Tiger Woods seemed like the model athlete. All he did was go out and become the best golfer in the world by blowing the competition away week after week. And he made obscene amounts of cash doing it by being the perfect spokesperson for anyone who wanted a clean cut, stud athlete to pitch their wares.
As we all know, much of Tiger's image was a facade, but how all of the negative inched into his life still kind of remained a mystery. Well the Orlando Sentinal has an excerpt from the recent Vanity Fair piece that hints at Tiger's downward spiral that makes you think, "well that kind of makes sense."
NBA stars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley enabled Tiger Woods'
downward spiral, one of the golfer's former advisers claims in a story
written for the May edition of Vanity Fair.
"The Temptation of Tiger Woods" tells in graphic detail elements of
Woods' affairs with four of his former mistresses and outlines Woods'
destructive behavior, which often started at a blackjack table at the
MGM Grand's VIP casino with Jordan and Barkley.
Remember kids, Charles Barkley is not a role model. Those stinkin' NBA players ruin everything.
Also, we've sadly never obtained access to the blackjack tables at the MGM Grand's VIP casino. But a boy can dream.
About a year ago, while in Indianapolis for the combine, the Eagles cut veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans.
Ryans has finally found his next job ... as a coach.
The 32-year-old former linebacker has been named a defensive quality control coach on Kyle Shanahan's staff in San Francisco. Shanahan was on the Texans' staff for the first four years of Ryans' pro career. Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh was also on that Houston staff.
After the Eagles cut him last Feb. 24, Ryans was out of the league in 2016 after 10 NFL seasons. He played the first six years of his career in Houston, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler, before joining the Eagles through a trade in 2012.
While the Eagles cut Ryans after the 2015 season to save $3.5 million in cap space, they made a point to go out of their way to praise him on his way out. He was very well thought of in the locker room and throughout the building.
While Ryans played one season under Andy Reid, he quickly became a favorite of Chip Kelly, who frequently called Ryans the "Mufasa" of the Eagles' defense.
Kelly didn't forget about Ryans when he went to San Francisco to coach the 49ers for the 2016 season. In fact, in Kelly's questionnaire in the NFL's 2016 information guide, Kelly listed Ryans as a player who'd make a great head coach.
In the 2016 NFL Info guide, Chip Kelly named DeMeco Ryans as a player who would make a great HC. Now, he's on the next 49ers staff. pic.twitter.com/TGx0cfDr3c