Tiger Woods Loses AT&T Sponsorship

Posted by Beez

In yet another attempt to make an example out of the black man, AT&T has stopped sponsoring Tiger Woods.

NEW YORK — AT&T Inc. said Thursday it would no longer sponsor Tiger Woods, joining Accenture in dropping support for the world’s top golfer,who’s taking a break from the sport to focus on his marriage after his admitted infidelity.

The phone company hasn’t used Woods’ image extensively in advertising, but its logo appeared on his golf bag. That deal had been billed as a “multiyear” agreement when it was signed early in 2009. Woods has also been the host of the AT&T National PGA Tour event since it started in 2007. The phone company said it would continue to sponsor the event, which will be held in Newtown Square, Pa., in July.

AT&T, which is based in Dallas, did not comment on its reasons for dropping Woods, or how much his contracts were worth. Woods has taken an indefinite leave from playing. Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, had no comment on AT&T’s decision.

Consulting firm Accenture dropped the athlete two weeks ago, saying he was “no longer the right representative” of the company’s values. Gillette, a unit of the Procter & Gamble Co., also has said it won’t air ads for its razors that include Woods or include him in public appearances.

Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer, a unit of luxury goods empire LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, also said that it would “downscale” its use of golfer Tiger Woods’ image in its advertising campaigns for the foreseeable future.

Electronic Arts Inc., which puts out the “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” series of golf video games, has not said what its plans are for the franchise. The company did not immediately return requests for comment Thursday.

And this shit has gotten out of hand. He didn’t kill anyone, didn’t PHYSICALLY harm anyone, didn’t drastically change anyone’s life so why are they doing so much? What do you all think, because it’s blown out of proportion to me.


5 Responses to “Tiger Woods Loses AT&T Sponsorship”

  1. AT&T is a brand..
    Brands usually choose ppl who
    are gonna have a good look for their
    company. They don’t want any negativity
    or anything that is gonna bring a reproach
    for it.. It happens all the time. So it’s not
    really a big deal. It’s the price you pay when
    choose to live your life in the “public” eye.

    Chris Brown and Doublemint.. (Negative)
    Rihanna & Covergirl (Positive)
    Me and the news at school (Negative)

    I mean it happens. You just
    gotta be on your p’s and q’s
    and keep your shit together…
    You know, like following in Beyonce’s
    steps and being a class act.

  2. AKisdabest Says:

    i guess that wack company didnt want to be connected with Tiger’s image right now in the media. #teamverizon lol


  4. ari0701 Says:

    this shit is ridiculous! he losing more endorsements than hash brown and he the one that got his ass beat! over it!

  5. Just Another Dropped Call In My Network

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