Derek Jeter’s Connection To Tiger Woods & Rachel Uchitel?

As the fallout continues and details continue to unfold in the Tiger Woods controversy, another sports superstar’s name is now being tossed around in connection with the scandal – Derek Jeter.

According to a New York Post source, it was at a party at the New York Yankee star’s NYC apartment where Woods and his alleged mistress, Rachel Uchitel, first met.

The source told the Post that Uchitel, the first woman with an extramarital link to the golfer, met Woods during a party at Jeter’s home inside Trump World Towers.

When it comes to staying scandal-free, Jeter has set the benchmark for fellow high-profile figures to follow.

So how does he do it?

“I think I have pretty good parents so I just try to learn from them,” Jeter told Access Hollywood earlier this week as he was being honored as Sports Illustrated’s 2009 “Sportsman of the Year.”

But as far as Woods and Uchitel go, conflicting reports are surfacing over whether the golf icon paid her to keep her silent, after she canceled a scheduled press conference with attorney Gloria Allred on Thursday.

One source claims Uchitel was paid $5 million – another claims she got $1 million to keep quiet. But then there’s the claim that no money changed hands and that Uchitel decided not to talk because she was “scared for her safety,” because she knows too much about Woods’ affairs and other matters, including his marriage.

A rep for Uchitel had no comment.

Meanwhile, Access Hollywood executive producer Rob Silverstein has learned that Jaimee Grubbs – Woods’ alleged mistress number two – along with another woman claiming to have had an affair with Woods, continue to shop their stories around Hollywood.

“The shopping of Tiger is outrageous. I have e-mails on my Blackberry from brokers who have women wanting to sell their story to us for hundreds of thousands of dollars — this has never happened to us in the history of the show — 14 years,” Silverstein said. “Of course, we will do none of these interviews.”

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