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Eddie George is on the defensive this week, but this time it’s not on the football field.

Eddie is denying an affair with pro golfer Rachel Connor and defending his marriage to SWV’s Taj.

“Just because you are riding home with someone (who’s not your wife) at 2am doesn’t mean there is any hanky panky going on”, says the retired NFL superstar after being found riding in the passenger seat with pro golfer Rachel Connor.

After being caught with Connor, who was busted for a DUI, Eddie is now defending both his friendship her AND his marriage to Taj.

In an interview with TMZ, Eddie said that Rachel was “simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride”.  This being Wednesday morning after a golf event in Florida. Regarding Connor being drunk, Eddie claims, “I believed her to be competent to drive and not impaired at all.”

Clearly the cops disagreed… Here’s Eddie’s statement….

“As part of a two-day charity golf event, a group of us who had played together on Tuesday celebrated at dinner.  The group included Rachel Connor.”

“After dinner, as everyone left the restaurant together, we realized that Rachel lived the closest to where I was staying. So she offered to drop me off.  I believed her to be competent to drive and not impaired at all.  We were stopped shortly after we left.”

“At first, I hesitated to respond to this story. But I now see that people are willing to think the worst. So my wife, Tamara , and I believe we have to address this.”

“Rachel Connor was simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride. No one in our group felt she was impaired or we all would have stopped her from driving.”

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