On the Night of His DUI, Tiger Woods Had 5 Drugs in His System Including Xanax and Weed
This crazy cocktail is now known as the “Tiger Slam.”
When Tiger Woods was arrested in May for driving under the influence, the 41-year-old golf legend had a wild cocktail of substances swimming through is veins, a new toxicology report shows.
Revealed by ESPN, the report shows five different drugs in Woods’ system at the time of his arrest, which occurred after police found him asleep behind the wheel of his car which was pulled over on the side of the road. Here’s what was found in Tiger’s blood:
Hydrocodone, the generic form of a painkiller branded as Vicodin.
Hydromorphone, a strong painkiller commonly known as Dilaudid.
Alprazolam, a mood and sleep drug commonly known as Xanax. (The report also listed Alpha-Hydroxy Alprazolam, which is what Xanax becomes when it breaks down in the system.)
Zolpidem, a sleep drug commonly known as Ambien.
Delta-9 carboxy THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
Call it the “Tiger Slam.”
Otherwise known as a Tiger Slam. https://t.co/PZSN7vlDv5
— Richard Chinnis (@rchinnis) August 14, 2017
This report sheds some light on why Woods was so out of it in the police dash cam video above. It also supports the claim he made right after the incident that alcohol was not involved.
But it doesn’t really let him off the hook. Safe to say that it’s a bad call to get behind the wheel after popping two pain killers, sleep meds and Xanax and then blazing up.
For his part, Woods admitted that he made a mistake in a statement released Monday.
“Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realize now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance. I am continuing to work with my doctors, and they feel I’ve made significant progress. I remain grateful for the amazing support that I continue to receive and for the family and friends that are assisting me.”
Just last week, the Florida prosecutor announced that Woods would plead guilty to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge and entered a diversion program offered to first-time DUI offenders.
The program will allow Woods to avoid jail and, if he completes his 12 months probation without incident, have the DUI arrest removed from his record.