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Surcouf
05-09-2009, 05:41 PM
It looks like.

Not confirmed. Apparently cocaine or cannabis. The article says that he could be suspended 3 months, and if this is confirmed, he will miss Roland Garros.

http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/77917/richard-gasquet-controle-positif/


L'equipe confirms the information. It's cocaine.

Des traces de cocaïne ont été retrouvées dans l'échantillon A des urines de Richard Gasquet, contrôlé à Miami alors qu'il venait de déclarer forfait pour le tournoi. Ces traces, de l'ordre de 1,46 microgramme, soit supérieures au seuil de sensibilité de 0,5 demandé à tous les laboratoires accrédités, pourraient valoir au tennisman français, si la contre-expertise corroborait la prime analyse, une suspension de deux ans. En effet, la cocaïne figure parmi les stimulants majeurs interdits en compétition. Le joueur français, qui nie toute prise volontaire, n'a pas souhaité réagir à l'information, mais devrait très vite effectuer des analyses capillaires afin de démontrer qu'il n'est pas consommateur régulier. Enfin, le TEAM Lagardère devrait communiquer très vite à ce sujet, probablement demain en milieu de l'après-midi.

He could face a ban for 2 years. Gasquet denies that he has took voluntary this drug and should do an hair test to show that he is not a regular user.

Some news:

According to his father, Gasquet did not believe it when he learnt the news.

The FFT is sad and does not want to judge Gasquet yet.

Leconte does not want to defend Gasquet and say he should assume the consequences.

Pitkowski said that it was only an error of a young people and not a way to cheat.

According to L'Equipe , Gasquet was at a party in Miami the night before the controle. He was with Sinclair and his crew.

GlennMirnyi
05-09-2009, 05:46 PM
Wow.

Just read the article.

Shameful.

Babolat - Dan
05-09-2009, 05:54 PM
He was just preparing himself for the 'grass' court season.

superslam77
05-09-2009, 05:54 PM
told you tennis was corrupt you naive people

:dance: celebrate good times comeon! :yippee:

:sport: 1 Y.M.C.A bites the dust... the new anti doping system is here to stay :D

Roddickominator
05-09-2009, 05:55 PM
He was just preparing himself for the 'grass' court season.

Lmao....maybe he has his own court made of weed....no wonder he is decent on grass.

Action Jackson
05-09-2009, 05:56 PM
Not like it was performance enhancing.

Cloudygirl
05-09-2009, 05:56 PM
If it is true he is so stupid, the anti doping rules are really stringent.

Burrow
05-09-2009, 05:56 PM
dopehead.

JMG
05-09-2009, 05:56 PM
It looks like.

Not confirmed. Apparently cocaine or cannabis. The article says that he could be suspended 3 months, and if this is confirmed, he will miss Roland Garros.

http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/77917/richard-gasquet-controle-positif/

But cocaine would mean 2 years, so it has to be only cannabis I guess.

GlennMirnyi
05-09-2009, 05:58 PM
The article said that other players have endured only 3 months of suspension because of cocaine, as long as it's their first offence.

Gretchen.
05-09-2009, 05:59 PM
Do you know when it will be confirmed or not?!?!?!

finishingmove
05-09-2009, 06:00 PM
"cocaine or cannabis"

Jōris
05-09-2009, 06:00 PM
Hingis got two years. WTA sucks though.

Surcouf
05-09-2009, 06:01 PM
But cocaine would mean 2 years, so it has to be only cannabis I guess.

The article says that he could be suspended maybe only 3 months, because this is his first problem and they quote other men players who have tested positive for cocaine and have only had 3 months (Wilander, Novacek).

rhinooooo
05-09-2009, 06:01 PM
Man, who gives a shit. So he smokes a joint every once in a while. Alot more important news/changes we need in tennis, rather than banning guys for betting peanuts on football matches and smoking some weed.

Surcouf
05-09-2009, 06:03 PM
Do you know when it will be confirmed or not?!?!?!

I don't know. They are probably waiting the B sample test.

kingfederer
05-09-2009, 06:04 PM
thank god rafa havent been doing naughty things like this, uncle toni and xisca needs to keep an eye on raffy to keep him grounded.
bad boy riishard.

MacTheKnife
05-09-2009, 06:05 PM
If they had tested for weed in my day, no one would be there for tournaments.

Gretchen.
05-09-2009, 06:06 PM
L'equipe

Des traces de cocaïne ont été retrouvées dans l'échantillon A des urines de Richard Gasquet, contrôlé à Miami alors qu'il venait de déclarer forfait pour le tournoi. Ces traces, de l'ordre de 1,46 microgramme, soit supérieures au seuil de sensibilité de 0,5 demandé à tous les laboratoires accrédités, pourraient valoir au tennisman français, si la contre-expertise corroborait la prime analyse, une suspension de deux ans. En effet, la cocaïne figure parmi les stimulants majeurs interdits en compétition. Le joueur français, qui nie toute prise volontaire, n'a pas souhaité réagir à l'information, mais devrait très vite effectuer des analyses capillaires afin de démontrer qu'il n'est pas consommateur régulier. Enfin, le TEAM Lagardère devrait communiquer très vite à ce sujet, probablement demain en milieu de l'après-midi.

Surcouf
05-09-2009, 06:09 PM
L'equipe

Thanks, I will edit the opening.

Babolat - Dan
05-09-2009, 06:10 PM
Lmao....maybe he has his own court made of weed....no wonder he is decent on grass.

Or is he just hitting the 'lines'

GlennMirnyi
05-09-2009, 06:10 PM
The L'equipe extraite is a lot more elucidating. ;)

kiwi10is
05-09-2009, 06:11 PM
if it was cocaine or canabis he is just stupid and deserves to be punished but if it was something that might come along with medicine I feel sorry for him. Doping rules are very difficult. Rafa once said that even wick medinight is on the list!

finishingmove
05-09-2009, 06:11 PM
Or is he just hitting the 'lines'

:lol:

Jōris
05-09-2009, 06:12 PM
I suspect Vince Spadea is the tour's main supplier.

murray_2k8
05-09-2009, 06:15 PM
:o So stupid :rolleyes: As if he hasnt done enough to waste his talent already with his lack of drive and dedication.

Babolat - Dan
05-09-2009, 06:17 PM
I suspect Vince Spadea is the tour's main supplier.

I would say Federer.

Jōris
05-09-2009, 06:17 PM
I would say Federer.

Or Judy Murray.

Sapeod
05-09-2009, 06:17 PM
Gasquet :rolleyes: You fool.
I guess Richard can join the list of dopers then :D

gaitare
05-09-2009, 06:17 PM
I love Richie's tennis you know, but I just cannot be too hard on him today, because my perception of reality is far from perfect at this very point, and I don't want to be a hypocrite. Richard, just come back strong, if this piece of news is for real.

tangerine_dream
05-09-2009, 06:18 PM
Pot and cocaine are not performance enhancing drugs, they are recreational.

Personally, I don't think players should be banned for hitting the bong once in a while. I thought the point of drug testing was to get people who try to cheat by using drugs to gain an advantage over opponents? There's no physical advantage to smoking the roach or snorting a line.

I hate the band-aid across-the-board banning of drugs including over the counter cough syrup, rash ointments, and pretty much any drug they can think of. How does this help sport? Give me a break.

Garson007
05-09-2009, 06:22 PM
Lol, just can't jump off of the gay train, this Gasguet. Well, with cocaine being a rather large drug within gay circles - then again it's also a large drug within high society socialites, so I guess he can be forgiven.

schorsch
05-09-2009, 06:26 PM
Tennis is an Olympic sport so recreational drugs lead to bans as well...

Gasquet :tape: Hope for him that it's not true, but well :scared:

Billabong
05-09-2009, 06:30 PM
Wow, after Hingis in 2007, this:eek::eek::eek:
2 years ban is ridiculous though:rolleyes:

Cloudygirl
05-09-2009, 06:40 PM
I hate to say this but it hasn't been performance enhancing has it. What would he have to do to prove it is untrue? Can he get independent tests done?

anon57
05-09-2009, 06:41 PM
This has got to be one of the more creative ways for Richard to avoid playing RG:p
Seriously though with the doping rules being as strict as they are it would have been pretty dumb of him to go using cocaine. And since I think the test in Miami counts as a in-competition test he could be facing a 2 year ban if his B sample is positive as well, pretty harsh:shrug:.

Billabong
05-09-2009, 06:41 PM
I hate to say this but it hasn't been performance enhancing has it. What would he have to do to prove it is untrue? Can he get independent tests done?

Hingis did the hair test and it was negative, but it didn't keep them from suspending her..

Sunset of Age
05-09-2009, 06:42 PM
Tennis is an Olympic sport so recreational drugs lead to bans as well...

Yep. Would you believe it, in my sport (which is a mind sport), even COFFEE is limited to two cups a day, and YES, you do get tested on caffeine. Too much = ban.

Gasquet :tape: Hope for him that it's not true, but well :scared:

I hope so as well. If he did take it, that would be incredibly stupid indeed.

star
05-09-2009, 06:43 PM
Hingis did the hair test and it was negative, but it didn't keep them from suspending her..

So easy to do something to your hair to tamper with a drug test. I would never trust a hair test over a urine test.

