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EXCLUSIVE! Charles Barkley Says Tiger Should Stop Apologizing & Tell People To 'Kiss His Ass!'

Sat, July 3, 2010 1:43pm EDT by 16 Comments
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The former basketball champ and close friend of Tiger Woods opens up on his friend’s divorce and alleged affairs at the opening of the Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia!

Tiger Woods may be doing everything he can to remain silent and under the radar since news of his multiple affairs came to light, but his good friend Charles Barkley is certainly not holding his tongue! The basketball great told EXCLUSIVELY at the opening of the Casino Club at Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, “Tiger has got to stand up to these people and quit apologizing. He made mistakes, he owed his wife an apology, and he should tell the rest of these people to kiss his ass. He is a great friend of mine, he is my friend no matter what. I don’t judge my friends, only God can judge other people.”

Charles statement comes just as news of Tiger’s divorce to Elin Nordegren has been finalized, with his former wife walking away with a reported $100 million. As a stipulation of her payout however, the Swedish model has agreed to sign a confidentiality clause that assures she will not speak of her and Tiger’s relationship publicly.

Charles himself seems to be making an attempt to lay low as well, telling us he has become more of a homebody these days. “I like staying home … if I go to the gas station people are bugging me, dry cleaners, supermarket people are bugging me.”

Charles was on hand to celebrate the opening of the new resort and casino with guests including Jennifer Garner, Jessica Simpson, Ben Affleck, and Lionel Richie.

A final interesting tidbit, the NBA legend says one of his new favorite singers is Drake!

-Chris Spargo, with reporting by Chloe Melas