Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tennis player gets drug ban lifted, saying cocaine entered his body by kissing a woman

File this one in the "What the hell? No way! Unbelievable!" category of news. Tennis player Richard Gasquet had his two-year ban lifted on Wednesday, only two months into the suspension, when he convinced an international tribunal that he ingested cocaine from kissing a woman he didn't know who must have done cocaine that evening.

Gasquet claims he made out with the mystery woman, named "Pamela," between 2 AM and 5 AM the morning of his failed drug test.

Now I don't know a lot about cocaine, I'll be the first to admit that, but this seems like a "dog ate my homework" kind of excuse to me. I mean, was the woman powdering donuts with cocaine, eating them, and then making out with Gasquet? Or did she just stick her head in the pile to snort it like in Scarface?

I guess the blow goes into your saliva as well as your blood, so the explanation could make sense. The tribunal that met bought it, saying they felt Gasquet's statement was "convincing and, in our judgment, completely truthful."

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