Billabong
05-09-2009, 06:44 PM
So easy to do something to your hair to tamper with a drug test. I would never trust a hair test over a urine test.

yeah might be, that's why he really cannot defend himself at all if his B sample is positive as well!!

pica_pica
05-09-2009, 06:46 PM
Bad news for the image of the tennis world...especially him as former Top10 player with so many young people as fans
I hope it's not true...but he does look tired and out-of-sorts these days...
2 year ban would be serious....he should be in his best phase of career...

habibko
05-09-2009, 06:47 PM
Gasquet :smash: as if you need any more trouble :mad:

Pot and cocaine are not performance enhancing drugs, they are recreational.

cocaine is a stimulant, of course it would be banned in sports.

sphiie
05-09-2009, 06:47 PM
oh no... i'm so sad :(
Why...

anon57
05-09-2009, 06:48 PM
I hate to say this but it hasn't been performance enhancing has it. What would he have to do to prove it is untrue? Can he get independent tests done?His only chance is if his B-test is negative but unless there's been some sort of mistake with the first test that's not very likely. So if his B sample tests positive as well he'll be banned for 2 years.

lamnathalie
05-09-2009, 06:48 PM
What on earth is going on?? Gosh I hope this is not true. :sad:

Guy Haines
05-09-2009, 06:51 PM
This has got to be one of the more creative ways for Richard to avoid playing RG:p


That was one of my first thoughts too. :D

Penalizing weed smoking is ridiculous IMO. They may as well ban for ciggies too. Or alcohol level. Some of the current players have a stoner demeanor on court, so I wonder if and how much that might be enforced.

Cocaine is much more viable for a ban, though as others are pointing out it scarcely is a performance enhancer.

Many bastions of Old School Serve and Volley tennis loved a good snort now and then -- and again and again.

But this just shows Gasquet's lackadaisical attitude and seems another chapter in a career born under a bad sign.

GlennMirnyi
05-09-2009, 06:52 PM
Weed users should be arrested, not banned.

Byrd
05-09-2009, 06:53 PM
Wrong drug richie, poppers was the one you was supposed to take.

JolánGagó
05-09-2009, 06:53 PM
too bad.

antidoping rules are crap, non-performance-enhancing recreational drugs intaking is no one's business but the users'. hypocrisy. cannabis must be the best performance-worsening substance known to mankind, coke second.

rhinooooo
05-09-2009, 06:57 PM
Gasquet should have consulted Chucho. He'd have hooked him up with some clean urine.

2moretogo
05-09-2009, 06:57 PM
He'll do anything not to play the French Open.

alfonsojose
05-09-2009, 07:00 PM
Noooo ! :tears: :sobbing: :help: It's SEMEN. I told him i wanted him to try it, not his fault :sad: :angel:

Garson007
05-09-2009, 07:00 PM
Weed users should be arrested, not banned.
If international drug laws were actually consistent then so should alcohol. We all know how that turned out though; both the laws and what happened when alcohol was illegal.

Guy Haines
05-09-2009, 07:02 PM
Weed users should be arrested, not banned.

Arrested, but not penalized within the sports world?

I know your views on weed, Gu, and we definitely don't see eye to eye though I'm not a smoker. But are you saying that weed use should be left out of sports drugs violations (in a way that coke use, for example, isn't)?

GlennMirnyi
05-09-2009, 07:02 PM
If international drug laws were actually consistent then so should alcohol. We all know how that turned out though; both the laws and what happened when alcohol was illegal.

Alcohol is a lifesaver. It gets ugly chicks laid and I'm sure there would be a general revolt in the planet if that happened.

Iván
05-09-2009, 07:03 PM
He is fucked

DartMarcus
05-09-2009, 07:04 PM
Gasquet :o :help:
Go and join Max Abel in the jail.

GlennMirnyi
05-09-2009, 07:04 PM
Arrested, but not penalized within the sports world?

I know your views on weed, Gu, and we definitely don't see eye to eye though I'm not a smoker. But are you saying that weed use should be left out of sports drugs violations (in a way that coke use, for example, isn't)?

No no, I meant that with the reasoning that someone arrested isn't going to play tennis anyway.

dusk
05-09-2009, 07:05 PM
Oh No Richie!

sphiie
05-09-2009, 07:05 PM
I'm really sad... for him, for me. I wasn't expected to this kind of news from Gasquet. I switch my TV on and I saw on headline "Gasquet contrôle positif à la cocaïne confirmé par l'Equipe which means = Gasquet tests positive for cocaine confirmed by Lequipe".

I was and I'm still shocked by this news. He is wasting his talent and image... now people won't look him from a good eye, that's really sad and waste.

SO sad, really.

But it is sure that he took Cocaine??
He will make a hair test too I heard...

MIMIC
05-09-2009, 07:05 PM
Oh Richard :(

hablovah19
05-09-2009, 07:07 PM
Idiot. :rolleyes:

Iván
05-09-2009, 07:07 PM
Is gasquet gonna have to through that thing with the Plastic cup and a porn mag?

anon57
05-09-2009, 07:09 PM
Penalizing weed smoking is ridiculous IMO. They may as well ban for ciggies too. Or alcohol level. Some of the current players have a stoner demeanor on court, so I wonder if and how much that might be enforced.

Cocaine is much more viable for a ban, though as others are pointing out it scarcely is a performance enhancer.

Many bastions of Old School Serve and Volley tennis loved a good snort now and then -- and again and again.

But this just shows Gasquet's lackadaisical attitude and seems another chapter in a career born under a bad sign.There are actually checks for alcohol level during in competition test for some sports http://www.wada-ama.org/rtecontent/document/2009_Prohibited_List_ENG_Final_20_Sept_08.pdf

Guy Haines
05-09-2009, 07:10 PM
No no, I meant that with the reasoning that someone arrested isn't going to play tennis anyway.

It blows my mind, duuude, that someone with your taste in music is straight edge. :D

Or at least doesn't smoke weed.

Why do you think weed is worse than alcohol?

Maybe that's off subject. Anyway, Gasquet's life is looking more and more like an Ozon film.

Surcouf
05-09-2009, 07:10 PM
I'm really sad... for him, for me. I wasn't expected to this kind of news from Gasquet. I switch my TV on and I saw on headline "Gasquet contrôle positif à la cocaïne confirmé par l'Equipe which means = Gasquet tests positive for cocaine confirmed by Lequipe".

I was and I'm still shocked by this news. He is wasting his talent and image... now people won't look him from a good eye, that's really sad and waste.

SO sad, really.

But it is sure that he took Cocaine??
He will make a hair test too I heard...

I am sad too, because Gasquet had all the potential to success in his career and in spite of what his career had turned, he was still competitive and had place for improvement.

If he is banned for a long time, I don't know if he will have the force to not give up tennis. That would be a shame if he ended his career now.

Gasquet apparently says that he has not took cocaine voluntary. Maybe there is a little hope in that, or maybe that this is false positive. There is slim hope.

Nathaliia
05-09-2009, 07:12 PM
Whatever he took, it didn't help his tennis.

CyBorg
05-09-2009, 07:12 PM
Big difference between weed and cocaine.

dusk
05-09-2009, 07:12 PM
too bad.

antidoping rules are crap, non-performance-enhancing recreational drugs intaking is no one's business but the users'. hypocrisy. cannabis must be the best performance-worsening substance known to mankind, coke second.

Exactly!

DartMarcus
05-09-2009, 07:13 PM
New source: http://www.cbssports.com/tennis/story/11728284

DartMarcus
05-09-2009, 07:14 PM
PARIS -- French sports daily L'Equipe is reporting that Richard Gasquet has tested positive for cocaine.

The newspaper's website reported Saturday that traces of the banned drug were found in the 22-year-old Gasquet's urine sample at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., after he pulled out of that tournament in March.

The report said Gasquet could face a two-year ban if the "B" sample comes back positive. The report said neither Gasquet nor his management team have responded to the charges. The newspaper did not cite a source, and no further details were given.

The French tennis federation could not immediately be reached for comment.

Gasquet reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2007.

sphiie
05-09-2009, 07:14 PM
I am sad too, because Gasquet had all the potential to success in his career and in spite of what his career had turned, he was still competitive and had place for improvement.

If he is banned for a long time, I don't know if he will have the force to not give up tennis. That would be a shame if he ended his career now.

Gasquet apparently says that he has not took cocaine voluntary. Maybe there is a little hope in that, or maybe that this is false positive. There is slim hope.

exactly the same feeling... but I think his career is done... i'm really sad... disgusted... He had everything he wants in his hands and he is wasting everything because of this s*** :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

He do not deserved what is happening although it is his own fault... i'm dissapointed but I feel really bad for him... oh no :sad:

kingfederer
05-09-2009, 07:14 PM
weed is awesome, and i say legalise all drugs, heck even performance enhancers. the better performance from athletes the better, let all use them, then its an even playing field.

kingfederer
05-09-2009, 07:18 PM
PARIS -- French sports daily L'Equipe is reporting that Richard Gasquet has tested positive for cocaine.

The newspaper's website reported Saturday that traces of the banned drug were found in the 22-year-old Gasquet's urine sample at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., after he pulled out of that tournament in March.

The report said Gasquet could face a two-year ban if the "B" sample comes back positive. The report said neither Gasquet nor his management team have responded to the charges. The newspaper did not cite a source, and no further details were given.

The French tennis federation could not immediately be reached for comment.

Gasquet reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2007.

sounds like an eulogy in a funeral after a death, the man had some weed, he didnt die for ffs.

fangirl
05-09-2009, 07:18 PM
http://pics.livejournal.com/simplydelovely/pic/0016p3gx/s640x480

WORK IT OUT RICHIE.

JMG
05-09-2009, 07:22 PM
Even 2 years wouldn't be that long. He is still young and with all the wildcards he would get, he would be back in the top 100 in no time.

Jōris
05-09-2009, 07:24 PM
Just when you think that richie21 couldn't get any more bitter.

Cloudygirl
05-09-2009, 07:27 PM
Even 2 years wouldn't be that long. He is still young and with all the wildcards he would get, he would be back in the top 100 in no time.

I don't think he would come back.

