the course.......it's all about him. All the best to him and his family.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  26. Adelaide

    Hello everybody! Say hello to the weekend!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  27. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Casey Jones – Burlington, VT, This just gets better and better doesn't it?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  28. Ryan from Iraq

    Tiger is another weak, spoiled, crybaby famous person that thinks he has done something good for his country because he is good at a game and he is rich. He is pathetic and should be ashamed to let down all the people that look up to him, especially young children. I honestly hope he never recovers. Thanks...

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  29. Ron Halloway

    Don't quit Tiger. I'll keep on supporting you. haha That Late night show's skit was funny.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  30. Emily

    Really?
    Did Anderson just say that Tiger Woods had also slept with 2 porn stars?

    I'm late here this evening! ...so much for the "clean imagine" that he had!

    I never thought that he was perfect, however, I wonder if he would be a billionaire if this was known? ....much of his money comes from endorsements! and that imagine.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  31. Stan

    The biggest news from Tiger's entire episode is that we have discovered that he's human.

    For all of his super human feats on the golf course, Tiger is still human.

    I hope Tiger gets some professional help, works things out with his family, and eventually comes back swinging.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  32. Dawn

    I don't feel sorry for Tiger Woods at all. He brought this all on himself.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  33. Robin Martin

    Smart Move Tiger what better way to hit everyone then in their pocket what matter most to Americans!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  34. Zareen

    well he dug his own grave, he has only himself to blame...

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  35. Enrique

    The other thing is... It's not like these women don't know what they're getting into. If they want a nice little respectful man, they can always go for a nice blue collar guy, or a nice teacher, or something along those lines. But no... they wouldn't even consider that option. They go for these guys with huge egos, high profiles, filthy rich.. and with girls throwing at them daily... Why do these women think these hight profile guys will just stop everything *just* because of them. I do not support Tiger Wood... but I sure don't feel guilty for these sorts of girls either.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  36. Richard Eddy

    What about his caddie he has not been mentioned at all what will he do

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  37. kim rose

    Leave Tiger alone, he is not the first nor the last person to cheat. This country is full of hipocrites. He is a golfer, not a pastor.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  38. Teresa, Oh

    @Melanie: i one million percent believe that is what set it off. Time will tell though, with the timeline of the affairs.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  39. Sondra Hardy

    Why has the media let Tiger get away with this all these years?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  40. Peggy

    There is an old saying about "Those who haven't sinned can throw the first stone." I think we are pretty sanctimonious in our being so quick to condemn Tiger. He's done amazing things for childrens charties. I think his wife shares some of the responsibility for the couples happiness.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  41. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, Isabel, everyone. This is a good discussion all around. I agree with Roland, Tiger Woods has to work on his personal situation. The being away from home is part of an occupational hazard for the successful in every profession.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  42. Shanny

    Dr. Drew has probably already sent him an invitation to Celebrity Sex Rehab's next season!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  43. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Isabel!
    I agree with you, They don't have right invasion his private life! Tiger made his mistake to affair other woman.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  44. jo

    this was not a mistake! Thanks Steven smith for saying what is true.
    this is what is partly wrong with the world. we think the stars are above everyone and they are to special. Everyone around Tiger Knew he was cheating and hid it but let him act like he was such a honorable person. If Elin stays it will be worse on her kids than just moving on. Cheaters like Tiger dont change

    December 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  45. Antwan

    I hope Tiger just takes a little break and gets his family life together.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  46. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    WOW! Two porn stars? Now the story is getting interesting. Ok, let's see the list. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  47. Ron Halloway

    As sick as it sounds, I don't really think its wrong for him to cheat. This guy is an athlete. He is the topdog and he has the right to do it.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  48. Kelly

    Anderson – please ask the psychologists and behavior experts about NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER. Sex addiction is a "symptom" of a malignant love style – the man who thinks he is "entitled" to special treatment. I want the media to call it what it is so women can learn about this disorder instead of making excuses for the man who cheats.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  49. Frank

    It's about time that Americans recognize that our professional athletes are vulgar, arrogant, rude, narcissistic jackasses undeserving of the adulation and wealth that the public bestows on them. It is about time that they are taken off the pedestals and treated like the miscreants that many of them are.

    Colorado Springs

    December 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  50. Cindy

    What will this mean for his loyal caddie, Steve Williams?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
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