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the Talking Can
10-28-2009, 06:30 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/10/28/tennis.agassi.crystal.meth/index.html



Andre Agassi has admitted using crystal methamphetamine a year before winning the French Open in 1998.

(CNN) -- American tennis legend Andre Agassi has admitted using crystal methamphetamine a year before he won the French Open in 1998, and that he lied to the sport's governing bodies in the same period about a positive drugs test to avoid a ban.

The 39-year-old, who is only one of six men in history to have completed a career grand slam of winning titles at all four majors, confessed in his autobiography that he took the highly addictive narcotic in 1997 while suffering poor form and to quell worries about his upcoming marriage to actress Brooke Shields.

The eight-time grand slam champion revealed in his book how he felt when he first took the substance -- possession of which carries a maximum five-year jail sentence in the United States.

"Slim [Agassi's assistant] dumps a small pile of powder on the coffee table. He cuts it, snorts it. He cuts it again. I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider the Rubicon I've just crossed.

"There is a moment of regret, followed by vast sadness. Then comes a tidal wave of euphoria that sweeps away every negative thought in my head. I've never felt so alive, so hopeful -- and I've never felt such energy," Agassi recounted in an excerpt of his book that has been serialized by British newspaper The Times.

Following his use of crystal meth, the former world number one pulled out of the French Open and admitted he did not practice for Wimbledon a month later.
He cuts it, snorts it. He cuts it again. I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider the Rubicon I've just crossed
--Andre Agassi

Later in the year an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) doctor confirmed to Agassi -- who is currently married to former number one women's tennis player Steffi Graf -- that his use of recreational drugs had shown up in a positive dope test and that he faced a three-month suspension.

The tennis great revealed how he lied in a bid to retain his reputation: "My name, my career, everything is now on the line. Whatever I've achieved, whatever I've worked for, might soon mean nothing. Days later I sit in a hard-backed chair, a legal pad in my lap, and write a letter to the ATP.

"It's filled with lies interwoven with bits of truth. I say Slim, whom I've since fired, is a known drug user, and that he often spikes his sodas with meth - which is true. Then I come to the central lie of the letter.

"I say that recently I drank accidentally from one of Slim's spiked sodas, unwittingly ingesting his drugs. I ask for understanding and leniency and hastily sign it: Sincerely. I feel ashamed, of course. I promise myself that this lie is the end of it," Agassi added.

Following the letter from Agassi the ATP dropped the case, allowing the American to regain a form that would see him go on to win the French Open in 1998 and the U.S. Open in 1999 before retiring in 2006.

The ATP have yet to comment following the revelations.

kc rush
10-28-2009, 07:18 AM
I was never a fan, but interesting.

LaChapelle
10-28-2009, 07:22 AM
Brooke Shields has the jaws of a horse, did they share needles?

MOhillbilly
10-28-2009, 07:31 AM
I was never a fan, but interesting.

of meth or agassi?

Brock
10-28-2009, 08:12 AM
It's never wrong to throw a guy named "Slim" under the bus.

ArrowheadHawk
10-28-2009, 08:13 AM
Did the meth make him shave his head?

Simply Red
10-28-2009, 08:16 AM
one of my all time favorite athletes, I hate hearing it. But, i suppose we all have tried at one time or another. :rolleyes:

... just joking, i've never tried it.

MOhillbilly
10-28-2009, 08:17 AM
i love meth, its a helluva drug.

DMAC
10-28-2009, 08:20 AM
one of my all time favorite athletes, I hate hearing it. But, i suppose we all have tried at one time or another. :rolleyes:

... just joking, i've never tried it.
Well, if you ever do....consider the Rubicon.

Frazod
10-28-2009, 08:22 AM
Why would a multi-millionaire bother with meth? You'd think he'd stick with coke.

jidar
10-28-2009, 08:26 AM
You can snort it? I thought you had to smoke it or shoot it up with a needle.

jidar
10-28-2009, 08:27 AM
Why would a multi-millionaire bother with meth? You'd think he'd stick with coke.

Because he wasn't buying it himself. Simple explanation.
He probably never used when it wasn't someone elses...
Plus that time period would have been prior to the trailer park stigma of the drug. In the mid 90s it was considered more of a hipster counter-culture drug really.

Frazod
10-28-2009, 08:29 AM
Because he wasn't buying it himself. Simple explanation.
He probably never used when it wasn't someone elses...

Perhaps, but it's not like he's paying his personal assistant $10 an hour.

I always thought meth was just for trailer trash that can't afford imported drugs.

Brock
10-28-2009, 08:31 AM
Meth is more potent than cocaine. And much easier to get.

MOhillbilly
10-28-2009, 08:46 AM
Meth is more potent than cocaine. And much easier to get.
That aint no shit, thanks BTW.

the Talking Can
10-28-2009, 08:56 AM
it would have been cool if he used it before matches, just sitting around being depressed with a guy named slim is pretty dull..

blaise
10-28-2009, 09:22 AM
Martina Navratalova and Billie Jean King never hit the pipe.

L.A. Chieffan
10-28-2009, 09:47 AM
apparently the crazy mohawk he used to rock was fake too. agassi punked all the fauxhawk people waaaay before it was cool

blaise
10-28-2009, 09:49 AM
He's a rebel, just like his camera.

Mr. Laz
10-28-2009, 09:55 AM
glad he didn't hooked or anything

Jerm
10-28-2009, 10:00 AM
If Agassi used meth...WTF was McEnroe on lol?
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blaise
10-28-2009, 10:01 AM
If Agassi used meth...WTF was McEnroe on lol?
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Tatum O'Neal..who was on coke, and so goes the circle of life.

Demonpenz
10-28-2009, 11:33 AM
Martina Navratalova and Billie Jean King never hit the pipe.

oh nice

Demonpenz
10-28-2009, 11:34 AM
Michael Chang was on the good stuff, his eyes were always squinting

alpha_omega
10-28-2009, 11:35 AM
I guess my response would be....so what, who hasn't?

DumbHillbillies
10-28-2009, 11:47 AM
??? A millionaire using meth ?? ROFL

ChiTown
10-28-2009, 11:48 AM
Michael Chang was on the good stuff, his eyes were always squinting

ROFL

HemiEd
10-28-2009, 11:49 AM
Martina Navratalova and Billie Jean King never hit the pipe.

ROFL