Agassi's autobiography more than just crystal meth admission
JW: Unfortunately, yes. The skins games with
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The drug testing and policy has since been revamped so that everything is handled by an independent WADA. Both practically and procedurally this makes sense. Still, the notion that "the ATP swept Agassi's positive test under the rug" is wrong-headed.
I'm curious to see the public reaction here. Yes, it was 12 years ago and the drugs were of the recreational variety, not the performance-enhancing variety. Still, Agassi didn't merely commit the crime; he then lied and acted manipulatively in the cover-up. On the other hand, I think for some it will add to his transformational tale.
JW: Autobiographies are symptomatic of the people they are about. Pete was very straightforward whereas Andre was more textured in his explanations. Let's just say those happy photos of Pete hugging Andre were taken before Pete read the book. Andre lets it be known that Sampras was a bad tipper.
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