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Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN)
    #11347012 - 10/29/09 07:58 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/10/28/tennis.agassi.crystal.meth/index.html?eref=rss_latest

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.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: caphillkid]
    #11347762 - 10/29/09 09:43 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

let's wait for the tweakers to say "see it isn't addictive"


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: Mattplusness]
    #11349075 - 10/30/09 12:32 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

see it isnt addictive....











wait.....


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: Tripp420]
    #11349719 - 10/30/09 02:28 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

that *#@*^% will eat your soul.

the hell with addictive, oxygen is addictive.

on the other hand air is free so i don't have to kill to get some.

tho, sad to say, i probably would...breathings a habit.

but meth makes you bad before the world is kind enough to off you.

I'm just amazed he has had a successful life since.


It is incredibly hard to summon enough hope in the midst of despair

so profound one understands why Catholics consider it a sin to make

and hold to a decision to quit. To continue to excel at anything but

being a junkie is more than willpower, it is a blessing.


Let's not dog the man too hard. He's also finally coming clean.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: caphillkid]
    #11350085 - 10/30/09 05:35 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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http://www.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/10/28/tennis.agassi.crystal.meth/index.html?eref=rss_latest


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.





For some reason, I never knew Agassi was an American.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: laotzo]
    #11350570 - 10/30/09 10:40 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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laotzo said:
the hell with addictive, oxygen is addictive.





Things that are required to live are not classified as addictive.

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laotzo said:
I'm just amazed he has had a successful life since.





Why?  Most people who try hard drugs don't go on to become addicts.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: DragonChaser]
    #11350580 - 10/30/09 10:42 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Most people who try hard drugs don't go on to become addicts.




I didn't get hooked on meth. Didn't even like it all that much. Done it a few times, meh. Give me coffee.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11350689 - 10/30/09 11:15 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Doc_T said:
Quote:

DragonChaser said:
Most people who try hard drugs don't go on to become addicts.




I didn't get hooked on meth. Didn't even like it all that much. Done it a few times, meh. Give me coffee.




I did heroin a few times, didn't get hooked.  I know several smokin hot chicks who would do meth on the weekends and they didn't turn into tweakers.

For some reason, even on this site, when people hear of someone trying a hard drug once, they're just like ":omgz: they didn't get hooked?!  That's amazing!  How are they still leading a productive life?! I thought all droogz except weed turn you into homeless criminals!"


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: DragonChaser]
    #11350713 - 10/30/09 11:21 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Back in the 80's I smoked freebase cocaine several times, didn't get hooked. My friends sure were, though.
Of course, tobacco also did not addict me- I tried to smoke while I was in the Army, couldn't really do it.

So... what's so different about weed? :getstoned:


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11350853 - 10/30/09 11:54 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

"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.




Isn't that called Mountain Dew?


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11350864 - 10/30/09 11:57 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I believe there is such a thing as functional users, or functional addicts.

That being said, do any users think stimulants make them so much better at sports, that it would be cheating?


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: durian_2008]
    #11350929 - 10/30/09 12:14 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Oh, I'm a function addict of weed, no doubt about that.

Meth+sports = cheating, yes. IMO. Unless everybody can, I mean. Secret meth is cheating.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11350945 - 10/30/09 12:17 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

meth tennis sounds like it might be fun to watch


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: subject]
    #11350958 - 10/30/09 12:20 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Ping pong, even better.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: subject]
    #11350989 - 10/30/09 12:25 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I'd love to watch a sanctioned match of two world class tennis players after slamming a quarter gram of glass each...  water break anyone?


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11351004 - 10/30/09 12:29 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I don't think that chemically-assisted cheating would bother me, so long as everyone understands that athletes will do anything.

If masochists want to push a pleasant pastime to the point of organ failure, we can enjoy them in the same way that we enjoy glass eaters or crashing race cars, but not in the holier-than-thou way.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11351416 - 10/30/09 02:05 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Meth+sports = cheating, yes. IMO. Unless everybody can, I mean. Secret meth is cheating.




I think its only cheating if you use it before a match.

I don't think he did it during matches, just in his off time right?

I don't think that counts.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: Doc_T]
    #11351417 - 10/30/09 02:05 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Ping pong, even better.



I wanna see meth-chess! Imagine all the pawns piled up around the king and queen...

"There all out to get me, man... See that rook there? He's been looking at me for the last 45 minutes, and the knight has gone around the block 5 times in a row... They're gonna make their move soon... Gotta stay one step a head.... "  :twitchy:  :meff:


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: DragonChaser]
    #11351740 - 10/30/09 02:50 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Quote:

Doc_T said:
Meth+sports = cheating, yes. IMO. Unless everybody can, I mean. Secret meth is cheating.




I think its only cheating if you use it before a match.

I don't think he did it during matches, just in his off time right?

I don't think that counts.




Oh, agreed. Off duty, no harm/no foul.


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Re: Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth (CNN) [Re: caphillkid]
    #11360828 - 11/01/09 03:46 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

So was he an addict or did he just try it once?


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