Heartless Tiger Woods refuses to help sick brother
Tiger Woods refuses to help his sick and financially struggling brother -- and their other brother is calling him out. Why doesn't Tiger care?
Tiger Woods is trying to repair his reputation on the golf course, but his personal life is taking another hit. The golf champ's half brother Earl Jr. is accusing him of turning his back on another brother, Kevin, who is in desperate need of financial help due to a very serious health problem.
Tiger's father Earl Woods had several other children from his first marriage with whom the golfer was close with growing up -- but once fame came and their father died, the relationship left. Now Earl Jr. says that while they have never asked Tiger for anything before, his help is desperately needed for wheelchair-bound Kevin, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009. Unfortunately, it sounds like Tiger just doesn't give a damn.
"I leave messages. I leave updates on Kevin, but for whatever reason I don't get a response," Earl Jr. told ESPN reporter Rick Reilly. "Kevin loves Tiger. A call from Tiger would really pump Kevin up. When he doesn't call, it just makes him feel worse."
"We haven't asked Tiger for a dime. Not even tickets to a tournament. But Kevin's losing his home. He needs a caregiver and he can't have a caregiver and keep his home at the same time."
But the only response they've gotten is word from Tiger's rep saying he is busy prepping for the masters and would not be calling back.
"I'd like to [slap] Tiger, wake him up," Earl Jr. said angrily. "I'd like to say, 'Don't come knocking on the door when you need a bone-marrow transplant.' To see this is the response we get?"
"Maybe when you see the world like he does, you don't see what other people are going through. But, seriously? You've got problems with your knee? That's nothing compared to what Kevin is going through. Nothing."
Tiger's reluctance to help that side of his family may have something to do with the fact that Earl Jr. went to the press after Tiger's reputation fell to pieces when it was revealed he cheated on ex-wife Elin Nordegren with countless women.
"My dad would have been very disappointed in him. He would probably have wanted to know how he would fix it," Earl Jr. told Fox 10 in Phoenix in a 2010 interview.
"You know you're old enough to get into this mess. How are you going to repair that?"