Charles Barkley did not lead Tiger astray, he is a role model

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There they were, Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan, the twin serpents of temptation, offering that sinful apple to poor, innocent Tiger Woods.

That’s how Tiger’s lawyer painted it in a Vanity Fair article. Charles Barkley was on Fox Sports Radio this week with Dennis Scott and Steve Hartman, and he called BS on that.

I just laugh, number one. I don’t speak for Michael, Michael will speak for himself. Tiger is my friend. He always will be my friend. I had no idea any of this stuff was going on. And if I did, it’s not any of my business. If I knew that Dennis Scott was doing something, that’s not any of my business. I didn’t know anything. When you’re famous, it’s just the way it is. People can make stuff about you.

Barkley, because he is Barkley, had some advice for Tiger. That advice is to be more like Barkley.

I wish he would get to the point where he says, ‘Hey listen, I’m not going to walk around on eggshells anymore. I understand that I messed up. I own this. This is my fault. I have apologized to my wife and I have apologized to my kids. The rest of y’all can kiss my ass.’