CHICAGO -- Ron Artest threw his support behind Tiger Woods Tuesday, while at the same time admitting his own infidelity in a blog post.
Crickets sang. CNN looked the other way. Nancy Grace said, "Who's Ron Artest?" The New York Post was busy finding more of Tiger's alleged mistresses.
"You made a mistake and you admitted your infidelity," Artest wrote. "I have made the same mistakes."
The Lakers star admitted fathering a child out of wedlock, after already having two children with his girlfriend, who is now his wife.
I understand that comparing Artest to Tiger is like ... well, what? Why is one professional athlete held to one standard while another is held to no standard? Because that's life. But that doesn't mean I can't find it interesting.
On one hand. Tiger has enough problems without one of the most notorious athletes of modern times coming to his defense. You know, with friends like that ... But as usual, this odd character that is the new Artest -- the Lakers' Artest -- has made us think. I don't think he intended to do it. I think he was just being honest and speaking his mind. But it's worth noting that a basketball player admitted adulterous affairs on his web site -- and did so much more honestly than Woods did in his first statement on the topic -- and it barely registered on the morality police's collective scanner.
I guess for once, the morality police aren't on the NBA beat.