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SBD/January 22, 2013/Sports In Society
Mickelson Issues Apology Over Tax Comments, Says It Should Be A "Personal Matter"
Published January 22, 2013
LOSING THE PR BATTLE? Mickelson's apology drew some ire on Twitter, with Pro Football Talk's Darin Gantt writing, "Speaking on behalf of thinking, working people, we accept." The Chicago Tribune's Philip Hersh wrote, "Poor baby Phil Mickelson. Headed to poorhouse because he has to pay taxes." CBSSports.com's Gregg Doyel wrote, "Hard to be you, Phil. ... I hear you all: a 63-percent tax rate is absurd, if that's what Mickelson pays. But listening to a $100-millionaire complain about $... yuck." GolfChannel.com's Jason Sobel wrote, "Many of you saying Mickelson shouldn’t have to apologize for comments. And I agree. But here’s the thing: He didn’t have to. He just did."