Jennifer Capriati Drugs Problem?

A spokeswoman for Jennifer Capriati says she is recovering from an "accidental overdose" of prescribed drugs. It's such a shame I remember she used to be my favorite tennis player.
Jennifer Capriati has had problems with drugs before.
What is the story of her relationship with drugs? Does she have a serious drug problem?

asked by Steven in Tennis | 4317 views | 06-28-2010 at 05:02 PM

Jennifer Capriati was rushed to a South Florida hospital early Sunday morning. This isn't the first time Capriati has been linked to drugs. In 1994, she was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana.

Capriati burst onto the tennis scene as a teenager reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 1991 at the age of 15 after defeating then defending champion Martina Navratilova.

But her early career was blighted by personal problems including a shoplifting incident in 1993.
In 1994, at the age of 18, she voluntarily entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center two days after her arrest on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession.
Jennifer Capriati did not play at all in 1995.

Tom Wineland, who was arrested at the time with Jennifer Capriati, told police that she was "whacked out on heroin" when they arrested her. He was also quoted as saying that he and Capriati "smoked crack together in the bathroom. She was also eating painkillers and drinking. That makes you pretty high."

In recent years she has suffered from a persistent shoulder injury and admitted to feeling depressed and having suicidal thoughts in a 2007 interview.

answered by Hagrid | 06-28-2010 at 05:02 PM

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