Sunset of Age
05-09-2009, 07:27 PM
exactly the same feeling... but I think his career is done... i'm really sad... disgusted... He had everything he wants in his hands and he is wasting everything because of this s*** :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

He do not deserved what is happening although it is his own fault... i'm dissapointed but I feel really bad for him... oh no :sad:

Well actually a lot of people start taking stuff because they're not happy with the situation they're in. It's not an excuse, but it is at least understandable (at least to me it is) that someone being under huge pressure from expectations etc., like Gasquet obviously always has been, seeks his/her refuge in drugs or alcohol. So I think he deserves pity more than anything.

It's a sad story indeed, and we can only hope the further tests turn out well for him. A very slim chance.

Sunset of Age
05-09-2009, 07:28 PM
There are actually checks for alcohol level during in competition test for some sports http://www.wada-ama.org/rtecontent/document/2009_Prohibited_List_ENG_Final_20_Sept_08.pdf

Yep. And for those playing mind sports, you can't even have coffee. :o

Gretchen.
05-09-2009, 07:31 PM
I don't think he would come back.

No he would definitely not come back......

Surcouf
05-09-2009, 07:32 PM
Even 2 years wouldn't be that long. He is still young and with all the wildcards he would get, he would be back in the top 100 in no time.

Is Gasquet enough motivated? Is he loving tennis enough right now? I am not sure.

Sapeod
05-09-2009, 07:33 PM
weed is awesome, and i say legalise all drugs, heck even performance enhancers. the better performance from athletes the better, let all use them, then its an even playing field.
Super :retard:

Avon
05-09-2009, 07:35 PM
When I watch Nadal I would swear he has a crack problem the way he keeps pulling at his ring:haha:

ChinoRios4Ever
05-09-2009, 07:37 PM
Cya Richie

roberthenman
05-09-2009, 07:37 PM
Gasquet :confused::confused::confused:

sphiie
05-09-2009, 07:40 PM
Well actually a lot of people start taking stuff because they're not happy with the situation they're in. It's not an excuse, but it is at least understandable (at least to me it is) that someone being under huge pressure from expectations etc., like Gasquet obviously always has been, seeks his/her refuge in drugs or alcohol. So I think he deserves pity more than anything.

It's a sad story indeed, and we can only hope the further tests turn out well for him. A very slim chance.

that's why i'm sad... because of this useless pressure since he was 9... so sad :sad::sad:

Corey Feldman
05-09-2009, 07:44 PM
unreal, no wonder he won when he beat Muzza in Paris Bercy in 2007 .. he was doped up

i want that result reversed and the TMC should be replayed again with Murray in it

iriraz
05-09-2009, 07:46 PM
I wonder if it`s a coincidence that both Gasquet and Tom Boonen are caught with cocaine and the news comes on the same day.

sphiie
05-09-2009, 07:48 PM
unreal, no wonder he won when he beat Muzza in Paris Bercy in 2007 .. he was doped up

i want that result reversed and the TMC should be replayed again with Murray in it

When Richard played against Andy in paris bercy 2007, I was in the crowd, enjoying to see Richard playing so well (except for the 2nd set:) ) with the public's support because he was in HIS country.

But at this moment, he wasn't doped!!!!!

Schu
05-09-2009, 07:51 PM
Sad to see :sad: but he's been troubled for some time.

I love the guy and would be as big a fan of his as ever if he pulls through this but I just don't see him getting over this hurdle. What ever the final results of the drug test which has a very slim chance of being anything but positive, he'd have yet one more burden to carry around and I'm afraid that would tip him over the edge. SHIT!!!!!!!!

Johnny Groove
05-09-2009, 07:54 PM
I've done both cocaine and weed.

Weed is an absolutely harmless "drug" and has ZERO effect on one's well-being. Alcohol is waaaay more dangerous and yet its the one that's legal.

Cocaine, though, that shit ruins lives. Cocaine causes rational people to turn into completely different people and is far more dangerous than people seem to think. There is a reason cocaine is known as the "Devil's dandruff".

As for Richie, he needs help. I don't know if this was a one-off thing at some Miami party (where coke is about as common as stilettos), or if its an addiction, but it doesn't look good for Gasquet.

I only hope he can get his life in order because he is a good person and I hate seeing people succumb to drugs.

Sunset of Age
05-09-2009, 07:54 PM
Sad to see :sad: but he's been troubled for some time.

I love the guy and would be as big a fan of his as ever if he pulls through this but I just don't see him getting over this hurdle. What ever the final results of the drug test which has a very slim chance of being anything but positive, he'd have yet one more burden to carry around and I'm afraid that would tip him over the edge. SHIT!!!!!!!!

Perhaps a forced ban from the tour for a while might even help him regroup and help him deal with his problems - as he's always been under such big pressure from all those expectations set on him, it might be a good thing to fly under the radar for a while...
I try to keep positive. :)

vincayou
05-09-2009, 07:57 PM
It always cracked me up that they only manage to catch guys taking recreational drugs, and try and use them as example against doping.

Richie, I hope it was some good one.

fast_clay
05-09-2009, 08:03 PM
yeah groove dude... cocaine is a drug only ar$eholes can fully appreciate...

superslam77
05-09-2009, 08:05 PM
It always cracked me up that they only manage to catch guys taking recreational drugs, and try and use them as example against doping.

Richie, I hope it was some good one.

yep a shame they catch some poor bastard taking weed instead of searching the top players for dna doping and advanced peds :o.

HeretiC
05-09-2009, 08:05 PM
So long Richard, that BH will be missed. :sad:

Mateya
05-09-2009, 08:07 PM
:spit: :spit:
WTF Richie...No wonder that his tennis went downill in last couple of years if he really was taking this shit.

"In addition to irritability, mood disturbances, restlessness, paranoia, and auditory hallucinations, cocaine use can cause several dangerous physical conditions. It can lead to disturbances in heart rhythm and heart attacks, as well as chest pains or even respiratory failure. In addition, strokes, seizures and headaches are common in heavy users.
Cocaine can often cause reduced food intake, many chronic users lose their appetite and can experience severe malnutrition and significant weight loss."

I hope he took it just once. :confused:

Guy Haines
05-09-2009, 08:08 PM
yep a shame they catch some poor bastard taking weed instead of searching the top players for dna doping and advanced peds :o.

You couldn't resist, could you? You take predictability to new levels. :yawn::yawn::yawn:

Bazooka
05-09-2009, 08:08 PM
That explains it all, I guess.

Avon
05-09-2009, 08:10 PM
It would be a shame to ban him when you see your favourite drawn against him you just think oh a Bye. Who has he got in the next round

rafa_maniac
05-09-2009, 08:10 PM
Can someone explain why pot and cocaine carry such stringent rules with them? Are they listed as "performance enhancing" :retard:? If not, is the issue that they are illegal and say, alcohol, is not? If that's the case shouldn't this be a matter for the concerned authorities, not the tennis federation, just the same if Gasquet was caught shop lifting or something else illegal?

Lullaby
05-09-2009, 08:10 PM
Total waste of talent if true - He could have made it right to the top

He never did recover properly from that Mind F**k*** defeat at wimbledon to Muzza imo

MrChopin
05-09-2009, 08:14 PM
Whether or not the use of weed is philosophically consistent, enforceable by the ATP, or worthy of punishment by law is irrelevant here... Gasquet knew it was against the rules and it looks like he chose to break them anyway. In general, I find it confounding when professional athletes do things like this. How much of his life has Gasquet spent on tennis? How much of that work will now be lost because he wanted a high? The idiocy to sacrifice so much is so stupid. I try to have sympathy, but how does one go about making the decision to threaten so much of what they have worked for? Is it a lack of appreciation for how gifted they are?

Sunset of Age
05-09-2009, 08:15 PM
Can someone explain why pot and cocaine carry such stringent rules with them? Are they listed as "performance enhancing" :retard:? If not, is the issue that they are illegal and say, alcohol, is not? If that's the case shouldn't this be a matter for the concerned authorities, not the tennis federation, just the same if Gasquet was caught shop lifting or something else illegal?

Cocaine can indeed be 'performance enhancing', it stimulates the user's concentration, for instance (that's why it used to be rather popular among chess & bridge players ;)). Pot is most definitely NOT performance enhancing, but well... it's an illegal drug, and I guess it's more of a PC move to put it on the WADA list than anything else. And as tennis is an olympic sport, it's the WADA list that decides which stuff is banned and which is not.

Alcohol is banned as well as far as I know. Also not really performance enhancing, eh.
Unless your job is writing BS on internet forums. :lol:

Deboogle!.
05-09-2009, 08:18 PM
Can someone explain why pot and cocaine carry such stringent rules with them? Are they listed as "performance enhancing" :retard:? If not, is the issue that they are illegal and say, alcohol, is not? If that's the case shouldn't this be a matter for the concerned authorities, not the tennis federation, just the same if Gasquet was caught shop lifting or something else illegal?Well, alcohol is a depressant. I can't imagine why anyone would want to play tennis drunk. Stimulants on the other hand, can give people euphoric feelings, make them forget pain, give them extra energy, etc. So they may not be performance-enchancing like steroids, they can enhance performance in, say, one particular match, if you are playing under the influence you may be able to more easily push through pain or tiredness simply b/c you're too high to feel it. In practicality, it's hard to imagine someone on cocaine being able to play well because it's not just a stimulant, it messes up a whole bunch of stuff too, but I can certainly see why WADA prohibits it.

Richard has always struck me as very unhappy. I don't know why, but sometimes you just see things in people's faces. I, too, pity him. I hope he finds whatever inner peace and happiness he's looking for and that this was just a one-off mistake.

