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Andre Agassi: "I took crystal meth while still a tennis player... and lied to escape ban"

28th October 2009 (Daily Mail) -- Andre Agassi has admitted that he took crystal meth during his professional tennis career.

The former Wimbledon champion says he tried the highly addictive drug in 1997, when his form was failing and he was having doubts about his impending marriage to Brooke Shields.

He was caught out in a drugs test by tennis officials - but duped them into believing he had taken it by accident.

The American, who is now married to former women's number one Steffi Graf, makes the admission in his new autobiography.

Agassi, 39, also reveals that he has always secretly hated playing tennis and lived in fear of his bad tempered and violent father.

Had the positive drugs test become public during his playing career, the penalties for Agassi could have been catastrophic.

Possession of crystal meth carries a maximum five-year jail sentence in the U.S. It i

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Added: Oct-28-2009 Occurred On: Oct-28-2009
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