"My hat goes off to him," Chris says. "I support him. I hope he gets back on the field and does his thing because he is the best at it."
But the chatter doesn't stop there. Without prodding, Rihanna's ex-beau, a self-proclaimed nontroublemaker, offers a comparison to their current dramatic plights.
"I think people always deserve a second chance," he says. "I know my fans gave me a second chance and people gave me a second chance."
In Brown's mind, it's all about what you do in public, not behind closed doors.
"Whatever his personal life is—and I think this goes for me and him—his personal life is his personal life. Nobody has the right to place judgment or make any judgment on somebody else's personal life when they're not directly involved with them," he continues. "He plays golf. That's his sport, that's his hobby, that's his love, that's what people love him for. They don't love him for the other stuff that they talk about. Even with me, I do music, I sing songs, I'm an entertainer, I'm a performer. But people make mistakes.
"I think people have to realize that everybody's human. The good thing is, if you learn from your mistakes, then that's a part of life. I think that's a part of living and learning from mistakes and becoming a better person and growing from situations."
However, despite their similarities, Brown isn't picking up the phone to talk to Tiger directly.
"I think at this point, he has a lot of that going right now," he explains. "I'm more of a fan from the back. I don't want to place myself too far into it. As soon as I say something, they're going to put me on the front page of the news…and it's a bigger story than it needs to be, you know?"
Too late now.