Andre Agassi was a crystal meth user in 1997.
In a tweet he since deleted, a Sport Illustrated employee dropped a bomb Tuesday morning.
@richarddeitsch: Book excerpt from Andre Agassi in the forthcoming SI: He admits to taking crystal meth during his career.
The book, “Open: An Autobiography” will be excerpted in People and Sports Illustrated this week. It’s out November 9.
Since then, a publicist for Random House confirmed the news. “Those excerpts contain revelations about Andre’s use of crystal meth when he was a tennis player,” said Paul Bogaards, director of media relations at Knopf, a division of Random House. Agassi used in 1997.
The official publisher’s description does not mention drugs:
From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.