Nike is keeping its sponsorship of golf pro Tiger Woods, after his arrest in Florida for driving under the influence .
A spokesman told CBS News, “There is no change in our relationship with Tiger.”
The golfer admitted to getting behind the wheel after taking a potent mix of prescription drugs.
Police reports confirm Woods was not drunk, reports CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez.
Two breathalyzer tests showed his blood alcohol level at zero.
Still, officers say Woods slurred his speech and failed field sobriety tests , prompting them to take him into custody.
Around 2:00 am Monday morning police say they found Woods asleep behind the wheel of a black Mercedes.
His car was blocking the right hand lane, its left brake light on and right turn signal flashing. Both drivers’ side tires were flat. The rims were damaged.
Once awake, police say Woods was swaying, that his eyes were extremely droopy and seemed as if he was lost. Woods also told officers he had taken four medications, including the painkiller Vicodin.
“I feel bad for him,” said Jack Nicklaus at a press conference. The golf great said he hopes Woods will play again. “He needs a lot of support from a lot of people, and I’ll be one of them.”
Vicodin is a highly addictive opioid often used for post-surgical pain. The FDA warns the drug can impair driving.
Woods, who is recovering from a back operation last month, said: “I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions.”
“Tiger lucked out. He got pulled off the road before he committed an even worse crime — before he killed somebody, before he injured someone or himself,” said Heather Geronemus, a Mothers Against Drunk Driving board member.
Prescription drugs also allegedly played a role in Woods’ 2009 crash. The latest incident so far has not cost him any sponsorships.
Bridgestone Golf told “CBS This Morning” it was, “… continuing to monitor the situation.”
“It saddens you,” said legal analyst and former “60 Minutes Sports” correspondent, Jack Ford.
Ford once played a round of golf with Woods. He says few DUI cases ever go to trial.
“The process has become so sophisticated — the testing process so sophisticated — and the penalties are fairly severe. So usually people try to work something out,” Ford said.
Jupiter police say they will release dash cam footage of the arrest later today.
Woods received two citations – driving under the influence and illegal parking. His first court appearance is scheduled for July 5.
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