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Pressure too much for Gasquet

Originally Published: May 11, 2009
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

The first word that came to mind after Richard Gasquet confirmed his positive test for cocaine -- a venal sin he denies committing -- was a French word, although it gets a pretty good workout in English.

How banal. Hard on the heels of the Manny Ramirez suspension and set alongside the doping cases involving major stars in baseball, cycling and track over the past few years, Gasquet's alleged offense seems relatively mundane, a throwback to the old days when athletes abused ...

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