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Simmons Sorry for Premature Tiger Tweet

1/16/2010 12:19 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Russell Simmons now admits he jumped the gun when he said Tiger Woods was donating $3 million to help out Haiti -- but really, that's the least of Tiger's troubles.

Tiger's people say they are still evaluating the best way to help, but that didn't stop Russell from committing Tiger to something he hasn't committed to yet.

He tells TMZ, "Yesterday, I tweeted that Tiger Woods was contributing in a major way. My source for the tweet was premature, however, I strongly and passionately urge everyone with reach and means to act NOW as speed is everything to saving the lives of people in desperate need."

Tiger's camp says they plan to be a part of the relief effort, they are just considering their options.

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Jan    

HOW MUCH MONEY $$$$ IS RUSSELL DONATING HIMSELF???

1685 days ago
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Jean Jack    

Hey Get a load of this; Just found out!!! Is there any reward for this information????? Sources Tell WJTV Tiger Woods is Undergoing Sex Addiction Treatment in Hattiesburg
Sources in Hattiesburg, MS say Tiger Woods has checked into Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services at the Gentle Path campus.

1684 days ago
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Why Not    

So, he's a close friend, and now he's made Tiger look bad by shooting off his mouth about something he knows nothing about. Meantime, Tiger has 2 options. Give.. or not.
Way to put your friend on the firing line again, Bozo.

1684 days ago
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Mike    

Russell has no more money he had to give it to that digusting, tacky, bloated china doll that he calls his ex wife.

1684 days ago
20.

A-Hole    

Appears we have "Shake-Down, SIMMONS" - just like The "King of ALL Shake-Downs" = "JESSE JACKSON", Shaking-Down Corporate America.....Now We have "Shake-Down SIMMONS" trying to extort $3M out of TIGER WOODS. SIMMONS needs some Christian counseling from his "Brother Love" - the piece of SH_T - EASY TO SHOOT YOUR MOUTH OFF - "Shake-Down SIMMONS"!

1684 days ago
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Mary    

Russell Simmons wanting to be a big guy...it's not his foundation and, therefore, he should not be acting as the spokesperson on behalf of The Tiger Woods Foundation. Does he not have his only money to contribute or did he lose it all in his big divorce settlement? People who give deep from within their heart do not publicize their contributions to the needy no matter what the occasion.

1684 days ago
22.

Bubblebunny    

He's too selfish. (Tiger) I met Russel once . He was with Serena Williams, and they were both very friendly. Russell was down to earth and funny.

1684 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

IDIOTS, as usual. Who is writing all of this hate stuff about Simmons ? He is very kind and generous and as NOT cleaned out by Kimora. Some people are so clueless.

1684 days ago
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Janet    

Tiger better stick to the 'relief efforts' with his wife.

1684 days ago
25.

vquest    

Tiger probably thinks the money would be put to better use as a silencer to all his broken down ho's. That tightward can only think of himself.

1684 days ago
26.

stonecold    

Tiger's still an ass...

1684 days ago
27.

Marie    

Simnons is an a**. Iguess he is trying to make his pig of friend look good? I guess birds of feather flock together.

1684 days ago
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janalal4    

Tiger's camp says they plan to be a part of the relief effort, they are just considering their options.



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/15/russell-simmons-tiger-woods-haiti-donation/#comments#ixzz0cnBHqavb

Yeah, considering their 'dwindling' options since a lot of Tigers sponsorship has been yanked!! What a putz Tiger is! Most EXPENSIVE piece-a-@ss(s) HE EVER GOT!

1684 days ago
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awave    

Russell Simmons should put up first THEN shut up! Russell Simmons should annouce how much money HE is giving first and THEN shut up. I haven't seen where Russell Simmons is giving 3 million. Tiger has always been generous to helping others, esp. St. Jude & his own foundation. No need for Russel Simmons to try to force Tiger's hand to be generous. Russell Simmons, on the other hand only seems to be generous when there is publicity in it for himself.

1684 days ago
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South Beach    

Babbling about someone else donating money. Why don't you donate $3 mil yourself Simmons, or are you just trying to keep your name "out there"? What an idiot.

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