Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Leave Andre Agassi Alone

Scott's Tip Of The Day: So Andre Agassi did meth. He had problems. It was a weak time of his life. He made a mistake. He conquered his addiction and went on to make one of the greatest comebacks in tennis history. He wrote a book to share his experiences and help people. And what happens? He gets hated on! Martina Navratilova compared Andre Agassi to Roger Clemens! Really, Martina??? Meth is not a performance enhancing drug. Agassi did not suddenly possess superhuman strength. In all likliness he was up for 48 hours straight, talking nonsense and grinding his teeth. How is that like Roger Clemens, who (allegedly) did steroids? Who cheated at his sport? Andre did himself a disservice. Give him more medals, don't take them away.

Agassi has built a school in his hometown, Las Vegas. He's dedicated to helping people. He made some mistakes, he conquered them, and now he's in a much better place. He should be commended, not hated on. Scott's tip of the day? Show Andre some love!


john wall said...

I know a lot of people criticized Agassi for coming forward with his use of illegal drugs, but I find him to be a very genuine person that is admitting mistakes and trying to move on with his life. He has devoted a lot of his time to helping kids, and I hope he continues his good work!

Jean Anderson said...

Perhaps Martina is not familiar with the concept "let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

I know no perfect person.

Andre made mistakes -- he freely and bravely discloses "the good, the bad,the ugly."

He now devotes his life to his family and to helping others.

What's not to respect about that?