Jennifer Capriati Rips Into Maria Sharapova Over Drug Violation
by Staff | March 7th, 2016, 7:15 pm
  • 28 Comments

Perhaps needing her own meds, former tennis star Jennifer Capriati took out her frustrations on twitter over the stunning announcement of Maria Sharapova’s doping violation.

Here’s Capriati’s series of tweets presented in chronological order from this afternoon:

Im extremely angry and disappointed. I had to lose my career and never opted to cheat no matter what.i had to throw in the towel and suffer

i didn’t have the high priced team of drs that found a way for me to cheat and get around the system and wait for science to catch up

the responses are exactly what i am talking about. everything based on illusion and lie driven by the media for over 20 yrs. beyond unfair

something is wrong with the whole system. The intentions of the system was never morally grounded to begin with

I just think it takes away from the sport and the hard work if true. Yes its hard to be kicked when down, when injured and out

Everyone reading what’s written and assuming it’s true is wrong. It’s just wrong. all of it not true. Nothing
It shouldn’t matter on whether I have an opinion or not anyways whether it’s true about me or not. Look at what’s happening all around? of what u read is true

People being taken down for speaking the truth. People that have the power to take people down do and think they can. That’s why I am vocal

It’s all not true. I was given the human right to be happy and live a life of happiness not my life being told as a lie and taken from me

All the lies have robbed me of my life at some point enough is enough and a line must be drawn or you must fight back for pride and dignity

Young people asking me if I’m relevant here and who I am?? I’ve been here my entire life. Since I could walk I have been part of it

What’s the point of someone taking a heart medicine that helps your heart recover faster unless you have a heart condition? Is thataccurate?

It’s always about one thing that benefits everyone.#money

How things have changed..wow

The advantages are so subtle they can be just a hair width difference. that gives you only what you need to know to reach that extra level

Sometimes it’s all about what gives you the most confidence to win

How does being passionate and protective of your sport in a way make you a hater?

Why is this medication banned now?

I ask the question why care so much about something that obviously doesn’t care about you so much and only has taken?

Maybe I should start taking it? Lol I might feel better

If this medication helped me to comeback again would everyone be alright with me taking it?

How much did it take away from the other persons food plate

In my opinion of its all true every title should be stripped. This is other people’s lives as well


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28 Comments for Jennifer Capriati Rips Into Maria Sharapova Over Drug Violation

BBB Says:

Oh dear.


Wog Boy Says:

Is she back on drugs?


billy boy Says:

poor her


jane Says:

the irony abounds! lol…


Tennis Vagabond Says:

She doesn’t sound well. Sorry to hear someone go off like that.


AndyMira Says:

What’s with her?Is she angry at maria or her life or tennis government body or because maria more wealthy than her?It’s sure does sounds like a very deep pent up emotion..it’s a shame..jenny also a big name in tennis..Don’t have to be like this..


chrisford1 Says:

Yikes! Sounds like Jennifer could benefit with some meds herself, starting with a chill pill.


Markus Says:

When somebody rambles on like that, it’s a warning sign. People around her should take notice and do something to prevent anything more tragic than just bitter rhetorics from happening. Outsiders should refrain from adding more fire to her fury because nothing good is going to come out of it, for her or for anyone.


Markus Says:

Maybe I should have said that in Twitter. That’s where really vile comments abound. Our squabbles and nasty discourse here are rather tame as compared with Twitter.


django Says:

Not the brightest bulb


J R. Hill Says:

She admitted to her drug use and was punished according to the rules. She is right, a double standard at play here. Who says that what Maris states is the TRUTH. Someone snitched on her knowing that she is hooked and she jumps with a press conference in a room with an ugly rug. Fits her, dirty ugly doped attitude.


danica Says:

Poor Jen, this was sad to read. She was an enormous talent but picked the wrong path. Her and Masha’s stories are totally different.

As for Maria, I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions. It could be an honest mistake a la Cilic/Troicki. It wouldn’t be the first time that a substance from a common drug is suddenly called doping. This particular medicine is allowed in a lot of countries, it is allowed in Russia, but the American Food and Drug Administration forbids it. Where and how do we draw a line?


Wog Boy Says:

Capriati is junkie and shoplifter, proven one, she never really got off drugs since early ’90s, just few years ago she was treated for overdose, she stocked and bashed her former boyfriend few years ago, she was probably high when she tweeted. She has nothing to be proud of, completly derailed life.
How on earth anybody in their right mind can compare Capriati and Sharapova?


Green Lady Says:

oH Dear melt down much,sounds like the girl could do with getting some counceling.


J-Kath Says:

PS: I posted on the other thread…Maria has been suspended from tennis for 4 years….source: BBC TV at 1.00pm.


Lodhi Says:

Wow that’s an angry woman.


Van Persie Says:

Oh, dear Jenny…you have found “your moment”


madmax Says:

I thought Capriati went on an anger management course? Seems it was not that successful. Really think that she is NOT the wisest person to rant about this.

