AT&T Ends Sponsorship Of Tiger Woods

AT&T says it will no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture and Gillette in dropping support for the golfer after numerous allegations of infidelities.

AT&T Inc.'s logo appeared on Woods' golf bag, and he was the host of the AT&T National PGA event in July. The phone company says it will continue to sponsor the event.

AT&T did not comment on its reasons for dropping Woods, or how much the contract was worth. Woods has taken an indefinite leave from playing.

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  • by isit2012yet? on Jan 8, 2010 at 01:50 PM
    This guy is almost a billionaire. If our goverment wants to redistribute wealth so bad lets start with these overpaid cream puffs making millions of dollars a yr while others bust their butts trying to feed their family. Whether they like it or not they are in the spotlight and are role models. A large buisness that endorses an athlete certainly has the right to dump them when they disgrace themselves.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 6, 2010 at 07:40 AM
    Tiger could get Vonage to sponsor him. Vonage offers coverage in Brazil and India!!!!! countries where they don't care about adultry or wife abuse.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Jan 5, 2010 at 03:58 PM
    Tiger is a rich screw up.. This is what happens when you have more money then brains. I hope his wife gets half and alimony plus child support. Congratulations for not staying! If he was broke... these women wouldn't be sleeping with him because he looks like he has down syndrome. Good luck to his (ex)Wife!!! Enjoy your money...
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Jan 2, 2010 at 11:43 PM
    Golf has always been a boring sport to watch. Tiger just made it hip, because here's a young man (a rarity in the sport) who is also black (rarer still) and he is very good at it. Golf is not as easy as people think, and quite fun (think about it) but it is drawn out and tedious. Play it on Wii Sports if you can, it's almost as fun. Or miniature golf. Anyway, point is, Tiger never made golf fun, and Tiger never made golf not boring. He just put a younger face on it. And he is also not the only young golfer out there -- whatever happened to that 16-year-old Chinese (?) girl who was playing? She was supposed to be good, but never got out from under Tiger's shadow. Maybe 2010 will be her year. Anyway, young, successful athletes should be admired for their accomplishments, not scorned for their vices -- come on, we all have those. Can anyone here honestly say that if their biggest secret was all over tabloids, that they would look that much better than Tiger Woods?
  • by Audra Location: SoCal on Jan 2, 2010 at 05:49 AM
    Nathan is right. Tiger didn't make any of those sponsors anything. They won't be sorry for dropping him, not one bit, because they don't need him - that's exactly why they can drop him. Duh? AT&T incidentally has lousy service, and if anyone has carried them lately it's not even Apple Computer, it's those of us - consumers - stuck with their horrid phone lines because we live in an area with no other choices available. We're paying their over-inflated self-estimated value. Give me Verizon any day.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2010 at 01:52 PM
    Golf is already boring to watch but I'd rather watch that than basketball.
  • by Janice Location: Georgia on Jan 1, 2010 at 12:40 PM
    well it's ashame that they are dropping Tiger Woods,because he is not the first and he won't be the last.All of you people that drop him will be sorry. without Tiger Woods, golf is going to be BORING,BORING....
  • by babyboy Location: nash county on Dec 31, 2009 at 11:00 PM
    Cactus i dont rap neither do i sang let me tell you something about people like you first of all you place credibility on what people think about you who cares ,people will praise you when you do good and they will condemn you when you do bad nobody is perfect so you as a person choose what to accept and not.this is why alot of people commit suicide because they can't deal with the pressure of what people think so what if you think i rap
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity, NC on Dec 31, 2009 at 10:15 PM
    Tiger only puts a little white round ball in a hole in the ground. He makes Millions of dollars for it. Looks like it was only to get the girls. Maybe Tiger should have pick up the guitar like Elvis? Elvis got the girls, and made movies. Get a guitar Tiger. Make movies you will get all the Blond Girls - Maybe?
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Dec 31, 2009 at 09:59 PM
    @Data Man, American Telephone & Telegraph, colloquially AT&T, now branded at&t, was founded in 1885, before Tiger's grandfather was even thought of. Gillette? 1895. These companies are 125 and 115 years old as of the new year. If anyone's carried AT&T lately, it's Apple Computer. If you have an iPhone, the hot tech toy of 2009, you have AT&T. (And God help you if you leave the city limits out here and break down -- you'll be playing your games waiting for someone with US Cellular to come along and call you a tow.) As for Tiger -- no sympathy, he did it to himself.
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