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Eddie George

I Was NOT Cheating On My Wife

3/8/2012 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Eddie George is adamant... he is JUST FRIENDS with pro golfer Rachel Connor
Retired NFL superstar Eddie George is adamant ... he's JUST FRIENDS with pro golfer Rachel Connor ... despite the fact he was a passenger in her car when she was busted for DUI at 2 AM this week.

George -- who's been married to singer Tamara Johnson since 2004 -- tells TMZ ... Connor was "simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride" Wednesday morning after a golf event in Florida.

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George says he "realized that Rachel lived the closest to where I was staying. So she offered to drop me off.  I believed her to be competent to drive and not impaired at all."

He was wrong ... allegedly. As TMZ first reported, cops believe Connor was HAMMERED ... because she could barely walk, couldn't count and reeked of booze. George was never accused of any wrongdoing.


Still, George reiterates, "Rachel Connor was simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride."

Here's Eddie's entire statement:

"As part of a two-day charity golf event, a group of us who had played together on Tuesday celebrated at dinner.  The group included Rachel Connor."

"After dinner, as everyone left the restaurant together, we realized that Rachel lived the closest to where I was staying. So she offered to drop me off.  I believed her to be competent to drive and not impaired at all.  We were stopped shortly after we left."

"At first, I hesitated to respond to this story. But I now see that people are willing to think the worst. So my wife, Tamara , and I believe we have to address this."

"Rachel Connor was simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride. No one in our group felt she was impaired or we all would have stopped her from driving."
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61.

Donna    

Did he talk to Eddie Murphy and Hugh Grant about what to say before coming up with that lame story?

904 days ago
62.

Someone's goldfish    

What's worse: she was driving despite being highly intoxicated or that he thought she was competent to drive?

904 days ago
63.

CrisDizzle    

C'mon Eddie... that like saying Kobe never ever cheated on Vanessa!

904 days ago
64.

Dylan    

i just saw a picture of his wfie tamara johnson. now i know why he was about to do this white chick.
major upgrade. younger. hotter.
99 percent of guys would have done the same thing.
hopefully he got some action in the car before they drove off.

904 days ago
65.

Drk Gntlmn    

Sounds like Eddie was the one who got BUSTED. He is an OSU jerk off. How about you had the drunk blond give you a ride, so she could give you one in return!

904 days ago
66.

Troika    

He may not have slept with her but I've seen him with lots of white women on his arm in Columbus Ohio...

904 days ago
67.

remy    

she's telling the truth. i've slept with rachel connor many times and i know for a fact she only likes white guys

904 days ago
68.

Mahesh Kumar    

Is it?

904 days ago
69.

rhode    

Just "a friend" ?!? He's cheating!!!! Any woman who has been told that knows that is the truth!!!! Don't wait, divorce now!!!! Unless he's gay, he has a woman "friend" for a reason!!!!

904 days ago
70.

James    

I'd hit it

904 days ago
71.

pooch    

She just wanted to kiss his putter.

904 days ago
72.

Truth    

Black men believe that by being with a white girl that their stock will go up. Once you go white you know you did right!

904 days ago
73.

stargazer    

@ mack, judging from this miss piggy, Eddie certainly downgraded from his wife, that's for sure.

904 days ago
74.

stargazer    

Eddie's stock just went down, so did miss piggys. lol
Dont believe the hype Nicole and Oj, Tiger and Ellin. There stock has hit rock bottom.

904 days ago
75.

MJ Roth    

Full of ****! Noone, not even Jesus Christ, should try to talk himselve out of that situation. It did not happen because she got pulled over.

904 days ago
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