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!