Tiger Offered $5M to Promote Cheaters Site

But sponsors are sticking with him, for now—and likely forever
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2009 9:01 AM CST
In this June 11, 2009, file photo, Tiger Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren watch the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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(Newser) – Tiger Woods’ sponsors are sticking by him, but if anything falls through, he has a back-up option…as long as he doesn’t mind endorsing adultery. AshleyMadison.com, a website for cheating spouses, offered the cheating golfer a $5 million promotion deal, TMZ reports. In similar news, porn company Vivid Entertainment is offering $1 million to any past paramour who wants to move from Tiger galpal to porn star.

Woods, who made more than $109 million in endorsement deals last year, will likely not have to take up said offer any time soon—Nike, Gillette, Gatorade, and Electronic Arts recently issued statements of support. “The people most upset by this are probably his female fans and people with strong feelings about marriage and religion,” a marketing exec tells the New York Daily News. “They're not really who his endorsers are trying to reach.”

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