Sapeod
05-09-2009, 08:19 PM
Cocaine can indeed be 'performance enhancing', it stimulates the user's concentration, for instance (that's why it used to be rather popular among chess & bridge players ;)). Pot is most definitely NOT performance enhancing, but well... it's an illegal drug, and I guess it's more of a PC move to put it on the WADA list than anything else. And as tennis is an olympic sport, it's the WADA list that decides which stuff is banned and which is not.

Alcohol is banned as well as far as I know. Also not really performance enhancing, eh.
Unless your job is writing BS on internet forums. :lol:

I guess most of the people on here take alcohol for a living then.

Johnny Groove
05-09-2009, 08:19 PM
Whether or not the legality of weed is philosophically consistent is irrelevant here... Gasquet knew it was against the rules and it looks like he chose to break them anyway. In general, I find it confounding when professional athletes do things like this. How much of his life has Gasquet spent on tennis? How much of that work will now be lost because he wanted a high? The idiocy to sacrifice so much is so stupid. I try to have sympathy, but how does one go about making the decision to threaten so much of what they have worked for? Is it a lack of appreciation for how gifted they are?

That's not it at all. Richie is clearly a soft-hearted guy. He's had to deal with massive expectations since he was 9 year old. The guy just doesn't seem to have the rock-hard personality needed to deal with it.

I know what dark place someone must be in in their personal life to try this, especially athletes. I'm not condoning what he did, not at all, but I think we all need to be more understanding of Gasquet and his current mental state (as well as possible depression) before passing judgement.

Avon
05-09-2009, 08:19 PM
Can someone explain why pot and cocaine carry such stringent rules with them? Are they listed as "performance enhancing" :retard:? If not, is the issue that they are illegal and say, alcohol, is not? If that's the case shouldn't this be a matter for the concerned authorities, not the tennis federation, just the same if Gasquet was caught shop lifting or something else illegal?

If you ever talked to a cocaine or cannabis user they bore you to death, for this alone a ban and a kick in the nads is not punishment enough

Sunset of Age
05-09-2009, 08:20 PM
That's not it at all. Richie is clearly a soft-hearted guy. He's had to deal with massive expectations since he was 9 year old. The guy just doesn't seem to have the rock-hard personality needed to deal with it.

I know what dark place someone must be in in their personal life to try this, especially athletes. I'm not condoning what he did, not at all, but I think we all need to be more understanding of Gasquet and his current mental state (as well as possible depression) before passing judgement.

Exactly.

Regenbogen
05-09-2009, 08:20 PM
wtf, I wonder if it was a one time thing or if he'd just avoided getting caught before. either way it sucks; I've always kind of hoped he'd get his shit together at some point and now it's looking even less like he ever will.

anon57
05-09-2009, 08:22 PM
Can someone explain why pot and cocaine carry such stringent rules with them? Are they listed as "performance enhancing" :retard:? If not, is the issue that they are illegal and say, alcohol, is not? If that's the case shouldn't this be a matter for the concerned authorities, not the tennis federation, just the same if Gasquet was caught shop lifting or something else illegal?Like Stupid Dream said because tennis is an Olympic sport they're subject to the WADA rules. WADA has both cocaine and weed on their prohibited substances list for cocaine and weed it can only lead to bans if they are found during in competition tests. Cocaine is counted as a stimulant though I have a hard time imagining that cocaine makes you a better tennis player. And alcohol is also probihited in certain sports under the WADA code.

Garson007
05-09-2009, 08:24 PM
Gasquet apparently says that he has not took cocaine voluntary. Maybe there is a little hope in that.
I'm sorry, did someone tie him down and feed him coke? Didn't know Gasguet was into the whole BDSM thing as well - this guy is deep.

Geo
05-09-2009, 08:25 PM
:o :tape:

not really a fan of Gasquet, but I hope this isn't true.

1st Hingis and now this...:help:

Byrd
05-09-2009, 08:27 PM
Is alcohol prohibited in tennis?

KarlyM
05-09-2009, 08:27 PM
Is this for real? I find it hard to believe. :confused:

I hope this is not true... :unsure:

Sapeod
05-09-2009, 08:28 PM
That's not it at all. Richie is clearly a soft-hearted guy. He's had to deal with massive expectations since he was 9 year old. The guy just doesn't seem to have the rock-hard personality needed to deal with it.

I know what dark place someone must be in in their personal life to try this, especially athletes. I'm not condoning what he did, not at all, but I think we all need to be more understanding of Gasquet and his current mental state (as well as possible depression) before passing judgement.
I agree. The guy gets too much shit for not winning a fucking grand slam FFS. Winning one is almost impossible right now unless you're one of the top 4.

Lopez
05-09-2009, 08:32 PM
Yep. Would you believe it, in my sport (which is a mind sport), even COFFEE is limited to two cups a day, and YES, you do get tested on caffeine. Too much = ban.



I hope so as well. If he did take it, that would be incredibly stupid indeed.

What sport is your sport? Chess?

Sunset of Age
05-09-2009, 08:33 PM
What sport is your sport? Chess?

I'm a bridge player. Just below national level. :cool:

Henry Chinaski
05-09-2009, 08:34 PM
gasquet should get rewarded for getting tennis in the news.

Garson007
05-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Whether or not the use of weed is philosophically consistent, enforceable by the ATP, or worthy of punishment by law is irrelevant here... Gasquet knew it was against the rules and it looks like he chose to break them anyway. In general, I find it confounding when professional athletes do things like this. How much of his life has Gasquet spent on tennis? How much of that work will now be lost because he wanted a high? The idiocy to sacrifice so much is so stupid. I try to have sympathy, but how does one go about making the decision to threaten so much of what they have worked for? Is it a lack of appreciation for how gifted they are?
You've never done anything illegal or something which might make you lose your job?

Surely these people who appear on your TV screen every now and then are indeed people, not some sort of superhero who has defeated the act of being human. Indeed, I do not support Safin - he doesn't give a fuck about tennis, this however does not make me question his intellegance.

The choices I, you and everbody else makes, might be right or wrong choices, but they are our choices and nobody but ourselves would have to justify them without being scrutinised under a magnifying glass.

Surcouf
05-09-2009, 08:38 PM
I agree. The guy gets too much shit for not winning a fucking grand slam FFS. Winning one is almost impossible right now unless you're one of the top 4.

Yes, last year he gave an interview and had hard words about the tennis world. He said that tennis was a "sport à la con" and that he had thought to stop his career at one point in 2004. He said that people does not realize how hard it was to be number 8 in the world and that he was conscious to have disappointed in France.

He was maybe depressed. And that's why I am not sure that he could rebounce if the ban is too long.

kai.
05-09-2009, 08:39 PM
Omg,
Xd

Garson007
05-09-2009, 08:39 PM
I'm a bridge player. Just below national level. :cool:
:yeah: Bridge is awesome.

Macbrother
05-09-2009, 08:42 PM
You've never done anything illegal or something which might make you lose your job?

Surely these people who appear on your TV screen every now and then are indeed people, not some sort of superhero who has defeated the act of being human. Indeed, I do not support Safin - he doesn't give a fuck about tennis, this however does not make me question is intellegance.

The choices I, you and everbody else makes, might be right or wrong choices, but they are our choices and nobody but ourselves would have to justify them without being scrutinised under a magnifying glass.

This is a bit of truth here, and personally I don't blame him at all, if someone wants to get high for a bit, more power to them as long as they keep it under control; but there's still a different standard, whether it's fair or not. As a professional athlete, you have to make certain sacrifices. One of these is not using recreational drugs, plain and simple. You get to reap incredible rewards, you must be prepared to make those sacrifices for them.

Garson007
05-09-2009, 08:44 PM
This is a bit of truth here, and personally I don't blame him at all, if someone wants to get high for a bit, more power to them as long as they keep it under control; but there's still a different standard, whether it's fair or not. As a professional athlete, you have to make certain sacrifices. One of these is not using recreational drugs, plain and simple. You get to reap incredible rewards, you must be prepared to make those sacrifices for them.
This is of course very true. I doubt that he really wants to be a professional athlete. It's more like he has been pushed in that direction for all of his life.

Bazooka
05-09-2009, 08:45 PM
Wadler, who used to be the U.S. Open's head doctor, said that although cocaine is generally not thought of as a performance-enhancing drug, it theoretically could help.

"The acute effects of cocaine probably, overall, would impair and not enhance performance. But within a two-hour window, you may actually have some enhancement -- overcoming fatigue, reaction time, and so on," said Wadler, an associate professor of medicine at New York University and a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=3089841

Avon
05-09-2009, 08:46 PM
Yes, last year he gave an interview and had hard words about the tennis world. He said that tennis was a "sport à la con" and that he had thought to stop his career at one point in 2004. He said that people does not realize how hard it was to be number 8 in the world and that he was conscious to have disappointed in France.

He was maybe depressed. And that's why I am not sure that he could rebounce if the ban is too long.

Looks like he will not be worrying about being No.8 any time soon
:wavey:

Eliande
05-09-2009, 08:46 PM
Is gasquet gonna have to through that thing with the Plastic cup and a porn mag?

Don't really think he's a sperm donor...:)

Sunset of Age
05-09-2009, 08:47 PM
This is of course very true. I doubt that he really wants to be a professional athlete. It's more like he has been pushed in that direction for all of his life.

It looks like that, indeed. From what I've heard/read, he's been bullied into playing tennis from a very early age by his dad. :o
I don't think it's a coincidence that the top two players of this moment have parents who never pushed their kid at all, but who have just been supportive of their son's own choices.

Byrd
05-09-2009, 08:51 PM
This might actually benefit him if he gets a ban, as it would allow him to pursue other things that he wouldn't of been able to do whilst on the tour, and also have a hard look at himself, to see whether going back to the tour after doing other activities would be in his own interest.

