Agassi outed himself before an accuser could out him...

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  1. T10s747

    T10s747 Rookie

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    He outed himself before an accuser outed him much like James baldwin did when he outed himself being gay. Baldwin said that then no one could use it against him.
     
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  2. Douggo

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    So, like 12 years after the fact, Agassi thought "I'm about to be outed! I'd better quick write a book and nip this thing in the bud!"
     
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  3. TheTruth

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    If he knows he's going to write a book, he has to out himself. If he makes it all gooey and glowing, there are too many people who know the truth, and can make a fool out of him.
     
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  4. settolove

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    I've read on a few blogs that his former business manager or whatever Perry Rogers is allegedly writing a book. They had a big falling out. Rogers sued Graf for $50K - something to do with unpaid investments. Allegedly. The falling out happened recently. You've got to assume this guy knows stuff.
     
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  5. kslick

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    Perry Rogers??? Who cares, that guy wouldn't be where he's at without Andre.
     
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  6. Texastennis

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    The Rogers issue doesn't fit time wise - Agassi signed for this book in I think the fall of 2006 while they were still tight. To get the $5mil advance (very interesting explanation from Pete Bodo on tennis.com of how all that works out), he must offer more than the usual narrative of his life which was a well known rollercoaster - not so well known it turns out and a lot more 360 degree loops. So he'd already committed to getting this stuff out before he and Rogers split which was I think last year.

    I agree that Rogers was the loser in that split. I guess nobody knows what happened, but I think Rogers misjudged because Agassi is still Agassi but Perry is nobody without him - I think where he is now is far lower down the vip list than it was when he was Agassi's go to guy.
     
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  7. ronjohn

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    I have no idea why everyone can't understand that this is what's involved with successfully promoting a book - sensationalism sells -

    It has all of us talking...
     
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  8. kslick

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    I could care less. I was going to by the book anyway. Regardless what was early released.
     
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  9. EKnee08

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    Absolutely knows stuff. If he is writing his own book it may be very shortsided to include inside information unless he expects a huge payday and will be set for life. If he discloses personal, confidential information about Andre financial or otherwise, would anyone want to be a client of his?

    True regarding other poster. Andre's book has been in the making for a while now so Andre's revelations do not fit the timeline re beating Perry to the punch.
     
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  10. Azzurri

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    not the point. people believe anything and everything they read (see this entire forum). this guy will make Agassi look bad.
     
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  11. tuk

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    No....he outed himself to sell his book.....sell out
     
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