Do Agassi's mistakes tarnish legacy?

Updated: October 29, 2009, 2:10 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

We all knew Andre Agassi was floundering in 1997, when he did a free fall in the tennis rankings. We just weren't privy to quite how deep the abyss was. It took him 12 years to tell us.

The revelation that a young, rich, temporarily aimless athlete dabbled with a recreational drug will surprise few, although highly addictive crystal meth casts a scary shadow. What is far more likely to unnerve and dismay people who admire Agassi is the admission that he lied to tennis authorities to get ...

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