Originally Posted by zagor
You're reading too much into it, it's just a PR statement, most pros are absolutely clueless about tennis history.
McEnroe's ex-wife said he used steroids and cocaine while he was stlll an active player and that she made him stop using steroids because he was getting too violent (I read that years ago, can't remember the article).
I won't be surprised if Mcenroe used those substances, but I wouldn't too much stock in his ex-wife's claims either. They had an extremely bitter break-up and both of them made highly defamatory claims about each other.