There's going to be a '60 minutes' interview with Agassi this Sunday, so be sure to check it out. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20091105/ten-agassi-pleads-for-drugs-compassion-9700fcb.html For my part, I think there are far too many finger wagging judgmental people out there who are probably no better than many of the people they wag their fingers at. Agassi did wrong, but he is clearly a better and more mature person today than he was in his younger years. Is it really realistic to expect anyone to go through life without making mistakes or experiencing moments of poor judgment? Do any of the unforgiving critics have completely flawless histories? It would have been far far more serious if we were talking about performance enhancing drugs, but this was recreational drug use, during a period in Agassi's life when he was trying to cope with his profound unhappiness. This is part of the reality of his history and he chose to reveal it in his autobiography. The guy is a multi-millionaire 10 times over, so this is clearly not about money, as some have suggested. I think fans of all prominent figures would do well to live in reality and not imagine that the figures they revere so much are perfect, because they are not. Every single one of them is flawed, as we all are. The media provide us with very little accuracy when it comes to profiling individuals, because the limited scope of their resources, access, knowledge and dissemination can only provide us with a very superficial understanding of the individuals they report about. It's all sound-bite and image, with very little substance, knowledge or insight. You cannot really know any individual via the media. It's hard enough knowing people when you are on personal terms. If fans did not believe the fantasy so much, they would not be so disappointed in the reality. Rather than trying to fabricate heroes, I think it's important to be aware that everyone is flawed. Also, my understanding is that at the time Agassi was found to have crystal meth in his body, the punishment for this recreational drug would have been a 3 month ban, had he been found guilty. This should give people some perspective when casting their judgment. Even the ATP recognized back then that recreational drug use was no way near as serious as performance enhancing drug use, so any kind of censure more than 10 years later should not go overboard, either from the public or officials.