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Mel Gibson has some advice for Tiger Woods, "Deal with it like a man"


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"I feel sorry for Tiger Woods," Gibson told Britain's Daily Mail.  "Why are we talking about this when we're sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan?  You've got this history-changing event going on and we're talking about Tiger's private life and golf injuries.

"He's being used as a diversion and it just drives me crazy. You come out savaged. I just think, 'Who cares?' "

"Nobody is without sin," he says. "You have to try to make amends if you can. You have to shut up and move on and not whine about it. And you have to deal with it like a man. … You've just got to accept your own culpability."

In the interview, Gibson says he's been sober now for 3 1/2 years. "It's cool," he says. "But I put some time together before that — one time it was eight years, one time it was five years. I have to be vigilant about these things or it will creep back in."

According to MSNBC, he also takes responsibility for the failure of his marriage. He and wife Robyn separated in 2006 and were officially divorced in 2009, after seven children and 28 years of marriage.

"When all's said and done, I did a pretty good hatchet job on my marriage," Gibson says. "I'm to blame, if you're inclined to judge."

Gibson is now in a relationship with musician Oksana Grigorieva, with whom he has a baby girl.

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