Vince Dooley's disclosure that he was accused six years ago of offering drugs to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent has state politicians warning that "gutter" politics could mar the 1990 governor's race.

Court records unsealed Wednesday at Dooley's request showed that a female GBI agent who met Dooley in a lounge on Jan. 31, 1983, called superiors and reported that he had offered her drugs. A brief investigation of the matter was terminated when it was determined that Dooley, who at the time was on a football recruiting trip, had no drugs in his hotel room.Dooley, who is considering a gubernatorial bid, said he asked that the records be unsealed because "politically motivated" rumors of the incident were circulating. He denied ever offering anyone drugs.