Sunset of Age
05-09-2009, 08:53 PM
This might actually benefit him if he gets a ban, as it would allow him to pursue other things that he wouldn't of been able to do whilst on the tour, and also have a hard look at himself, to see whether going back to the tour after doing other activities would be in his own interest.

Yes, I think so as well. Hopefully he'll get a three months ban, and not a two years one, as I doubt he'd be able to come back after such a long term.

scoobs
05-09-2009, 08:54 PM
I'll wait for this to be confirmed with the B sample and for some comment from his team, but if this is true it's shocking - and very very stupid.

l_mac
05-09-2009, 08:55 PM
What an idiot.

ORGASMATRON
05-09-2009, 09:00 PM
He should get banned for life if he was sniffing coke. Weed should be 3 months. No wonder this guy stinks mentally.

Vinceten
05-09-2009, 09:02 PM
That is so dumb of him! :( But at least it's not steroid, I still think that they shouldn't ban player for Cannabis at leaast lol, perhaps cocaine, but well anyway it has nothing to do with the sport..anyway that's not what he needed right now:sad: Not surprised though, if you remember his striptease in a bar few years ago lol

ORGASMATRON
05-09-2009, 09:05 PM
It looks like that, indeed. From what I've heard/read, he's been bullied into playing tennis from a very early age by his dad. :o
I don't think it's a coincidence that the top two players of this moment have parents who never pushed their kid at all, but who have just been supportive of their son's own choices.

Mmm if thats the case i feel sorry for him. It seems to be the case as well. Poor guy.

richie21
05-09-2009, 09:16 PM
I'm not that surprised by that new.
I think that it just confirms that Gasquet has some inner issues.
I 've often questionned his dedication to tennis(how many times have we seen happy on the court?) and especially how much he really wanted to become a tennis player and live the life he is actually living.
He seems to be one of those childs who was forced to do things he perhaps didn't necessarly want by his parents and whose life then turned out pretty badly.

frenchie
05-09-2009, 09:17 PM
lol:spit:

are you sure he wasn't tested positive for poppers:tape:

richie21
05-09-2009, 09:20 PM
Well, alcohol is a depressant. I can't imagine why anyone would want to play tennis drunk. Stimulants on the other hand, can give people euphoric feelings, make them forget pain, give them extra energy, etc. So they may not be performance-enchancing like steroids, they can enhance performance in, say, one particular match, if you are playing under the influence you may be able to more easily push through pain or tiredness simply b/c you're too high to feel it. In practicality, it's hard to imagine someone on cocaine being able to play well because it's not just a stimulant, it messes up a whole bunch of stuff too, but I can certainly see why WADA prohibits it.

Richard has always struck me as very unhappy. I don't know why, but sometimes you just see things in people's faces. I, too, pity him. I hope he finds whatever inner peace and happiness he's looking for and that this was just a one-off mistake.


Completely agree with you there.

morningglory
05-09-2009, 09:24 PM
well, bye bye... he wasnt playing that great recently anyways :shrug:
You do the drugs, you face the consequences :shrug: He'll probably just retire like Hingis now

TomekPoland
05-09-2009, 09:25 PM
Thats Not True.

star
05-09-2009, 09:28 PM
If they had tested for weed in my day, no one would be there for tournaments.

Ditto for cocaine.

I've done both cocaine and weed.

Weed is an absolutely harmless "drug" and has ZERO effect on one's well-being. Alcohol is waaaay more dangerous and yet its the one that's legal.

Cocaine, though, that shit ruins lives. Cocaine causes rational people to turn into completely different people and is far more dangerous than people seem to think. There is a reason cocaine is known as the "Devil's dandruff".

As for Richie, he needs help. I don't know if this was a one-off thing at some Miami party (where coke is about as common as stilettos), or if its an addiction, but it doesn't look good for Gasquet.

I only hope he can get his life in order because he is a good person and I hate seeing people succumb to drugs.

Cocaine is definitely a dangerous drug. I tend to disagree that marijuana has no effect on one's well being. When people smoke all the time -- I mean throughout the day, it tends to deaden them.

But I agree that excessive alcohol use is much more dangerous to one's own health and also to the lives of innocent bystanders.

If you ever talked to a cocaine or cannabis user they bore you to death, for this alone a ban and a kick in the nads is not punishment enough

Very true -- but also true of all drugs taken to excess. It's not very pleasant to talk to a drunk person -- you know unless you are in the same state.

I guess I have never understood the attraction of marijuana. It's boring to me. And I've also gotten sick to my stomach and vomited for hours because of it. But I think that I don't get the same kick out of any drug that some people do. I don't like opiates (vomiting) and I don't enjoy being drunk.

CooCooCachoo
05-09-2009, 09:30 PM
It's hardly performance-enhancing, so I don't see why the ban should be so strict, but of course Gasquet should have known better.

FedFan_2007
05-09-2009, 09:31 PM
Cocaine is not performance enhancing at all. Why can't the tour just leave the guys alone who just want a little weekend enjoyment?

Kiedis
05-09-2009, 09:32 PM
Cocaine does affect performance. Overrides feeling tired and gives a strong sense of self confidence to their consumers.

Roddickominator
05-09-2009, 09:34 PM
Cocaine does affect performance. Overrides feeling tired and gives a strong sense of self confidence to their consumers.

Lol, you tried it while playing tennis?

star
05-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Lol, you tried it while playing tennis?

Have you?

~*BGT*~
05-09-2009, 09:37 PM
Cocaine does affect performance. Overrides feeling tired and gives a strong sense of self confidence to their consumers.

If that's true, Gasquet must be taking anti-cocaine. :o

Kiedis
05-09-2009, 09:38 PM
Lol, you tried it while playing tennis?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaine#Effects_and_health_issues

Roddickominator
05-09-2009, 09:41 PM
Have you?

Never tried the stuff.

Kiedis
05-09-2009, 09:49 PM
Cocaine is often very attractive to all people who have low self-esteem or that they want to avoid feeling tired (executives, for example). Unfortunately Spain is a leading global consumer and its effects are well known by almost everyone, consumers and not consumers :awww:

zeleni
05-09-2009, 09:53 PM
Cocaine is often very attractive to all people who have low self-esteem or that they want to avoid feeling tired (executives, for example). Unfortunately Spain is a leading global consumer and its effects are well known by almost everyone, consumers and not consumers :awww:

I thought America was the biggest consumer.

FedFan_2007
05-09-2009, 09:55 PM
All Roddick fans are already high on dumb.

zagro
05-09-2009, 09:56 PM
I feel sorry for Gasquet. Players should not get banned for using recreational drugs. Do they get banned if they evade taxes or commit other offences unrelated to the sport?
(by the way, thanks to the prohibitionists for trying to improve the life of drug users by putting them in jail or making them lose their jobs, etc... you really make a lot of sense and spend our tax money very wisely) :rolleyes:

sphiie
05-09-2009, 10:02 PM
... I'm still shocked by this news. I have to admit it, but I can't really realize. Oh no, that's a nightmare :( I feel so bad...

Roddickominator
05-09-2009, 10:08 PM
All Roddick fans are already high on dumb.

LOLOLOL SO FUNNY

You fail at humor....please try again. Or not.

the graduate
05-09-2009, 10:11 PM
Thats why he is not playing a lot he is busy doping..he is a dope fiend my goodness French s golden boy cannot do that.I think the french will catch another doper this season..just to compensate for their loss:rolleyes:

sphiie
05-09-2009, 10:15 PM
Thats why he is not playing a lot he is busy doping..he is a dope fiend my goodness French s golden boy cannot do that.I think the french will catch another doper this season..just to compensate for their loss:rolleyes:

that's not funny. really not.

Kitty de Sade
05-09-2009, 10:18 PM
I hope he isn't banned for the full stretch- but a shockingly poor career move if it's proven to be true.

NyGeL
05-09-2009, 10:21 PM
told you tennis was corrupt you naive people

:dance: celebrate good times comeon! :yippee:

:sport: 1 Y.M.C.A bites the dust... the new anti doping system is here to stay :D

this is not a drug that improves your stamina or fitness. This is stupid and reactionary.

Bazooka
05-09-2009, 10:25 PM
As I posted earlier, the opinion of WADA doctors is that it can enhance performance for two hours. Reaction time, fatigue, confidence, are affected. Of course it would ruin your career to be a frequent user, but maybe it could decide a final.

Even if there are doubts about it enhancing performance, it should be banned. And two years is an adequate punishment for Gasquet. It doesn't make me happy in the least, but he's earned several million dollars so far so he will have many more opportunities in life than others that have lost their jobs due to cocaine.

zlaja777
05-09-2009, 10:30 PM
If this is true his carrer is dead...

shotgun
05-09-2009, 10:30 PM
Everything makes sense now, Gasquet is selling his body to Lagardere in exchange of coke!!! :tape:

Seriously now, Coke is performance-enhancing only if you snort it during a changeover. The effect wears out very quickly.

Daniel
05-09-2009, 10:34 PM
Sad. very sad.

*snowflake*
05-09-2009, 10:38 PM
I just can't believe this...I will need it confirmed, signed and sealed for my mind to start processing it...it's Richie for God's sake!

safinalium
05-09-2009, 10:47 PM
I'm really shocked (if its true)....Of course a lot of people take drugs just to try it and to get high without being addicts but its a shame when famous people with good reputation do it. Gasquet is a public figure after all and being aware of this, he is not allowed to risk everything just for feeling blessed for a couple of hours. I mean consciously or not, many will change their opinion of him after hearing this....

Chris Seahorse
05-09-2009, 11:06 PM
Weed users should be arrested, not banned.

Oh yes you sure have some brilliant ideas. I just love the thought of my tax money going towards keeping 1000s upon 1000s of pot users in prison. Inspirational. Things like this will really make the world a better to place.

