Thursday, March 02, 2006
Worst Sports Dad Ever
Drugged his kids' opponents
.Christophe Fauviau, whose 15-year-old daughter Valentine is one of France's brightest prospects, made his confession at the opening of his trial in the south-western town of Mont-de-Marsan.
In a case that has alarmed the tennis world, Fauviau is charged with the manslaughter of Alexandre Lagardère by unintentionally causing him to fall asleep at the wheel of his car. Mr Lagardere had earlier been overcome by drowsiness while playing Fauviau's son, Maxime, in the final of a local tennis tournament.
Fauviau, 46, a former helicopter pilot instructor with an exemplary military record, is also accused of administering toxic substances to 21 of Valentine's opponents and six of her brother's.