In local tabloid terms: Agassi, Nag-shabu!
From The Times (London), October 28, 2009
Andre Agassi reveals his drugs shame
by Neil Harman
Andre Agassi makes the sensational confession today that he lied to the tennis authorities to escape a ban for taking hard drugs.
The American, one of the finest players to grace the game, tested positive for the highly addictive drug, crystal methamphetamine, and then duped the Association of Tennis Professionals into believing he had taken it by accident.
The admissions come in a soul-searching autobiography that is being serialised exclusively today and tomorrow in The Times.
The 1992 Wimbledon champion, the winner of eight grand-slam titles, also says that he has always secretly hated playing tennis and lived in fear of his bad-tempered and violent father…
Did the gack give him an unfair advantage? Does this erase all he achieved? What’s worse, his drug-taking or his lying to avoid a ban? (Don’t doping and lying usually go together?) Why is he revealing this now? (Mike: Kasi may libro siyang ibinebenta./Because he has a book to sell.) Discuss.