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Brendan Haywood: 'Elin better be glad she's married to Tiger Woods instead of Chris Brown'

Dec 8, 2009, 7:30 PM EDT

It seems that everyone has an opinion about the Tiger Woods saga; even my dog, who has stolen and buried every golf ball I had in the house. But very few professional athletes have ventured anything specific about it; with the possible exception of a couple of Tiger’s golfing pals. But now comes the Wizards’ Brendan Haywood, who for some reason decided to devote an entire post on his blog about Tiger’s marital travails. And it’s a doozy.
Basically Haywood is calling out Erin Nordegren for being a scheming golddigger, but that’s not the most amazing part. He also pretty much says that Nordegren should be thankful that Tiger didn’t beat her up.


Excerpts from Haywood’s blog:

While I will acknowledge that what Tiger did was wrong and irresponsible, my biggest problem in this situation isn’t with Tiger, it’s with his wife, Elin Woods! They say you can’t put a price on love but someone obviously never told Elin that! After hearing of Tiger’s extramarital affairs, her first move wasn’t to go to her family for help; she went straight to the bank! If you haven’t heard, just days after this whole situation was brought to light, Elin had the couple’s prenuptial agreement restructured and immediately had $5 million dollars put inter her personal account – this just in order to stay in the marriage.

Call me “old fashion” but this sounds more like a business deal than a marriage to me. I know Elin was probably deeply hurt by Tiger’s actions but Tiger’s wallet isn’t the way to restore things in the Woods’ household! Another fact lost in all of this is that these affairs wouldn’t have even come to light if Elin hadn’t gotten all Jazmine Sullivan on Tiger and “busted the windows out his car!” This could’ve been settled nice and quietly behind closed doors. All I’m saying is that Elin better be glad she’s married to Tiger Woods instead of Chris Brown or this whole story could’ve been reported differently!

The group Backstreet (sic) had an old song called “Buy Me Love.” The premise of the song is that money can’t buy you love. I’m going to buy that old album and send it to Elin for Christmas! Whatever happened to the saying “stand by your man?” Like my man AI (Allen Iverson) said a long time ago, “Nobody is squeaky clean!” And if I was Tiger, the fact that it took mega-millions to keep Elin in this marriage would make me question her love for me, her motives and how committed she is to their family.

Wow. I suppose you can spin the “Elin better be glad she’s married to Tiger Woods instead of Chris Brown” line to suit your own purposes, but to me that’s just total social networking fail. Brown, an R&B singer, pleaded guilty in June to assaulting his former girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.
Also a big bowl of wrong: Referring to Blackstreet’s (Money Can’t) Buy Me Love, apparently unaware of the Beatles’ original Can’t Buy Me Love. The NBA should actually be able to suspend you just for that.
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Buy me love [Brendan Haywood Blog]
Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault [Washington Post]

  1. DocSavage - Dec 9, 2009 at 1:13 AM

    Boo-boo-brain Haywood better hope HIS little sweetie don’t take a 7-iron to HIS golf-ball noggin tonite!! Mash him with a mashie, baby!!!!

  2. DugoutNut - Dec 9, 2009 at 1:13 AM

    MORON. Tiger should question Elin’s love. UM DUDE, HELLOOOOOOO? Anybody home. I should not even have to type this next line….
    If Tiger loved Elin, Mr. Haywood, what was he doing screwing his way around the country with seemingly every bartender/hostess/porn actress that he could find?
    Just answer that, Mr. Haywood.
    Rick Chandler has my permission to give Mr Heywood my email address should he so desire. I live in Houston, TX and would love to sit down with this man, whose momma would slap him for what he said, at the Toyota Center to explore how his mind got wrapped (warped) around this issue in such a twisted manner.

  3. Jerry Burns - Dec 9, 2009 at 2:01 AM

    Another idiot sounds off….how can you possibly blame Ellin in any of this at this point….complete idiot.

  4. yumacommonsense - Dec 9, 2009 at 2:32 AM

    Beyond stupid. Elin is the victim. I refuse to watch pro basketball, which I used to enjoy 20 years ago, because of the fools that are allowed in that “league”. Too many thugs to name, Iverson, Artest, Williams, Ryder…what is Haywoods history, sounds like he has experience in these matters. Give me another half hour and I’ll give a long list. Resign Stern. You are the captain of this sinking ship and must assume responsibility. You have failed miserably, and perpetuate this behavior. Is Hayward you’re new “poster boy”?

  5. Kevin - Dec 9, 2009 at 2:34 AM

    Even Tiger Woods friend Jesper Parnevik said he owed Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, an apology as it was he who introduced the Tiger Wood to her. As for Haywood if he stopped talking people would think better of him.

  6. yumacommonsense - Dec 9, 2009 at 2:39 AM

    Haywood, a typo, from displeasure. An obvious understatement.

  7. Keith Robinson - Dec 9, 2009 at 6:30 AM

    Haywood is right, if it was about love and family, why did Tiger’s wife go for the money. What Tiger did was not right, but, if it were me, I would give her an envelop with ten million and signed divorce papers. who needs the little gold digger!