Actually I have a better idea. Let's put idiots in prison. Not all idiots. Only extreme examples of idiocy. Such as you GlennMirnyi. :rolleyes:

~*BGT*~
05-09-2009, 11:08 PM
As I posted earlier, the opinion of WADA doctors is that it can enhance performance for two hours. Reaction time, fatigue, confidence, are affected. Of course it would ruin your career to be a frequent user, but maybe it could decide a final.

Even if there are doubts about it enhancing performance, it should be banned. And two years is an adequate punishment for Gasquet. It doesn't make me happy in the least, but he's earned several million dollars so far so he will have many more opportunities in life than others that have lost their jobs due to cocaine.

The thing is, I don't see Richard winning any GS, MS, or any titles period. :tape:

Ilovetheblues_86
05-09-2009, 11:11 PM
The thing is, I don't see Richard winning any GS, MS, or any titles period. :tape:

He had the talent.
But not the will.
Very stupid of using cocaine.
Now face the consequences.
We will support you if you stop doing that, find a therapeut and try to have fun in others aspects of life, because is a nice guy and deserves to be happy, playing tennis or not.

Bilbo
05-09-2009, 11:17 PM
shows you that Gasquet hasn't a professional attitude at all. but I'm not surprised at all. he always showed that kind of attitude oncourt.

even a normal person shouldn't take cocaine or cannabis let alone an athlete.

pathetic richard

why,marat,why?
05-09-2009, 11:21 PM
LOLOLOL SO FUNNY

You fail at humor....please try again. Or not.

Pretty sure it wasn't humor. Pretty sure it's fact.

Titi
05-09-2009, 11:21 PM
Wow! First time I read the story....

Very disappointing....

Time Violation
05-09-2009, 11:24 PM
even a normal person shouldn't take cocaine or cannabis let alone an athlete.



:yeah:

luie
05-09-2009, 11:26 PM
why richie why ?

Ilovetheblues_86
05-09-2009, 11:27 PM
At least he's cooler now. :rolleyes:

Roddickominator
05-09-2009, 11:31 PM
Pretty sure it wasn't humor. Pretty sure it's fact.

It was a poor attempt at humor....and wasn't funny. So I guess you're right in a sense, it wasn't humor.

Your other barb is pathetic....get a life Safin fan, and don't kill yourself when he retires after getting dominated by someone like Roddick, or even better, Santoro in his farewell tournament.

guptaji
05-09-2009, 11:36 PM
Oh yes you sure have some brilliant ideas. I just love the thought of my tax money going towards keeping 1000s upon 1000s of pot users in prison. Inspirational. Things like this will really make the world a better to place.

Actually I have a better idea. Let's put idiots in prison. Not all idiots. Only extreme examples of idiocy. Such as you GlennMirnyi. :rolleyes:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Kraxths
05-09-2009, 11:48 PM
Weed users should be arrested, not banned.

I ve been reading that you are an idiot, but now you have proven it yourself

morgan305
05-09-2009, 11:51 PM
richard career is behing him... A guy full of talents but the mental was never there. Pathetic !

cocrcici
05-10-2009, 12:14 AM
:mad:

SheepleBuster
05-10-2009, 12:52 AM
It looks like.

Not confirmed. Apparently cocaine or cannabis. The article says that he could be suspended 3 months, and if this is confirmed, he will miss Roland Garros.

http://www.rmc.fr/edito/sport/77917/richard-gasquet-controle-positif/


L'equipe confirms the information. It's cocaine.



He could face a ban for 2 years. Gasquet denies that he has took voluntary this drug and should do an hair test to show that he is not a regular user.

Anything more than 3 months and Gasquet may as well look for a new job. Such a promising career is now going to be stained with drug use no matter how well he does.

~*BGT*~
05-10-2009, 01:09 AM
He had the talent.
But not the will.
Very stupid of using cocaine.
Now face the consequences.
We will support you if you stop doing that, find a therapeut and try to have fun in others aspects of life, because is a nice guy and deserves to be happy, playing tennis or not.

What I mean is, if cocaine has some sort of performance enhancing qualities, how come he hasn't performed better? :confused:

MarcelaTauro
05-10-2009, 01:20 AM
What?? :eek: :rolleyes:
Now I would like to hear Puerta comments about L'equipe :lol:

littleash
05-10-2009, 02:03 AM
gasquet. :rolleyes:

garnetti
05-10-2009, 02:09 AM
did he get from those cheerleaders he was dancing with at miami?

power to him

Clay Death
05-10-2009, 02:11 AM
Not like it was performance enhancing.

affirmative. just a rich gringo experimenting with things on recreational basis.

no big deal. he will pay a small price/pealty and life goes on. its not like he is ever going to amount to anything in the sport anyway.

tiffanykatya
05-10-2009, 02:28 AM
Oh My God!!:rolleyes::mad::sad:

Argenbrit
05-10-2009, 02:36 AM
WTF Richie. :confused:

Davodus
05-10-2009, 02:42 AM
:speakles:

Pfloyd
05-10-2009, 02:56 AM
:confused:

Having had such experiences before, I would suspect that cocaine would make Gasquet more energetic and enthusiastic when he plays tennis....

Being libertarian in the issue of Drugs, I don't see this as an awful crime, however it also must be stated that cocaine has a very negative social stigma attached to it, as well as obvious bad health effects.

I'm sad he got caught, but I also sad it was with cocaine.

Good luck Richie and may you get in better health and get rid of this bad reputation.

:)

meihaditalab
05-10-2009, 03:23 AM
this is jokes!!!! ALLEZZ Gasquet. ahhaha

rocketassist
05-10-2009, 03:23 AM
And?

He's gone out to have fun and he's snorted a bit of beak, what's the problem?

Least Richard knows how to enjoy himself when he's out.

jmsx521
05-10-2009, 03:26 AM
Man, who gives a shit. So he smokes a joint every once in a while. Alot more important news/changes we need in tennis, rather than banning guys for betting peanuts on football matches and smoking some weed.

...I hate the band-aid across-the-board banning of drugs including over the counter cough syrup, rash ointments, and pretty much any drug they can think of. How does this help sport? Give me a break.

...Being libertarian in the issue of Drugs, I don't see this as an awful crime, however it also must be stated that cocaine has a very negative social stigma attached to it, as well as obvious bad health effects.

I'm sad he got caught, but I also sad it was with cocaine.

Good luck Richie and may you get in better health and get rid of this bad reputation.

:)

The rules are so puritanical, and they make such a big deal out of it... and you're hearing this from a person who hasn't seen drugs in his entire life, nor will ever see or try drugs.

Next maybe they should ban Safin for attempting to climb one of the highest mountains in the world, which was going to deprive his brain from oxygen, thus killing as many brain cells as Gasquet killed in his brain.

There are a lot worse criminals and crimes happening daily that people overlook... and look what they are picking on!

MisterQ
05-10-2009, 03:30 AM
Many bastions of Old School Serve and Volley tennis loved a good snort now and then -- and again and again.


Snort and volley. Those were the days.

jmsx521
05-10-2009, 03:34 AM
... now people won't look him from a good eye, that's really sad and waste...Certainly not me: I will still look at him and say That Backhand! When I hear Gasquet and Hingis, I don't think Oh My God, Drugs: Stay away from these two... instead, I think tennis!

case
05-10-2009, 03:45 AM
Certainly not me: I will still look at him and say That Backhand! When I hear Gasquet and Hingis, I don't think Oh My God, Drugs: Stay away from these two... instead, I think tennis!


and great tennis at that. this just makes me sick

ryan23
05-10-2009, 03:47 AM
No wonder he hasent done anything for ages, he was talked about the next big thing, the only next big thing he is interested in is a line :)

azza
05-10-2009, 03:47 AM
i prefer pills tbh but each to there own

Florida
05-10-2009, 04:16 AM
Too bad! I am sure in a couple of years when he is older he will understand what he did wrong?!

Drugs are drugs and in my opinion he is guilty and should take full responsibility! We are talking about a professional tennis player, a professional athlete that should serve as an example to future generations, not only with achievements but also portraying a positive image as a sports figure to the young generations. What kind of image he or any other professional athlete for that matter can portray if he is using drugs? I believe a 3 month ban is a very modest and kind penalty for a professional tennis player using drugs. Tennnis is a career/profession for a tennis player. In the real world, an employee working for a company with a well-defined strict drug policy can loose its job if he tests positive for being under the influence of drugs when random drug tests are performed!!!!! Now here we are, talking about professional tennis players that make millions and it looks like the millions they earn contribute to a irresponsible behavior. A good example what lots of money can do to a young talented professional athlete!

Too bad for Richie. He is one talented player and I hope he will find the strength to overcome this situation and come back more mature and stronger then ever to reach his full tennis potential. Ultimately, that is what life is all about you should learn from your mistakes and I hope he does. On the bright side, he should be happy to have a second chance, because in the real, ordinary world that usually is not the case.

why,marat,why?
05-10-2009, 04:20 AM
Next maybe they should ban Safin for attempting to climb one of the highest mountains in the world, which was going to deprive his brain from oxygen, thus killing as many brain cells as Gasquet killed in his brain.


Marat seems to have lost more than just his brain cells on that faithful climb...

case
05-10-2009, 04:27 AM
Marat seems to have lost more than just his brain cells on that faithful climb...

but i loved all the pics that came from it! safin having tea, at the base camp...
i probably enjoyed it as much as he did!

but it was a nutty move on his part.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-10-2009, 04:33 AM
What I mean is, if cocaine has some sort of performance enhancing qualities, how come he hasn't performed better? :confused:

It has? Even if it has, he didn´t used for performance enhancing, I think. Is probably considered a drug in sports to show sports must be very clean.
He will probably learn about this episode, sit was clearsomething wasn´t right with him recently, he could have achieved more.

