Police suspect Tiger Woods’ car accident Friday morning may have stemmed from domestic violence he suffered at the hands of his wife, Elin Nordegren.
Circumstantial evidence certainly suggests that she flipped out on Tiger, although legally proving that could be challenging for local law enforcement.
Investigators have made one hard conclusion in their case: That not a single drop of blood from Tiger Woods was found on the Cadillac SUV he crashed.
Cops observed Tiger’s lower lip split open and noted other facial lacerations after the wreck. But with no blood in the car, how did he really hurt himself?
Also, Elin Nordegren told them she smashed the back window with the golf club to drag Tiger, who was in an out of consciousness, to safety. Yet no blood.
This, combined with the fact that Woods has stymied three different requests for an interview, has understandably created more suspicion from the police.
As for why Elin supposedly freaked, Tiger is rumored to have gotten into a nuclear blowout with Elin over a report that he had affair with Rachel Uchitel.
Did Tiger Woods’ wife freak out on him because of an affair he had with Rachel Uchitel? Or at least false rumors of an affair? That’s what police (and we) want to know.
Whether he did is unclear (Tiger has not commented and Rachel has vehemently denied an affair it took place), but all signs point to an argument with Elin.
In any case, if they want to get to the bottom of it, police may be SOL. Surveillance video from Tiger’s property isn’t being made available by his lawyer.
The Florida Highway Patrol sent troopers to the hospital where Tiger was treated to secure his medical records, but so far, that hasn’t yielded anything.
The main focus of the investigation is Tiger’s injuries – if they indicate he really was attacked by Elin Woods, she would almost certainly be arrested.
But if Tiger can stall investigators until his face heals, and medical records don’t show anything conclusive or can’t be obtained, Elin could be in the clear.
This may very well be Tiger’s intent.
As for Tiger, police are looking at whether he was driving under the influence of painkillers when he crashed. Proving that may be even more difficult.
In Florida, it’s almost impossible to charge someone with DUI unless someone actually sees the suspect inebriated behind the wheel, which no one did.