It appears that Tiger Woods is going to have his "raw" image exposed to the world. Vanity Fair's February issue is going to feature
several pictures of Tiger Woods like you've never seen him before. The cover image
has a picture of Tiger with no shirt, while the other pictures are apparently letting the "Tiger" in him roar to the world.
The magazine has not yet confirmed when the photo shoot took place, but does say that the shoot consists of "raw, never before seen photos." They also say that the pictures were taken before the scandal occurred.
The article, called "Tiger in the Rough," which was published on the Vanity Fair website
, refers to Woods as a "sex addict" with a "harem." The writer, Buzz Bissinger, also claims that according to Woods' mistresses, Tiger liked "sex, tons of it, in allegedly all different varieties."
"Threesomes in which he greatly enjoyed girl-on-girl, and mild S&M (featuring hair-pulling and spanking); $60,000 pay-for-sex escort dates; a quickie against the side of a car in a church parking lot; a preference for porn stars and nightclub waitresses, virtually all of them with lips almost as thick as their very full breasts; drug-bolstered encounters designed to make him even more of a conquistador (Ambien, of all things); immature sex-text messages ("Send me something naughty ... Go to the bathroom and take (a picture)," "I will wear you out ... When was the last time you got (****)?"); soulful confessions that he got married only for image and was bored with his wife; regular payments of between $5,000 and $10,000 each month to keep his harem quiet."
Vanity Fair also mentions an article that Woods did when he was 21-years old with GQ. In 1997, he told Charles Pierce: "What I can't figure out is why so many good-looking women hang around baseball and basketball. Is it because, you know, people always say that, like, black guys have big -----?"
Can we please stop this? Does this conversation have to go to Vanity Fair (who reminds me of Vogue Magazine, the publication that featured Lebron James as a monkey of all things) laying out another black man as some sort of undisciplined, sex-crazed wilderbeast? I'm getting sick to my stomach already.
Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition. To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here.