Andre Agassi Admits He Used Crystal Meth in New Book
Total Pro Sports- The name Andre Agassi has a special place in the hearts of many sports fans who grew up in the 1980s and 1990’s. One of the most talented tennis players to ever play the game was known as much for his on-court play as he was for his off-court drama. In his new book,”Open”, he lets the readers in to his sordid personal life. From his troubled relationship with Brooke Shields to finally finding love with Steffi Graf, the book sounds like an interesting tale.
The most interesting part of the book however, appears to be an admission that Agassi had problems with drug use. He was not only using light drugs, but apparently serious ones like crystal meth. Not that all drugs aren’t serious, but the use of crystal meth was shocking. For a person like Agassi, baring his soul in this book is no surprise. Agassi didn’t seem to worried about how it would affect his fans either:
“I was worried for a moment, but not for long. … I wore my heart on my sleeve and my emotions were always written on my face. I was actually excited about telling the world the whole story.”
I don’t judge Agassi for this and neither should you. It can be very difficult to handle all the pressure and stress of being the best in your sport and Agassi always came across as a class act. It’s not like he was using drugs to cheat or anything, like a lot of baseball players did in the 1990s and 2000s. Although his fans may not be as obsessive as Marat Safin‘s seem to be, Agassi is still respected in the tennis world. We can only hope that now, in his later years, he has found some peace and happiness.
Andre Agassi: I Used Crystal Meth – [People.com]