I’ll leave this one up to G4G readers: Tripp Isenhour apparently killed a hawk intentionally with a golf ball while filming a commercial. What’s the appropriate punishment?
Now consider his apology:
PROFESSIONAL GOLFER TRIPP ISENHOUR ISSUES APOLOGY
(RESTON, Virginia) – Professional golfer Tripp Isenhour has issued a sincere apology for a December 2007 incident in Orlando during which he hit a golf ball into a tree accidentally killing a red-shouldered hawk during the taping of a golf instructional video.
“As soon as this happened, I was mortified and extremely upset and continue to be upset. I want to let everyone know there was neither any malice nor deliberate intent whatsoever to hit or harm the hawk. I was trying to simply scare it into flying away. As evidenced by our family having adopted three cats from a local shelter, I am an animal lover. We ask that everyone accept my sincerest apology, and please be respectful of my family’s privacy,” says Isenhour.
The cats bit makes me think this apology is actually a hoax, but I received it late tonight and haven’t had time to call the number on the release….