Guy Haines
05-10-2009, 05:22 AM
did he get from those cheerleaders he was dancing with at miami?

I was just going to post that. Coincidentally or not, he was doing promo stuff right around the same time he pulled out of the tournament. Miami is where he tested positive.

Those pictures -- high kicks and all -- would be a perfect fit in this thread. :help: He looks a mess in them.

Who knows what the real story is with Gasquet. I'm not even sure he knows.

Time away from tennis might actually be good for him, both as a person and as an athlete if he ever tried to come back. But he'd have to use the time to get himself sorted.

finishingmove
05-10-2009, 05:25 AM
i hope this helps him find some motivation to come back strong...

either that or he's probably "finished"...

vamosinator
05-10-2009, 05:34 AM
I don't like french tennis players, I don't remember ever wanting to see one play.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-10-2009, 05:42 AM
I don't like french tennis players, I don't remember ever wanting to see one play.

I like your sincerity, so I'm going to be sincere :secret: I don't like spanish tennis players either, I think they only can play good on clay, and I think this really annoying, the only spanish plater I once liked was Corretja. :hug:
Hum, I feel relieved.

yomike
05-10-2009, 06:28 AM
Anyone here know how long he could be ban?

Oh! Richard:o. I really hope to see you back stronger in two years.

Cloudygirl
05-10-2009, 06:33 AM
Anyone here know how long he could be ban?

I don't know for tennis doping. For cycling they seem to get lesser penalties if it is outside competition. He didn't play Miami so hopefully this was, am hoping thats the case and he gets less than Hingis's 2 years. He needs to rethink his lifestyle at best. Even if (and I'm not sure how the hell this would happen) he ingested something unknowingly, he must have put himself in a situation where that was possible. He needs to party less.

Polikarpov
05-10-2009, 07:19 AM
Anyone here know how long he could be ban?

Oh! Richard:o. I really hope to see you back stronger in two years.

Well Hingis got a two-year ban from the ITF. So Gasquet could and should also get a two-year ban if the second sample turned out to be positive. It would be kinda unfair if Gasquet received a shorter ban.

anon57
05-10-2009, 07:30 AM
Well Hingis got a two-year ban from the ITF. So Gasquet could and should also get a two-year ban if the second sample turned out to be positive. It would be kinda unfair if Gasquet received a shorter ban.That depends on whether Richard's test is counted as a in competition test, if that's the case I guess he'll get a two year ban as well. If the test counts as a out of competition test, his punishment could be a lot less severe.

Ackms421
05-10-2009, 07:30 AM
Well, what makes the ban discussion interesting is that he didn't play the tournament. I wonder what your obligations are exactly if you are not playing; you are still ranked and a member of the tour I guess. Could you do steroids if you did not play while they were in your system? Hmmmm. Since he didn't play Miami, perhaps he has an out.

Cloudygirl
05-10-2009, 07:41 AM
he didn't play again until Barca.

TennisViewer531
05-10-2009, 08:08 AM
that's just so sad....

http://www.tennisguru.net/2009/05/10/french-tennis-star-tested-positive-for-cocaine-report/

Horatio Caine
05-10-2009, 09:04 AM
Gah, Richard...why did you go and do that?! :hysteric: :mad:

Well, you can't exactly look for positives in such a situation, but I guess that if he really is/has been unhappy in his profession (playing to satisfy the wishes and dreams of his parents, not his own aspirations etc), he can take a very hard look at himself now, and decide where he goes from here. For instance, if he is suspended for 2 years, does he decide to walk away for good (may be for the best)?

It's just sad that he went down this road at all People won't look at him in the same light again, and I really don't think he needed that extra pressure and feeling of dread...especially when you consider the attitude of the French press, in particular, towards him over the last year or so. This is especially true if he continues to play when whichever suspension is lifted. Not to mention that if he was already unhappy on Tour, I can imagine that some of his peers might want to keep their distance from him, which would surely only compound his misery.

I hope for his sake that the second test turns out to be negative, which would allow him to save some face. In the meantime, hopefully he will be able to open up to some people (be it close friends, a counsellor), and start to sort himself out psychologically. GL Richard.

Langers
05-10-2009, 09:40 AM
Gah, Richard...why did you go and do that?! :hysteric: :mad:

Well, you can't exactly look for positives in such a situation, but I guess that if he really is/has been unhappy in his profession (playing to satisfy the wishes and dreams of his parents, not his own aspirations etc), he can take a very hard look at himself now, and decide where he goes from here. For instance, if he is suspended for 2 years, does he decide to walk away for good (may be for the best)?

It's just sad that he went down this road at all People won't look at him in the same light again, and I really don't think he needed that extra pressure and feeling of dread...especially when you consider the attitude of the French press, in particular, towards him over the last year or so. This is especially true if he continues to play when whichever suspension is lifted. Not to mention that if he was already unhappy on Tour, I can imagine that some of his peers might want to keep their distance from him, which would surely only compound his misery.

I hope for his sake that the second test turns out to be negative, which would allow him to save some face. In the meantime, hopefully he will be able to open up to some people (be it close friends, a counsellor), and start to sort himself out psychologically. GL Richard.
Is this true, does he really noy enjoy his tennis and is merely playing for the sake of keeeping others happy so to speak? I mean watching him play doesn't exactly inspire confidence, kid has so much talent and yet he always looks dejected and disinterested. Pretty said really and he's been in a pretty bad way for about 12 months now.

I wonder if all this is true.

Matt01
05-10-2009, 10:17 AM
Richie: :banghead:


What I mean is, if cocaine has some sort of performance enhancing qualities, how come he hasn't performed better? :confused:


Actually he has performed better at the beginning of this year compared to last year by reaching several semifinals :p

fast_clay
05-10-2009, 10:28 AM
Snort and volley. Those were the days.

do it vitas... it probably ruined his chances of screwing borg over at wimbledon and becoming a multiple champion, becoming heavily preoccupied with the occassional puff of white dust as bjorn cleaned his lines...

the white balls wouldn't have helped either...

nor the white attire policy...

hmmm... sh!t... vitas never had half a chance at wimbledon did he...?!

Avon
05-10-2009, 10:44 AM
I heard Gasguet really went for it, Fed up with people saying there was no characters in tennis any more, and the pressure of being No.8. He just said fuck it and went out and got a Kilo of coke, 5 prostitutes (2male, 2female and one Chick with a dick),one piggy, a hamster and a can of spray cream and had a party.
He’s said to have the best fun he's had in years

:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:

lamnathalie
05-10-2009, 10:45 AM
:help::sad::bigcry:

tennis lover
05-10-2009, 11:03 AM
Well, what makes the ban discussion interesting is that he didn't play the tournament. I wonder what your obligations are exactly if you are not playing; you are still ranked and a member of the tour I guess. Could you do steroids if you did not play while they were in your system? Hmmmm. Since he didn't play Miami, perhaps he has an out.
there is no comparison between possibly taking cocaine and taking steroids! steroids are on the in and out of competition prohibited list, whereas, from what I can gather, recreational drugs are only on the in competition list. :shrug:

Tommy fan
05-10-2009, 11:19 AM
No way!!
Pff Richard what did you do that? stupid stupid stupid.
What a shame :mad:

Bilbo
05-10-2009, 11:25 AM
I heard Gasguet really went for it, Fed up with people saying there was no characters in tennis any more, and the pressure of being No.8. He just said fuck it and went out and got a Kilo of coke, 5 prostitutes (2male, 2female and one Chick with a dick),one piggy, a hamster and a can of spray cream and had a party.
He’s said to have the best fun he's had in years

:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:

sounds like you are on some shit too and you wonder why players like gasquet do the same.

even on MTF there are some junkies around.

finishingmove
05-10-2009, 12:03 PM
kilo of coke rofl

Avon
05-10-2009, 12:03 PM
sounds like you are on some shit too and you wonder why players like gasquet do the same.

even on MTF there are some junkies around.

I am not actually a junkie.
However looking at your hate filled post you should have a look at yourself.
Are you a typical Arab? Are your countrymen also so proud of their haltered that they have it certified?
So go on have yourself a “Gasquet Party” remember don’t forget the Piggy and just chill.

:smoke:

Garson007
05-10-2009, 12:05 PM
kilo of coke rofl
Gasguet has such bad luck that even his attempts at committing suicide by OD isn't paying off.

reggie1
05-10-2009, 12:05 PM
I completely agree with what was said about Richard never looking really happy on court and about him being pushed into tennis by his father. It's still such a shame, we are all in complete disbelief on Richard's message boards. I have always thought that he probably took some kind of antidepressants but never THIS! Whilst I do not condone or agree with this, I will not desert him and I doubt neither will the vast majority of his fans. The only person he has really hurt is himself atm. I take the point about him being a role model but very often these young atheletes are forced into that role, it is not something that they all seek and embrace.

Roddickominator
05-10-2009, 12:14 PM
Richard being forced to take some time away from tennis should help him sort some things out.

If he'd just come out of the closet he'd also have a lot of pressure relieved from him.

If he could be himself and feel like he is doing things for himself....his talent could shine.

Avon
05-10-2009, 12:15 PM
Richard being forced to take some time away from tennis should help him sort some things out.

If he'd just come out of the closet he'd also have a lot of pressure relieved from him.

If he could be himself and feel like he is doing things for himself....his talent could shine.

Was he born gay or was he sucked into it?

maeyilis
05-10-2009, 12:15 PM
Too bad! I am sure in a couple of years when he is older he will understand what he did wrong?!