  8. Jeremy - Dec 9, 2009 at 7:24 AM

    this bonehead Haywood needs to have a word with another bonehead Odom. then let’s see what he puts on his blog.
    morons.
    they are making way too much money, with way too much spare time.
    who wants to hear all these athletes and celebs opinions, anyway?

  9. LewP - Dec 9, 2009 at 7:36 AM

    Hey wait a second here…I certainly don’t condone what Haywood is saying by any means…but do we, the general public know why Tiger was cheating with the waffle house lady or whomever?
    Was his wife showing him love? Do you know for a fact she loved him and demonstrated that? Well do you?
    For all we know, she was as cold as the Nordic wind where she came from. Let me put it another way, maybe she was frigid? Maybe she was indeed preoccupied with all of Tiger’s money. I know they have kids, but what did she do in this relationship while Tiger was under pressure to make a birdie putt?
    What Tiger did wasn’t right. I understand that. But my question is what caused it? Why couldn’t Tiger confide in his wife? Maybe he did and she just dismissed it. Perhaps one day Tiger will get the chance to explain his side of all this.

  10. Rui Guilaze - Dec 9, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    This gentleman LOST A CHANCE to remit his ignorance to himself… No more words on this.

  11. C.Myles - Dec 9, 2009 at 8:19 AM

    And i thought that Haywood was a decent guy until now. Wow…..completely wrong. Woods is a complete jerk…Elin receives the sympathy… the “Cheetah” loses all respect. But Haywood just proved that he has NO CLUE.

  12. Threat Level: Midnight - Dec 9, 2009 at 8:53 AM

    I once played “Boys of Summer” by Don Henley at a party. The girl I was talking to stopped and asked if someone had covered The Ataris already.
    There may have only been 3 girls at the party, but she was asked to leave.

  13. smokehouse - Dec 9, 2009 at 9:01 AM

    Brendan Haywood, today’s face of the NBA. The league is 90% black and filled with thugs and idiots. If it wasn’t for ESPN slobbering and fawning all over this league and it’s thugs, they would go out of business. I don’t watch ESPN nor the NBA. And I’m sure they don’t miss me.

  14. Darrell Baldwin - Dec 9, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    I must say if you wanted the money (Elin ) you should have said so from the begining and when he started going out having his affairs it would not have mattered playing the loving wife when you know it’s a scam shows just how fake you are.

  15. G Vashist - Dec 9, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    Why relationships are all about money? This is what Haywood heard in the press. Mr Haywood should bother about his own life as there are enough jobless people who can’t get a day’s meal let alone think about Tiger and these probasket baller’s life. Shame on you as you stoop to infidel’s level.

  16. Jessie - Dec 9, 2009 at 10:13 AM

    I think once a man has cheated – repeatedly, exposing his wife to any number of deadly diseases, all bets are off and it’s all on the table (or it’s all coming out of his bank account – hit him where it hurts people because family and moral values clearly do not mean anything to this jerk). Take the money, burn the house down, blow up his endorsement deals, take your kids and run. Go Elin! Go girl!

  17. Jake - Dec 9, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Speak it B. Haywood! Don’t let Rick Chandler (whoever that is) sour your grapes.

  18. Joe - Dec 9, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Brendan Haywood is a complete moron. He has no clue what he is talking about and is making himself look like a total idiot. He also sucks as a center and is one of the softest in the league (coming from a DC native and Wizards fan). FU Haywood you P***Y

  19. Paul in KY - Dec 9, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    I think the group is called ‘Blackstreet’. They also did the song ‘No Diggity’.

  20. Bill - Dec 9, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Spot on. Couldn’t agree more. Marriage is simply the worlds oldest profession legalized and renamed. Waht would all of you so called “men” say if your wives weren’t looking over your shoulder?

  21. Hercules McRockefeller - Dec 9, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    That must have been the same girl I was with when “Tom Sawyer” came on the jukebox, prompting her to squeal “I love Pearl Jam!!!”

  22. Ssf - Dec 9, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Haywood you are a d-bag. :)

  23. playerhaterhater - Dec 9, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Haywood makes some very interesting points and all u can come up with is a Chris Brown connection? typical, racist,cop out, slanted, biased and DUMB. Also, who gives a **** about someone “refusing” to watch the NBA? If you were so smart you would have realized years ago this game aint about fans “watching.” If you aint got a sky box or purchasing commercial time they aint missing you no way, idiot.
    P.S. “We aint going nowhere. We aint, going nowhere cause we cant be stopped now….” y’all know the rest even though you pretend you dont..

  24. Jeanne McKeague - Dec 11, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Maybe Mr. Haywood should be more concerned about his horrible basketball team and not defending the likes of Tiger Woods! Instead of making ridiculous statements on your website, you should be working your game. Tiger has this and a whole lot more coming to him. He’s a moron and its no surprising you would support him!

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