Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Profiles in Douchebaggery

Next time you see some parent being overly, um, attentive to their child prodigy in the area of sports, don't just think about Todd Marinovich or the Williams sisters. This jackass has them all beat - by a longshot.

Christophe Fauviau, who had already complained many times to the French Tennis League, whom he accused of not paying enough attention to his daughter Valentine's "enormous potential" is on trial for drugging his son's and his daughter's opponents, leading to the death of one such opponent.

According to the article:
Fauviau, 46, is accused of spiking the water bottles of his children's opponents 27 times in tournaments from 2000 to 2003, using Temesta, which can cause drowsiness. The opponents complained to investigators of weakness, dizziness, nausea or fainting. Several were hospitalized.

In July 2003, Fauviau's son, Maxime, defeated Lagardere, who complained of fatigue after the match and slept for two hours. While driving home later, Lagardere crashed his car and was killed, and police believe he fell asleep at the wheel. Toxicology tests showed traces of Temesta in his system, allegedly delivered by Fauviau.

Just lovely.

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