Martina Navratilova Compares Andre Agassi To Roger Clemens
In that they both have penises and their shared gender is the cause of all that is wrong in the world.
Just kidding (although I suspect that may be how she truly feels), but Navratilova did have some harsh words for Agassi regarding his admission that he took crystal meth and then lied about it to the ATP when his use turned up on a drug test.
“Shocking,” Navratilova said Thursday from Sarasota, Fla., in a phone interview. “Not as much shock that he did it as shock he lied about it and didn’t own up to it. He’s up there with Roger Clemens, as far as I’m concerned. He owned up to it (in the book), but it doesn’t help now.”
“Andre lied and got away with it,” Navratilova said. “You can’t correct that now. Do you take away a title he wouldn’t have won if he had been suspended? He beat some people when he should have been suspended.”
Despite Martina’s speculation, Agassi is likely to escape retroactive punishment by the ATP for his drug use, so what we’re left with are a bunch of outspoken tennis players condemning Agassi’s behavior, but despite their protests, little to nothing is going to come of it besides Agassi selling an assload more books than he otherwise would have. There’s no such thing as bad publicity, especially when you’re trying to move product.
Still, Navratilova isn’t sure how this all is going to affect Agassi’s legacy.
“How is it going to play out for him? I don’t know,” she said. “I don’t know why he would come out now.”
Wait, “why he would come out now”? Slow down there, sister. No one, including Agassi, has said anything about Agassi being gay. Maybe he’s saving that bombshell for his next book. He did marry Steffi Graf, for crying out loud. Ooooh, that’s a bit mean. I have never claimed I had a “large, protruding nose” for tasteful humor, you know what I mean?
Navratilova reaction to Agassi: ‘He lied’ [Yahoo!/AP]
Andre Agassi to escape punisment despite crystal meth confession [Daily Mirror]