Tiger Woods releases statement via web about crash, alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel keeps quiet

Tiger Woods has blown off meeting with cops about the one-car accident for the third day in a row, opting instead to release a statement on his website asking press and fans to please leave him the hell alone.

Woods was cryptic in the statement, as was alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel when confronted by press early this morning outside her apartment. Rather than denying the rumors or declining comment, Uchitel said:

“You know I would love to speak to you, but you know that I can’t,” Uchitel said when approached by a Daily News reporter. “I really wish that I could say something, I really wish I could.”

Hmm… In contrast, below is Woods’ statement on the incident:

As you all know, I had a single-car accident earlier this week, and sustained some injuries. I have some cuts, bruising and right now I’m pretty sore.

This situation is my fault, and it’s obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I’m human and I’m not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn’t happen again.

This is a private matter and I want to keep it that way. Although I understand there is curiosity, the many false, unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me are irresponsible.

The only person responsible for the accident is me. My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.

This incident has been stressful and very difficult for Elin, our family and me. I appreciate all the concern and well wishes that we have received. But, I would also ask for some understanding that my family and I deserve some privacy no matter how intrusive some people can be.