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post #29 of (permalink) Old 01-13-2004, 12:00 PM
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Re: Re: Rios accuses Andre of drug use?

Originally Posted by undomiele
Yeah, I think Rios makes sense here --not to say it actually happens-- but that the players should talk about it makes me think that there should definitely be an independent parallel organization that tests the players. The ATP certainly can possess a lot of control and discretion over who gets "caught" and who doesn't. It is sad to think of it but it does seem rather strange to me that none of the top players ever got nailed for this. I mean Boris Becker was a self-confessed rabid pill popper and a bit of a coke head... how'd he get by the controls?

Its all pretty sketchy and the ATP should be made to answer for some of these accusations and make the process more transparent.
I also think there should be transparency in the testing process so that the players can have faith in the system. It should be an independent organization from the ATP. And all the tests should be blind.
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