AT&T ending sponsorship agreement with Tiger Woods

AT&T ending sponsorship agreement with Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods hasn’t been the same since the events following his car crash that brought on the golfer’s marital woes. His earnings are supplemented by multi-year agreements worth millions from various sponsors. Most recently AT&T has announced that it has ended their relationship with Tiger Woods – all of this coming hastily with very little detail from AT&T spokesman Fletcher Cook. He states in an email that “We are ending our sponsorship agreement with Tiger Woods and wish him well in the future.” Although you may not recall the golfer doing commercial spots for AT&T, the corporate logo on Wood’s golf bag was AT&T. It actually replaced Buick for a piece of real estate on the golf bag after General Motors ended their partnership with Woods earlier in the year.

source: CNN

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12 Comments

12. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

i think it was a good business move you win some you lose some. But i'm sure if ATT wants him back they gonna have to pay him twice as much as he was getting from ATT.

7. solidkid4

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 01, 2010

Its ridicules, I understand the whole role model thing but what big companies have to realize is that as a consumer I feel more close to a celebrity when I hear of the “HUMAN” mistakes they make. For example when ol’ bill was accused of the whole sex scandal I never felt more close to the realization that hey even though this guy is the President of the United States he is only human just like myself and will make mistakes. This is a personal issue that this man and his wife will need to work through. I say if the big companies want to drop his sponsorship now, then when this is all forgotten and has back to winning tournaments tiger should only remember the companies that understood he made a mistake and stood by him.

9. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

+1

10. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

+1 Well Said

6. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Pfft, he who hath not have sin, cast the first stone AT&T...

5. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Meh.... I think pro athletes get too much play within the system... If your friend's spouse was cheatling like mad with countless prostitutes you wouldn't forgive that person would you? But if an athlete does it... "oh... ummm... what? let's forgive and forget and pretend like nothing ever happened." Scum, all of them. Politicians, athletes, celebrities, and everyone idolizes and models themselves after cheaters and sex addicts, and people wonder why 10-year-olds are having oral sex parties nowadays... really. Punish them, they get paid millions to play a f***ing game and complain that they are "stressed" or "have problems".... really. QQ more, then maybe find some time in your "busy" schedule to grow up.

8. solidkid4

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 01, 2010

hmmmmmm and how is this mans scandal affecting you? And if your 10 year old kid is having sex party's this would be your (the parent) fault and maybe your the one that needs help! However you are right about one thing they do get paid millions to "play the game" however they DONT get paid to lead perfect lives. so in short stop hating because you are talentless!

4. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

those companies are going to be quick to come back and want to sign him again

3. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Don't hate the player hate the game!

2. ssjassassin

Posts: 108; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

Well now they have some extra cash to spend on network improvements Well I guess Tiger did provide superb coverage to at least a few women...

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think that's a good thing after what he did.

11. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

First phone calls, now Tiger...what's the next thing you're gonna drop At&t?

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