Agassi admits using crystal meth in 1997, the same year he played in Burbank event

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In his upcoming autobiography, former professional tennis star Andre Agassi admits he used crystal meth in 1997 and failed a drug test.

He claims he did the drug “for a year or so,” and lied about his positive drug test, telling tennis officials he “unwittingly” took the substance.

Coincidently, Agassi made a stop in Burbank in November of 1997 to take part in a tournament. After falling to a world ranking of No. 142 in 1997, Agassi road a win in the Burbank Satellite Tournament and finished the year ranked No. 5. He continued to improve and the winner of eight Grand Slam championships became the No. 1 men’s player in the world in 1999.

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Written by Jeff Tully

October 30, 2009 at 2:44 pm

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