In a few minutes, I easily compiled a list of 14 media-reported Derek Jeter hookups since 2000.
(Jeter addicted to sex? No. Crack? Apparently.)
1997-00: Mariah Carey
2000: Miss Universe, Lara Dutta
2001: Joy Enriquez
2002: Jordana Brewster
2003: hostess from the famed strip club Scores
2003: Miss Teen USA, Vanessa Minnillo
2004: Jessica Alba
2005: Scarlett Johansson
2005: Vida Guerra
2006: Adriana Lima
2006: Jessica Biel
2007: Gabrielle Union
2008-09: Minka Kelly
2009: 22-year-old college girl
Tiger Woods has had around the same number of reported mistresses, yet the media reports him as a sex addict while ESPN winks at Jeter’s playboy lifestyle.
That Jeter isn’t married isn’t lost on me, but this discussion is about a purported addiction, something that you absolutely cannot control. It has nothing to do with whether you are married or not.
Another prominently cited symptom of sex addiction is that it prevents a person from adequately attending to their professional life.
Has that affected Woods or Jeter? No and no.
The best part of all of this is not a single media report has confirmed Woods getting treatment for sex addiction. For all we know, he hasn’t and doesn’t plan to.
The whole premise could well be media-manufactured fantasy yet a cottage industry has sprung up of those covering a story that probably doesn’t exist. Sounds a little like the beat writers who cover the Raiders.
This is not a criticism of Jeter, it’s pointing out the insanity of claiming Woods is a sex addict.