Drugs are drugs and in my opinion he is guilty and should take full responsibility! We are talking about a professional tennis player, a professional athlete that should serve as an example to future generations, not only with achievements but also portraying a positive image as a sports figure to the young generations. What kind of image he or any other professional athlete for that matter can portray if he is using drugs? I believe a 3 month ban is a very modest and kind penalty for a professional tennis player using drugs. Tennnis is a career/profession for a tennis player. In the real world, an employee working for a company with a well-defined strict drug policy can loose its job if he tests positive for being under the influence of drugs when random drug tests are performed!!!!! Now here we are, talking about professional tennis players that make millions and it looks like the millions they earn contribute to a irresponsible behavior. A good example what lots of money can do to a young talented professional athlete!

Too bad for Richie. He is one talented player and I hope he will find the strength to overcome this situation and come back more mature and stronger then ever to reach his full tennis potential. Ultimately, that is what life is all about you should learn from your mistakes and I hope he does. On the bright side, he should be happy to have a second chance, because in the real, ordinary world that usually is not the case.


Well actually it depends what kind of work you have! I'm about to become a corporate lawyer, and I can garanty you that lots of people out there use coke and in the advertisement business too etc... Coke and drugs in general are everywhere there's pressure and demanding hours and of course money...
But about Gasquet, the press related that he might have went to a club AFTER he forfeited, and before the sample was taken. It seems that It was a one night thing so don't be so judgmental, because I've been in relation to people leaving aroud this kind of "tentation" and lots of them at the very least tried!
I know there's no excuse, but I just don't understand why some people expect so much from them. Yes they make more money than normal people, yes they are more exposed but that is not a strenght, that is the reason why they are more fragile.

Bilbo
05-10-2009, 12:19 PM
I am not actually a junkie.
However looking at your hate filled post you should have a look at yourself.
Are you a typical Arab? Are your countrymen also so proud of their haltered that they have it certified?
So go on have yourself a “Gasquet Party” remember don’t forget the Piggy and just chill.

:smoke:

looks like i wasn't so wrong with my comments

Avon
05-10-2009, 12:24 PM
looks like i wasn't so wrong with my comments

You’ve got my number,I was hate filled to until I stopped playing in dirt all day long

BaselineSmash
05-10-2009, 12:32 PM
What I want to know is why L'Equipe was the publication that broke this story. Has its editor (and staff) no decency?

We all know why they embarked on an extended witch-hunt after Lance Armstrong's reputation, but Gasquet? He may very well have been having a coketastic time in Miami (or elsewhere), but L'Equipe surely has a responsibility towards its country's athletes. With results as inconclusive as this, why are they attacking the Frenchman who least needs this kind of attention? I reckon it would be too much to ask for them to give him support, when the easier route is to build up a scandal before giving Gasquet a chance to defend himself.

richie21
05-10-2009, 12:34 PM
What I want to know is why L'Equipe was the publication that broke this story. Has its editor (and staff) no decency?

We all know why they embarked on an extended witch-hunt after Lance Armstrong's reputation, but Gasquet? He may very well have been having a coketastic time in Miami (or elsewhere), but L'Equipe surely has a responsibility towards its country's athletes. With results as inconclusive as this, why are they attacking the Frenchman who least needs this kind of attention? I reckon it would be too much to ask for them to give him support, when the easier route is to build up a scandal before giving Gasquet a chance to defend himself.

At least,it shows L'Equipe is not biased toward their athletes

BaselineSmash
05-10-2009, 12:39 PM
At least,it shows L'Equipe is not biased toward their athletes

Yes, but L'Equipe is obviously biased towards its own agenda: selling newspapers. As I said, Gasquet hasn't been able to defend himself, and this is a case where the newspapers (some of them) have put him on trial and declared him guilty before he's been able to say anything.

It's like a journalist being told off the record that a politician is being investigated for ****-without the politician being told-only for the media to publish a story claiming that the politician is a rapist.

Corey Feldman
05-10-2009, 12:46 PM
You’ve got my number,I was hate filled to until I stopped playing in dirt all day longYo Morton fan

Surcouf
05-10-2009, 12:46 PM
What I want to know is why L'Equipe was the publication that broke this story. Has its editor (and staff) no decency?

We all know why they embarked on an extended witch-hunt after Lance Armstrong's reputation, but Gasquet? He may very well have been having a coketastic time in Miami (or elsewhere), but L'Equipe surely has a responsibility towards its country's athletes. With results as inconclusive as this, why are they attacking the Frenchman who least needs this kind of attention? I reckon it would be too much to ask for them to give him support, when the easier route is to build up a scandal before giving Gasquet a chance to defend himself.

Actually, RMC broke the information before l'Equipe. It seems like l'Equipe had more details tough, so they were probably waiting but when they have seen that another site had broken the information, they probably jumped in. But it's true that sometimes, l'Equipe can be very hard with doping accusations.

According to his father, Gasquet did not believe it when he learnt the news.

The FFT is sad and does not want to judge Gasquet yet.

Leconte does not want to defend Gasquet and say he should assume the consequences.

Pitkowski said that it was only an error of a young people and not a way to cheat.

According to L'Equipe , Gasquet was at a party in Miami the night before the controle. He was with Sinclair and his crew. :rolleyes:

Cloudygirl
05-10-2009, 12:49 PM
Actually, RMC broke the information before l'Equipe. It seems like l'Equipe had more details tough, so they were probably waiting but when they have seen that another site had broken the information, they probably jumped in. But it's true that sometimes, l'Equipe can be very hard with doping accusations.

According to his father, Gasquet did not believe it when he learnt the news.

The FFT is sad and does not want to judge Gasquet yet.

Leconte does not want to defend Gasquet and say he should assume the consequences.

Pitkowski said that it was only an error of a young people and not a way to cheat.

According to L'Equipe , Gasquet was at a party in Miami the night before the controle. He was with Sinclair and his crew. :rolleyes:

when was the test then?

BaselineSmash
05-10-2009, 12:52 PM
Actually, RMC broke the information before l'Equipe. It seems like l'Equipe had more details tough, so they were probably waiting but when they have seen that another site had broken the information, they probably jumped in. But it's true that sometimes, l'Equipe can be very hard with doping accusations.

According to his father, Gasquet did not believe it when he learnt the news.

The FFT is sad and does not want to judge Gasquet yet.

Leconte does not want to defend Gasquet and say he should assume the consequences.

Pitkowski said that it was only an error of a young people and not a way to cheat.

According to L'Equipe , Gasquet was at a party in Miami the night before the controle. He was with Sinclair and his crew. :rolleyes:

Well, my points still stand. It's not as if they've waited for Gasquet to appeal, or for a hair test, or for the B sample to be tested. As you say, they've 'jumped in' and it's a textbook case of Trial by Media.

NOTHING happened after L'Equipe accused Armstrong of doping. He still has those Tour de France titles. I hope that the same happens for Gasquet, but if not then the ATP should probably be lenient with him.

Surcouf
05-10-2009, 12:52 PM
when was the test then?

Read that:

http://www.20minutes.fr/article/324957/Sport-Gasquet-controle-positif-a-la-cocaine-preparerait-sa-defense.php

reggie1
05-10-2009, 12:54 PM
According to L'Equipe , Gasquet was at a party in Miami the night before the controle. He was with Sinclair and his crew. :rolleyes:Surcouf do you have the link please? Who is Sinclair?

Cloudygirl
05-10-2009, 12:55 PM
looks like just more speculation to me.

I really hope he has a good team of lawyers, he will need them.

miura
05-10-2009, 12:59 PM
Oh deary me :tape:

Surcouf
05-10-2009, 01:02 PM
Surcouf do you have the link please? Who is Sinclair?

In French

http://www.20minutes.fr/article/324957/Sport-Gasquet-controle-positif-a-la-cocaine-preparerait-sa-defense.php

http://www.sport365.fr/tennis/article_316771_Gasquet-en-boite-la-veille-du-controle.shtml

Sinclair is a singer.

maeyilis
05-10-2009, 01:04 PM
Surcouf do you have the link please? Who is Sinclair?


Sinclair is a french singer, he used to have success but for now he's juste a member of the french remake of American Idol or Factor !

Surcouf
05-10-2009, 01:06 PM
Well, my points still stand. It's not as if they've waited for Gasquet to appeal, or for a hair test, or for the B sample to be tested. As you say, they've 'jumped in' and it's a textbook case of Trial by Media.

NOTHING happened after L'Equipe accused Armstrong of doping. He still has those Tour de France titles. I hope that the same happens for Gasquet, but if not then the ATP should probably be lenient with him.

If I remember properly, L'Equipe used old samples of Armstrong with new technologies. That can not be used by the cycling federation.

In cylcing, if your A sample is positive, your are considered as a cheater. I remember Ricardo Ricco last year, arrested by police and kicked out of the tour de France for a positive controle with the A sample.

But it's true that in tennis this is not the case. Was not Puerta playing while waiting a decision?

Maybe Gasquet can still enter Roland Garros and Wimbledon this year.

BaselineSmash
05-10-2009, 01:12 PM
If I remember properly, L'Equipe used old samples of Armstrong with new technologies. That can not be used by the cycling federation.

In cylcing, if your A sample is positive, your are considered as a cheater. I remember Ricardo Ricco last year, arrested by police and kicked out of the tour de France for a positive controle with the A sample.

But it's true that in tennis this is not the case. Was not Puerta playing while waiting a decision?

Maybe Gasquet can still enter Roland Garros and Wimbledon this year.

I was expecting Gasquet to have a good Wimbledon. It will be a small miracle if he plays well there now, after this.

reggie1
05-10-2009, 01:13 PM
Thank you folks :worship:

sphiie
05-10-2009, 01:20 PM
... i'm still shocked. It's hard.

Deivid23
05-10-2009, 01:33 PM
What a fucking moron :o