In 1993, Capriati was charged with shoplifting a ring, which she has described as accidental.] She was arrested on May 16, 1994 and charged with misdemeanour marijuana possession. She agreed to enter a drug counselling program.]

In 1994, Capriati admitted that she had contemplated suicide due to tennis burnout and issues over her appearance and relationships.]In 2010, she required treatment for a drug overdose.]

Capriati was in a relationship with Belgian tennis player Xavier Malisse.]

In 2013, Capriati was charged with battery and stalking after reportedly following and striking former boyfriend, Ivan Brennan, on Valentine’s Day.]Stalking and battery charges against Capriati were later dropped.]

In 2014, the state attorney’s office in Palm Beach County, Florida announced that Capriati had completed 30 hours of community service and four hours of anger management counselling in connection with the incident.

It is very sad, all of this.


madmax Says:

danica Says:
Poor Jen, this was sad to read. She was an enormous talent but picked the wrong path. Her and Masha’s stories are totally different.

As for Maria, I wouldn’t jump to any conclusions. It could be an honest mistake a la Cilic/Troicki. It wouldn’t be the first time that a substance from a common drug is suddenly called doping. This particular medicine is allowed in a lot of countries, it is allowed in Russia, but the American Food and Drug Administration forbids it. Where and how do we draw a line?

March 8th, 2016 at 1:37 am

Completely agree with you Danica


madmax Says:

The list of changes to the prohibited list for 2016, which was sent to all athletes, is very short and states clearly that meldonium has been “added to the Prohibited list”.


Dennis Simsek Says:

Oh Jen. Looking for a little spotlight, your time is through and one little incident isn’t enough to throw maria off the tour.

Tennis For Life! https://goo.gl/wizYml


madmax Says:

J-Kath Says:
PS: I posted on the other thread…Maria has been suspended from tennis for 4 years….source: BBC TV at 1.00pm.

March 8th, 2016 at 8:49 am

J-Kath,

I checked for you. That is NOT what the BBC said.

This, in fact, is what was reported:

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) said the five-time Grand Slam champion would be provisionally suspended from 12 March and could face up to a 4 year ban. This is entirely different to what you posted.

I think this is a really important point to make. It’s scaremongering otherwise.


madmax Says:

The International Tennis Federation said Sharapova will be provisionally suspended from 12 March. She faces up to a four-year ban.

I stand corrected J-Kath. This is what was reported, word for word. :-)


chrisford1 Says:

Madmax – “This particular medicine is allowed in a lot of countries, it is allowed in Russia, but the American Food and Drug Administration forbids it. Where and how do we draw a line?”
————–
I’d say the line is drawn if you are an American citizen, FDA regs apply to you. If you are a Russian citizen, The Peoples Safety Ministry for Medicinals and Foodstuffs applies to you. Then whatever they add to customs prohibited items lists as a result of pressure groups, special interest lobbies. Certain lobbies, like BigPharma, have tossed enough money at the right pols that US law bars import of legal FDA approved drugs from other countries that are not marked up to the premium prices that drug distribution networks have sell at by US law.
Much US food cannot be sold in Germany, esp. FDA approved prepared foods, since it cannot pass German food purity standards.

PS – The FDA Is 10 years behind EUROPE AND ASIA in approval of new drugs for general use.. They have an exception for dying cancer patients. Many drugs in common use for decades in other countries and found safe and effective are not sold in the USA just because the bother and expense of underwriting all the testing, since American human physiology is different than humans elsewhere.

Sharapova is gonna fall – but maybe WADA should relook at the wisdom of banning common available drugs that shorten healing time and promote better blood flow.


Wog Boy Says:

CF1,

Agree with you, by far the most dangerous mafia in the world is pharmaceutical mafia, if that is what you are saying. They are ready to sacrifice millions of lives just for the sake of profit, so many drugs can be made much more cheaper and afordable for the poor people and poor countries but they are not allowing it.


MMT Says:

Ironically, Capriati is going on about the consequences of her recreational drug use, which tennis authorities had nothing to do with. I don’t believe she was ever suspended for her marijuana use or any other drugs she ingested while playing. So this rant is not only irrelevant, but ironic given that all the consequences she assumes will not be visited on Sharapova, were visited on her not by tennis authorities, but by and to herself.


madmax Says:

ChrisFord1

Thanks for your post –
You say this:

‘Sharapova is gonna fall – but maybe WADA should relook at the wisdom of banning common available drugs that shorten healing time and promote better blood flow’.

Where do WADA draw the line when it comes to PRP and Stem cell therapy, both of which shorten healing and both of which promote a faster response time and ultimately, better blood flow.

I just don’t get these distinctions. I really don’t.


madmax Says:

Not onlly that ChrisFord1, surely, it should be her team who should be called into question if they are controlling their product – Sharapova. She takes the advice from them, surely?


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