When American golf legend Tiger Woods was revealed to have been involved in a fairly serious car accident some weeks ago, many feared the worst.
Woods had to be extracted from his vehicle, with early reports indicating that he had suffered mighty damage to one of his legs. Given his recent, (and public), bouts with prescription drug addiction, some within the mainstream media almost immediately jumped to wild and uncouth conclusions about the cause of the crash, which resulted in near-instant backlash.
But now, as more details emerge from the police investigation into the incident, there are fears that we haven’t yet heard the end of this story.
According to a police report of the investigation into Tiger Woods’ February 23 wreck, officers found him somewhat combative during questioning. Officers also said they found an unlabeled pill bottle in the wrecked vehicle.
The report collected by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department noted that an “empty plastic pharmaceutical container” was found in a backpack found in the bushes outside the car after the accident.
“The container had no label, and there was no indication as to what, if anything, had been inside,” the report says, according to TMZ.
Officials noted that surveillance video showed Woods toting a similar backpack at the five-star Terranea Resort on the morning of the accident.
However, the report also says that investigators did not find any drugs or alcohol in the car or crash scene.
Still, the 45-year-old golf great was reportedly combative with the EMTs who arrived at the scene to treat him after the wreck. He was reported as “somewhat combative” and disoriented as he sat bloodied in the driver’s seat of his vehicle.
Woods is recuperating at home, after undergoing extensive surgery to repair his leg. No prognosis has yet been publicly given for his recovery.
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