Agassi Admits Using Crystal Meth In Book

Andre Agassi's upcoming autobiography contains an admission that he used crystal meth in 1997, the year he dropped to No. 141 in the rankings.

In an excerpt posted on People magazine's Web site Tuesday, Agassi writes: "I can't speak to addiction, but a lot of people would say that if you're using anything as an escape, you have a problem."

Excerpts from the book are being printed this week by People and Sports Illustrated. A writer from SI first revealed the crystal meth reference on a Twitter posting Tuesday.

Knopf spokesman Paul Bogaards told The Associated Press that the tweet was accurate.

Agassi won eight Grand Slam singles titles before retiring in 2006.

His book's publishing date is Nov. 9.

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  • by Dave on Oct 28, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    Now those clothes he used to wear makes sense... METH IS DEATH
  • by Anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 at 10:52 AM
    Ya know, Im not perfect either but if you are a role model and a father maybe some things like that could be kept to yourself. I do not think others on crystel meth are going to say, "wow, if he could stop, so could I." Think he is too far past his popular moment for it to matter much if at all. I know I think less of him. I thought he was smarter than that. Guess not.
  • by enc Location: enc on Oct 28, 2009 at 08:31 AM
    wow...why would he reveal that now. it will only serve to taint his image. espn reported it last night and they said he failed a drug test and told the medical personnel that he took it accidentally. really? hows does one "accidentally" take CRYSTAL METH?!?!
  • by bikiibare on Oct 28, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    So.....thats what happened to his hair

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