The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting that Tony Mandarich is coming clean about the fact that he was anything but clean during his college and professional football career.
In addition to his alcohol and painkiller addictions, Mandarich has admitted to using steroids, according to the article. This revelation should come as a surprise to anyone who is hearing about steroids or Tony Mandarich for the first time. Everyone else will surely chime in with a resounding, "Yeah, we figured."
The Journal-Sentinel reports that Mandarich makes these revelations on "Inside the NFL," which airs on Showtime this Wednesday.
Mandarich joined Sam Bowie in the early 90s as the benchmark for highly touted draft picks who fail miserably at the pro level. With this interview, we now know why.
This disturbing quote from the Journal-Sentinal article:
Mandarich, when asked about falsifying a urine drug test before his Michigan State Spartans played USC in the Rose Bowl, explained, "You got to improvise. You got to improvise." We're guessing he doesn't mean this type of improvise."There's other factors that were involved that nobody knows about that were way more of an effect on why I had the huge downfall in Green Bay than steroids (such as) drug and alcohol abuse. ... I was injecting a drug called Stadol ... and it was euphoric. I went from doing one injection on that one day, and a week later I was doing between five to seven shots a day for the next three years."