Tiger's Next Play: Sex Addict Defense

Don't let him get away with it
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 10, 2009 2:34 AM CST
Is she married to an addict?   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
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(Newser) – The next trick up Tiger Woods' sleeve is bound to be the "sex addict" defense. Commentators have already laid the groundwork, with therapists like Drew Pinsky declaring that "it's safe to say that sex addiction might be part of his problem." But don't let Woods get away with it, says SE Cupp in the New York Daily News.

"If the psychologizers win, they will allow brain chemistry, instead of free will, to co-opt habitual infidelity, thus completely and utterly absolving Woods of everything," she writes. "Woods made repeated and calculated decisions to deceive and hurt his family. For that he should get no sympathy," she notes. The "best prescription for a long, healthy life isn't pricey rehab, therapy and psychological reprogramming. It's a clear conscience."

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