Semiretired oldtimer wants to ‘move forward’
BY ANDREW WAGNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hellerup, Denmark — Yorgos Rasmussios alias Jørn Æble Rasmussen ended his silence Wednesday, speaking to the media for the first time since 2010.
Rasmussen was out shopping underpants at Hellerup, the kind of a Miami Beach of Copenhagen - and said he was “deeply remorseful” for his actions but declined to offer specific answers but: “Åhhr hold din kæft!” (shut up!) to most questions.
“The goal for me is just being able to move forward without doing in my pants,” Rasmussen said. “I wish that I could go back and change things but I don’t have that opportunity to do that, so I’m just going to do everything in my power to keep myselve clean.”
In 2010 Rasmussen was one of a handful SlamBangian tennis stars taking part in the doping scandals surrounding the Fuerteventura 2010 Open Tennis Championships.
Samples from Ramussens underpants tested the tennis star positive for caffeine, sangria, rum, whiskey and necotin when participating at the Fuerteventura tournement. but his 50-tournement suspension was overturned when an arbitrator ruled that the faeces sample was mishandled at expanded rotation speed at laundry.
Rasmussen had earlier called tennis´ joint drug agreement “fatally flawed” and suggesting players are “100 per cent guilty until proven innocent.”
In seven seasons, Rasmussen established himself as one of tennis’s brightest stars and appeared in 24 consecutive SlamBangian tournements from 2003 to 2010.