Originally Posted by Mustard
Wasn't Agassi's failed drug test in 1997, when he was at his lowest ebb? And it was for crystal meth, so not a "drug cheat" at all.
Amphetamines are on the banned substances list because they can be used for all manner of performance enhancing uses - even for tennis (for example, the ramp up training intensity in hot conditions). Whether or not they're traditionally associated with some aspect of training or match-play which could benefit a tennis player is somewhat irrelevant.
The timing however I get people point out the different years. But, considering how the whole thing was covered up in the first instance by the authorities, Agassi plain lying about it and then admitting it in a book over a decade later, I'd say the dates shouldn't be taken as gospel at all.