Did Tiger Ask Grubbs for "A Huge Favor"?
In this image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed Monday, June 11, 2012, purports to show smoke near a mosque from Syrian government forces shelling in Rastan town in Homs province, Syria. Syrian troops attacked a central, rebel-held town with helicopter gunships Monday and shelled other restive areas across the nation, activists said. The aerial assault targeted the strategic river crossing town of Rastan, which has resisted repeated government offensives for months, the activists said. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video) TV OUT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL / Anonymous
"The Early Show," aired a voicemail turned in to Us Weekly magazine by 24-year-old Jaimee Grubbs, a Los Angeles cocktail waitress who is now claiming she had an affair for three years with golf superstar Tiger Woods.
At the same time, Woods published a statement on his Web site, saying he had let his family down and regrets "those transgressions with all of my heart." Offering his "profound apology" to his supporters, Woods says he has not been "true to my values and the behavior my family deserves."
Grubbs, according to Bradley Jacobs, senior editor of Us Weekly magazine, claims the voicemail was a message to her from Woods, the No. 1 golfer in the world.
Photos: Sports Sex Scandals
Photos: Elin Nordegren
Tiger Woods' Image Tainted by Crash?
Tiger: "I'm Human and I'm Not Perfect"
Photos: Tiger Woods
Alleged Tiger Woods Mistress Denies Affair
Photos: Tiger Woods Mistress Rumors
The voice heard in the message says, "Hey, it's Tiger. I need you to do me a huge favor. Can you please take your name off your phone? My wife went through my phone and may be calling you. So if you can, please take your name off that. Just have it as a number on the voicemail. Just have it as your telephone number, OK. You gotta do this for me. Huge. Quickly. Bye."
But is the message real?
Jacobs said the message has been vetted by the Us Weekly legal team.
"It's very clear that this is Tiger's voice," Jacobs said. "He's a very recognizable figure. He's a billion dollar brand. We all know his voice. As soon as you hear it, you know it's Tiger."
Jacobs said the rest of Jaimee's story, which appears in Us Weekly, was thoroughly checked out by their legal team.
Jacobs said Us Weekly has all of the 300 texts between Woods and Grubbs.
He added that Grubbs' story is "very nuanced."
"No one could make this up," he said. "She talks about specific times when she was meeting Tiger. We have the texts, for instance from Oct. 18, just six weeks ago, where he wanted to meet her in Newport Beach (California), and he was actually in Anaheim, just a half an hour away, for a big event."
Jacobs said Grubbs came to Us Weekly because she thought she was the only woman seeing Woods. But when she saw the stories about the other alleged mistress, Rachel Uchitel, Jacobs said she was "a little bitter."
"She just really wanted to get her story out there," Jacobs said. "She wanted to tell the world about it. She does still have feelings for Tiger. She hopes, in fact, that they could still be friends one day. She just wanted to clear the air about this."
Uchitel, a New York nightclub hostess, has denied rumors about a relationship with the golf star.
Grubbs claims she had an affair that lasted for three years, CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston reported. Grubs has said that when she met Woods in April 2007 at a Las Vegas nightclub, he wasn't wearing a wedding ring, Pinkston added.
In his statement, Woods did not offer details of any alleged relationship.
"I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves," he said. He also said he has been "dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means."
Despite the "intense curiosity" about his life, Woods said "there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy."
Meanwhile, the Florida Highway Patrol's investigation into Woods' traffic accident in which he struck a fire hydrant and his neighbor's tree last Friday resulted in a $164 traffic ticket and four points on his driver's license for reckless driving.
Sgt. Kim Montes, of the Florida Highway Patrol said, "The patrol is not pursuing criminal charges in this matter, nor is there any testimony or other evidence to support any additional charges of any kind."
Woods' attorney Mark NeJame welcomed the decision.
"Tiger Woods is pleased with the outcome," he wrote in a statement. "Other than that, I have no comment, other than it is over for us."
Police also addressed one rampant rumor, saying it was a car wreck that caused his injuries -- not a domestic altercation.
Montes said, "There are no claims of domestic violence by any individual."
Bill Sharpe, an attorney for the neighbor who made the 911 call put it bluntly, saying, "None of his injuries look like he was beat up by his wife."
- Dad Punishes Daughter with Free Babysitter Ad Play Video
- How to stop junk mail - forever
- Best Wheeled-Luggage for Your Budget
- Best Low-Tech Cell Phones Suitable for Seniors
- Terms to Never Use in Your Resume
- Reporter's Anorexia Problem Play Video
- Legit Work-from-Home Websites - and the Scams
- Lorena Bobbitt, 15 Years Later