Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty to Reckless Driving Charge

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Digest: Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty to Reckless Driving Charge

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Tiger Woods pleads guilty to reckless driving charge

Golfer Tiger Woods pleaded guilty Friday to a reckless driving charge, avoiding a possible DUI conviction by entering a first-time offender program.

Woods appeared at the county courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., to resolve his case with a second-degree misdemeanor.

Jupiter police said they found Woods asleep at the wheel of his idling Mercedes on May 29. After his arrest made international headlines, Woods, 41, said he had an "unexpected reaction" to medication to aid his recovery from back surgery the previous month.

In August, Woods announced he had completed an out-of-state "private intensive program" for dealing with pain medications, and would "continue to tackle this going forward."

That supports his entry into the county's DUI offender program, rather than an attempt to fight the DUI charge and risk serious consequences for a conviction.

The State Attorney's Office said Woods was not treated differently than anyone else in similar circumstances would be treated. (Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

NAIA moving DII tournament * The NAIA has agreed to move its Division II men's basketball tournament from a private Missouri college because of the school's stance on the national anthem.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., asked for the tournament to be moved because the NAIA had refused its request to require players to stand during the national anthem and would not plan a forum to discuss the issue before the tournament began.

The Christian school announced in September that its athletes would walk away from any contest if the opposing team didn't stand for the national anthem or disrespected the American flag.

College President Jerry Davis said Friday that NAIA officials stated they didn't want the college to host the tournament early next year if it wasn't comfortable doing so. …

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